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 Wine Fair launches preview day in April
This year’s mid-May, virtual London Wine Fair is to get an additional ‘preview’ day on 28 April with a particular focus on the UK hospitality sector.
Nominees announced for inaugural Golden Vines Innovation Award
The nominees have been announced for the inaugural Golden Vines Innovation Award taking in a major wine stopper maker, a top wine school and a wine access tool.
More than 100 new hotels planned for London
More than 100 new hotels are due to open in London over the next few years, representing almost 20,000 additional rooms, despite the “challenging” times, according to Top Hotel News.
Table Talk: Sameer Taneja
The executive chef of Benares on a mind-blowing meal at Pujol, eating fried grasshoppers in Mexico and why winter is his favourite season for food.
Wine ‘clubhouse’ to open in East London
Planque, which bills itself as a ‘wine drinkers’ clubhouse’, is due to open under a pair of railway arches in Haggerston, east London, when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Chef Alyn Williams wins wrongful dismissal case
Alyn Williams, previously chef patron of his Michelin-starred eponymous restaurant at The Westbury hotel in London, has won his wrongful dismissal case against his former employer.
Table Talk: Ben Murphy
The head chef of Launceston Place in Kensington on being inspired by Pierre Koffmann, pairing Vouvray with egg and soldiers, and why summer is his favourite season.
28°-50° to open on King’s Road in Chelsea
Wine-focused restaurant chain 28°-50° is to open a new wine workshop and kitchen on the King’s Road in London’s affluent Chelsea district this spring.
Table Talk: Tom Scade
The executive chef of The Vineyard at Stockcross on eating fermented herring in Sweden, a memorable magnum of Cristal 1996, and why John Williams of The Ritz is his culinary hero.
Here’s how a digital London Wine Fair will work
As reported last month, May’s London Wine Fair will be a virtual event, but what does that mean for visitors and exhibitors? And how much will it cost?
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news this week: The French Laundry sells its kitchen garden for US$9 million, UK hospitality businesses claim victory in a landmark insurance ruling, and the team behind Hackney’s Nest gets ready to (hopefully) open a new site in Fulham