The London restaurant scene, once a gastronomic punchline, has never been more diverse or delicious – and it’s also never been more in need of your help. The impact of the pandemic has been immense, plunging most of our favourite restaurants into financial precarity while sadly seeing off many others. It’s been reported that turnover in the UK hospitality industry fell by over £200 million a day over the course of 2020, and as a result there were almost 30,000 job losses in the sector. But restaurants are finally returning, and now is the time to rebuild.
For the time being, only al fresco dining is allowed under government guidelines – so we’ve made clear in the list below what restaurants have that capability* (and don’t worry, the 10pm curfew has been scrapped). Indoor service will resume on the 17 May, with Covid-safe practises in place, until all restrictions