Three quarters of nightlife businesses say door staff shortages are impacting public safety, according to new data from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and UK Door Security Association (UKDSA).
This week's main hospitality news stories include the Government making pavement licenses permanent, data showing hospitality employees working longer hours, and Shaftesbury and Capco's plans to merge.
Consumer confidence fell for the third consecutive quarter in Q1 2022, but the percentage of consumers spending more on restaurants rose by nine points quarter-on-quarter, according to data from Deloitte.
All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach will bring ‘a little slice of Sydney to Soho’ this summer following the acquisition of the large ground floor site at the recently redeveloped Ilona Rose House.
London landlords Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) are in advanced talks on a £3.5bn merger that would bring tourist hotspots including Covent Garden and Soho under common ownership.
Franco/East Asian Mayfair restaurant Bar des Prés has turned its downstairs seating area into a ‘destination lounge’ that offers an extensive menu of French wine by the glass alongside a menu of light bites.