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 sector faces £4.5 billion hike in energy bills
Energy bills for the hospitality industry are predicted to rise by £4.5 billion, as support for businesses will be cut from April onwards.
Man breaks record for eating at most Michelin-starred restaurants in one day
A man has broken the world record for dining at the most Michelin-starred restaurants in one day, managing 18 within the 24-hour time limit.
Footage shows bartender tackle armed assailant in Florida bar
A Florida bartender hopped the bar to rescue a woman being held in a headlock by an armed man.
British Airways appoints Master of Wine to elevate drinks offering
Airline British Airways hopes to upgrade passengers’ in-flight experience after appointing its first full-time Master of Wine.
Iconic Singapore cocktail bar Maison Ikkoku announces closure
Maison Ikkoku, a cocktail bar and modern Japanese restaurant based in Singapore, will only remain open until 31 December 2022.
On-trade drinks sales up 4% on pre-pandemic figures
The drinks trade is showing positive signs of recovery after the last two years, as average sales by value in pubs, bars and restaurants across Britain were up 4% in the week to 6 August compared to 2019.
Grouse is back on the menu at two London restaurants for the Glorious Twelfth
London restaurants Maggie Jones’s and La Poule au Pot have added grouse to their menus as Britain’s official shooting season begins.
Gordon Ramsay Restaurants reports £12m losses and staff cuts
Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group has suffered colossal losses of up to £12 million, and has reported cutting 300 staff members in the year to August 2021 because of closures and restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Expert shares how restaurant music can influence your drinking
A behavioural scientist has revealed some of the tricks a restaurant will use on customers to influence your meal, including how music can affect how much you drink.
The Queen is opening her own pub, and is on the hunt for a landlord
Her Majesty is rumoured to be opening a pub on her Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, and is recruiting for someone to run the royal drinking den.
Are electric decanters the future of the on-trade?
An electric decanter which claims to “make your wine taste better in minutes” is splitting wine fans down the middle. Can fast-tracking your wine’s aeration ever be a good idea? WLC investgates.