A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
Ivy Clifton Brasserie
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie has opened with a modern British menu inspired by the original Ivy in Covent Garden, London. The restaurant is set in the Clifton and Hotwells conservation area of Bristol, overlooking the Mall Gardens.
The spacious Georgian building has a portico entrance, domed wall-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and brass chandeliers. The design features diamond-patterned black, tan and cream floor tiling, dark wood period furniture, navy and tan leather chairs and brass fixtures and fittings. Eight tan leather and black iron high-backed stools skirt the bar, and antique mirrors line the walls, along with an eclectic collection of prints reflecting period drawings of Bristolian architecture and its railway heritage, the rivers Severn and Avon, and port scenes.
General manager Adam Wilson
Executive chef Sean Burbidge
Head chef Dominik Malecki
Design Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Typical dishes Slow-roasted lamb shoulder; roast salmon fillet; chicken Milanese; steak, egg and chips; shepherd's pie; line-caught swordfish; and aromatic duck curry
Rum Kitchen has opened its third site, in Brixton, south London, offering a modern approach to classic Caribbean cooking, an extensive cocktail list and a rare rum selection. The restaurant has two charcoal and wood-fired ovens in its open kitchen.
Covers Inside: 110; outside: 20
Typical dishes Jerk-fried chicken burger with spicy lime salt and Scotch Bonnet mayo; and slow-cooked pork belly ribs with jerk BBQ sauce
Individual Restaurants has opened the Opera Grill in what used to be a Methodist church in Chester. It is believed to be one of the largest restaurants in the north-west of England. It intends to bring theatre on a grand scale to the food and drink scene of the area.
Owner Individual Restaurant Group
General manager Kristie Palmer
Executive chef Kevin Wigglesworth
Design Bernard Carroll
Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun has opened its fifth restaurant, on Redchurch Street in east London. The venue offers bar seating and an open kitchen upstairs, and a speakeasy-style drinking den with banquette seating downstairs.
Owner Joe Grossman
Typical dishes ‘Smokey Robinson' burger with caramelised onions, bacon and smokey mayo; and potato chips with shrimp and chilli salt
The Jetty and Long Bar
The latest Jetty restaurant has opened in Surrey's Guildford Harbour hotel alongside the Long Bar, featuring a 120ft, sweeping marble-top bar. The menu offers expert mixologist-designed cocktails and microbrewery beers.
Head chef Steve Hubbert
Typical dishes Lamb with summer risotto; and cod fillet topped with Devon crab
The new Harry Ramsden's restaurant at Blackpool Tower has opened, revealing the brand's new look. The flagship restaurant features a 19ft LED screen and a selfie pod. As well as fish and chips, the updated menu includes rotisserie and grilled seafood and meat, salads, burgers and a vegetarian range.
Manager Alan Wright
Head chef Alan Openshaw
Pod has opened the doors of its first new shop in four years, at Kingsway, London. The new site, offering coffee, breakfast and lunch, has leather seats, marble-top tables and granite surfaces, all in various shades of green. The restaurant also offers a full delivery service for local companies and individuals.
Manager Kate McGowan
Kitchen manager Monika Maican