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Openings this week: Leman Locke, Vineet Bhatia, Lobby on Hill Street and more

02 November 2016
Openings this week: Leman Locke, Vineet Bhatia, Lobby on Hill Street and more

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

Leman Locke

The Treves and Hyde dining offer consists of a casual café/bar and terrace area on the ground floor, and a first-floor restaurant and bar, due to open later this year. The main restaurant will host regular collaborative events with up and coming chefs. The terrace will have an American smoker and Argentinian grill.

Opened 24 October

Bedrooms 168

Starting room rate £120

General manager Ashley Ely

Operator SACO the Serviced Apartment Company

Covers Restaurant: 50; coffee bar: 20; terrace: 30

Typical dishes Black cod with kale and brown rice; Burford Brown folded eggs with truffle and field mushrooms; Hereford paprikash with red cabbage and buttered noodles; slow-cooked brisket; buttermilk wood-roasted chicken; and smoked lobster rolls

Websitewww.lockeliving.com

Lobby on Hill Street

The Cairn Group has launched Lobby on Hill Street in Birmingham city centre. It serves cocktails and street food-style tapas in an airy bar area, with a heated urban terrace.

Covers 150

General manager Blake Chadwick

Head chef Savio Pereira

Typical dishes Monkfish nuggets; squid and chorizo hotpot; and black pudding bubble and squeak cake with poached egg

Websitewww.lobbyonhillstreet.co.uk

Vineet Bhatia

Chef Vineet Bhatia has returned to Chelsea with his new flagship restaurant, set within a restored Georgian townhouse. The restaurant's Indian-inspired cuisine and interiors reflect his journey from Mumbai to Chelsea, with a marriage of east and west.

Head chef Vineet Bhatia

Covers 32

Typical dishes White tomato butter chicken; aubergine steak; and beetroot cashew tikka

Websitewww.vineetbhatia.london

Yuu Kitchen

From two of the founders of Icebar London comes Yuu Kitchen, an east London restaurant inspired by the flavours of south-east Asia and the Pacific Rim.

General manager Stephen Lowe

Head chef Jon de Villa

Bar manager Keira Page

Typical dishes Bao buns with twice-cooked, 7 Up-braised pork belly; salmon jalapeÁ±o tostada; and butternut and sweetcorn pot stickers

Websitewww.yuukitchen.com

Island Poké

Poké, Hawaiian sashimi-style cuisine, has arrived in London's Soho, and focuses on 'build your own bowl'. Customers can choose a base of white or brown rice, add crispy kale or baby greens, and top with ahi tuna, citrus-marinated salmon or golden beetroot before adding a fruit salsa and finishing with tobiko, wakame seaweed, crispy shallots and avocado.

Covers Inside: seven; outside: nine

Chefs James Gould-Porter and Hugh Petit

Websitewww.islandpoke.co.uk

Knife & Cleaver

The Fitzrovia Pub Company and Epic Managers have opened a second site in Bedfordshire, the Knife & Cleaver in Houghton Conquest. It has nine bedrooms and menus that showcase the best of British produce.

Head chef Simone Scola

General manager Susanne McGregor

Typical dishes Slow-cooked pork belly and tenderloin with fondant potato; leek and spinach barley risotto; and dry-aged sirloin steak

Websitewww.theknifeandcleaver.com

Sky Lounge

Following a refurbishment, the Sky Lounge in the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Leeds City Centre is now open. The highest rooftop bar in the city, its new design uses crystal, mirrors, rich timber and luxurious fabrics, while the outdoor terrace has new heating, lighting and seating.

Hotel general manager Tim Price

Operator Valor Hospitality Europe

Design ABDA Creative Design and Build

Websitewww.doubletree.hilton.com

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