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Here’s What Happened in the London Restaurant World Last Week

Not to get all groundhog day, but long-term issues still loom larger than ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

A restaurant worker cleans a table outside a London restaurant in the Eat Out to Help Out coronavirus discount scheme
Eating out won’t help out forever, but it might continue through September
Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

As the government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” discount scheme heads into the final week, its offer and outdoor dining have continued to boost restaurants. At the same time, this has been the most congested week of closures since early lockdown, and with no sign of a scheme extension — or meaningful rent support — from the government, this could be the start of a storm for the city.

  • Some restaurateurs want to change that. While industry body U.K. Hospitality threw its weight behind a government-mandated extension through September, a small-but-growing number of restaurant groups are pledging to offer the discount on their own dime.

As for where to eat...

Until next week, eat well and be safe.

St. John

26 Saint John Street, , England EC1M 4AY 020 7251 0848 Visit Website

Franco Manca

20 The Broadway, , England SW19 1RE 020 8947 4368 Visit Website


41 Beak Street, , England W1F 9SB Visit Website