Fighting back the tiers

As more regions across the UK come under tougher restrictions, we find ways to support the hospitality industry

From Saturday 19 December, more restaurants will be forced to close their doors to dine-in customers as several counties and regions move to tier three. Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Peterborough, Hastings and Portsmouth will join London which fell under the toughest level of restrictions on Wednesday of this week. 

If you fancy a night off from cooking, or simply can't face more leftovers, show your support by ordering in. Although many venues are taking a much-needed break over Christmas and New Year, some will continue to offer takeaway for delivery or collection over the holiday period. Search our website for details of Good Food Guide restaurants in your area providing food to go. From country pubs such as The Beehive in White Waltham, Berkshire and town-centre restaurants including Hermitage Road in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, there are plenty of tier-three venues helping to keep locals well fed. In cities such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham, you can get everything from Sri Lankan hoppers to hand-rolled sushi straight to your doorstep. 

We're keeping our list of restaurants offering nationwide delivery up-to-date so you can still order in wherever you are in the country. Although most venues have closed their order books for Christmas week, you can get finish-at-home meal kits in time for New Year's Eve or pre-order a treat to get you through the inevitable January slump.   

In good news, Bristol and North Somerset will move from tier three to tier two from 19 December. Although not all restaurants are planning to reopen from that date, Box-E, Bristol Lido, Gambas, The Kensington Arms, Prego and Wilson's will welcome dine-in customers again before Christmas, while diners can return to Casamia from 30 December.