Gordon Ramsay's Scottish restaurant, Amaryllis, is reducing the number of days it opens from next week. The restaurant, which is in the One Devonshire Gardens hotel in Glasgow's West End, is no longer taking bookings for Mondays or Tuesdays from 1 May. Restaurant general manager Fiona Nairn said: "We have been open a year now and it was felt that we needed to include some time for the staff to have a break and operate the restaurant in a similar way to the London restaurant."
The Altnaharrie Inn in Ullapool, Highland, is up for sale. The hotel and restaurant has been put on the market for £500,000 by owners Gunn Eriksen and Fred Brown 22 years after they opened. The restaurant was closed for the whole season last year after Eriksen developed a back problem.
Dining out will be one of the first things to suffer as consumer spending dips this year, says market analyst Datamonitor. According to Datamonitor's Recessionary Consumers report, 82% of the 89% of consumers who currently spend money on eating out said they would economise on it first. Only 12% said they would cut back on eating out last. Of the 85% of people who spend money on holidays, more than half said they would abandon them if their income were reduced.