All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week’s issue.
The Village Pub
The Calcot Collection’s Village Pub in Barnsley, Cirencester, has unveiled a fresh new look in its six bedrooms. A creative collaboration between the collection’s lead interior designer Nicky Farquhar and Caroline Todhunter, the Village Pub’s bedrooms have been enhanced with pops of colour and contemporary touches, while retaining their character and quintessential Cotswolds feel.
Certain hallmarks feature within all six bedrooms – including the ‘beehive’ mini bar found across the Calcot Collection, retro Roberts radios, Pooky angle-poised lamps, bamboo desk-side chairs, lambswool rugs from Scottish brand Moon, chunky wooden oval mirrors and quirky coat-hooks.
Each bedroom benefits from individual touches, such as wallpaper with a dragonfly motif by Jennifer Shorto and headboards created with Lewis & Wood fabrics.
The pub also offers a locally sourced menu with traditional butcher’s cuts from the nearby Paddock Farm, vegetables from the village and home-rolled quail and black pudding Scotch eggs.
General manager Michele Mella
Owner Calcot Collection Group
Design Nicky Farquhar and Caroline Todhunter
Starting room rate £109
Bancone has opened just off London’s Trafalgar Square, serving a modern interpretation of Italian cuisine, including fresh pasta and seasonal small plates. Seasonal arancini will change daily and lesser-known vineyards will be championed in wines available by the glass.
Head chef Louis Korovilas
Owners William Ellner and David Ramsey
Typical dishes Pappardelle, kid goat and rosemary ragù; tagliolini, clams, seaweed and purslane
Launched by husband and wife Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward, seafood restaurant and bar Bucket in London’s Westbourne Grove features design by Patsy Godik. Alongside buckets of seafood are rustic boards of grilled whole fish, chicken and steak.
Design Patsy Godik
Typical dishes Lobster and brandy mussels; salmon crudo, grapefruit, pink peppercorn and lime
Following its appearance on BBC Two’s Million Pound Menu, street-food concept Finca has launched a summer residency in Manchester’s Artisan café bar, serving informal dishes rooted in Cuban and Latin flavours.
Operator Living Ventures
Founders Oli Smith, Joe Earnshaw, Michael Harrison
Typical dish Cubano sandwich with mojo-marinated pork shoulder, horseshoe gammon, pickles, mustard and Gouda
Birmingham restaurant group Lasan has opened Jailbird New York Seafood and Steak in the city’s Victoria Square, a “sophisticated” restaurant and ground floor lounge with the “classy, vibrant and opulent feel of a New York drinking and dining experience”.
Operator Lasan Group
Typical dishes Creole sea bass with kale salad; half-chicken with lemon, garlic and herb gremolata dressing; flat iron steak with hand-cut chips
Oklava owners Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have opened a second site. Kyseri in London’s Shoreditch offers modern Turkish plates focusing on Turkish pastas, drawing inspiration from both the Kayseri region as well as from Kiazim’s Turkish-Cypriot heritage.
Founders Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie
Typical dishes Roasted halibut, hamsi pilav and sivri butter; Cornish duck breast, braised leg gözleme, grape molasses and black garlic
Premier Suites Glasgow
Prem Group has opened its second Premier Suites serviced apartment collection in Glasgow. The Premier Suites Plus Glasgow Bath Street property offers 24 apartments in the city’s theatre quarter, taking the group’s portfolio of properties in the UK to 11.
Operator Prem Group
General manager Eileen Newman
Starting room rate £79