New restaurant, bar and hotel openings in April 2022

26 April 2022 by

The latest restaurants, bars and hotels to open their doors across the UK in April 2022

From the Highlands to the south coast, new establishments are popping up across the country every week. New hotels, restaurants and bars launch into the world headed up by familiar faces and industry newbies alike. Here are the latest openings from this month.

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The New Inn, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Image: David Butler
Image: David Butler

The New Inn hotel and restaurant on the family-owned island of Tresco on the Isles of Scilly has reopened following a major refurbishment.

The development, which began in December last year, has seen all 16 bedrooms redesigned with wooden bedframes, bespoke blinds, new bathrooms and USB chargers.

The Driftwood Bar has been repainted and the Pavilion restaurant now has reclaimed wooden tables, a log burner, and walls decorated with items from Tresco's history.

Outside, a new terrace and Ox Grill has opened where dishes will be cooked over coals in the summer. Head chef Liam Caves has created a menu with pub favourites such as the New Inn Burger, fish and chips and half lobster with local chilli and herb butter. Fish dishes depend on the local catch by islanders Jordan Penhaligon and Hannah Keith, who also work at Tresco's heliport and cottage department respectively.

The new look has been created by interior designer Tania Streeter, who is also leading the upgrade of the 100 holiday cottages on Tresco over the next five years.

Reopened April 2022

Typical dishes Potted crab and brioche toast with dressed leaves; Cornish shepherd's pie; crispy skinned mackerel with horseradish potato salad and Tresco rocket

Address New Grimsby, Tresco TR24 0QG


Madhu's Brasserie, Richmond, London

Image: Anton Rodrigues
Image: Anton Rodrigues

Indian restaurant group and caterer Madhu's has launched a site in London's Richmond, serving a modern take on Indian cuisine. Customers can sit at a counter overlooking the tandoor oven and robata grill.

Opened 6 April

Typical dishes Toasted wraps with fillings such as chilli chicken or minced lamb; palak patta chaat; chilli paneer; chicken biryani; masala fish

Address 106 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1UR


Audreys, Flat Iron Square, London

The team behind London's Flat Iron Square and Goods Way are to open an all-day café bar in Bankside. It will serve seasonal dishes from an open kitchen, with takeaways on offer.

Opening 5 May

Typical dishes Roast baby chicken, Madeira, burnt lettuce; leek gratin, Ongleshield fondue, parsley crumb; homemade sausage roll

Address 1 Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London SE1 0AB


Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot

The former bar space next door to riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour in London is being relaunched as a bistro and brasserie. Executive chef Tony Fleming has created a menu inspired by regional French classics.

Opening 12 May

Typical dishes Duck confit, peas à la francaise, honey and Madeira; Saddleback pork belly, boudin noir and white asparagus; ray wing au poivre

Address 26D Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE


28°-50°, Oxford Circus, London

Wine specialist 28°-50° is to open a workshop and kitchen in the former Côte Brasserie site near London's Oxford Circus. It will seat 120 covers and serve wines by the carafe, glass and bottle, paired with the à la carte menu.

Opening 11 May

Typical dishes Octopus ceviche with red onion, fennel, jalapeño and aguachile; steak frites

Address 4 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QJ


Talbooth House & Spa, Essex

Countryside hotel Talbooth House in Essex has launched a spa with a pool, sauna, hot tub, log fire, chill-out area and treatment rooms. It offers whole day, half day or ‘after-hours' packages.

Opened April 2022

*Operator Milsom Hotels

Design Geraldine Milsom, Andrew Martin and Benchmark

Address Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN


The Lowback

Hawksmoor group's first new bar in 11 years is now fully open within its restaurant situated on a floating barge in Canary Wharf. It serves a range of drinks such as the ‘ultimate gin Martini', Champagne cocktails, and popular dishes from the group's New York restaurant.

Opened 15 March

Typical dishes Salt beef nuggets; bone marrow oysters; the Big Mat burger

Address 1 Water Street, London E14 5GX


The Mess, Wiltshire

The Messums Wiltshire gallery and arts centre in the Nadder Valley is to launch its own restaurant and delicatessen this Easter.

The Mess will be housed in a former dairy building and run by a female-led kitchen team. Chef Ana Ortiz plans to bring South American flavours to the menu, while Lydia Gibson will create cakes and pastries. The pair previously worked together at the Newt hotel in Somerset.

Open from Thursdays to Saturdays, the Mess will seat 25 covers in the restaurant and an additional 60 in the outdoor extension, which will host numerous live music events throughout the summer.

