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’s independent sector hit hardest by lockdowns with 5,000 outlets lost forever
Independent bars, pubs and restaurants have been hit hardest by UK lockdowns with 5,000 now gone for good, representing more than 65% of closures in the hospitality sector during the past year.
Tate Britain’s Rex Whistler restaurant may close due to racist mural
The Rex Whistler Restaurant inside the Tate Britain gallery in London may never reopen due to claims that the mural commissioned for the space in 1927 is racist and “offensive”.
Andrew Wong’s Kym’s restaurant in London to close
Kym’s, Michelin-starred A. Wong’s sister restaurant, is to cease trading after just two years in business.
Iconic London bar Milk & Honey closes after 18 years
Game-changing Soho bar Milk & Honey, one of the first speakeasy-inspired bars in London, shook its last cocktails on Saturday night after 18 years in business.
Michelin-starred Welsh restaurant faces eviction
One of the six Michelin-starred restaurants in Wales, Restaurant James Sommerin, faces an uncertain future after reports emerge that it has been told to vacate its Penarth home by the building’s landlord.
Pierre Gagnaire’s two Michelin-star HK restaurant to close
Pierre, a two Michelin-starred restaurant set up by celebrity chef Pierre Gagnaire 14 years ago, is due to close after a six-month renovation of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, which will start in August.