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Latest openings: Village Hotel Club Bristol, Burger & Beyond, Public House by Nico and more

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Village Hotel Club Bristol

Village Hotel Club Bristol has opened following a significant £22.5m investment. The hotel in Filton, north of Bristol’s city centre in South Gloucestershire, is home to a gym, the Village Pub and Grill, a Starbucks coffee shop and the Village Hotels Business Club VWorks meeting and events space.

The hotel is equipped with smart technology, while each Club bedroom is fitted with an Amazon Alexa and includes free access to the Village Gym and VWorks.

The Village Gym features Technogym equipment and more than 100 classes a week, as well as a 20-metre swimming pool, luxury steam room and sauna.

General manager Jennie Stewart

Bedrooms 153

Starting room rate £39



Burger & Beyond

Burger & Beyond has opened its first restaurant in London’s Shoreditch following residencies at Kerb Camden, Street Feast’s Woolwich Public Market and Camden Assembly pub.

Director Craig Povoas

Design Run For The Hills

Typical dishes Mushroom raclette burger; lamb nuggets with burnt onion dip; and burrata with crispy crumb and truffle



The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct 4

The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct 4 has unveiled a significant refurbishment to its public spaces. The lobby now features seating, games, TV and magazines as well as an e-bar. It is the first of a multimillion-pound refurbishment plan across the LGH portfolio.

Bedrooms 615

Design Design Coalition

Operator LGH Hotels Management



Macdonald Randolph

The Macdonald Randolph hotel has transformed its grand ballroom after a £100,000 investment. The remodel, which took three months to complete, includes customised carpets and wallpaper. The event suite, which can accommodate up to 400 people, is lit by three chandeliers that are exact replicas of those on the Titanic.

Covers 400

General manager Simon Drake




American-inspired restaurant and bar Potus has opened at the Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment hotel in Lambeth. Each dish reflects different elements of the country’s cultural identity, while the signature cocktail menu has been inspired by past American presidents.

Executive chef Pablo Peñalosa Najera

Typical dishes New England clam chowder; truffle mac and cheese; and USDA smoked steak tartare



Public House by Nico

Public House by Nico, a modern British gastropub from chef Nico Simeone, has opened in Glasgow at the former Mallard bar site. The pub serves local ales, wine and fine single malt Scotch.

Covers 60

Head chef Nico Simeone

Design Severino designs

Typical dishes Curried monkfish, mussel, bok choi, lime; confit chicken thigh, salsify, Parmesan crackling




Japanese ramen bar Tonkotsu has opened at Dickens Yard in London’s Ealing, the brand’s eleventh restaurant across both London and Birmingham. The brand’s USP is its ‘signature stock’, made from scratch every morning, and its noodles are made using mid-century machines imported from Japan.

Typical dishes Seafood ramen; duck hiyashi with ponzu sauce; shiitake and bamboo shoot gyoza; and curried pumpkin and spiced corn ramen



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