Coronavirus lockdown: London restaurants closed, in pictures

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Now the feeling is familiar. After a Christmas and New Year period in which most businesses were closed due to level 4 coronavirus restrictions, the capital entered full lockdown for the third time on January 6.

The differences with restaurants in London may seem unimportant at first glance. But the government’s announcement, coupled with the serious public health crisis in the capital, was a game-changer. While restaurateurs worry about the future of their business, workers are not only concerned about their job security, but their health and safety as well.

The health, social and economic situation in London is serious. In the absence of guarantees on when the crisis could subside, despite the deployment of vaccines, the end of the lockdown and the path of reopening remain unknown. Restaurants, forced to adapt and survive again, must therefore wait and marvel.

Below is a look at the restaurants in London that are on lockdown in the first week of 2021.


Wong Kei, a Chinatown institution, is closed; while another, Cafe TPT, remains open to delivery people.

Wong Kei, a Chinatown institution


Cafe TPT, a more modern institution in Chinatown


Jolene, on Newington Green. Co-owner Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim told Eater earlier this year: “As a nation, we place too much faith in the competence of our government and we are too dependent on its whims. The past 12 months have shown that resilient businesses rely on decisions they make independently, at a level they can control.

Jolene in Newington Green remains open during coronavirus lockdown

Jolene à Newington Green


“We’re back” is the message. The Eagle, like most of London’s hotel businesses, didn’t return for long before they had to close again before Christmas.

One of the country's original gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon, closed amid coronavirus lockdown in London

One of the country’s original gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon


Voodoo Ray’s Pizza Slice on Kingsland Road.

Voodoo Rays on Kingsland Road, Dalston, closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

Pizzeria Voodoo Rays sur Kingsland Road, Dalston


Provider of East London’s most famous naan, Ararat Bread packed his bags at the end of the day last week in the Ridley Road market in Dalston.

Ararat Bread in Ridley Road Market, one of London's best known and beloved naan vendors

Ararat Bread in the Ridley Road Market


The Duke of Richmond offers a selection of his menu best suited to take out. Choices? A crab mayonnaise and butty crisps and rare Welsh croquetas. All day, mate.

The Duke of Richmond's gastropub in Hackney remains closed amid coronavirus lockdown in London

Duke of Richmond gastropub in Hackney remains closed


Chef Jeremy Lee on the restaurant where he oversees the kitchen: “the great lady of Dean Street hibernates.”

Quo Vadis,

Quo Vadis de Soho, closed


E5 Bakehouse and Secret Smokehouse, two businesses under the arcades of London Fields in Hackney.

E5 Bakehouse on edge of London Fields closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

e5 Bakehouse and bordure de London Fields

Secret Smokehouse in the arches of London Fields closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

Secret smokehouse in the arches of London Fields


Bright is open for take out during the day, offering squid sandwiches, cookies, and homemade soda bread.

Bright - one of the best restaurants in east London is closed during the coronavirus lockdown.  Hackney, 2021.

Noble Fine Liquor’s Bright, fermé


El Marsem, a sandwich bar that opened in the spring of last year on Old Kent Road; and Jenecheru, the Bolivian coffee shop, which has continued to serve its community throughout the past year.

El Marsem on Old Kent Road open during coronavirus lockdown

El Marsem sur Old Kent Road

Jenecheru on Old Kent Road closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

Generation on Old Kent Road


Bao’s original food stall, Netil Market, Hackney last week, opened during the lockdown.

Bao's original location inside Netil Market, Hackney, opened during coronavirus lockdown

Bao’s original location inside Netil Market, Hackney


Climpson and Sons Café on Broadway Market.

Climpson's and Sons Cafe on Broadway Market, open but preparing to close late in the day on day one of the coronavirus lockdown in London

Climpson and Sons cafe sur Broadway Market


Pavilion Bakery on Broadway Market.

Broadway Market Pavilion bakery closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

Pavilion Bakery on Broadway Market


The Marksman Public House is closed but offers a range of provisions – mainly pies and rolls – for collection.

Hackney Road sniper to offer take-out and delivery via the coronavirus lockdown in London in January

The Sniper on Hackney Road


The Beigel Bake in Brick Lane remains open for take out, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Beigel Bake at Brick Lane, one of London's best 24-hour restaurants, open during coronavirus lockdown in London

Beigel Bake à Brick Lane


The Fryerer’s Delight in Holborn – perhaps the best and most famous chippy in London – is open for take out.

