So very Moorish 13 September 2019 Stuart Procter and Ben Tish on the North African-inspired cuisine of Fitzrovia’s Norma, the Stafford Collection’s first standalone restaurant
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Latest openings: Mollie's Motel & Diner, Deer Park Barn at Burley Manor, Lady Libertine at the Edinburgh Grand and more

07 February 2019 by
Latest openings: Mollie's Motel & Diner, Deer Park Barn at Burley Manor, Lady Libertine at the Edinburgh Grand and more

Mollie's Motel & Diner

Soho House & Co has opened the first of what is expected to become a nationwide group of 1950s American-inspired budget motels, on the A420 at Buckland, Oxfordshire.

The 79 bedrooms, which include interconnected family and bunk rooms, have been created by the in-house Soho House design team and feature kingsize beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and rainforest showers, as well as Cowshed shampoo, conditioner, handwash and moisturiser.

A general store serves free tea and filter coffee to guests and offers a space to work or relax as well as access to WiFi and charging points.

Mollie's Diner serves American classics, including an all-day breakfast, avocado on toast, smoked salmon baps, waffles and healthy grain bowls. At lunch and dinner the menu ranges from cheesy nachos to corn on the cob, prawn cocktail, rotisserie chicken and mac and cheese, as well as a range of vegetarian dishes, including the ‘filthy burger', featuring a beetroot bun.

Further sites have been earmarked for city centre locations in Manchester and Bristol.

Opened 30 January

Bedrooms 79

Director Simon Bradford

Website www.molliesmotel.com

Beer + Burger Store

Beer + Burger store has opened its third burger bar, tap room and bottle shop in London's King's Cross. The site serves American-inspired burgers and sides and will host a monthly bottle club, led by a resident beer expert, showcasing four rare bottled beers from around the world.

Founders Jonathan and Andy Perritt

Typical dishes A monthly ‘guest burger'; chicken wings; mac balls; and deep-fried jalapeños

Website www.beerandburgerstore.com

Deer Park Barn, Burley Manor

The four-AA-star Burley Manor in the New Forest in Hampshire has opened a new meetings and event space, Deer Park Barn, to host large-scale events such as conferences and overnight corporate stays, complementing its adjoining Barn event space. The two spaces can also be hired together.

Covers 80

Design Etre

Website www.burleymanor.com

Clayton Hotel City of London

Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel group in Ireland, has opened its latest Clayton-branded hotel in the City of London, its eighth in the UK and third in the capital, joining hotels in Chiswick and Cricklewood. The hotel has a Grill restaurant, a bar and an onsite fitness suite.

Bedrooms 212

General manager James Feeney

Website www.claytonhotels.com

Lady Libertine

The Edinburgh Grand apartment complex has opened an art deco-inspired bar, Lady Libertine. It is the second venue operated by the Bon Vivant Group at the property, joining the Register Club cocktail bar. The bar features live music and serves a menu with Persian, North African and Mediterranean influences.

Covers 150

General manager Gavin MacLennan

Operator Lateral City Apartments

Website www.lateralcity.com

Mezemiso

which is broken to reveal a portion of seabass.

Executive chef Madlene El Saikali

Head sushi chef Victor Klomu

Typical dishes Rice-filled vine leaves with lamb cutlet; shish barak rib-eye and scallop uramaki

Website www.crowneplaza.com

We Are Vegan Everything

The duo behind vegan bakery Cupcakes and Shhht have opened a café, We Are Vegan Everything (Wave), in London's Hackney, serving 'freakshakes', kombucha on tap, superfood lattes, blue spirulina smoothie bowls and freshly baked vegan goods.

Founders Caitlyn Badham-Thornhill and Sophie Beale

Typical dishes Coronation cauliflower toasties; vegan 'smoked salmon and cream cheese' bagels

Website www.weareveganeverything.com

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