On Friday March 20, all bars, restaurants and hospitality venues were ordered to close their doors to the public. Three months on from that (we hate to use the word) ‘unprecedented’ announcement, many of London’s best-loved estbalishments still have their shutters down. And for some of them, it’s for good.
Although lots of London’s bars and restaurants have kept the kitchens going by supplying hot meals to the NHS or pivoting to takeaway and delivery, a handful of spots have already faced facts that they can’t make the transition when faced with social distancing on the other side. For many venues, it’s an impossible hurdle for their small kitchens and cosy restaurant floors, while for others, the future simply won’t be financially viable when running at such a limited capacity.
Here, we bid adieu to the London restaurants and bars that have so far confirmed they sadly won’t be reopening when hospitality make its comeback in the capital.