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.
Two London restaurants relocate after Covid-19 closure
Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express and wild food specialist Native are set to open in different locations after closing in March, with the latter swapping the capital for an island off the Essex coast.
Nightclub to host ‘London’s first’ socially distanced craft beer festival
Infamous London event space Printworks is to become the backdrop for “London’s first socially distanced beer festival” later this month.
Outdoor dining scheme planned for London’s West End
Westminster City Council has unveiled plans for an outdoor dining scheme in London’s West End to help restaurants, cafés and bars to trade more easily.
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.
London institution Le Caprice has closed
London institution Le Caprice in St James’s, a celebrity haunt and favourite of Princess Diana, will not reopen once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Future of two Michelin-starred The Ledbury uncertain
The future of Notting Hill’s two Michelin-starred The Ledbury looks uncertain after chef and owner Brett Graham said he couldn’t reopen the restaurant with social distancing in place.
10 London restaurants to visit when restrictions ease
We round up 10 of the best wine-focused restaurants in London which you should make a beeline for when they reopen.
25 London restaurants offering delivery and takeaway
All is not lost: we’ve rounded up a selection of restaurants in London that are operating as takeaways and grocery shops so you can still get your fix.
Hedonism launches ‘wine school’
London wine merchant Hedonism has launched a series of educational tastings, which will explore more of the “unusual and lesser known grape varieties” of the world.
Floating cheese barge to open in London
Paddington is set to get its third floating restaurant this spring when Mathew Carver, founder of Pick & Cheese, opens The Cheese Barge in Sheldon Square.
Bob Bob Cité announces £75 maximum mark up
City brasserie Bob Bob Cité has announced it has placed a maximum mark up of £75 a bottle (regardless of format size) on all its wines.