The Pilgrm hotel has opened in Paddington, London, a collaboration between Jason Catifeoglou, Andreas Thrasyvoulou and Steph Thrasyvoulou. The brand seeks to address modern travellers' needs by streamlining bedroom items and removing those no longer necessary. The design celebrates provenance and community: bedrooms feature reclaimed furnishings, from 200-year-old mahogany parquet floors to original cast-iron radiators. Additional bedroom features include organic mattresses handmade in Devon, 200-threadcount sheets and Marshall speakers. Former Grain Store sous chef Sara Lewis heads the kitchen at the 30-cover Lounge restaurant on the first floor, which will feature an open kitchen and bar. The informal menu will offer international dishes such as kimchi rice, tea-poached egg and condiments for breakfast, and mushrooms and Dolcelatte cheese toastie in the evening. There will be a café on the ground floor, in place of a reception area. Guests will check in online before arriving at the hotel.
Opened 1 November
Starting room rate 99
General manager Edgard Helle
Head chef Sara Lewis
Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini
Macdonald Holyrood hotel in Edinburgh has opened Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini, which features French cuisine and Scottish ingredients.
Maître d' Peter Adshead
Typical dishes Foie gras and lentil terrine with carrot purée and crumbs; and Aberdeen Angus sirloin with Madeira veal glaze
The Coal Shed London
Brighton restaurateur Razak Helalat has opened another Coal Shed, this time at London's One Tower Bridge, serving meat and seafood cooked over fire and charcoal. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, including fresh seafood from the south coast and organic British-breed meats.
Pastry chef Laura Petersen
Typical dishes Turbot with cauliflower, curry and cockles; and veal cutlet with white beans, smoked paprika, pancetta, fennel and gremolata
Stevie Parle has opened Pastaio in Soho, London, serving simple seasonal plates of fresh pasta priced between £7 and £11. As well as Prosecco and Aperol slushies, the drinks list features wines, Italian cocktails, spirits and beers.
Design Design Research Studio
Typical dishes Potato and gravy ravioli; grouse, rabbit and pork agnoli; and long fusilli, crab, courgette, yellow tomato and marjoram
The Old Manor
Operator Redcomb Pubs
Typical dishes Pan-fried duck breast with red wine and cherry jus; and beer-battered North Sea cod with chunky chips
The Perception bar and lounge has opened at the W London Hotel Leicester Square. The bar features neon artwork, a giant glitter ball and a revolving sofa with tiered seating, all in a colour palette of black and gold. The events calendar features DJ sets and a dining series.
Food and beverage director Benjamin Cowtan
Head barman Ulises Guerrero Galvez
Head chef Patricio Tapia Cuevas
Village Hotel Portsmouth
A Village hotel has opened next to Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth's largest business park. The hotel has a modern gym equipped with TechnoGym kit, and each bedroom is fitted with an Amazon Echo Dot virtual concierge that can control integrated aspects of the room such as entertainment and air conditioning.
General manager Pedro Mendes
Starting room rate £85