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Openings this week: Lost & Found, Aquum, the Botanist Sheffield and more

25 October 2016
Openings this week: Lost & Found, Aquum, the Botanist Sheffield and more

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

Lost & Found

Revere has opened a third Lost & Found in Knutsford, Cheshire, following venues in Leeds and Birmingham. Situated in a Grade II-listed former town hall, created by Natural History Museum designer Alfred Waterhouse, the two-tiered bar and restaurant is the biggest Lost & Found site yet, at 4,133 sq ft.

Like the other venues, it is named after a fictional Victorian character, Emily B Kingsley, a professor of lepidoptera. The interior is reminiscent of a Victorian botanical hideaway, with moth and butterfly wallpapers, pendant lights and hanging floral arrangements. Preserved original features include gothic doors, arches and dark wooden floorboards.

Typical Lost & Found elements include lock and key motifs throughout and a ‘secret bar'. The drinks list incorporates a range of ‘Found' cocktails alongside signature ‘Lost' cocktails: re-interpretations of forgotten classics. Artisan and craft beers are also available.

Opened 7 October

Covers Inside 215; outside 88

Operator/owner Revere

Typical dishes Wild mushroom linguine with sautéed spinach and black truffle; Josper-smoked and braised beef short rib with triple-cooked chips; and smoked fish pie with Cheddar and chive mash

Design Concorde BGW



Aquum in Clapham, south London, has relaunched as a late-night drinking, dining and dancing destination after a complete refurbishment. The menu features contemporary Greek dishes, and the design features raw stone and leather seating.

Head chef Anastasios Tologlou

Covers Restaurant: 75

Design GMP Design

Typical dishes Chargrilled octopus; 24-hour pork belly souvlaki; and chargrilled lamb rump


The Botanist Sheffield

The Botanist has opened a new site in Sheffield. The latest Botanist is a 10,000 sq ft space across the ground, first and second floors of a Grade II-listed building, serving botanical cocktails and local gins alongside deli, rotisserie and barbecue food.

Covers 140

General manager Jodie Osakwe

Design Paul Danson

Operator New World Trading Company


The Frontline Club

The Frontline Club and Restaurant in Paddington, London, a gathering place for journalists and photographers, has reopened after a redesign by Skene Catling de la Peña and FAR Frohn&Rojas.

Owners Vaughan and Pranvera Smith

Head chef John Edwards

Typical dishes Grilled veal cutlet with mousserons and red wine butter; and Norfolk lamb and vegetable pie with rosemary mash


Montcalm Royal London House

The Montcalm Royal London House has opened in east London, featuring mid-century styling meets 21st century tech design. The hotel has 253 bedrooms, some overlooking Finsbury Square, as well as Aviary, a rooftop restaurant, due to open in November.

Bedrooms 253

Starting room rate £200

Design Russell Sage Studio/Tonik Associates


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