Restaurant Reviews and Opening details
Phase two of the ambitious £50m refurbishment scheme to transform the University Arms on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge into a landmark hotel is on target to be complete by the end of 2017.
Restaurant and bar group D&D London is to open a series of cafés, restaurants and bars at the Grade II-listed building the German Gymnasium in London’s King’s Cross.
The 83-bedroom Shankly hotel, which celebrates the life of legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly, will open in the city centre on 15 August.
Restaurant group Filmore & Union has raised £430,000 more than its crowdfunding target of £500,000, enabling the healthy eating business to accelerate its expansion.
The founders of Scotch egg company Scotchtails are due to launch a new food and speciality coffee shop in London’s Covent Garden called Lundenwic this month. Named after a fifth-century Anglo-Saxon settlement, the cafe will serve breakfast, lunch and cakes.
The Grove Ferry pub in Canterbury, Kent, has been refurbished by the Yummy Pub Co, which was founded by Tim Foster, Anthony Pender and Jason Rowlands. It also runs the Somers Town Coffee House in Euston, the Gorringe Park in Tooting, the Wiremill near Lingfield in Surrey and the Victoria in Mile End.
This new sandwich shop bills itself as ‘gourmet’ and opened in London’s Mayfair earlier this month. It offers sandwiches to eat in or take away, in small, medium or large, with classic options alongside more unusual monthly specials.
The end of July saw the opening of RBW in Corby, Northamptonshire. The new venture, whose name stands for “Ribs Burgers Wings” is a spin-off from the Spur restaurant brand, which currently has seven UK sites.
Bar and restaurant group Novus Leisure, the firm behind brands such as Tiger Tiger and Balls Brothers, has relaunched two outlets in London. The works are part of its ongoing £3m-£4m investment programme to revamp 10 of its 45 UK sites this year.
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