The restaurant will serve an all-day menu with a wine list available throughout. Freshly squeezed orange juice will be served in the morning, and cocktails and local beers to accompany sharing boards in the evenings.

Opening 22 April

Typical dishes Homemade Mess croissants filled with Wiltshire ham, Westcombe Cheddar, caramelised onions, roasted tomatoes, kale, olives and wild garlic pesto; charred heritage carrots with Westcombe ricotta, chimichurri and sourdough crumbs

Address Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LW


Volonté, Kensington, London

This cafe and fitness studio in south west London serves a health-focused menu designed to promote nutrition and wellbeing. It is led by Le Cordon Bleu graduate Vidushi Binani, alongside her co-founder Haylene Ryan.

Opened 19 April

Typical dishes Chipotle bowl with quinoa, broccoli, black beans, chicken, tomato salsa and crispy onions; poached eggs with breakfast fritters

Address 299 Brompton Rd, London SW3 2DY


Tonight Josephine, Cardiff

The Adventure Bar group has launched its vibrant Tonight Josephine bar brand in Cardiff. It is designed around Millennial pop-culture and serves bottomless brunch and over 30 cocktails.

Opened 8 April

Cocktails No Time For Napoleon (Lillet Blanc, lychee liqueur, peach nectar, cranberry and citrus juice); and Spill The Tea (Beefeater gin, violette liqueur, butterfly pea tea, citrus and lemonade)

Address 46 Caroline Street, Cardiff CF10 1FF


Apricity, Mayfair, London

Apricity is chef Chantelle Nicholson's celebration of sustainable, veg-forward, cooking. With head chef Eve Seemann she serves zero-waste, hyper-seasonal ingredients in an open dining room in the heart of Mayfair.

Opened 12 April

Typical dishes Cornish mackerel, Shetland mussels, sambal butter and fennel; zero-waste kimchi margarita; beetroot negroni

Address 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JU


Amalfi Ristorante, Soho, London

Big Table Group's Amalfi Ristorante offers an Italian dining experience across two floors. The venue features mosaic marble flooring, terracotta tiles and an Amalfi coast-inspired garden room. The restaurant seats 152 indoors and 20 on the outdoor terrace.

Opened 28 March

Typical dishes Stretched sourdough pizzas; fresh pasta; carpaccios; cocktails

Address 25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TU


Tŷ Hotel Milford Waterfront, Milford Haven

The latest hotel managed by the Celtic Collection features 100 bedrooms across four floors. Its restaurant is run by Simon Crockford, former Welsh National Chef of the Year.

Opened 8 April

Room rate From £86 bed and breakfast

General manager Adrian Andrews

Address Nelson Quay, Milford Haven SA73 3AA


Flat Iron, Southwark, London

The cult London steak restaurant will open its 10th site to celebrate a decade in business. The new branch will resemble a traditional butcher's shop thanks to a collaboration with Michealis Boyd & Applied Studio.

Opening 27 April

Typical dishes Flat Iron steak, taken from feather blade cut; beef dripping chips, creamed spinach and roast aubergine

Address 41-45 The Cut, London SE1 8LF


Decimiño, London

Image: Tim Charles
Image: Tim Charles

The Decimiño taco truck has landed on the 11th floor of the Standard, London hotel. Branded as the ‘baby sister' of the hotel's restaurant, Decimo, it serves a selection of Spanish-Mexican dishes with an open-air bar.

Opened 7 April

Typical dishes Stewed chicken tacos with pico de gallo; avocado tacos with negros fregoles and queso; Maldon oysters, Aperol slushies

Address 10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG


Walmer Castle, London

This Notting Hill pub is reopening as a Scottish restaurant and whisky bar in collaboration with the Cragellachie hotel in Speyside. The venue will span two floors with a ground floor dining room and bar serving modern Highland cuisine, a cosy mezzanine available for private hire, and a first floor Spey Bar offering over 400 whiskies.

The design has been curated by Sophie Vanacore and incorporates Speyside cask wood and fallen branches, Orkney chairs and dining tables by Scottish carpenters made using recycled cask timber.The Cragellachie's executive head chef William Halsall, former head chef at Le Caprice in London, has created a menu celebrating Scottish ingredients. Dishes will include Highland smoked salmon; Grants of Speyside Haggis Bon Bons; and Kellas Estate venison carpaccio.

