The Secret Restaurateur on life after lockdown

This month, our anonymous business owner ponders what’s in store for the restaurant trade once restrictions are eventually lifted

Covid-19 has taught us that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. At this stage, we’ve all lost count of the number of dates for reopening which have passed by almost without a murmur, so I reckon I might as well throw out my own predictions.

Once the over-70s are inoculated and the current cautious approach abandoned, outdoor dining will be permitted in May. Under pressure from a public fatigued by ...