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.
Four of the UK’s best home bars
On-trade leisure company Liberty Games launched a competition last month to find the UK’s best home bar, and asked people to send in pictures of their handiwork. Here are some of the best examples.
Bars can reopen next week with one-metre distance
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced bars and restaurants will be able to offer table service from 4 July , and has revised the two-metre social distancing rule.
10 London wine-focused pubs and bars to visit when they reopen
We round up 10 of the best wine-focused pubs and bars in London which you should put on your list to visit when they reopen.
HK to ease restrictions on social distancing
Bars and pubs in Hong Kong were allowed to reopen from last Friday with new measures in place, including tables seating a maximum of four people.
Bars that stock more non-alcoholic drinks could reduce alcohol consumption
People are more likely to choose a non-alcoholic drink if there are more options available in bars, according to new research.
HK bars and pubs to shut for 14 days
The Hong Kong government has announced a two-week closure of all bars and pubs starting from 6pm on 3 April, after reports that over 52% of recent Covid-19 cases have been linked to the on-trade.
Matthew Clark launches new app for businesses hit by Covid-19
On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has launched a new app that will allow pubs, restaurants and bars to deliver orders and offer click and collect services without any up-front costs.
HK to limit public gatherings and not suspend alcohol sales
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has announced that the government will not suspend alcohol sales and instead would impose new measures on restaurants and other public venues to limit public gatherings.
Anger among HK bars as government suspends alcohol licences
To combat the Covid-19 epidemic, the Hong Kong government has suspended liquor licences, but has no compensation plan for the industry in place.
Bars in Singapore shut for a month
The Ministry of Health of Singapore has announced that entertainment venues, including nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, and karaoke outlets will be closed from 26 March until 30 April.
UK pub and bar numbers rise for first time in 10 years
The number of pubs and bars operating in the UK rose for the first time in a decade last year, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics.