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.
Young’s plans to reopen pubs in August
UK pub company Young’s said it is confident it can return to profitable growth by 2022 as it plans to reopen sites in August.
Rick Astley and brewer Mikkeller open second London bar
80s pop star Rick Astley has once again teamed up with Danish brewer Mikkeller to open their second London site – Mikkeller’s first UK brewpub as well as a bar and restaurant in Exmouth Market.
Evelyn’s Table creates brew with Braybrooke Beer Co
Restaurateurs Zoë and Layo Paskin have teamed up with the Braybrooke Beer Co to create a pale lager for its 14-seater restaurant, Evelyn’s Table, in Soho.
HK property developer acquires Greene King
A Hong Kong billionaire has announced plans to acquire British brewer Greene King for almost £3 billion.
Inside the east London restaurant that doubles as a training ground for students
OKN1 created a stir when it opened this summer thanks to its novel business model. We spoke to the man behind its day-to-day operations to find out how it is preparing a new generation for the hospitality industry.
Alternative Tube map reveals London’s cheapest pints
Researchers at StoreKit have released a redesigned tube map showing the cheapest pints near London Underground stations.
Molson Coors makes London brewery acquisition with Hop Stuff buy-out
Investors who raised millions for London brewery Hop Stuff through crowdfunding have been left out of pocket after the company went into administration and was sold to Molson Coors.
London brewer Sambrook’s makes ‘poetic’ move to Britain’s oldest brewing site
London brewery Sambrook’s is set to move to a new property development in Wandsworth; a historic brewing site once owned by Young’s.
Pidgin team to launch new London venue
Founders of Asian-inspired Hackney restaurant Pidgin are set to launch a new sandwich, soft serve, craft beer and cocktail shop in King’s Cross development Coal Drop’s Yard this summer, called Sons and Daughters.
Adam Handling launches craft beer pairing events at London venue
Collaborating with some of Europe’s leading independent breweries, Adam Handling’s zero waste café Bean & Wheat on London’s Old Street is offering a series of bespoke beer pairing evenings throughout the year.