All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week’s issue
Mark Jarvis has launched his third London restaurant, Stem, just off London’s Regent Street. Jarvis opened Anglo, his first venture, in 2016, followed by Neo Bistro in June 2017. Stem is owned by the Crown Estate and is part of a significant regeneration project to increase both restaurant and retail presence in the Regent Street area.
The menus, created by Catey 2017 Newcomer Award winner Jarvis and Sam Ashton-Booth (formerly head chef of Anglo), showcase modern, seasonal British dishes.
Bright and spacious, Stem’s interior design features granite table tops and aubergine leather banquettes. On the lower ground floor is a six-seat private chef’s table, with black tiling and low-level lighting, where guests will be offered bespoke tasting menus. The wine list comprises approximately 65 bins.
Opened 1 May
Chef-patron Mark Jarvis
Operations manager Jon Cannon
Head chef Sam Ashton-Booth
Restaurant manager Emma Underwood
Design Commercial Kitchen and Bar
Typical dishes Smoked chicken tortellini, leek hearts cooked in truffle butter; roast saddle of lamb, dried courgette and basil; halibut, confit celery, grapes and fish velouté
Street food brand Raclette Brothers has opened its first permanent site at London’s Pop Brixton, serving food and drink inspired by the Alps region. Raclette cheese is served on a traditional machine, along with blue and British cheeses. Side dishes include unlimited refills of potatoes, salads, pickles and baguettes.
Typical dishes Bermondsey raclette; beef bourguignon with pomme soufflé and girolles; homemade tartiflette made with desirée potatoes
Crockers Chef’s Table Tring
Luke Garnsworthy and Scott Barnard have relocated their relaxed fine-dining concept from Berkhamsted to a larger site in Tring. The site offers a lunch menu, a three-course menu and two tasting menus.
Owner Luke Garnsworthy
Head chef Scott Barnard
Typical dishes Cauliflower, grape, mussels; Cumbrian lamb, peas, asparagus, Jersey royals
Hotel du Vin Stratford
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Stratford-upon-Avon is spread across two converted Grade II-listed townhouses. The design features colourful accents, wooden furniture and quirky artwork with dark greys, teals and greens. The hotel also has a bistro, serving home-style French cooking, such as cassoulet and bouillabaisse.
General manager Nicolas Jefford
Radisson Red Glasgow
The UK’s first Radisson Red hotel has opened in Glasgow, with keyless entry, self-check-in and an app for requests, from extra pillows to airport transfers. The design includes eclectic pieces and wallpaper designed by Glasgow comic artist Frank Quitely. There is also a Ouibar + Ktchn restaurant and a rooftop bar.
General manager Michael Weston
Starting room rate £99
Wilde Aparthotels, London
Staycity Group has opened its first Wilde aparthotel on London’s Strand, the design and concept of which has been inspired by author Oscar Wilde. The site features solid oak flooring, handcrafted joinery, bespoke artworks, and touch-control panels for lighting, air conditioning and blinds.
General manager Atul Prakash
Starting room rate £160
The Grand hotel in Eastbourne has reopened its two-AA-rosette Mirabelle restaurant following a two-month, £200,000 refurbishment. The restaurant’s new interiors feature a blue, grey and gold colour palette, inspired by the beach. The restaurant’s kitchen has been given a new layout and equipment.
Owner Elite Hotels
Head chef Stephanie Malvoisin
Restaurant manager Ben Warren