A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
The first phase of the £2.5m refurbishment of the Cottage in the Wood in the Malvern Hills is complete. The ground floor reception of the main house and the two-AA-rosette 1919 bar and restaurant have been redesigned to bring their interiors back to their Georgian glory, as well as honouring the location's links with authors CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and composer Sir Edward Elgar.
The restaurant is decorated with woodland-themed wallpaper by Timorous Beasties, with antique mirrors and chandeliers. The banquettes and fluted-back chairs have been upholstered in tan, deep green, pecan and pink, and the walls painted a light grey.
The refurbishment of the bedrooms will begin next year, and an orangery and spa will also be added to the property.
Owners Nick and Julia Davies
Head chef Mark Redwood
F&B manager Gianluca Rizzo
Design Nelson Design
Starting room rate £105
Typical dishes Duck breast with pak choi, red cabbage and celeriac; loin of pork with bacon, cabbage and pig's cheek fritter; and Amaretto-glazed butternut squash, shallots and almonds
Restaurant and bar Florentine has opened on London's South Bank, serving international cuisine on small plates and larger sharing dishes, including an ostrich egg for six people to share, and freshly made flatbreads.
Covers Restaurant: 65; bar: 40
Restaurant manager Ilaria di Francesco
Head chef Ryan Matheson
Typical dishes Veal Milanese; braised lamb shank with mashed potato
The Four Quarters has launched a second venue in London's Hackney Wick. As well as featuring rare and classic arcade games, such as Space Invaders, PAC-MAN, Tron and Sega Rally, the new site offers food, film screenings, gaming booths and cocktails.
General manager Francois Kitching
Head barman Badar Echakhch
Typical dishes Bratwurst with dry-cured bacon; smoked pork hot dog with beef chilli
Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has reopened the Townhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Grade II-listed building has been renewed and the rooms fitted with superking-size beds, rain showers and Nespresso machines. The restaurant also has a new menu with a focus on seasonal, rustic dishes.
The Other Naughty Piglet
Following the opening of Naughty Piglets, a second site has opened on the first floor of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Other Palace theatre in London's Victoria. It offers a menu of small plates with international flavours and a wine list focusing on natural and biodynamic wines.
Owners Margaux and Joe Sharratt
Typical dishes Beef rump, madeira and roast bone marrow; rhubarb and custard
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant Suri has opened on Manchester's King Street. Featuring sharing plates split into categories such as Graze, Field, Farm, Waves and Enjoy, Suri has been designed to create a sociable, relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere.
Founders Terence Langley, James Coubrough and Andrea George
Typical dishes Spiced pork belly with crackling mustard; sea trout, scorched onions and ajvar
Lievito has opened its debut pizza and craft beer dining concept in the UK in London's Chelsea. The pizzeria offers a grab-and-go service alongside a menu offering pizza and traditional Calabrian dishes. The interior retains many original features of the Victorian building, with low lighting around the exposed brickwork alcoves of the original cellars.
Design Fabrica Architecture