- Hospitality employers could be faced with 'staggering' costs to recruit and retain staff from outside the UK once it leaves the EU, an immigration lawyer has warned. If freedom of movement rules are scrapped firms could be forced to 'navigate' a points-based immigration system, leading to a bill of at least £2,675 per employee.
- In other Brexit news hoteliers have reported that the falling value of the pound has sparked a surge in interest from international visitors. In the week following the vote Best Western Great Britain said bookings from US visitors had risen 236 per cent, while a hotel in Edinburgh reported a 50 per cent increase in bookings from China compared to the same period last year.
- Gordon Ramsay could be set to open a new restaurant in Scotland 12 years after his Michelin-starred venue Amaryllis closed its doors in Glasgow. The chef told fans he would 'definitely' return to the city and was also looking at a site in Edinburgh.
- Selected restaurants working with Just Eat are to start sending out self-driving delivery robots to handle orders in the next few months. The robots will use cameras and sensors to navigate pavements and customers will be sent a secure code to access their meals once their courier arrives.
- A 'worrying' number of front-of-house staff still don't know enough about wine, a survey has found. More than half of diners questioned said waiting staff lacked knowledge of their wine list, despite more than two in five reporting that they would be more likely to buy a bottle of wine if it was recommended by a waiter.
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