L’Atelier Robuchon London opening next month in Mayfair
The Joël Robuchon International group will relaunch its Mayfair restaurant as L’Atelier Robuchon London on Friday 15th September.

The relaunch of L’Atelier Robuchon London is being led by Executive Chef Andrea Cofini, a member of the Robuchon brand since 2014, having served at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris and more recently at Robuchon Shanghai. Collaborating closely with Group Executive Chef David Alves, Cofini has worked to ensure that L’Atelier Robuchon London maintains the group's exceptional standards.

The menu at L’Atelier Robuchon London will pay homage to some of the iconic Robuchon classics.

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24/Aug/2023 13:09
RestaurantsNew Openings
Celebrated West African restaurant Chishuru to reopen in new site
Celebrated West African restaurant Chishuru is to reopen in a new site in London's Fitzrovia next month.

Renowned West African restaurant Chishuru is preparing to make its comeback in a new setting in London's Fitzrovia district. Scheduled to reopen next month, the restaurant has secured a fresh space to continue delighting patrons with its unique culinary offerings.

Founded by Nigerian-born chef Adejoké Bakare, Chishuru initially launched as a 32-cover establishment in Brixton Village in 2020.

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23/Aug/2023 15:36
Quick ServiceNew Openings
The Light to open 13th cinema & entertainment venue in Surrey this June
The Light is to open a new 45,000 square foot cinema and entertainment space in the heart of Redhill, Surrey on Friday 16 June.

This new venue forms part of the multi-million-pound regeneration of the town centre being led by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.

The Light will be one of the largest entertainment venues in Surrey and is designed to bring friends and families together to engage in competitive, social activities and enjoy exceptional cinema all under one roof.

The complex will include a high-quality six-screen cinema.

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25/Apr/2023 16:03
New Openings
Grocer to the stars set to launch larger Chelsea site in May
Andreas on Chelsea Green has long been a curator of the very finest fruit, vegetables and speciality produce - with loyal customers including south west London residents as well as the UK’s most celebrated chefs.

Now, after 12 years operating from a tiny shop on Cale Street, Andreas Georghiou and his family - wife Sophia, daughters Tilly and Tabbi and son, Wilbur - are opening a brand new grocers, set to become one of London’s most spectacular food destinations.

Launching next door in a vast space complete with a striking curved glass frontage looking on to the green.

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25/Apr/2023 14:38
RetailNew Openings
Island Poké to open first site beyond London next month
Island Poké will be bringing its fresh Pacific flavours to Newcastle this May. Marking their 16th Island and the first of their UK portfolio outside of London.

The all-new Island will be opening at 150 Grainger Street, Newcastle in May and is the first of several new openings planned over the coming months.

Island Poké will be serving up their healthy and nutritious sashimi grade salmon and tuna, chicken and plant-based poké bowls and award-winning bao, from lunch through to dinner, all for under £10.

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21/Apr/2023 14:12
Quick ServiceNew Openings
Gothic Bar to open at The Midland Grand Dining Room
The Midland Grand Dining Room, in the heart of King’s Cross, has today announced an opening date of the 2 May 2023, with reservation lines opening in the coming days.

Gothic Bar, helmed by Bar Manager Jack Porter (pictured), is to open within the The Midland Grand Dining Room.

The destination bar, located in the original striking entrance to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, has been spearheaded by owner, restaurateur and hotelier Harry Handelsman (Chiltern Firehouse, Allegra, Booking Office 1869).

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20/Apr/2023 15:34
RestaurantsNew Openings
Miznon founder to launch Lilienblum this May
Eyal Shani, founder of the cult hit Miznon, is to launch his newest London restaurant, Lilienblum on 19 May. Named after the street of one of Shani’s first restaurants in Tel Aviv, Lilienblum will be opening in East London, nestled between Shoreditch and Old Street.

The kitchen will be headed up by Oren King, also hailing from Israel, whose previous positions have seen him work at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Roka, and Hide.

