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Latest openings: Vintry & Mercer, Bingham Riverhouse, Ooty and more

21 February 2019 by
Latest openings: Vintry & Mercer, Bingham Riverhouse, Ooty and more

Vintry & Mercer

Vintry & Mercer hotel has opened in the City of London with three restaurant and bar concepts.

Its main restaurant, Vintry Kitchen, serves an Asian-inspired menu of small plates, while at the top of the hotel, the Mercer Roof Terrace focuses on British produce cooked in a charcoal oven.

The 60-cover DND (Do Not Disturb) bar in the basement is inspired by 1920s New York cocktail bars, and serves barrel-aged cocktails alongside a menu of small plates.

The property is named after two of the City's historic guilds: vinters, who traded fine wines, and mercers, who sold fine silks; both of which are reflected in the hotel's interior, which was designed by Dexter Moren Associates.

Opened 4 February

Bedrooms 92

Owner FR Holdings

General manager Roberto Pajares

Starting room rate £175

Website www.vintryandmercer.com

Vintry & Mercer
Vintry & Mercer

Bingham Riverhouse

The Bingham in Richmond has relaunched as the Bingham Riverhouse following a renovation of its 15 guest rooms, dining rooms and bar. The menu of the three-AA-rosette Riverside restaurant has been rewritten by head chef Andrew Cole to include dishes such as turbot on the bone with fondant potato.

Owner The Trinder family

General manager Erick Kervaon

Design Nicola Harding

Website www.thebingham.co.uk

Bingham Riverhouse
Bingham Riverhouse

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10

Vivek Chadha's Nine Hotel Group has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10. The group purchased the Grade II-listed 19th-century millhouse in 2017 and spent £4m on its redevelopment, adding a 300-person ballroom with a large banqueting facility.

Bedrooms 129

Owner Nine Group

Website www.nine-group.co.uk

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10

Koolcha

Chef-restaurateur Rohit Ghai has overseen the launch of the Koolcha Indian food and cocktails concept at London's Boxpark Wembley. It is the second venture from Abhishake Sangwan and Ghai, who recently opened Kutir in Chelsea, and marks their first foray into a casual offering.

Covers 60

Typical dishes Ghati masala prawns; paneer tikka masala grilled sandwich; lamb khurchan sliders

Website www.koolcha.co.uk

Koolcha Boxpark Wembley food
Koolcha Boxpark Wembley food

Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour

Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland have opened the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour, formerly De Vere's Grand Harbour hotel. The property features the Royal Bar and a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, as well as 13 meeting and event spaces.

Bedrooms 173

Website www.leonardohotels.co.uk

Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour

Rhosyn

Penally Abbey hotel in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, has relaunched its two-AA-rosette restaurant as the more relaxed Rhosyn. The name, which means rose in Welsh, reflects how the restaurant looks out across a rose-lined terrace towards the sea.

Head chef Richard Browning

Restaurant manager Miriam Hodge

Typical dishes Hake with pea, broad bean, little gem lettuce and Pembrokeshire new potatoes

Website www.penally-abbey.com

Rhosyn
Rhosyn

Ooty

Ooty, specialising in the cuisine of southern India, has opened in London's Marylebone. The restaurant, named after a small town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, comprises a fine dining restaurant, a ‘colonial-style' basement bar and a casual dining space and cocktail bar (to open in the summer).

Covers 138

Founders Pooja Nayak and Aseela Goenka

Head chef Manmeet Singh Bali

Website www.ooty.co.uk

Ooty Marylebone
Ooty Marylebone

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