Ministers looking at Israel ‘Green Pass’ to allow vaccinated to enter restaurants and bars

Will Israel’s jab passport scheme get Britain moving again? Ministers are looking at ‘Green Pass’ which allows the vaccinated to enter restaurants, bars, concert venues and gyms Ministers in both countries preparing for talks on Green Pass scheme In Israel, Green Pass shows date the holder had a jab or recovered from Covid It is … Read more

A quest to find restaurants with matriarchs in charge has stops in Sicily, New Orleans and London

Inspired by my Greek granny’s delicious recipes, I set out four years ago with my friend and fellow cook Iska Lupton to write Grand Dishes, a book of recipes and stories collected from grandmothers around the world.  And we can now reveal some of the best foodie spots that have truly great grandmothers at the … Read more

UK pubs and restaurants flooded with bookings for outdoor tables on 12 April when lockdown eases

Pubs and restaurants have seen a huge surge in bookings for outdoor tables ahead of lockdown restrictions being eased next month, according to research. Hospitality website said millions of people were making reservations for the two weeks after April 12. Restaurants and pubs in England will be able to serve customers in outdoor seating … Read more

Is vaccines passport for pubs and restaurants unworkable and un-British or ticket out of Covid hell?

FOR: By Adrian Vinken, CEO, Theatre Royal, Plymouth  For all of us who work in theatre, as in so many industries that rely on bringing people together, the past year has been nothing short of a nightmare. Hopes of reopening have been dashed again and again. Three months after London‘s West End went dark last … Read more

TOWIE viewers SLAM ‘fakeness’ of show as cast continue to be filmed in bars and restaurants

The Only Way Is Essex viewers were left unimpressed by Sunday’s episode as the cast continued to be filmed in bars and restaurants during lockdown. A message from the cast at the start of the episode informed fans that social venues were opened for the stars to film and social distancing guidelines were adhered to. … Read more

A year ago today the shutters came down on shops, bars and restaurants and deaths hit 233 

A year ago today, Britain got its first taste of lockdown life as bars, shops, gyms and restaurants were ordered to shut for at least 14 days, leaving the high streets deserted. While the official nation-wide lockdown began on March 23, there was a sign of things to come two days prior after Boris Johnson … Read more

Madrid sees surge in tourists after city officials let restaurants and bars stay open until 11pm

Fiesta! Madrid sees surge in tourists after city officials refuse to follow government’s Covid restrictions and let restaurants and bars flout national curfew and stay open until 11pm Spanish capital bucked trend by easing Covid restrictions across the country Region decided to push back Spanish curfew adopted by an hour to 11pm   Tourists from across … Read more

Former GB skier Graham Bell ate leftovers in restaurants

Olympian Graham Bell was so poor when he was training as a ski racer that he would eat the food other skiers had left behind on tables in restaurants.  Along with brother Martin, Bell competed for Great Britain at the Winter Olympics throughout the 1980s and 1990s. But he never made much money and doubled … Read more

PizzaExpress will open 118 restaurants for outdoor dining from April 12

PizzaExpress will reopen a third of its restaurants for outdoor dinning from April 12 – when Covid lockdown measures on hospitality businesses are finally eased. The popular pizza chain is planning to open 118 of its sites in England, for what it is calling ‘Al Fresco April’. Bosses of the chain, which has more than … Read more