In contrast to Miznon’s fast-casual dining approach, the restaurant will focus on family-style sharing plates packed with theatre.

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18/Apr/2023 19:14
RestaurantsNew Openings
The Biltmore Mayfair opens Grill 88
The Biltmore Mayfair, a Millennium & Copthorne hotel on Grosvenor Square, has opened Grill 88, which serves up a selection of steaks and seafood in an intimate setting.

The menu, designed by Executive Chef Luis Campos, celebrates the highest quality ingredients. Diners can select from a variety of prime beef cuts, including grain-fed Japanese A5 Kagoshima Black Breed Ribeye Wagyu, and large cuts to share including a Full-Blood Wagyu Chateaubriand or Butcher’s Platter.

For a touch of theatre.

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18/Apr/2023 16:53
AccommodationNew Openings
Atis to open 5th London site this May
Mid-May will see the opening of the fifth London instalment of the vibrant, healthy and flavour-packed salad and bowl bar Atis in London Bridge, in the bustling new Borough Yards development.

The brand is also pleased to announce a sixth opening - bringing atis to even more Londoners - that will be taking place later this year, with the location soon to be announced.

Since opening their flagship store in October 2019, atis has seen huge success on their mission to encourage people to eat more nourishing.

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18/Apr/2023 09:47
Quick ServiceNew Openings
The Municipal Liverpool to open in May
This May will see the opening of a new luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, and spa in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling commercial district, a short stroll from Lime Street and Moorfield railway stations.

The Municipal Liverpool hotel is joining MGallery, Accor Group’s luxury boutique-hotel brand, and will take residence in a Grade II listed heritage building from the mid-19th on the city’s vibrant Dale Street and combine stylish, modern opulence with historic charm.

Managed by leading hotel management company.

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18/Apr/2023 09:18
AccommodationNew Openings
Tashas to open first UK restaurant at Battersea Power Station this summer
Tashas, the much-loved cafe concept that started in South Africa from international hospitality collective Tashas Group, will open its first UK restaurant at Battersea Power Station, London’s exciting new riverside neighbourhood this summer.

The 4,000 square foot site sits on Prospect Way and will also have a beautiful large outdoor terrace. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant will serve some all-time favourites such as the Butternut Zucchini Rosti, Dr Paw Paw, Lemon Chicken, and the famous Texas Salad.

Founded in Johannesburg in 2005 by Natasha Sideris.

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17/Apr/2023 15:15
RestaurantsNew Openings
The Dim Sum Terrace opens in Harrods
A new restaurant in Harrods, The Dim Sum Terrace has just opened. Located on the 4th floor, the new spot will entertain guests in a bright new restaurant and an ultra exclusive terrace, one of only two outdoor spaces within the Knightsbridge institution.

Inspired by the teahouses of China, the menu celebrates the versatility of dim sum with a range of styles and fillings. The plump traditional Cantonese dumplings represent a convivial style of dining, and so the new venue is perfect for a range of occasions, whether it’s a quick refuel during shopping, a long lunch with friends, or a sharing sundowner on the terrace of an evening.

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17/Apr/2023 13:04
RestaurantsNew Openings
Creams to open two sites in Wigan & Blackburn this month
Creams Cafe, the UK’s leading dessert destination, is set to further extend its reach with two openings agreed under a new partnership with Park Garage Group.

The sites will open in Wigan and Blackburn in April and come in response to seeing a rapidly increasing demand for the brand within the North of England.

Boasting a prime location in Park Garages Wigan, just a stone’s throw from the DW Stadium, the new Creams Cafe is well placed to meet the needs of sporting event visitors, residents.

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04/Apr/2023 14:38
Quick ServiceNew Openings
Bundobust to open 5th restaurant in Birmingham this summer
Highly acclaimed Indian street food and craft beer specialist, Bundobust is set to expand with the opening of Bundobust Birmingham in Summer ’23.

The fifth restaurant from the award-winning Northern brand, Bundobust Birmingham will open in the heart of the city centre on Bennetts Hill, serving contemporary Indian street food and craft beer.