The Fryerer's Delight in Holborn, one of London's best fish and chips, opened during the coronavirus lockdown in London

The Fryerer’s Delight in Holborn, open


St John Bread and Wine, one of the city’s great restaurants, is closed for business.

St John Bread and Wine closed in Spitalfields during coronavirus lockdown in London

St John Bread and Wine is closed at Spitalfields


Koya in Soho will start sending flat packs of udon noodles in the coming weeks.

Japanese noodle bar Udon Koya in Soho, closed for now amid coronavirus lockdown in London

Koya in Soho, closed for now


One of London’s best-known steak restaurants, the original Hawksmoor restaurant in Shoreditch. The group offers delivery to London and across the country.

Hawksmoor, Commercial Street, Shoreditch, closed amid coronavirus lockdown in London

Hawksmoor, Commercial Street, Shoreditch, shutters


Lyle’s Michelin-starred Shoreditch restaurant, chef James Lowe, is closed. Meal kits are being shipped across the country while London is closed.

Lyle is on Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, closed during coronavirus lockdown in London

Lyle est sur Bethnal Green Road


An iconic London restaurant in Exmouth Market, Moro, with shutters closed in early 2021.

Moro, with its shutters closed, in Exmouth market last week during the coronavirus lockdown in London

Moro, with its shutters closed, in Exmouth Market


Hoi Polloi, the restaurant at the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street, closed for good last fall. TEAR.

Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel, permanently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Hoi Polloi at the Ace hotel, permanently closed due to the pandemic


In Shoreditch, the branch of the Neapolitan-style Pizza Pilgrims pizzeria is closed.

Pizza Pilgrims on Shoreditch High Street closed after Christmas when the coronavirus lockdown was announced in London, England

Pizza Pilgrims sur Shoreditch High Street


The Michelin-starred Clove Club, London’s top-ranked restaurant among the world’s 50 best, remains closed during the lockdown. Owners Isaac McHale, Dan Willis and Johnny Smith announced the final closure of sister restaurant Two Lights, run by chef Chase Lovecky last year. Meanwhile, the group’s Italian restaurant, Luca, remains open for take-out and delivery via the Big Night App.

The Michelin-starred Clove Club, Shoreditch, closed during lockdown

The Clove Club, Shoreditch, closed during lockdown


Vietnamese restaurant Bun Bun Bun is closed on Kingsland Road in Dalston.

Vietnamese Bun Bun Bun restaurant on Kingsland Road closed during coronavirus lockdown in London, England

Bun Bun Bun Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsland Road


Italian meat specialist Macellaio RC operates a delivery service from its sites in Clerkenwell, Northcote Road, South Kensington, Fitzrovia and Union Street.

Macellaio RC Exmouth Market open for meat sales during London lockdown

Macellaio RC Exmouth Market


Quality Chop House will continue to ship wine and supplies from its Clerkenwell store. Quality Wines (at Home) is currently being replaced by takeout brand Arrosto, by chef Nick Bramham of Clipstone Kitchen.

Quality Chop House will continue to ship wine and supplies from its Clerkenwell store, while for the coronavirus lockdown, Quality Wines will be replaced by Arrosto, a new roast chicken delivery brand from Chef Nick Bramham, which will operate in the kitchen Clipstone in Fitzrovia.

Quality Chop House will continue to ship wine and supplies from its Clerkenwell store


Wei Guirong’s Xi’an restaurant, Master Wei, has remained open for take-out and delivery since last summer. While, Anna Tobias’ Cafe Deco only experienced the pandemic, opening for take-out collection in November of last year.

Wei master Wei Guirong is open to take away

Wei master Wei Guirong is open to take away

Anna Tobias and 40 Maltby Street in Bloomsbury's Deco Café is open for take-out during coronavirus lockdown

Anna Tobias’ Cafe Deco in Bloomsbury


While Fitzrovia Restaurant and Bao’s Development Kitchen remain closed for dinner, the group’s delivery brand Rice Error has taken off from its Borough Market and Netil Market locations.

Cult Taiwanese restaurant brand Bao's Fitzrovia branch closed amid coronavirus lockdown in London

Bao Fitzrovia, closed for now


Some things are still too good to be closed: Good Friend in Chinatown.

Good Friend Chicken is open for take out in Chinatown during the coronavirus lockdown in London

Good Friend Chicken is open for takeout in Chinatown

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