All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week's issue
Nathan Outlaw protégé Tom Brown has opened his debut restaurant, Cornerstone, in London's Hackney Wick. Named after his favourite Arctic Monkeys track, Cornerstone offers a regularly changing sharing menu using British produce.
The restaurant offers a 22-bin international wine list, home-infused cocktails, local craft beer and Cornerstone's signature gin and tonic, using cloudy apple juice-distilled gin from Cornish distillery the Wrecking Coast.
The interiors take a minimal approach to materials and lighting, with a central kitchen that doubles up as a counter-bar, seating 11 guests. There is also a 10-seat, 5,000-year-old oak table, commissioned from wood salvaged from a river in Croatia. The lounge area at the front of the restaurant is furnished with high-back benches from Ercol.
Opened 24 April
Chef-patron Tom Brown
Design Holland Harvey
Typical dishes Raw mackerel with lime pickle, coconut yogurt and crispy garlic; marinated squid, black pudding, blood orange and brown butter dressing; roast cod with Café de Paris hollandaise; and ox tongue, salt cod, tomatoes and gremolata
6 Knaresborough Place Air Agents has refurbished 6 Knaresborough Place in London's Kensington in partnership with the Aura Collection. Sixteen serviced apartments are available for stays ranging from one day to three months. Each has been redesigned with a colourful palette with a mix of vintage and new pieces. Covers 16 Starting room rate £85 Design Breaad Interiors Website www.theairagents.com
Chokhi Dhani India-based Chokhi Dhani has brought its food from Rajasthan to London's Riverlight Quay. The ground floor is a street food concept, with a more formal restaurant upstairs. Covers 140 Owner Kriti Vaswani General manager Dan Jelensek Head chef Vishnu Natarajan Typical dishes Achaari paneer tikka; sea trout tikka and roe; tandoori orange duck; ostrich puffs Website www.chokhidhani.co.uk
Hide Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous have opened Hide at London's Piccadilly. ‘Ground' offers an à la carte lunch and dinner menu, afternoon tea and breakfast; ‘Above' offers a tasting menu and set lunch; while the bar ‘Below' offers a selection of rare spirits and a cocktail menu from Oskar Kinberg. Head chefs Luke Selby and Josh Angus Typical dishes Slow-roast goose, birch sap, kale; barbecued octopus, moscatel grapes, lovage, miso Website www.hide.co.uk
Homeslice White City Homeslice has opened its fifth site at White City's Television Centre in west London. The interiors feature a terrazzo floor with brass inlay and a bespoke curved steel counter. The brand's signature 20" pizzas are available on a seasonal menu. Also on offer are natural wines, Prosecco on tap, locally sourced lager and a rotating selection of London craft beers. Founders Ry Jessup, Mark Wogan and Alan Wogan Website www.homeslicepizza.co.uk
Hotel Football Hotel Football in Manchester has launched its ‘Class of 92' rooms. Seven of the 133 bedrooms now include pieces of memorabilia such as signed shirts, Champions League medals and framed photos from the team's Class of 92 (including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville). The rooms overlook Old Trafford football stadium. Bedrooms 133 General manager Stewart Davies Website www.hotelfootball.com
Roux at the Landau Roux at the Landau at the Langham hotel, London, has reopened after a three-month refurbishment. The dining space now includes an oval dining counter and cheese cabinet, while under Michel Roux Jr's guidance, chef Nicolas Pasquier has designed a menu of simple, refined dishes using French techniques. Design David Collins Studio Typical dishes Cod, leek, gnocchi, Falmouth mussels; duck, soft polenta, endive, kumquat Website www.rouxatthelandau.com !roux-at-the-landau