At Ham Yard Hotel in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood, the Christmas season means the smell of mulled wine throughout the hotel, an impressive gingerbread display at the centre of the lobby and lots of guests. “Guests love what we do as festive decorations,” says Sarah Williams, food and beverage manager for the hotel. Ham Yard […]
It’s estimated that no-shows – guests failing to show up for their reservation, in other words – leaves UK pubs, bars and restaurants £16 billion worse off each year.
Here’s an interesting quote by Leonard Woolf, Virginia’s husband. ‘It is surprising how much one can produce in a year, whether of buns or books or pots or pictures,’ it goes. ‘If one works professionally for three and a half hours everyday.’
The bar is where it’s at. In decades past, diners would use the bar to have a drink or wait for additional guests before entering the dining room. Today, diners see bar dining as another option, and some even prefer it to sitting in the dining room.
Dublin’s favourite Klaw has recently become a trilogy of venues, with Klaw Poké and Shuck ‘n Suck opening in succession in the past few months. With his fourth, and most ambitious venue to date, Klaw The Urbanmonger, due to open in November, Dee Laffan chats to restaurateur Niall Sabongi about his new ventures and his […]