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The seven biggest openings of the week

13 January 2016
The seven biggest openings of the week

Shuang Shuang

Typical ingredients for cooking in the broth Beef and pork, clams, sea bass, beef and chicken balls, pork and crab wontons, Chinese pea shoots, mustard leaves, turnip leaves, lotus roots, pumpkin and wood's ear mushrooms

Founder Fah Sundravorakul

Artwork Xochi Solis

Covers 71 (34 on the ground floor, 37 on the first)

Websitewww.shuangshuang.co.uk

Forest Side

Forest Side, a 20-bedroom hotel and 50-cover restaurant set in a 19th century building near Grasmere in the Lake District, is set to launch later this month after a £4m renovation. The hotel is part of the Wildsmith Hotel Collection and former L'Enclume chef and head forager Kevin Tickle will head the kitchen.

Founder and owner Andrew Wildsmith

Operations director Tom Lewis

Dinner, bed and breakfast From £275

Websitewww.theforestside.com

King Street Townhouse

King Street Townhouse, part of the Eclectic Hotels Group, opened in Manchester's Upper King Street conservation area in December 2015. The hotel is housed in a Grade II-listed building and offers a rooftop infinity pool.

Owners Eamonn and Sally O'Loughlin

Rooms 40

Features Wedding licence, two private hire rooms and Tiffany's Lounge tearoom

Websitewww.eclectichotels.co.uk/king-street-townhouse

Padstow Townhouse

Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth has opened a six-bedroom hotel to operate alongside his two restaurants in Padstow in Cornwall. Padstow Townhouse is located across two 18th century townhouses and launched in December last year.

Owners Paul and Emma Ainsworth

Design Emma Ainsworth and Eve Cullen-Cornes

House manager Charlotte Tozer

Websitewww.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/blog/padstow-townhouse

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Mid-December saw the opening of the Ivy Kensington Brasserie, Caprice Holdings' latest venue. It offers an all-day menu overseen by executive chef Sean Burbidge, and around 40% of tables will be held back for walk-ins.

General manager Richard Moore

Set menu £16.50 for two courses, £21 for three

Design Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Websitewww.theivykensingtonbrasserie.com

Renaissance London Heathrow

The Renaissance London Heathrow has completed a £20m renovation as part of its aim to become a leading hotel at the airport. The refurbishment includes new lighting and signage, a new Market Garden restaurant, Bar Eleven and 61 new bedrooms.

Owner/operator Arora Hotels

Room rates From £85 per room per night

Websitewww.thearoragroup.com

United Kitchen

Independent restaurant United Kitchen has opened in Liverpool's Marine Point shopping centre. It serves an all-day menu of modern British food in a relaxed setting.

Covers 125

Head chef Chris Rainey

Typical dishes Chicken supreme with dauphinoise potatoes and wild mushrooms; and fillet of sea bass with celeriac purée and braised chicory

Websitewww.united-kitchen.co.uk

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