Fundraiser to save 265-year-old restaurant reaches £100,000
After 265 years of business, Simpson’s Tavern was forced to shut its doors earlier this month after a dispute over rent, but a fundraiser to save the famous chophouse has just hit a major milestone.
One in nine hospitality jobs vacant
New surveys from CGA by NielsenIQ and Fourth have revealed that 11% of hospitality roles are vacant, but there are still reasons to be optimistic for the future of the industry.
Oriole Bar to host its final takeover
On 28 November, Copenhagen cocktail bar Ruby will be coming to Oriole in Smithfield Market, marking the final takeover hosted by the jazz club and bar before its closure at the end of the year.
Climate activists occupy Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant
Protestors from Animal Rebellion caused a scene when they occupied the tables of Gordon Ramsay’s three-Michelin-star Chelsea restaurant on Saturday evening.
Is paying for restaurant reservations the future?
There is an emerging trend in London and New York of diners paying to secure reservations at some of the most sought-after restaurants, but not everyone in the industry is convinced it’s for the best.
£140,584 Salt Bae bill sparks backlash
Nusret Gökçe, better known as ‘Salt Bae’ to his 49.1 million Instagram followers, has received backlash after he shared a bill from diners who spent AED615,065 (£140,584) at his Abu Dhabi restaurant.
Let’s Do London campaign brings £289m into the capital
New figures have shown that a campaign supported by Mayor Sadiq Khan to revitalise London’s hospitality, retail and culture sectors has brought £289 million into the capital since it was launched in May 2021.
Pub changes ‘racist’ name
After much furore, Greene King has announced that a controversially-named pub will be renamed, but some locals are not happy.
Pub Shed of the Year winner crowned
The Dog & Ball in Portsmouth, John Simmons’ handmade backyard boozer, has been named as Britain’s best pub shed.
Pop-up pub offers 66p pints for the World Cup
For the first few days of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Zyn Arms will be popping up in Shoreditch and offering thirsty football fans drinks for 66p, a nod to the year of England’s famous victory in the tournament.
Sommelier resigns over misconduct allegations
German sommelier Peer Holm has resigned as secretary general of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) and president of the Sommelier Union of Germany following allegations of inappropriate conduct with women.