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

Lockdown continues, as restaurants wait for a reopening timeline

Hawksmoor, Commercial Street, Shoreditch, shuttered during the coronavirus lockdown in London
Hawksmoor in Shoreditch last week

The latest coronavirus lockdown’s end date in England is not going to be set for some time, and London’s restaurants remain closed. For now, it’s a waiting game — here’s all the London restaurant news from this week.

  • It also began with some reopening murmurs — that restaurants and pubs might not expect to reopen until May. An anonymous government source won’t always have the right idea, but the timeline has precedent from 2020 and runs alongside expectations about a vaccine-boosted improvement to the COVID-19 situation in the U.K. by spring. The matter of when they can reopen is somewhat academic to most restaurants: what matters more is what reopening looks like, and whether or not financial support will be provided until it happens.

Dining guides for staying in this weekend...

Until next week, eat well and be safe.

Quality Wines

88 Farringdon Road, , England EC1R 3EA Visit Website

Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, , England W1K 7QR 020 7408 0881 Visit Website

Mangal 2

4 Stoke Newington Rd, London, Greater London N16 7XN +44 20 7254 7888 Visit Website