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.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news this week: the UK government plans to discuss further restrictions with hospitality leaders, a new meal kit platform prepares to launch, and chef Jack Stein renews his partnership with St Austell.
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.
Hospitality for Heroes launches cookbook
Hospitality for Heroes, a not-for-profit initiative that has provided over 100,000 meals for the NHS since the start of the pandemic, has launched a cookbook.
‘Moral victory’ for UK hospitality sector with BI insurance test case
In what is being declared as a “moral victory” for the hospitality sector, a UK Supreme Court judgment announced on Friday has instructed insurers to pay out on business interruption insurance to help cover losses caused by the pandemic.
How a Hospitality Minister would help the on-trade
With the on-trade one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, Isabelle Gray talks to UK restaurant owners and chefs to find out how a Hospitality Minister would help their businesses.
MPs vote in favour of motion to create Hospitality Minister
MPs have voted in favour of a motion to create a Minister for Hospitality after the ‘Seat At The Table’ petition, founded by journalist Claire Bosi, gained over 200,000 signatures.
Let beleaguered pubs trade as off-licences, urges CAMRA
With a ban on takeaway alcohol sales imposed on the English hospitality sector, CAMRA is urging the government to save pubs by letting them trade as off-licences.
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.
English on-trade takeaway alcohol ban ‘brutal’
The ban on takeaway and click-and-collect alcohol sales from hospitality outlets in England will have a “brutal effect” on the on-trade, a law firm representing the sector has said.
Takeaway alcohol sales banned in England
The government has banned takeaway and click-and-collect alcohol sales from hospitality outlets in England as the country goes into lockdown until mid-February.
UKHospitality CEO and whisky blender honoured by Queen
The boss of UKHospitality Kate Nicholls heads up the list of industry figures who have been honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours list, along with culinary couple Fergus and Margot Henderson.