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.
Veganism not a short-term trend for dining out, study finds
A study from GlobalData has suggested that consumer appetite for plant-based dishes on menus will remain beyond ‘Veganuary’, and that restaurants should adjust accordingly.
Hospitality closures higher than during Covid-hit 2021
Rising energy bills, labour shortages and rail strikes pushed many hospitality businesses in the UK to breaking point at the end of last year, with nearly 18 net closures every day in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to data from AlixPartners and CGA by NielsenIQ.
Fuller’s blames rail strikes for sales drop
A trading update from Fuller, Smith & Turner cited the rail strikes over Christmas as the reason why sales at its pubs were 5% below those of the equivalent four-week period in 2019.
Chef releases ‘cockroach bomb’ into kitchen after pay row
After a dispute over holiday pay, chef Tom Williams released 20 cockroaches into the kitchen of the Royal William VI pub in Lincoln.
Bullying among chefs enabled by environment, study suggests
A recent study from Cardiff University has argued that a culture of aggression between chefs at fine dining restaurants is enabled by the environment of professional kitchens.
Trullo opens wine bar next door
Islington’s Trullo has opened a wine bar next door to the St. Paul’s Road restaurant, in the space that once housed its shop.
Woman sues bar operator for serving her alcohol
A Canadian woman whose drunk driving resulted in an explosion and millions of dollars in damage is suing a bar operator for serving her alcohol before the incident.
Pub extends opening hours to deal with rising costs
In an effort to combat rising energy bills, one pub in Salisbury is going against the trend of hospitality businesses closing early by opening for an extra 40 hours a week.
Five places to celebrate Burns Night in London
The English capital has plenty of places where you can mark Scottish poet Robert Burns’ 246th birthday with haggis, neeps, tatties, and a wee dram.
Galvin at Windows to host exclusive wine dinners
From the end of this month, the celebrated Park Lane restaurant will be commencing a series of exclusive wine dinners, as curated by head chef Marc Hardiman and head sommelier Rudina Arapi.
Rare Restaurants to open three new Gaucho steak houses
Rare Restaurants is raising the steaks as it prepares to open three new Gaucho sites across the UK this year.