Lincoln Plaza London
Lincoln Plaza London, the second Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in the UK, has opened in London’s Docklands.
The property’s food and beverage outlets include Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, a pan-Indian restaurant from chef Cyrus Todiwala; the Food Store, a contemporary restaurant, bar and grocer; and Jack Speak, a cocktail bar and terrace where guests can choose from an extensive rum and gin selection in a setting that is a playful twist on a 19th-century British Navy Officers’ wardroom.
It also has a delicatessen and 24-hour room service, as well as a fitness centre with classes, a pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna.
The hotel was initially going to be the first Curio in the UK, with an opening slated for 2016, but was overtaken by the Trafalgar St James hotel, which rebranded following refurbishment in 2017. Launched in 2014, Curio Collection by Hilton is a soft brand featuring “upper upscale hotels with character” and is one of Hilton’s 15 brands.
Opened 18 December
General manager Ashley Cole
Starting room rate £103
Design RPW Design and DesignLSM
Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant
The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant has opened in the central courtyard of the Royal Exchange in the City of London. The space carries a selection of products from its flagship Piccadilly store, including teas, preserves and hampers, while the dining area offers seasonal dishes.
Typical dishes Wild seabass, curried cauliflower, lime vinaigrette; braised ox cheek, horseradish mash; and fish pie with carrot and parsnip mash
Mayfair Tamarind Mayfair in London has relaunched following an eight-month refurbishment by David D’Almada’s Sagrada. The restaurant now features an open kitchen and tandoor ovens on the lower ground floor.
Executive chef Karunesh Khanna
Head chef Manav Tuli
Owner Tamarind Collection
Typical dishes Tandoori quail with caramelised gooseberry; and butternut squash kayle seekh
Alcohol-, sugar- and gluten-free restaurant concept Redemption has opened its flagship site – its third in London – at Neal’s Yard, following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised more than £311,000. The flagship is the brand’s first site to offer a takeaway selection and an alcohol-free cocktail bar.
Founders Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters
Heathrow New York comfort food-inspired brand Spuntino, from Polpo owners Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, has opened its first airport site at Heathrow Terminal 3, the first project in partnership with TRG Concessions following a franchise agreement last year. The site features a doughnut machine.
Typical dishes Lobster mac and cheese; truffled egg toast; vegan spicy jackfruit
burger; and salami, caper and chilli pizza