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Festivals in 2021: Sun, cider and no more social distancing?

As the live music scene readies itself for a big return this summer, festival organisers tell us about how they’re preparing

Food + Drink

Hard to see the sunny side as brewery sell out of Creme Egg beer

Absolutely smashing or have Cadbury’s cracked up? The new release is gone, but hope is not lost


Covid dining has been an advert for the magic of a good restaurant

Lockdown may have inspired its successes, says Jimi Famurewa, but a considered return to normality could not be more welcome


Give help to bars and restaurants – or they’ll shut, banks warned

Restaurants have suffered a slow bleed of cash covering utility bills, insurance, and other outgoings that have drained them of cash


#SaveHospitalityRishi: Chefs back campaign calling on Sunak to help

The industry is warning that jobs will go if the Chancellor does not continue his support


A-list booze crews: A critic puts celebrity alcohol brands to the test

From Timberlake’s trippy tequila to gin fit for a Queen and Jay-Z’s Moet-approved champagne, Douglas Blyde pops the bottle on the booze with serious star power, while Marissa DeSantis rounds up the celebrity alcohol tribes


West End al fresco: Outdoor dining to return across the centre of town

A total of 60 roads — including 17 in Soho alone — will be transformed into traffic-free zones once again


Robin Gill teams up with StarChefs for St Patrick’s Day feast

The chef says the menu has been inspired by his childhood in Ireland


Slow Rise by Robert Penn: a Sapiens-with-wheat story of humanity

Far from being yet another book on how to achieve the perfect sourdough starter, Robert Penn’s engaging account encompasses every aspect of bread, from how it fuelled entire empires to which grains he could grow on his own allotment, says David Ellis

Food + Drink

Award-winning winery to donate 100% of sales in aid of hospitality

From now until March 8, the winery will donate every penny from every bottle sold to the charity

More Reveller news

Inquiry into Covid’s impact on nightlife finds a sector ‘on its knees’

A new parliamentary report has delved into both the financial and human damage of the pandemic


Fast food chain Wendy’s confirms first UK opening in over 20 years

The group left in 2000, but are back for another shot at the British market

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

Raise a glass to London’s locals: Inside the battle to save our pubs

The bars are dry, and landlords need a plan — fast. David Ellis reports on the fight to save the city’s beloved boozers


Aziz Ansari and Matty Matheson to dream up dishes for ASAP Pizza

Borough Market pizzeria is set to serve up a taste of the world


How to do Pancake Day with easy low-sugar healthy pancake recipes

A few simple ingredient swaps can turn your annual pancake day feeding frenzy into a low-sugar, nutritious meal 

Food + Drink

A £50, gold-wrapped beef sandwich? It could only be made in Chelsea

This is a marketing stunt from a clearly canny chef, says David Ellis, but it will find its own audience

The Escapist

20 lockdown-friendly activities to help you survive half term

Parenting guru Maggie Bolger - founder of family members’ club Maggie and Rose and soon-to-launch b_together - has some ingenious tips for stressed out parents staring down the barrel of another lockdown school holiday

Food & Drink

The food of love: Valentine’s Day recipe kits & supermarket meal deals

From gourmet delights to guilty pleasures, the Valentine’s dinner ideas making a play for your heart


Tips and tricks from inside the home kitchens of five top London chefs

How top London chefs have adapted their home kitchens to handle a year of extraordinary use