Alex Ghalleb is spearheading a multi-faceted restaurant venture within the grounds of a Grade I-listed former church that will include a restaurant headed by high profile Israeli chef Elior Balbul. The Palomar and The Barbary founder on what it feels like to close a brand new restaurant after just two day’s trading, pivoting to retail and why he’s not taking bookings for his places just yet. Restaurants, pubs and bars in Wales will face stricter lockdown restrictions in the run up to Christmas but will receive further Government support. UK Hospitality boss Kate Nicholls said the sector is "bearing the brunt of the pain of closure" under the new Covid rules. Get the latest news & analysis from the UK hospitality sector straight to your inbox! Plans for a tougher tier system in England that will see restaurants and pubs in Tier 3 areas restricted to takeaway only have been described as 'a bullet in the head' for hospitality. Mark Hix is to take on The Fox Inn in Corscombe, Dorset, next month. Free access to news on hospitality management in Britain. People on full-time contracts worse off than those on zero hours deals. Healthy fast food chain Leon is drawing up plans for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in a bid to salvage its future. Most regions in England look set to be placed into the toughest two tiers of the Government's Coronavirus alert system with hospitality businesses bearing the brunt of the tougher restrictions. The Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, Somerset, has announced it is to launch a second location in South Bristol. Government plans to relax Coronavirus restrictions nationwide over the Christmas period have been branded a 'mockery' after it emerged the tougher restrictions imposed on hospitality venues would remain in place. The Chancellor's Spending Review has been met with disappointment by the hospitality sector for not doing enough to support businesses as they prepare to face tougher tier restrictions. PM branded ‘incompetent’ as he says sorry for garbling Covid rules. Taiji Maruyama is executive chef at Japanese restaurant Taka, which recently opened its second London site in Marylebone. Harvester and All Bar One operator Mitchells & Butlers has confirmed 1,300 staff have been made redundant as a result of the impact to trade caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. 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Yahoo News UK Boris Johnson rejects Sage advice to bring in 'Tier 4' lockdown measures Minutes from a Sage meeting on 11 November said it is 'likely that some localities may need a tier 4 to prevent the epidemic from growing'. Gary Usher was prepared to film his restaurant business closing for good as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, he has revealed. One of Britain's top restaurateurs has savaged the government's severe new tier system as a death sentence for the hospitality sector. Get in touch. Will Government listen? For Greater Manchester, this could be the end of the British pub, Soho falls silent yet again as lockdown bites hospitality, Sunak announces grants for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown, Women reveal stress of losing hospitality jobs. The co-owner of Notting Hill’s Cha Cha X Sister Jane on being an international restaurant consultant in the time of Covid-19 and his Japanese dark kitchen business Oro. Some parts of UK hospitality industry may re-open in July. Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, said the news is “far worse than anyone could have anticipated”. What do Rishi Sunak’s VAT discounts mean for your holiday or day out? The owner of Soho nightclub G-A-Y Heaven is planning to re-open on 5 December by serving meals purchased from a nearby McDonald’s. Husband and wife duo Sam and Georgie Pearman will open gastropub The Double Red Duke in February next year with help from Hawksmoor and PittCue veteran Richard Turner. UKHospitality has written to Rishi Sunak warning that additional financial support is vital to ensure hospitality businesses survive winter and are able to help power economic growth next year. Economic estimates tell us nothing about our own lives post-Covid. Two Lights, the neighbourhood-style restaurant in London's Shoreditch from Clove Club alumnus Chase Lovecky, has announced it will close permanently due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions making the business 'untenable'.