All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week’s issue.
Feast Bar & Kitchen
Incipio – the group behind the Prince, Pergola and Feast Canteen street food experiences – has launched Feast Bar & Kitchen, a similar food concept, which operates indoors and all year round at the former home of the BBC in London’s White City.
The 5,000 sq ft drinking and dining space features sharing tables and communal seating for up to 300 diners. The concept will offer a line-up of London’s independent eateries and street food stalls, rotating every six months. The first residents are Del 74, serving tacos and Mexican cuisine, and Netil Market stars Morty & Bob offering comfort food such as grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers.
Diners order and pay for food at kiosks in the restaurant, and their order is delivered to their table. Feast also has a takeaway seating area. The venue is designed with a contemporary interior of greenery, granite and timber, and will have an additional 157 outdoor seats in the summer months. The space will be open Monday to Friday, 12pm until late. Tables for groups of four or more are available to book.
Opened 20 February
Operator Incipio Group
Typical dishes Fish tacos with sautéed tilapia, coleslaw and salsa; grilled cheese and pickle sandwiches; and kale and quinoa salad
Husband and wife Limor and Amir Chen have opened Delamina, an eastern Mediterranean restaurant, in London’s Marylebone. Delamina follows the Chens’ residency at Shoreditch House and first restaurant Strut & Cluck, which opened in Shoreditch in 2016.
Typical dishes Chermoula-glazed cod on warm Israeli couscous salad; and ras el hanout and honey-glazed poussin with roasted sweet potato
Hook in London’s Camden has reopened after undergoing a major refit in December. It has relaunched as a “reasonably priced fish restaurant” offering fish and chips alongside a full fish and seafood menu.
General manager Samuel Haim
Typical dishes Panko fish tacos; poached and blowtorched sea trout salad with samphire; and piri-piri tempura of butternut squash
The Chester Grosvenor hotel has completed a £350,000 art deco-inspired refurbishment of its all-day dining restaurant, adding a brass and quartz Champagne and cocktail bar to the heart of the site in Chester city centre.
Head chef Gareth Jones
Typical dishes Loin of Highland venison with smoked celeriac and juniper; and duck breast with hot rillettes, cider apples and caramelised chicory
The Lady Ottoline pub in London’s Bloomsbury has reopened after going into liquidation in 2017 and being acquired by Market Taverns earlier this year. Named after the patron of the historical Bloomsbury Group, the pub will once again serve a modern British menu.
Operator Market Taverns
Head chef Tom Haste
Typical dishes Steak and ale pie; short rib beef burger; braised ox cheek and mushroom wellington
The Famous Cock
Stonegate Pub Company has completed a £600,000 refurbishment of the Famous Cock Tavern in London’s Islington, adding a 1920s-themed Jam & Rye bar in the basement. There are seven television screens on the premises, and a menu of sourdough pizzas and tapas, along with a range of craft and cask beer, is at the core of the pub’s offer.
Operator Stonegate Pub Company
General manager Carl Hufton
Kohler Waters Spa
The Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course hotel in St Andrews has reopened following a multimillion-pound renovation. The only Kohler Waters Spa outside the US, it offers hydrotherapy and organic treatments, with wet treatment rooms and Vichy showers. The renovation has also seen the addition of a 20m-long lap pool.
Spa director Kirsty MacCormick
Design Sedley Place
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