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No new three-starred restaurants, but two stars for Ikoyi and The Clove Club
Omicron brings down the shutters on a year of uncertainty, turmoil, takings, and takeaways
Deeply flavoured laminations, delicate tarts, perfect pithiviers, and more
"I don’t think one can underestimate the collective toll the past 16 months has had on those within the industry"
"That was all that we wanted to do, keep people in jobs"
Meal kits were a means of survival in 2020. If restaurants reopen in summer 2021, they could take on new meaning — or fade away as fast as they arrived
"I have no faith in this government. They have shown almost sneering contempt for hospitality and feel we can be used to do the work they are so incompetent to do themselves."
"It’s crucial that once we can trade again that we are not subject to further lockdowns, therefore it’s imperative those timings are measured and precise."
London has two new three-Michelin-starred restaurants
"The last 12 months have shown resilient businesses are built on decisions they make autonomously, on a controllable level for themselves."
"It certainly is not a very merry Christmas to anyone working in the hospitality industry"
The current London restaurant coronavirus rent crisis, explained
"We are in a battle with a way to go yet, steel yourself on your mettle and… onward!"
A constantly updated record of the key restaurant openings in the capital
Whether emulating the government or doing their own deals, here are the restaurants continuing the scheme