Openings this week: Yosma, Fumo, Burlock Rum Room and more

22 September 2016
Openings this week: Yosma, Fumo, Burlock Rum Room and more

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


Yosma, a new restaurant and bar, has opened in Marylebone, London. Inspired by Istanbul's social and eating out culture, it features an open kitchen with mangal grill and counter dining, restaurant and raki lounge bar.

Materials reflect a traditional meyhane, or tavern with a bespoke patterned tiling, traditional timber cabinetry and screening. Local artist Neal Fox has been commissioned to produce the restaurant's artwork. The colour palette is monochrome, with table tops accented in deep wood and dirty pink marble.

The menu is divided into cold meze, hot starters, mangal, clay oven and sides, with many items pit-roasted over coal and a focus on classic Istanbul dishes. Whole fish, coming from day boats in Cornwall, will be cooked over the fire. Raki will play an important part on the drinks list and the cocktail menu, while the menu also features Turkish wines, Efes beers and a rotating draught guest ale.

Opened 8 September

Covers 150

General manager Spencer Large

Owner/operator Good Food Society

Executive chef Hus Vedat

Drinks consultant Matt Whiley

Design AfroditiKrassa

Typical dishes Levrek marine (marinated sea bass, grapefruit and fennel); and dana kaburga (short rib of beef wrapped in caul)


San Carlo Group has launched a new Fumo in London's Covent Garden. The culinary focus will be on small plates, or cicchetti, using fresh, seasonal ingredients, mostly sourced direct from markets in Milan.

Opened 12 September

Covers 130

Chef consigliere Aldo Zilli

Typical dishes Tagliolini lobster; Venetian-style cod; and homemade gnocchi truffle

The Anchor

Pub operator Andrew Coath of Epic Pubs and Bedfordshire brewer Charles Wells have reopened the Anchor at Aspley Guise near Milton Keynes, following a £600,000 refurbishment.

Covers 96

Chef-director Mark Austin

Head chef Stefano Boi

Typical dishes Cornish lamb loin; and butternut squash and porcini mushroom risotto

Burlock Rum Room

The Burlock Rum Room in Marylebone, London, is the latest addition to the Breakfast Group's portfolio of bars. Old Havana-style interiors complement the 200 rums available. A vintage-styled lounge is at the heart of the bar, and an old-style barber shop doubles up as a drinking area.

Covers 160

Owner The Breakfast Group

Bar manager Samuel Jeavons

Farmopolis Café

Kofler & Kompanie has opened Farmopolis Café, a floating garden on the jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, south-east London, following its 2013 opening of the Magazine restaurant at Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Working in partnership with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Farmopolis has rehomed thousands of plants and trees from this year's show, transforming the jetty into a green oasis surrounded by the Thames. Farmopolis was built using sustainable and recycled materials as much as possible, with polytunnel fixtures supporting wooden planters and a herb wall garden next to the kitchen.

Head chef Emmanuel Eger

Operator Kofler & Kompanie

Covers Café: 80; terrace: 40

Typical dishes Salt-baked sweet potato with ricotta and sprouting coriander; Scottish salmon tabbouleh; and crispy Fosse Meadow chicken

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking