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Unofficial, highly opinionated information and what to eat and drink in the Big Smoke
After over five months of closure London’s dining rooms and cafes opened their doors on 17 May
"That was all that we wanted to do, keep people in jobs"
"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
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London’s oldest food market changed its own game, while the city’s outer regions continued to serve some of its most exciting food
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