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.
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.
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.
London restaurants may not reopen until May
It may be as late as May before we see London restaurants and pubs reopening again, according to a government source quoted in The Sunday Times.
Pub boss urges government to use his venues as vaccination centres
Dermot King, the CEO of pub group Oakman Inns, has offered to forego his £250,000 government grant if his venues can be used as vaccination centres.