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Openings this week: Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, Blanchette East, the Ritz Green Park suite and more

22 August 2016
Openings this week: Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, Blanchette East, the Ritz Green Park suite and more

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

Moët & Chandon Champagne bar

The Hythe Imperial hotel in Hythe, Kent, has opened a Moët & Chandon Champagne bar. The bar, which has sea views, is one of the latest developments at the independent four-AA-star hotel, which has been going through a multi-million pound refurbishment programme. Among the developments are the launch of the hotel's revamped ballroom, the Belcourt presidential suite and the Holy Pundit, a restaurant offering fusion Indian cuisine. An outlet of florist James Bernard will open at the hotel later this month.

The hotel's Coast restaurant has recently won its first AA rosette, following the appointment eight months ago of head chef John Bingley, who has revamped the menu and put a focus on local produce.

Opened 5 August

Chairman Darrell Healy

Hotel general manager Denise Vas

Bedrooms 98

Design Jade Clark

Head chef John Bingley

Typical dishes and drinks British-style tapas; Moët & Chandon Champagne; and local Chapel Down beers

Covers 50


The Brasserie

Pennyhill Park has reopened the Brasserie following a refurbishment. The restaurant is designed in soft blue and neutral tones, black steel and weathered timbers, with cream china petal pendant lights.

Hotel general manager Julian Tomlin

Head chef Roman Zalaba

Typical dishes Cod with green pea and mint purée; and globe artichoke with quinoa and wild rice


Brighton Harbour hotel

Harbour hotels has opened its latest luxury hotel and Jetty restaurant minutes from Brighton Pier. The HarBar serves cocktails, wines and microbrewery beers alongside Jetty bites and sharing platters, while the restaurant offers sweeping seafront views.

Bedrooms 79

General manager Alan Petrie

Head chef Lee Redman

Covers 72


The Coach House

The Coach House hotel and restaurant in Northumberland has opened after major refurbishment works on the Grade II-listed coach house. The property, which was built in 1870, is set within a deer park and woodland area, part of the Otterburn Hall estate.

Bedrooms 14

Owner Julie Blackie

General manager Laura Kennedy

Head chef David Hadfield


Blanchette East

The team behind Blanchette Soho have opened Blanchette East on Brick Lane. The menu incorporates southern French and north African influences, while the interiors take inspiration from the Parisian Belle Époque era.

Owners Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary

Executive chef Tam Storrar

Covers 70

Typical dishes Crispy frog's legs; cheese beignets; and roast poussin with tarragon


Le Pont de la Tour Kiosk

Le Pont de la Tour has relaunched its kiosk, a small store serving takeaway options down the road from its French restaurant and bar. The colourful redesign reflects the healthy new menu offering of breakfast, lunch and crêpes.

Food store and kiosk manager Lorena Ventola

Restaurant manager Ricardo Mimoso

Typical dishes Cold-pressed juices; spinach, feta and olive crêpes; and goats' cheese, bacon and mushroom crêpes


The Ritz Green Park suite

Bedrooms Two to three

Starting room rate £4,000

Hotel general manager Sal Gowili


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