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.
Dates announced for UK hospitality reopening
The UK government has laid out the timeframe for the reopening of the hospitality sector and easing of wider lockdown restrictions in England.
London restaurants may not reopen until May
It may be as late as May before we see London restaurants and pubs reopening again, according to a government source quoted in The Sunday Times.
UK chefs petition for a hospitality minister
A group of top UK chefs, including Angela Hartnett and Marcus Wareing, are petitioning for the government to appoint a hospitality minster to defend the sector.
Cono Sur to launch organic range in UK next year
Chilean wine brand Cono Sur is to launch a range of organic wines, comprised of a Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, red blend and a Malbec, in the UK next year.
Slug & Lettuce owner to buy Enterprise Inns for £3bn
Pub group Stonegate, which owns Be At One and Slug & Lettuce, has bought out the Ei Group in a deal worth £3 billion.
Gin boom still sees ‘no signs of slowing’ as pink gin sales more than double
The number of people drinking pink gin in the UK has “more than doubled”, according to new research into the relentless growth of gin sales.
Simon Rogan to open new Lake District restaurant
One of Britain’s most exciting chefs, Simon Rogan, is to open a restaurant within Linthwaite House next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
Spirits giants join forces to create trade association World Spirits Alliance
Spirits companies and trade associations worldwide are uniting to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA); a global lobbying body that aims to represent the views of distillery businesses and their staff.
TWE launches multi-country brand in the UK
Treasury Wine Estates has launched its multiple-country brand ‘Squealing Pig’ – featuring wines from France, Italy, Argentina and Australia – into the UK.
Trade team to tackle Run Bacchus in aid of The Benevolent
A group of wine trade runners is taking part in this year’s Run Bacchus event at Denbies Wine Estate in aid of The Benevolent and is calling for both support and more runners.
Royal Academy of Culinary Arts names 2019 Awards of Excellence winners
The 18 recipients of this year’s award, which sees young professionals in the hospitality industry judged on a series of tasks, have been announced.