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.
Scottish university students told not to go to pubs
University students in Scotland have been told to avoid going to pubs, bars and restaurants this weekend in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Nouvelle cuisine pioneer Pierre Troisgros dies
French chef Pierre Troisgros, one of the pioneers of the nouvelle cuisine movement, has died at his home in Le Coteau in the Loire, aged 92.
Boris Johnson confirms pubs and restaurants must close at 10pm
Curfews, London-centric restrictions and tighter health and safety measures for bars and restaurants could all be on the cards this week as the UK government prepares to announce new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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.
Japanese fine dining spot ordered to take down social distancing domes
Japanese restaurant Hashiri in San Francisco has been ordered to take down its igloo-like domes designed for socially distanced dining by the city’s health officials.
Weekly takings at pubs and restaurants down 40%
As pubs, bars and restaurants in England reopen, the latest data suggests that like-for-like sales are down 39.8% on the same period last year, but there is some positive news.
Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express will not reopen
Asma Khan, the first British chef to appear in the popular Netflix series Chef’s Table, will not reopen her celebrated Soho restaurant Darjeeling Express.
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.
New HK bars and restaurants opening this summer
As Hong Kong emerges from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of new restaurants and bars are emerging on the scene. Here are WLC Asia’s top picks.
Scotland plans the reopening of hospitality venues
The Scottish government has said that hospitality businesses could reopen for indoor service from 15 July.
10 London wine-focused pubs and bars to visit when they reopen
We round up 10 of the best wine-focused pubs and bars in London which you should put on your list to visit when they reopen.