News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.
Eroshan and Aushi Meewella had barely bedded into their Soho site when the lockdown was put in place, but the first-time restaurateurs quickly innovated and pivoted to delivery. Emma Lake reports"
Without insurance payments Covid-19’s impact will be ‘absolutely devastating’, says Hide CEO
Without business interruption insurance payments Covid-19’s impact on the capital’s hospitality scene will be “absolutely devastating”, the founder and chief executive of Hide restaurant has said.
Crowdfunding campaign to challenge insurers hits initial fundraising goal
A hospitality crowdfunding campaign looking to challenge insurance campaigns refusing to honour business interruption policies has surpassed its initial £20,000 target.
Hospitality businesses could open from July as coronavirus lockdown measures relaxed
Almost two months after implementing lockdown measures, prime minister Boris Johnson has said the hospitality industry could begin to reopen from July with social distancing measures in place."
Minute on the clock: Tom Barton, Honest Burgers
The co-founder of Honest Burgers speaks to Emma Lake about the business’s lockdown charity fundraiser, which saw burger-making kits sent across London, and reopening the group’s sites.
Sadiq Khan calls for greater grant support for London's businesses
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the government to increase support to the capital’s businesses and widen access to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.