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 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.
PM rules out ‘vaccine passports’ for outdoor hospitality reopening
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out using Covid-status certification when outdoor hospitality reopens in England next week, and has stated it also won’t be required for the resumption of indoor dining.
Prince Charles issues message of support for the hospitality industry
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has shared a message of support for the hospitality industry and those who work in the sector.
‘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.
The true cost of keeping a pub shut for the next seven weeks
Though Boris Johnson’s oft-touted ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown has at least provided businesses with an idea of when they might be able to reopen, pubs still face weeks of closure and uncertainty.
Dates announced for UK hospitality reopening
The UK government has laid out the timeframe for the reopening of the hospitality sector and easing of wider lockdown restrictions in England.
Bar in Israel offers free drink to those who get vaccinated for Covid-19
A bar in Tel Aviv, Israel, is offering COVID-19 jabs in exchange for a free drink in a bid to drive higher take-up rates of the vaccine among young people.
Here are the real costs of Covid restrictions on UK hospitality and how to save the sector
Prepare for a shock as we reveal the real costs of Covid restrictions on UK hospitality, and what it will take to save the sector from “financial oblivion”, following a just-released report.
Pub landlord pours away £1,500 worth of drinks due to takeaway alcohol ban
A pub landlord has revealed that he’s been forced to pour away up to £1,500 worth of beer, cider and lager due to a government ban on takeaway alcohol. He says he expects half of all pubs to close for good due to the impact of the pandemic.
Pub bosses slam ‘laughable’ reported outdoor-only drinking plan from early April
Several pub bosses have spoken out amid reports that the government is considering a plan to allow outdoor-only drinking from early April if Covid-19 cases continue their downward trajectory.