Openings this week: The Hyde at the Royal Park hotel, Brick Lane Brews, Tom's Kitchen and more

10 February 2017 by
Openings this week: The Hyde at the Royal Park hotel, Brick Lane Brews, Tom's Kitchen and more

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

The Hyde at the Royal Park hotel

The Hyde bar has opened to the public at the Royal Park hotel near London's Hyde Park. Aimed at providing an elegant but cosy space for lunch or afternoon tea, and a dimly lit cocktail bar or dinner venue by night, the bar has the character of a 19th century British townhouse.

Like the rest of the hotel, the Hyde has a selection of Georgian antiques, and the furniture is made of old mahogany or rosewood. The bar's interior was created by the in-house design team at parent company Roseate Hotels and Resorts, along with design input from Smriti Bhatia.

The drinks menu includes a worldwide selection of premium wine and spirits including the Balvenie 40 whisky, Yamazaki whisky and Tesseron Extreme cognac.

The Hyde at the Royal Park hotel
The Hyde at the Royal Park hotel
Opened 10 February

Head bartender Luca Rapetti

Head chef Matt McKiernan

Typical dishes Chili tiger prawn katzu; foie gras terrine; and sauté of wild mushrooms with brioche and truffle crème fraîche

Bedrooms 48

Starting room rate £180

Owner/operator The Bird Group

Panetteria by Fucina

Italian restaurant Fucina in London's Marylebone has opened Panetteria, an organic delicatessen and bakery, next door. Panetteria has red brick detailing and wooden display cabinets, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls on one side, through which customers can watch the chefs making gelato and pasta.

Panetteria by Fucina
Panetteria by Fucina

Head baker Massimiliano Porta

Typical dishes Fresh pastries, breakfast pizzas, sandwiches, artisanal meats and cheeses


Bel-Air has opened in Farringdon, north London. The Californian-inspired menu offers food made with sustainably and ethically reared meat and fish. The interior features a marble counter with copper lights, blue linen banquettes and geometric wireframe chairs.

Bel-Air, Farringdon, north London
Bel-Air, Farringdon, north London

Founder Andrew Bredon

Typical dishes Sesame labneh with lobster ceviche; and charred pumpkin falafel salad with kale, quinoa and chilli sauce


Mixologist Tony Conigliaro has opened a new bar, Untitled, in London's Hackney. The drinks menu will comprise 12 original cocktails, including Snow (pictured) and Violin. The design features polished concrete and silver walls, a nod to Andy Warhol's Silver Factory studio.

Untitled, Hackney
Untitled, Hackney

Covers 20

Owner Tony Conigliaro

Design Studioprototype and Benny Robinson

Brick Lane Brews

Truman's Brewery has launched Brick Lane Brews, a new café-bar at London City Airport, serving beigels, coffee and beer. The venue features a wraparound horseshoe bar and striking copper pipework.

Brick Lane Brews
Brick Lane Brews

Covers 22 seated; 18 standing

General manager Angelo Palam

Typical dishes Salmon and cream cheese beigels; gourmet pork, cider and apple sausage rolls; artisan popcorn; hand-cooked crisps

Camino Bankside

Camino Bankside, near London Bridge, has reopened after a refurbishment, to create 70 covers and an open kitchen. The bar, originally the focal point, has been swapped with the main restaurant area to enable more space for both seated and standing guests.

Camino Bankside
Camino Bankside

Covers 100

Typical dishes Ibérico meatballs in almond sauce with crispy potatoes; and txigorki baked goat's cheese with sun-dried tomato

Tom's Kitchen

Tom Aikens has opened his latest Tom's Kitchen restaurant, bar and deli in Birmingham's Mailbox, the group's first UK venture outside the capital. It offers British favourites and comfort food classics in a relaxed and informal brasserie setting.

Tom's Kitchen, Mailbox, Birmingham
Tom's Kitchen, Mailbox, Birmingham

Chef-patron Tom Aikens

Typical dishes Fish and chips with crushed peas; poached monkfish with escabeche, saffron sauce, herb crust; and truffled macaroni cheese

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