Having an outside space matters more than ever for hospitality businesses. Anywhere in London that can do alfresco will have a clear month's extra trading before inside dining resumes in May.
One East London pub's solution to the problem has been to seek help from its customers -
Our hearts go out to The Cow pub in Westbourne Grove. Not only are they having to deal with the commercial fallout from not having been open for most of the past 12 months because of lockdown. But now, Westminster Council have begun proceedings to review their licence. According to their post on Instagram, this was instigated "under the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the prevention of crime and
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We're all about hositality folk doing their best in these tough times, so we have to applaud Mayfair's Guinea Grill which today expands across the road for a festive popup.
The pub has taken over the old Pizza Express site opposite them on Bruton Place as the Guinea Express popup in the run up to Christmas. The idea is the extra space will allow them to have 60 more diners and make up for the
This new neighbourhood pub and restaurant is taking over a Grade II listed building in Camden and will have both a big focus on natural wine as well as a very handy heated courtyard. They'll even be serving Sunday roasts that you can carve at your own table.
The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith.
The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairly standard pub menu of
It's not every day a brand new pub opens in London - but if you're after a pint and live in the Wembley Park area, then you now have The White Horse to check out.
This new Fullers pub opened at the weekend and is named after the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium - the White Horse Final. The huge new pub on Arena Square takes up two floors and has loads of outside space with a garden on the ground floor and a large terrace
If you’re a fan of the steaks, the fish and chips, and the Guinness at Mayfair pub The Guinea Grill (take a number) and often struggle to get a table, then its renowned pub manager Oisin Rogers has revealed that he’s about to spread some of the magic around.
Taking proper advantage of the lockdown, The Princess of Shoreditch has had something of a revamp while it's been closed so it'll be returning with a new look next month. It's also coming back with a brand new head chef who you may have seen on Great British Menu - Ruth Hansom.
She'll be taking on the menu in the upstairs restaurant with dishes based on British provenance. That'll
It's been a long time coming but this weekend The Archway Tavern finally reopened its doors. Archway folk might have thought the day would never come when this iconic (in the true sense of the word) pub, which has been closed for five years now, would open its doors once more. But they are open and the place is looking rather lovely.
There's been a pub on this spot at the bottom of Highgate Hill since the 1700s, with the current pub dating
Next time you're heading to the O2 for a concert and want to grab something to eat pre or post-event, there's now something new to try. Pub company Nicholson’s are opening The Observatory pub.
Taking over from the Harvester (which in itself can only be a good thing) they'll be open from breakfast, serving up everything from trad fry ups to buttermilk pancakes or poached eggs and avo on muffins.
The rest of the day their main
A team-up between the founders of Santa Maria and Firezza, this is bringing pizzas, beer and music under one roof in Clapton - creating a new-style pizza pub in the process.
Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.
Cult Danish brewer Mikkeller have teamed up with Rick Astley once more, but their second London bar will also feature a brewery and a restaurant.
They've already secured a place in the London burger hall of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what Four Legs - the residency at Islington's Compton Arms - do with Sunday Roasts.
Kicking off this weekend, the mains will be:
Updated 17/10/19 with menu and images
If you've been wondering what's going on at the Duke of York on Downham Street (where the old Beef & Brew was) then let us enlighten you.
It's expected to reopen today under new management. Running the show now is Barworks - the folk behind Mare Street Market, The Well & Bucket and more. Hot Dinners spoke to the company's co-owner Marc Francis-Baum who told us that while in previous
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