In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Restaurants extending Eat Out to Help Out scheme
The UK government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme has proved so successful during the month of August that some venues are extending the discount dining initiative.
Restaurants in London suburbs faring better than centre since reopening
Restaurants within London’s suburbs and commuter belt have bounced back more quickly since reopening in July than those in the city centre.
Suntory explores protective headgear for drinking
Japanese drinks group Suntory is designing different forms of protective headgear and face coverings that will allow for safe drinking in pubs and bars.
London’s Indian Accent becomes the latest Covid restaurant casualty
The London outpost of Indian Accent will not reopen when lockdown is lifted, however the company said chef Manish Mehrotra and his team hope to return to the capital in the future.
UK hospitality industry urges government to scrap two-metre rule
Industry leaders in the UK are lobbying the government to scrap the requirement for tables in bars, pubs and restaurants to be kept at least two metres apart when they reopen next month.
New HK bars and restaurants opening this summer
As Hong Kong emerges from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of new restaurants and bars are emerging on the scene. Here are WLC Asia’s top picks.
What the future of hospitality in Europe looks like
The UK’s hospitality sector is preparing to emerge from months of hibernation in July if, and when, the government gives the go-ahead. Each venue will have its own approach.
Napa wineries can reopen to the public
Wineries, bars and tasting rooms in Napa County can finally reopen to the public, several weeks after restaurants in the region were permitted to resume trading.
Outdoor dining could reopen on 22 June, reports indicate
According to media reports, UK government ministers are targeting 22 June as a date when they hope to reopen pubs and restaurants for outdoor dining.
Research reveals latest post-lockdown restaurant trends in the US
Just-released on-premise research from Nielsen CGA in the US has shown that social distancing measures don’t appear to be having a strong negative effect on consumers’ visits. We bring you the key findings.
Seven unusual approaches to social distancing in restaurants
In order to provide some light relief in what is an extremely challenging time for hospitality, we’ve rounded up some of the most unusual and bizarre responses to social distancing in restaurants from around the world.