Openings this week: Ynyshir, Sagardi, Eneko at One Aldwych and more

16 September 2016
Openings this week: Ynyshir, Sagardi, Eneko at One Aldwych and more

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


Ynyshir Hall, tucked between Borth Beach and Snowdonia National Park, has reopened as Ynyshir. The new owners are bringing chef Gareth Ward's food to the forefront of the Ynyshir experience, repositioning the property as a restaurant with rooms. It will maintain the service that hotel guests have come to expect, but be pushed forward as a dining destination. In line with the changes, opening days will be reduced to five a week.

Ynyshir offers 10 bedrooms alongside the restaurant, each offering views over the surrounding landscape of one of Britain's finest bird reserves. Click here to see the photo gallery.

Head chef Gareth Ward

Bedrooms 10

Covers 26

Owners John and Jenny Talbot

General manager Amelia EirÁ­ksson

Typical dishes Not French onion soup; sweet and sour mackerel; and tiramisu

The Brookmill

The Great North Wood in West Norwood has opened a sister pub, the Brookmill, in Deptford in south east London. It offers food and drink in a cosy environment and craft beers from the nearby Brockley Brewery.

Covers Inside: 80; outside: 100

Head chef Olly Marlowe

General manager Pete Kovacs

Typical dishes Ham hock and gruyere pie; and roast Cornish cod with 'nduja risotto


Traditional Basque country restaurant Sagardi has opened in Shoreditch, east London. The menu champions fine cuts of beef and whole fish cooked on the grill. A traditional Basque fishing boat hangs from the ceiling.

Head chef IÁ±aki ViÁ±aspre

Owner Grupo Sagardi

Covers 140

Typical dishes Red tuna with ratatouille; salted cod; and baby squid in ink sauce

Dirty Bones

Dirty Bones has opened its latest site in a Grade II-listed building in Shoreditch, London. Serving New York-inspired comfort food dishes and cocktails, it's the first of the group to offer all-day dining throughout the week.

Covers 77

General manager Christopher Ver-Haest

Head chef Chris Evans-Gordon

Typical dishes Brisket and ox cheek; and beet and Portobello melt

Eneko at One Aldwych

Renowned for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Azurmendi near Bilbao, Eneko Atxa has opened Eneko at One Aldwych in Covent Garden in London, offering a modern interpretation of traditional Basque cooking.

The interiors feature an imposing original cast iron and glass Edwardian doorway and a shining copper staircase leading to the floating 30-cover mezzanine bar overlooking the restaurant below.

Opened 1 September

Executive chef Eneko Atxa

Head chef Edurne MartÁ­n Delgado

Pastry chef Alice Serafini

Hotel general manager Kostas Sfaltos

Covers Seated: 110

Typical dishes 'Memories of the Bay of Biscay' (oyster, crab, wild prawn tartare); anchovy tempura; and Basque chicken liver parfait and Txakoli apple

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