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.
9,930 licensed premises lost in UK last year
The coronavirus pandemic led to the permanent closure of 9,930 licensed premises last year, according to a recent report from CGA and AlixPartners.
HK cocktail bars offer lunch amid fourth pandemic wave
With bars across Hong Kong closed due to the current Covid-19 restrictions in the territory, some cocktail bars have started serving food instead.
‘Moral victory’ for UK hospitality sector with BI insurance test case
In what is being declared as a “moral victory” for the hospitality sector, a UK Supreme Court judgment announced on Friday has instructed insurers to pay out on business interruption insurance to help cover losses caused by the pandemic.
Takeaway alcohol sales banned in England
The government has banned takeaway and click-and-collect alcohol sales from hospitality outlets in England as the country goes into lockdown until mid-February.
39 million fewer pints poured over Christmas in UK
It’s going to be the quietest Christmas on record for UK pubs as “punishing” coronavirus restrictions ensure that as many as 39 million pints won’t be poured over the festive period this year.
Roganic and StreetXO have permanently closed
London has two more high profile restaurants, as Simon Rogan’s Roganic and StreetXO, the London outpost of Spanish chef David Muñoz, have both permanently closed.
UK hospitality loses £53 billion in sales so far in 2020
The UK’s hospitality sector has suffered over £53bn worth of lost sales this year, with more losses to come from the collapse of Christmas trading.
Parliamentary group formed for UK night economy in ‘crisis’
A group of cross-party MPs and peers came together yesterday to establish an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the night time economy.
Three London restaurants close for good
Michel Roux Jr.’s Roux at Parliament Square as well as the Bleeding Heart and the Don restaurants have announced their permanent closure as Covid-19 takes its toll.
Pubs and coronavirus: What is a substantial meal?
After confusion yesterday as to whether a Scotch egg can be considered a substantial meal under the new Covid-19 regulations in England, WLC examines the guidance.
HK bar industry unhappy over latest closure order
As Hong Kong confirmed 80 new infections on 24 November, the government has announced the closure of all entertainment premises, including bars and nightclubs from Thursday this week.