The number of Ukraine’s restaurants and cafes operating has decreased by 21% last year,

to 14,700, from 18,600, said Olha Nasonova, the Director of Restaurants of Ukraine analytical center, (Interfax-Ukraine). Repeated lockdowns and the absence of foreign tourists has cut turnover by 30%. The current lockdown will have a minimal impact because most restaurants have adapted to the restrictions, and some have closed. Looking forward, she said: “Many interesting locations have become available. Plus, rental levels have decreased. The most popular hybrid formats are shops-cafes, shops-bars.”