Bundobust Birmingham will be housed in a beautiful Grade II-listed building at 38 Bennetts Hill, designed in the 1860s by renowned local architect Yeoville Thomason.

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03/Apr/2023 13:04
RestaurantsNew Openings
Tomos Parry to open new London restaurant this June
Tomos Parry and the team behind Brat are to launch a brand-new restaurant in June named, Mountain, located on Beak Street in the heart of Soho,

Mountain is, in essence, a wood grill and wine bar reflecting Tomos' favourite meals from journeys across Spain over recent years. He explained, “Mountain draws on the 'mar y montana' (or sea and hillside) cooking of Spain, alongside the seas and mountains within the Welsh landscape, the language and of course the produce which guides us everyday.”

Inspiration is drawn from long lunches around barbecues in friend's vineyards.

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03/Apr/2023 10:47
RestaurantsNew Openings
NQ64 partners with Burgerism to launch first site offering food in May
NQ64 is set to launch its second London site in Shoreditch in May and the venue will be the first in the brand’s portfolio to serve food seeing them team up with Manchester’s Burgerism.

The Burgerism menu will feature premium smashed patties and fried chicken burgers, chicken wings, and seasoned skin-on fries.

Home of the ‘most popular burger in Manchester‘, Burgerism was originally born in Salford in 2018 with a mission to be the ‘best off-premises burger in your neighbourhood’, focusing on offering high-quality.

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31/Mar/2023 15:37
Pubs and ClubsNew Openings
Margot Henderson to open in Somerset inn next month
The Three Horseshoes with food from Margot Henderson OBE will open in Somerset on 25 April, after being delayed from launching last November due to the refurb.

Located in the countryside village of Batcombe, The Three Horseshoes is an 18th century pub, dining room and lodging lovingly restored from its origins and rewoven into a luxurious pub with rooms, offering glorious isolation and country comforts, where food is heartfelt, wholesome and produce driven.

Originally from New Zealand, Margot is now one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed chefs.

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31/Mar/2023 09:16
Pubs and ClubsNew Openings
Lunar Pub Company set to open 3rd London venue
Following the success of The Hunter’s Moon in South Kensington and Ganymede in Belgravia, Lunar Pub Company is set to open its third site this spring, The Apollo Arms in Clapham.

Located at 13-19 Old Town, the 2,000 square foot site has been designed by Novo Design and will accommodate up to 100 covers inside, with an additional 70 outside in the al fresco garden terrace.

Split into a number of distinct sections – including a dining room, bar, snug, and games room with TV screens – the interiors will feature a neutral colour palette of earthy browns.

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30/Mar/2023 16:07
Pubs and ClubsNew Openings
Big Fang Collective opens 6th UK site in Cardiff after investing £1.5m
Big Fang Collective's Golf Fang has opened its sixth UK site and its first in Wales after investing £1.5m into the new venue based on Mary Ann Street.

Golf Fang Cardiff is an 18-hole golf course in an environment surrounded by bespoke art, combining crazy golf with theatre, cocktails, street food and DJs. The venue has teamed up with their signature graffiti artists to create a ‘sprayground’ where golf courses are built into unique set designs such as shop fronts, rave rooms, TV sets and much more.

The new site.

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28/Mar/2023 17:05
Sports & LeisureNew Openings
Coffee#1 opens in Cheltenham & confirms Uber Eats rollout
Community-focused coffee shop, Coffee#1 has opened a brand-new coffee house in the centre of Cheltenham as the business continues the acceleration of its opening programme.

The store is the brand’s second opening in Cheltenham, joining the existing site in Montpelier Gardens, and is the 11th new opening since the pandemic, creating 12 new jobs in the area.

The town centre location on the High Street is situated opposite John Lewis and is well positioned to take advantage of the extensive footfall in the area with the store able to accommodate up to 90 customers internally and a further 8 externally.

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27/Mar/2023 17:40
Quick ServiceNew Openings