Chef Tommy Heaney has opened his first solo restaurant on the former site of Arbennig restaurant in Pontcanna, Cardiff.
The former head chef of Restaurant Tommy Heaney at the Great House hotel in Laleston, Bridgend, and Wales regional finalist on BBC Two’s Great British Menu 2018, Heaney raised nearly £42,000 towards the restaurant through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The restaurant serves a menu of snacks and sharing plates using local and fresh produce, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu.
Opened 10 October
Chef-patron Tommy Heaney
Typical dishes Barbecue Welsh lamb, anchovy, sea vegetables; venison, potato, berries, cabbage; brill, sweetcorn, kale, Ibérico pancetta, smoked Hollandaise
18 Ash Street
Restaurant, lounge and late night venue Baha in Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, has relaunched its Tasting House & Grill restaurant as 18 Ash Street, with a new seasonal menu.
Owner Stephen Hargreaves of Hargreaves Enterprises
Head chef Kevin Hodge
Typical dishes Beef fillet, mushroom ketchup, duck fat potatoes; chicken breast, confit shallot
54 Queen’s Gate
54 Queen’s Gate hotel in London’s South Kensington, a Grade II-listed, Edwardian property, has reopened with rooms dedicated to characters including Oscar Wilde, George Eliot, Sylvia Pankhurst and Alfred Hitchcock.
Owner Moteia Ismail
General manager James Menhinick
Starting room rate £189 for a single
Design A & J D’Alton
Aparthotel group Native has opened its first Scottish property in Glasgow’s city centre. The Edwardian art deco building, formerly the headquarters of the Anchor Line Shipping Company, has been redesigned with the ethos and opulence of a 1920s ocean liner.
Owner The White Building Properties Company
Starting room rate £95 for a one-bedroom studio
Former Restaurant Story head chef Angelo Sato has opened Omoide on London’s Bermondsey Street, specialising in shokuji, a popular meal in Japan consisting of rice, pickles and dashi soup, as well as chirashi sushi rice bowls.
Head chef Angelo Sato
Typical dishes Chirashi rice bowl, yuzu salmon, avocado, cucumber, ginger, goma wakame; ‘humble chicken’, mushrooms, shichimi mayo
A Grade-II-listed mansion house, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens near Horsham, West Sussex, has opened Restaurant Interlude, with a menu of ingredients grown on, or foraged from, the 200-acre estate.
Owner Penny Streeter
Executive chef Jean Delport
Typical dishes Rabbit, winter purslane, hogweed cider and charcoal; fallow deer with local braai and sour raspberry
Rockwell East, a design-led aparthotel, has opened at London’s Aldgate. Accommodation ranges from studio apartments to family apartments, each with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, Nespresso Coffee machine and an Abel and Cole welcome breakfast pack.
Design Waldo Works
Starting room rate £150