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The seven biggest openings of the week: featuring Motel One and Adam's

03 February 2016
The seven biggest openings of the week: featuring Motel One and Adam's

Motel One

Budget design hotel brand Motel One has opened its first hotel in Newcastle. Each Motel One takes its design influences from the city's local history and culture, which in this case was "old industrial charm blended with stylish modernism". To achieve this, care was taken to preserve some of the building's old brick walls, which act as a backdrop to modern chandeliers. The reception is decorated in the black and white stripes of Newcastle United football club, and the One Lounge breakfast area has been inspired by the seven bridges over the Tyne. In the bar, the design is influenced by the ‘Rocket' Robert Stephenson's steam locomotive.

Motel One was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It operates 53 hotels and around 14,300 rooms across Europe. The company plans an additional 25 Motel One sites across Europe over the coming years.

Opened 29 December 2015

Bedrooms 222

Room features Bathrooms with granite and glass Dornbracht washbasins; monsoon showers; Artemide Tolomeo lighting; Egyptian cotton bedlinen; Loewe flatscreen TV; free Wi-Fi; iPads available from the One Lounge

Room rate From £59 per night

Websitewww.motelone.com/en

Adam's

Adam Stokes and his wife Natasha have opened Adam's in Birmingham's Waterloo Street. The move comes after the pair ran the pop-up Adam's restaurant in the city for two and a half years. The new £1.5m venue is housed in what was the offices of a bank.

Covers 36; chef's table: 12; private dining: 16

Typical dishes Pigeon, jerusalem artichoke, mushrooms, watercress; duck, turnips, leeks; and dark chocolate, Earl Grey, ginger, orange

Websitewww.adamsrestaurant.co.uk

Galvin Hop

Galvin Restaurants has opened Galvin Hop on the site of what was Galvin Café A Vin in Spitalfields in London. Galvin Hop is the flagship pub for the recently created Galvin Pub Co. The company's second pub, the Green Man, will open in Chelmsford in the summer.

Operators Chris and Jeff Galvin

Typical dishes ‘Luxe dog' gourmet hot dogs; Rosanna onion and Rattler cider soup; tarte flambée; and yogurt-marinated spring chicken

Websitewww.galvinrestaurants.com

Osteria

Osteria, a new restaurant created by Searcys in collaboration with chef Anthony Demetre, is to open next week at the Barbican Centre in London. It will focus on bold, ingredient-led Italian cooking and homemade charcuterie.

Typical dishes Carpaccio of sea bream, clementine, fennel and chilli; white onion
and bread soup; and ‘Roman-style' tripe

Head chef Patrick Leano

Covers Bar: 52; restaurant: 60; private dining: 16

Websitewww.osteriabarbican.co.uk

Shackfuyu

Japanese restaurant Shackfuyu has launched a new private dining room that can seat up to 16 guests. The restaurant is owned by Bone Daddies founder Ross Shonhan.

Design Dark grey walls; dark-blue 1970s leather upholstered chairs; low-hanging, industrial light fittings; and Japanese film and music posters

Head chef Ben Hughes

Typical dishes Korean fried wings; kare pan (rabbit curry doughnut with daikon mayo)

Websitewww.bonedaddies.com/shackfuyu

The Clarence

Young's-owned pub firm Geronimo Inns has relaunched the Clarence in Whitehall after a £1.3m refurbishment. The Tin Belly dining room has been named after the Blues and Royals cavalry, who were nicknamed the ‘tin bellies', due to their metal breastplates.

Typical dishes Toad in the hole, Lancashire bomb mash, cider onion gravy; and smoked haddock and prawn pie with buttered spinach

Retail director Patrick Dardis

Websitewww.theclarencewhitehall.com

Born 1983

The Truscott Arms in London's Maida Vale has launched Born 1983, a dining room within the pub. It takes as its inspiration the journey head chef Aidan McGee made from his family farm in Donegal, Ireland, to cooking around the world and at the Truscott Arms.

Covers 42

Tasting menus McGee has devised two new gastronomic experiences: ‘Journey' (£65) and ‘Memories' (£95)

Websitewww.thetruscottarms.com


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