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Openings this week: Cha Chaan Teng, i360 Belle Vue, The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay and more

02 September 2016
Openings this week: Cha Chaan Teng, i360 Belle Vue, The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors

Cha Chaan Teng

Cha Chaan Teng in London's Holborn is a reinvention of the popular cha chaan teng cafés, which sprang up in post-war Hong Kong. In response to the elitism of Western food in high-class establishments, local kitchens and cafés got creative to produce imaginative, Western-inspired dishes at affordable prices.

The restaurant has taken the classic cha chaan teng dishes and given them a modern reworking. The drinks list features tea-inspired cocktails developed by mixologists SoulShakers and authentic teas from the Rare Tea Company. The restaurant has a heavy art deco influence, mixing marble with utilitarian and functional formica, while the central art pieces are two bespoke works from Dain, one of New York's most influential street artists.

Opened 1 September

Covers 170

General manager Sarah Fox

Executive development chef Jeremy Pang

Head bartender Kaspar Breuker

Owner Splendid Restaurants

Typical dishes Steamed bao burgers; crusty tiger rolls; macaroni soups; crispy duck with French toast and orange maple syrup; whole crispy sea bream with sha cha sauce


Bar Iberico

Iberico World Tapas has opened Bar Iberico in Hockley, Nottingham. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a new menu which includes flatbreads, tortillas and charcuteries.

Operator Provenance Tapas

Director Dan Lindsay

Executive chef/co-owner Jacque Ferreira

Typical dish Ham croquetas with burnt aubergine, manchego and pickled shallots


The Old Ale & Coffee House

Ed Turner and his wife Buffy have opened the Old Ale & Coffee House near Salisbury Cathedral, the first of a portfolio of Hampshire and Wiltshire pubs that the duo intend to build as Buff and Bear Saloons.

Operator Star Pubs & Bars

Covers Inside: 70; outside: 70

Typical dishes Pork rillettes; Dorset crab; and Godminster Welsh rarebit


i360 Belle Vue

Belle Vue restaurant has opened at the beach level of British Airways' 162m i360 observation tower on the Brighton seafront. Belle Vue offers sea views and a large terrace, with menus designed by Heritage Portfolio with support from former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards.

Covers 226

Catering Heritage Portfolio

Chief executive of i360 Eleanor Harris


The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay

The Waterline on the quayside in Newcastle has reopened as the Jolly Fisherman on the Quay following a £700,000 investment. The bar now opens out onto a terrace for al fresco eating and drinking, while upstairs is a new restaurant and an outside terrace.

Operator David Whitehead

Owner Star Pubs & Bars

Covers Inside: 224; outside: 40


Mill Street Pub & Kitchen

The third venue launched by Epic Pubs, the Mill Street Pub & Kitchen has opened after an extensive refurbishment. Featuring an open kitchen and two private dining rooms, the site features exposed brickwork and bright furnishings. Customers can also stay in one of seven contemporary boutique bedrooms.

Covers 180

Bedrooms Seven

Operator Epic Pubs


Westminster Kitchen

Westminster Kitchen has opened its doors just off Westminster Bridge in London. The modern British restaurant and bar will offer a selection of English meats and sustainably sourced fish.

Covers 110

Owner Ibrahim Dogus

Interiors Dover Design

Typical dish Roasted Cornish salmon fillet on tartare potato cake


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