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London: Restaurant Diaries

Here at Resy, we want to tell the story of the restaurant industry — one way we do that is through first-person perspectives directly from chefs, operators, and staff.


Restaurant Diaries

“I Am in Awe of The Industry”: Days Before Reopening, Alex Hely-Hutchinson Reflects on the Pandemic’s Lessons

With a mid-April relaxation of restrictions approaching quickly, many in London’s hospitality industry are treating the opportunity to reopen for…

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Restaurant Diaries

“We Are Still Here. That Is a Win In Itself.” Budgie Montoya on Staying True to Himself and Filipino Cuisine

For many, after a long winter under a national lockdown, the announcement that restrictions would be cautiously relaxed over March…

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Helping Out

Through the Pandemic, Restaurants Have Supported Others. They Deserve the Same Support in Return

It’s been a challenging year for those working in restaurants. But despite setback after setback, those working in hospitality have…

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Restaurant Diaries

“We’ve Done It Once, We’ll Do It Again.” Ombra’s Mitshel Ibrahim Reflects on a Wild October and Lockdown 2.0

For restaurants, October was one of the most challenging months in a year that has affected every part of the…

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Behind the Line

In The Food Industry, The Odds Have Always Been Stacked Against Black People

Growing up with a stoutly Jamaican and Caribbean family who were sure to ingratiate us with island food and culture…

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Restaurant Diaries

Staring Down Hardship, Fallow Have Hustled to Keep Their Dream Alive

Eight weeks into the city’s mandatory lockdown as a result of measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19, the…

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Restaurant Diaries

What If Restaurants Reopened Next Month? How One Restaurant is Planning For a Post-Covid London

Eight weeks into the city’s mandatory lockdown as a result of measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19, the…

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Restaurant Diaries

What Happens When Your Restaurant Opens the Week Before a Pandemic?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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Restaurant Diaries

This London Restaurant Owner Set Up a Non-Profit to Create a Lifeline for his Team

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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Restaurant Diaries

‘This is Going to Get Serious Really Quickly’: One Worker’s Experience After COVID-19 Shut Everything Down

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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