– Previous 108 Garage chef Chris Denney is to return to Notting Hill later this month​​ with a new restaurant and bar termed Fiend in the house that was after home to effectively-regarded Mexican cafe Santo. With a CV that involves time with John Campbell, Eric Chavot and Aaron Paterson in the United kingdom and the three-star Piazza Duomo in Italy, Denny attracted rave testimonials for his cooking at 108 Garage, which closed unexpectedly in 2019. Billed as a multi-faceted cafe and bar, the Portobello Road will see Denny ‘flex his culinary muscle and having up the mantle as the following great disruptive power in British food’.

José Pizarro is to open two dining establishments at the Royal Academy of Arts in London’s Piccadilly following month.​​ Billed as the Spanish chef’s ‘first foray into central London’, the two areas have been created in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts Firm of Cooks, the art institution’s long-standing catering lover. On the ground floor will be the Poster Bar by José, an informal, walk-in tapas bar with a vibe akin to Pizarro’s eponymous flagship cafe on Bermondsey Road. Upstairs, in the meantime, in the Dorfman Senate Space will be José Pizarro at the RA, a seated cafe with a ‘grander’ menu. 

The Governing administration is reportedly looking at options to introduce so-identified as ‘vaccine passports’​​ for hospitality in the autumn, regardless of a current overview concluding there should really be no lawful requirements for their use. According to The Times, Covid-standing certificates would be needed for customers to enter bars, dining places and nightclubs in England underneath options to tackle an predicted fourth wave of the virus. Prospects would have to confirm they have had both experienced both of those doses of the vaccine, or a negative examination the working day ahead of. Professionals hope the move will improve jab fees among the young.