Blind Spot 'Spin the Globe' cocktails

St Martins Lane hotel’s late-night speakeasy Blind Spot is adding a Brexit-inspired twist to its ‘Spin the Globe’ menu by offering a 17% discount on cocktails boasting flavours from around the EU. Designed by Blind Spot’s bar manager Chris Ariza, the cocktail menu launched last year, and is an exercise in world exploration, inspired by …

Roxanne Allen, Young Chef

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on the government to provide clarity and ensure stability for businesses after Theresa May’s Brexit speech yesterday. Chief executive of the ALMR, Kate Nicholls, said whereas departure from the European Union could provide the government with an opportunity to cut VAT for the hospitality sector, concrete …

Walkabout Customers

New research from the Visa Consumer Spending Index shows that consumer spending rose 2.5% in October, compared to the year before. This rise in consumer spending has been led by hotels, restaurants and bars which have seen an increase of 9% and recreation and culture, growing 7.4%. This will come as welcome news to operators …