While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Emirates Airlines now offers unlimited caviar paired with Dom Pérignon champagne in first class
Even as carriers scramble to deal with unprecedented supply and demand issues, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines is undertaking a US$2 billion overhaul of its in-flight experience with the ultimate perk for first class passengers: unlimited caviar paired with Dom Pérignon Champagne.
Bartender reveals his ‘hack’ for when people complain their drink is too weak
A bartender has gone viral online after revealing the “hack” he uses when customers complain that their drink is too weak.
France tightens by-the-glass wine rules for venues
The French government has passed a new law that tightens the rules for wines sold by-the-glass or carafe, with those who fail to follow the new rules liable to be fined.
Search to find UK’s best sommelier and chef team returns
Copa Jerez, the competition that aims to uncover the UK’s best sommelier and chef team, is returning for 2022.
Hotel group offers ’emotional support’ wine if your flight is delayed or cancelled
It’s fair to say that air travel is no cakewalk at present, with the interminable queues and cancellations at airports broadcast nightly on the news. Enter, stage left The Kimpton Hotel Group, which has come up with a novel way to ease travel woes: offering free “emotional support” wine to customers.
Google searches for UK vineyard stays increase 110%
Searches for stays on vineyards in the UK have increased 110% over the past 90 days, as people turn to staycations in the wake of travel disruption at airports across the country.
Bar introduces ‘Johnny Depp Shot’ for men who feel unsafe
A bar has introduced its own take on the now well known angel shot, intended to help men who feel unsafe or might discreetly need help while on a night out.
Salt Bae’s restaurant named as one of the worst places to eat in London
Though Nusret Gökçe, better known as internet sensation Salt Bae, may benefit from his colossal social media presence, his London restaurant has been ranked as one of the city’s worst.
Mexican beauty queen arrested in connection with wine ‘theft of the century’
After a nine-month police chase across Europe, a former Mexican beauty queen and ‘Miss Earth’ contestant has been arrested over the now-infamous £1.3 million (€1.6 million) theft of bottles of wine from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain.
Woman wins payout after taking Deliveroo to court over late takeaway
A Leeds woman has won a payout from food delivery giant Deliveroo after her order of a burger and chips arrived “three hours late” and after she had gone to bed.
A £1 pill that claims to prevent hangovers is now on sale in the UK
A pill that claims to help drinkers “wake up feeling their best” by accelerating the breaking down alcohol in the gut is now available to buy in the UK. Here’s everything you need to know.