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
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.
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.
Starting room rate £200
Design Russell Sage Studio/Tonik Associates