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.
Hospitality’s independent sector hit hardest by lockdowns with 5,000 outlets lost forever
Independent bars, pubs and restaurants have been hit hardest by UK lockdowns with 5,000 now gone for good, representing more than 65% of closures in the hospitality sector during the past year.
Industry proposes small changes to Scotland’s lockdown rules to save 60,000 jobs
Leaders of the UK’s hospitality trade bodies have proposed a new route out of lockdown for Scotland which could save over 60,000 jobs.
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.
London restaurateurs react to tier three ruling
After only two weeks of trading since the last lockdown, hospitality businesses across London have been forced to close yet again, with just over 24 hours’ notice. Eloise Feilden speaks to four restaurateurs in the UK capital to find out what being moved into tier three will mean for their businesses.
Top London restaurants offering delivery
With London restaurants shuttered again following the capital’s move into tier three, we’ve rounded up some of the best delivery offerings to sink your teeth into over the holidays.
London restaurants and pubs to enter tier two next week
London restaurants and pubs will enter tier two coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday 2 December, when England emerges from a month-long lockdown.
Deli vision: how restaurants are changing shape
With England still in the grips of a second national lockdown, many London restaurateurs are soldiering on undeterred, turning their venues from dining rooms to delis in order to keep their businesses going during the pandemic.
Pubs in parts of Scotland to close from Friday
Restaurants, pubs and bars in 11 council areas in Scotland, including Glasgow, will be required to close from 6pm on Friday, the Scottish government has announced.
Government updates takeaway alcohol sales and essential retail guidance
The government has updated its guidance on takeaway alcohol sales from hospitality outlets and what is considered essential retail in England.
Lockdown 2.0: ‘It’s going to be carnage’
The hospitality industry has reacted to the news of being shuttered again for a month, with one restaurateur warning that “it’s going to be carnage”.