UK coronavirus curfew like ‘shooting the wounded’ says top chef
New restrictions imposed on the UK hospitality sector in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 have been described by one Michelin-starred chef as tantamount to “shooting the wounded”.
Drowning man saved by floating bar filled with priests
A man stranded and struggling in the waters of Lake George found his prayers unexpectedly answered by a floating tiki bar full of Catholic priests earlier this month.
Zachys to host first London sale
US auctioneer Zachys has announced it will be holding its first ever European sale in London this September, offering rarities from the cellar of Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri.
Restaurants in London suburbs faring better than centre since reopening
Restaurants within London’s suburbs and commuter belt have bounced back more quickly since reopening in July than those in the city centre.
Chef Robin Gill announces closure of The Dairy restaurant
Chef and restaurateur Robin Gill has announced the closure of Clapham-based The Dairy restaurant and Counter Culture bar and delicatessen.
Nine creative gourmet takeaways in Hong Kong
As the lockdown regulations in Hong Kong continue, some of the city’s leading restaurants have launched brand new delivery menus to sate the appetite for fine dining. From French gastronomy, Japanese grill, high-end Cantonese cuisine and acclaimed steaks, here’s WLC Asia’s round-up.
Amuse-bouches: Latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news this week: English eateries start releasing reopening dates, the Rick Stein group closes two restaurants and the company behind Michelin-starred The Greenhouse gets wound up in court again.
Surge in restaurant bookings as eateries announce reopening dates
After official confirmation that restaurants in England can reopen on 4 July, eateries have been flooded with bookings as a growing number announce dates when they will be welcoming back diners.
Bars can reopen next week with one-metre distance
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced bars and restaurants will be able to offer table service from 4 July , and has revised the two-metre social distancing rule.
Singapore reopens restaurants and bars
Singapore has entered phase two of its social distancing measures today, meaning restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen for the first time since their compulsory closure in March.
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.