In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
The UK gets its first orange wine bar
With skin contact wine enjoying its moment in the sun, the UK’s first bar dedicated entirely to orange wine is set to open in London tomorrow.
Singapore reopens restaurants and bars
Singapore has entered phase two of its social distancing measures today, meaning restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen for the first time since their compulsory closure in March.
Napa wineries can reopen to the public
Wineries, bars and tasting rooms in Napa County can finally reopen to the public, several weeks after restaurants in the region were permitted to resume trading.
Bars in California can offer outdoor seating
California’s bars and restaurants can reopen for table service as long as they can provide outdoor seating, according to new measures announced this week.
Singapore’s Jigger & Pony crowned the best bar in Asia
Asia’s 50 Best Bars unveiled its list for the 2020 edition over a virtual awards ceremony last week, with Singapore’s Jigger & Pony nabbing the top spot.
Top HK bars offering bottled cocktails for delivery
With Hong Kong bars and pubs closed for another 14 days, we’ve rounded up the establishments offering cocktails you can enjoy at home.
HK to extend social distancing measures
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that social distancing rules will be extended for 14 days until 7 May, which includes the compulsory closure of bars, pubs and nightclubs.
What can and can’t stay open in the UK?
This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked all “non-essential” shops in the UK to close, but there has been some dispute over what that means.
Ryan Reynolds donates gin proceeds to bartenders
Actor Ryan Reynolds gave us another reason to love him last night after announcing that he’s going to donate proceeds from sales of his Aviation Gin to the American bartending community.
Updated: UK bars, pubs and restaurants told to close
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told pubs, bars and restaurants to close “as soon as they reasonably can” and not re-open to prevent the further spread of coronavirus.
‘I don’t think we will survive’ – UK coronavirus response spells disaster for new bars
Despite the government’s decision to waive business rates for a year and offer grants to small firms, across the UK, bar owners are unsure whether they will survive the country’s coronavirus lockdown.