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Latest openings: No. Fifty Cheyne, Banyan Bar & Restaurant, Lyaness and more

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No. Fifty Cheyne

Sally Greene, founding director of the Old Vic Theatre and proprietor of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London’s Soho, has relaunched the former Cheyne Walk Brasserie on Chelsea Embankment as No. Fifty Cheyne.

Jason Atherton protégé Iain Smith has joined the kitchen, creating British dishes across the 70-cover restaurant on the ground floor with an open grill; a 28-cover, semi-private dining room; a 50-cover cocktail bar; and a ‘drawing room’ on the first floor.

Sunday roasts are available and guests can order a rack of lamb, a rib of beef or a whole salmon for the table. No. Fifty Cheyne’s wine lists have been crafted by the group’s F&B director Peter Horton.

Opened 1 April
Owners Bourne Capital
F&B director Peter Horton
Head chef Iain Smith
Manager Benoit Auneau
Head bartender Max Berrington
Design Lambart & Brown
Typical dishes Beef fillet and cheek, spinach and rainbow chard; John Dory and braised black cabbage; and seared scallops, shellfish and tomato ragoût
Website www.fiftycheyne.com

Sally Greene's No. Fifty Cheyne exterior

Banyan Bar & Restaurant

North England-based cocktail bar operator Arc Inspirations has opened its ninth Banyan Bar & Restaurant, this time in Newcastle and following an extensive £1.5m refurbishment of a former Jamie’s Italian. The site spans more than 10,000 sq ft across two floors.

Typical dishes Crispy duck and watermelon salad; chateaubriand, triple-cooked chips, onions, bacon and mushrooms; and ‘Geordie S’mores’ – toasted marshmallow cookie sandwich
Website www.arcinspirations.com

Banyan Bar

Barnett Hill

A new bar has been created as part of extensive renovation work over the past two years to the four-AA-star, 56-bedroom Barnett Hill hotel in Guildford, Surrey. The bar offers gins from local distilleries, including Elstead Village, Brockmans, Silent Pool and the Village Spirit Collective, and features original sash windows, bar stools, armchairs and a fireplace.

Hotel owner Utopia Leisure
Website www.barnetthillhotel.co.uk

barnett hill

Herman Ze German

Herman Ze German has opened its first UK venue outside of London at Birmingham’s Grand Central. The 700 sq ft restaurant offers the brand’s signature currywurst and schnitzel, alongside German beers such Früh, Kölsch and Erdinger. The brand started as a food truck in 2008 in Germany and has four sites in London.

Covers 42
Design Lena Kramer
Founders Azadeh Falakshahi and Florian Frey
Website www.hermanzegerman.com

Herman ze German opens at Birmingham's Grand Central.

Kimbo Café

Food and drink importer Rondanini UK has opened Kimbo Coffee’s first café in London, bringing the Southern Italy coffee brand to MoreLondon, next to City Hall and with views of Tower Bridge. The new standalone coffee shop acts as a showcase for the range of Kimbo products as well as serving takeaway coffee.

Manager Pietro Picone
Covers Inside: 36; outside: 34
Website www.kimbo.co.uk

Kimbo café

Lyaness

The Dandelyan bar at Sea Containers London on the South Bank has been relaunched as Lyaness. The new concept features a drinks menu of seven core ingredients, from which guests can choose and bartenders will create bespoke cocktails. The space has new furniture inspired by the 1920s and 1970s, while Dandelyan’s green marble bar remains in place.

Founder Ryan Chetiyawardana
Design Lore Studio
Website www.lyaness.com

Lyaness Bar at Sea Containers London

Mimo

The husband-and-wife team behind Mimo cookery school in Spain has opened a new site in London’s Borough Market. Mimo, a Spanish word meaning love and care, offers experiences that highlight Ibérian cooking using British produce, such as in-depth studies of Basque pintxos and lunch-hour classes.

Founders Jon and Nicole Warren
Head chef Joseba Lasa
Design Roundhouse
Website london.mimofood.com

mimo

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