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.
London hotels to take recovering Covid patients
Under new plans devised by the UK government, London hotels are going to be used as quarantine facilities for recovering Covid patients to ease the pressure on the NHS.
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.
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.
London restaurants with Christmas and New Year hampers and wine
We round-up a selection of London restaurants, which featured in this year’s Wine List Confidential guide, that are offering Christmas and New Year hampers, meals and wines for delivery and collection.
Lockdown leads to the rise of the TikTok bartender
An increasing number of mixologists are taking to social media app TikTok to share videos on how to make popular cocktails and entertain their viewers while bars remain shuttered.
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.
110,000 US restaurants have closed due to Covid
Over 110,000 restaurants in the US – one in six – have been forced to close since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Restaurant Association.
Jascots appoints administrators
UK on-trade supplier Jascots has appointed administrators as the restrictions placed on the hospitality sector prove too much to overcome.
UK hospitality sector to stage second demonstration
The UK hospitality sector is to stage another demonstration in London to urge the Government to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, describing the latest measures as the “final straw” for the on-trade.
Tequila bar registers to become a church so it can stay open
The owner of a Tequila bar in Nottingham has registered for it to be turned into a church so that it can stay open under tier three restrictions.
UK boom in bartender-led Zoom cocktail parties
Virtual events companies are shaking up the festive social scene with bartender-led cocktail parties, which they believe will last long after government restrictions ease.