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.
HK to ease curbs on on-trade with vaccine incentive
Social distancing measures at Hong Kong restaurants and bars are expected to be relaxed on the basis that employees and customers are vaccinated.
HK bar industry agrees to government proposal in exchange for reopening
The Hong Kong bar industry has agreed to accept the proposal from the government to ask patrons to keep their masks on and use a straw to drink alcohol if it will mean venues can reopen.
French authorities investigate illegal fine dining restaurants in Paris
Authorities in France are investigating claims of illegal restaurants and fine dining events in Paris following an undercover report.
‘Bored’ landlady makes her own pub in miniature during lockdown
A landlady in the UK has created a miniature version of her own pub during lockdown “out of boredom” after her establishment was forced to close.
87m pints of beer wasted in UK since Covid restrictions began
As many as 87 million pints of beer have been poured away since Covid-19 restrictions on hospitality began in the UK, according to the BBPA.
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.