10 London restaurants to look forward to in 2021
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.
Hakkasan launches wine delivery service
High-end contemporary Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has launched a direct to consumer wine delivery service in the UK in a collaboration with Slerp.
Hakkasan Shanghai permanently closes amid Covid crisis
On 13 April, the Shanghai outpost of Hakkasan announced its permanent closure, marking the brand’s withdrawal from the Chinese market.
Hakkasan Group promotes Tobias Brauweiler MS to group sommelier
Hospitality group Hakkasan has appointed Tobias Brauweiler MS as its group sommelier, several months after the departure of its longstanding head of wine, Christine Parkinson.
Unfiltered: Christine Parkinson, head of wine at Hakkasan
Christine Parkinson, once described as “one of the most creative buyers in the UK” by Jancis Robinson, recalls an encounter with Elvis Costello, a run in with a meat cleaver-wielding head waiter and how she could have ended up an astrophysicist.