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.
M Restaurants hires Champagne-serving robots
Martin Williams, the chief executive of Rare Restaurants, has recruited Champagne-pouring robots to serve diners at London’s high-end M Restaurants chain after lockdown.
England’s post-lockdown Tier allocation ‘devastating’ for pubs
The UK government has revealed which parts of the country will be placed under the most severe restrictions when lockdown is lifted next week.
67 Pall Mall to host first-ever diversity webinar
67 Pall Mall, the Mayfair-based members’ club for people with a love of fine wine, is set to host its first-ever event on diversity with four wine experts.
Hospitality sector protests outside parliament: in pictures
Hundreds of chefs, bartenders and business owners gathered in Westminster this morning (19 October) to protest the government’s handling of the global pandemic and call for more support for the hospitality industry.
Merlin Griffiths: You have to control what you can
We spoke to the cocktail slinger on Channel 4’s First Dates and co-owner of north London pub The Priory this week as the UK government announced further restrictions on hospitality businesses.
What the three-tier system means for your business
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of new measures on Monday (12 October) in a bid to curb the second wave of coronavirus.
Parliament bars no longer exempt from 10pm curfew following backlash
The UK’s House of Commons has made a u-turn on a policy that meant parliamentary bars would be exempt from the 10pm curfew imposed on hospitality businesses last week.
Boris Johnson confirms pubs and restaurants must close at 10pm
Curfews, London-centric restrictions and tighter health and safety measures for bars and restaurants could all be on the cards this week as the UK government prepares to announce new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Wetherspoon insists venues are safe as 50 pubs record coronavirus
Tim Martin, the chairman of UK bar group J.D. Wetherspoon, has said his venues pose “no risk” of coronavirus to punters after 66 members of staff have tested positive for the disease this year.
The Drinks Trust launches virtual pub quiz
Former publican-turned lockdown saviour Jay Flynn is hosting a virtual pub quiz to raise money for industry charity The Drinks Trust.
Restaurants will have to make track and trace compulsory
The UK government is set to change the country’s social distancing laws after a rapid surge in coronavirus cases emerged this month.