10 London restaurants to look forward to in 2021
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.
Hospitality workers cash in on higher wages, outpacing national average
Hospitality wages have risen by 9.5% over the last year, compared with the national average of 6.6%, new research has shown, as the industry struggles with a shortage of skilled workers.
Is Giles Coren right about the ‘male wine bore’?
The Times restaurant critic has received backlash for his characterisation of “male wine bores” with their “indigo teeth” and “jowls like Regency curtain swags”, but, WLC asks, is it fair?
Londoners spend the least of their income on dining out, report says
Disposable income is declining for many Britons, as the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation eat into people’s cash flow. But a new study has revealed which UK cities spend the most on dining out, and which are struggling to afford the luxury.
MJMK restaurant group hits £1m crowdfunding target in an hour
Independent restaurant group MJMK, whose portfolio includes Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant KOL, saw its £1 million crowdfunding target reached and eclipsed within the first hours of launching.
Michelin Guide teams up with Basil Hayden Bourbon in the US
The Michelin Guide US has named Beam Suntory-owned Basil Hayden Bourbon as its official American whiskey partner, to engage consumers who consider the guide “out of reach”.
Hospitality sector loses 4,600 venues in 12 months
Britain’s hospitality sector has suffered an average of more than 12 closures a day over the last year to March 2023, new research shows, but the rate of closures has slowed in the last quarter.
Dom Pérignon announces scholarship fund with Culinary Institute of America
Dom Pérignon has teamed up with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to fully fund student tuition in a first-of-its-kind Master’s in Culinary Arts degree programme.
Pub chain celebrates 20th birthday by selling drinks at 2003 prices
Three Cheers Pub Co is slashing drinks prices to what they were in 2003 to celebrate the pub chain’s 20th anniversary, with a glass of Prosecco costing £3 and a draught beer coming in at just £3.50.
Michelin Guide grants first ever Exceptional Cocktail Award to London bar
Park Chinois, an upscale Chinese restaurant in London’s Mayfair, has won the Michelin Guide’s inaugural Exceptional Cocktail Award for its drinks menu, which includes serves like the Macallan Highball and Umami Old Fashioned.
Three in four Brits will head to the pub for the Coronation
Record numbers of pints are predicted to be sold over the Coronation weekend taking place on 6-8 May, with 75% of Brits planning to celebrate the crowning of the new King by heading to the pub.
ChatGPT creates ‘best cocktail in the world’ for London bar
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been put to the test once again, this time behind the bar, developing the ‘best cocktail in the world’ for Hackney-based Otherworld in London.