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.
The Drinks Trust creates face masks
UK drinks trade charity The Drinks Trust has released branded face masks to support on-trade workers heading back to their posts during the coronavirus pandemic.
HK bars and pubs to shut for 14 days
The Hong Kong government has announced a two-week closure of all bars and pubs starting from 6pm on 3 April, after reports that over 52% of recent Covid-19 cases have been linked to the on-trade.
HK bans on-trade alcohol sales amid second wave of Covid-19
Hong Kong has banned the sale of alcohol in the city’s on-trade and is considering closing 8,600 bars, restaurants and clubs to reduce mass gatherings and contain the further spread of a fresh Covid-19 outbreak.
On-trade UK wine sales fall but consumers prepared to trade up
Wine sales in the UK on-trade have continued to decline in the last year, but UK consumers are increasingly open to spending more on wine, new data from CGA suggests.