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Latest openings: Woky Ko: Kauto, the American Bar and the Jones Family Kitchen

30 May 2018 by
Latest openings: Woky Ko: Kauto, the American Bar and the Jones Family Kitchen

All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week's issue.

Woky Ko: Kauto
The team behind Larkin Cen's Woky Ko at Cargo 1 in Bristol's Wapping Wharf has launched a second restaurant in the city's Queen's Road called Kauto. Named after a champion racehorse, the restaurant is an extension to Woky Ko with a similar casual-dining ethos and Asian dishes, such as bao, sharing plates and noodles, but with a wider menu and a more grown up interior of polished concrete and muted colours.

New cocktails have been created by aaaaGary Roper of Wapping Wharf neighbour Little Victories, some featuring Woky gin, a nashi pear gin created in collaboration with Bristol distillery Psychopomp. The newly refurbished apace, formerly a Caffè Nero features kitchen-side seating.

The first floor will be fully opened after a two-week launch period and further dishes will be added to the menu.

Opened 22 May
Covers 64
Chef-patron Larkin Cen
Restaurant manager Michal Gronowski
Typical dishes Korean fried chicken, ramen noodles, soy egg; shrimp and tiger prawn, lemon and pickled daikon bao; Chinese skewer roasted pork, shallot ponzu


The American Bar
The Stafford London has relaunched the hotel's American Bar following refurbishment. A new menu from culinary director Ben Tish showcases Mediterranean flavours, and a new cocktail list is inspired by the St James's area.

Bar manager Benoit Provost
Design Rosendale Design
Typical dishes Slow-cooked octopus with chickpeas, fennel and cumin; burrata with spiced, roasted cauliflower, lemon oil and flatbread


Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
The Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa in Dundee has completed a £2.4m refurbishment of its bedrooms, suites and leisure facilities as part of a £15m programme of improvements across the Apex Hotels portfolio. The new bedrooms have been given a Scandinavian feel, and each now has a handbook of tips from wellbeing expert Celynn Morin.

Bedrooms 151
Chief executive Angela Vickers


The Jones Family Kitchen
Offering Josper-grilled steaks and a daily catch menu, the Jones Family Kitchen in Belgravia's Eccleston Yards in London is the sister restaurant to Shoreditch's Jones Family Project. The concept was founded by Duncan and Anna Watts and Amit Joshi.

Covers 90; 60 on the terrace
Group executive chef Oliver Pollard
Typical dish Spatchcock poussin with a kimchi rub, new potatoes, rocket and Parmesan


Macdonald Compleat Angler hotel
Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, has unveiled its Buckingham and Windsor suites following a £110,000 renovation. The river-facing suites are furnished with kingsize beds, 55-inch TVs, dining tables and separate living rooms. Additional TVs are also fitted in the bathrooms.

General manager Gavin Webster
Starting room rate £400


The Green Room
Green Room, the new cocktail bar at the Curtain hotel and members' club in London's Shoreditch, has opened. The menu reflects East London and uses local products in drinks such as the Baby Grand, with Bacardi carta blanca, East London Liquor Company demerara rum, turmeric honey, Champagne, bitters and honeycomb.

Director of beverage Jenny Willing
Design Eleanor Horwell Design


The White Hart on Godstone Green
The White Hart on Godstone Green in Surrey has reopened following a refurbishment by new owner Revere. The former 16th-century coaching inn has maintained its original features, but they are now complemented by teal banquettes and copper accents.

Owner Revere
Typical dish Beer-roasted chicken breast with roast carrots and buttery mash


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