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This week's openings: Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, Yeni, Fingal and more

17 January 2019 by
This week's openings: Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, Yeni, Fingal and more

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall

Following the opening of its café, bar and radio studio for music lovers in London's King's Cross in 2016 and a shop in Mayfair, Spiritland has opened a restaurant and bar in Royal Festival Hall, the 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre.

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall brings an early morning to late night celebration of food, drink and music culture to Europe's largest centre for the arts, with a 2am licence, an open grill and an oyster bar.

Newly appointed group head chef is Moondog, who previously worked at Peter Gordon's Providores and Tapa Room in Marylebone. The New Zealand-born chef is bringing an Antipodean twist to the sharing plates menu.

The quality of sound in the room has been considered, with bespoke velvet curtains, furniture by Very Good and Proper, a terrazzo bar by Max Lamb for Dzek, and leather booths.

Opened 7 January

Covers 180

Group head chef Moondog

Typical dishes Carrot m'hanncha, spinach,
pine nuts, raisin and oregano dressing; and sweet and sour pork, octopus, pork belly, coconut, pomelo and ground rice

Website www.spiritland.com

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sweet-and-sour-pork-belly-octopus-pomello-coconut-ground-rice

Liban Tapas

Lebanese restaurant Liban Tapas has opened on the former Chimichanga site in London's South Woodford, serving traditional Lebanese tapas. The restaurant features a Parisian Sunroom at the rear of the restaurant and a terrace and ‘souk' outside.

Covers 150

Head chef Osama Shalabiah

Typical dishes Lamb meshawi; sea bass with quinoa; moussaka; and grilled halloumi salad

Website www.libantapas.com

Photo by Simon Burrell
Photo by Simon Burrell

Yeni

Cem Bilge and Civan Er will be bringing their Istanbul restaurant Yeni to London's Soho this month. Yeni, the pair's second restaurant, will showcase Istanbul food and culture, from koftes and street food to traditional meyhanes, where fish and vegetables are served alongside wine and raki.

Founders Cem Bilge and Civan Er

Typical dishes Antep sausages with borlotti bean purée; and sea bass with raki and feta

Website www.yeni.london

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yeni

Fingal

Fingal, sister ship to the Royal Yacht Britannia, is the result of a £5m development by Royal Yacht Enterprises and permanently berthed in the Port of Leith. Featuring the Lighthouse bar, with outdoor deck overlooking the port, the former Northern Lighthouse ship has rooms named after lighthouses.

Bedrooms 23

Front of house manager Mari-Nel Scorer

Design Pedley Group

Website www.fingal.co.uk

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fingal-hyskeir-bedroom

Warbrook House Park Spa

Warbrook House hotel in Eversley, Hampshire, has opened its new Park Spa within the estate's gardens. The new spa features a manicure and pedicure suite, the Gin and Bubbles Lounge and a gym and spa studio, as well as a mud room, an outdoor terrace and garden area with two hot tubs, a fire pit, cabana beds, loungers and seating.

Treatment rooms Six

Spa manager Nicola Johns

Website www.warbrookhouse.com/spa

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warbrook-house-spa

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