Additional signature dishes will include Speyside 100% Scotch Assured steaks; local lobster truffled mac and cheese; and Highland wagyu beef sliders. The dessert menu will feature Scottish cheeses and the traditional Cranachan pudding.Whiskies will be available by the glass or in cocktails and customers can secure a personal cask to be stored in Walmer Castle's cellar to be enjoyed on each visit.

Opening 12 April

Creative director Sarah Burgess

Address 58 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AJ


Brix, London

A New York-inspired restaurant and bar is to open in the former Hixter Bankside site in London Bridge. It will serve ‘gourmet street food' and host film screenings, DJ sets and exhibitions.

Opened 31 March

Typical dishes Oxtail doughnuts; lobster and chips; hemp and cauliflower burger with mango chutney and house pickles

Address 16 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS


The Georgian, Coppa Club, Haslemere

Coppa Club's latest opening, in Grade-II listed building in Haslemere, features 13 bedrooms, a garden terrace and fire pit, four igloo seating areas, a restaurant, café, bar, and lounge space for all-day dining. Dogs are welcome in the ground-floor areas.

Opening 26 April

Room rate From £90 for two people sharing on a B&B basis

Typical dishes 10 oz ribeye steak; chopped Green Goddess salad; trout, pea, broad bean and courgette bruschetta

Address High street, Haslemere, GU27 2JY


Nightjar, London

East London speakeasy bar Nightjar is opening a second site in Soho's Kingly Court serving cocktails and small plates. Interiors will evoke the Roaring Twenties and live jazz; blues and swing music will be performed nightly.

Opening 20 April

Typical drinks Cocktails include the Toronto with Woodford Reserve Bourbon whiskey, orange blossom smoke, coffee and roasted pecan maple syrup, Fernet Branca and candyfloss

Address Unit G15, Kingly Court, London W1F 9PY


Flat Earth Pizza, London

This plant-based pop-up is opening its first permanent London restaurant in Bethnal Green. Menus include pizza, small plates and brunch using ingredients from local and ethical suppliers.

Opening 12 April

Typical dishes Pizza varieties include creamy garlic mushrooms, oat bechamal and toasted walnuts; the ‘Hackney Hot' with sweet pickled beets, Somerset three cheese grate, organic tomato passata, chillies

Address 286-290 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA


The Spread Eagle, London

Young's has launched a flagship pub in Wandsworth, the area the brewery was first founded in 1831. The Spread Eagle features 21 boutique bedrooms and the group's head office and training kitchen are located behind the site.

Opened 18 March

Typical dishes Sausage roll to tear and share and English mustard and bacon mayo; rack of Welsh lamb, burnt baby gem, potato and onion slice, mint jelly; brown butter haddock, fennel cream sauce, crispy leeks

Address 71 Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PT


The Grand Junction Arms, Tring

Seafood Pub Company has opened a southern flagship site following a six-month, £1.2m redesign. The relaunch of the Victorian canal-side pub marks one year since the company's sale to Oakman Group.

Opened 28 March

Typical dishes Chicken, ham hock and leek pie with green beans and hand cut chips; grilled lobster with garlic butter, dressed leaves, truffle and parmesan fries

Address Bulbourne, Tring, HP23 5QE


Acme Fire Cult, Dalston, London

The team behind Acme Fire Cult have launched their first permanent restaurant at 40FT Brewery in London's Dalston.

Created by former St Leonards chefs Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins, it focuses on live fire cooking with vegetables taking centre stage. The pair have been serving flatbreads at the brewery for some time but are now offering a wider menu.

The restaurant is opposite the tap room and uses beer byproducts, such as yeast and spent grain, to make ferments such as an Acme ‘Marmite', and an Ancho hot sauce with beer-soaked chillies.

There's space for 50 guests indoors and 60 outside on a covered and heated terrace, which is also home to a large grill and smoker that will be running in all weather.

Some dishes are influenced by the brewery, such as beetroot with a sweet and sour dill dressing, beetroot purée, pickled blueberries and sorrel, which is cooked in the ‘first runnings' of 40FT Brewery Sunset Hazy IPA. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Opening 1 April

Typical dishes Half herb-fed chicken with Vadouvan butter, Tropea onion and crème fraîche; grilled leeks and pistachio romesco

Address The Bootyard, Abbot Street, London E8 3DP


Samsons, Harrogate

Josh Whitehead, a semi-finalist in MasterChef: The Professionals 2016, has launched a Harrogate restaurant and bar with an all-day menu. It seats up to 182 guests and features a private wine tasting snug room.

Opened 25 March

Typical dishes Thirkleby duck with charcoal honey, braised endive and cherry blossoms

Address Town Centre House, Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate HG1 1DQ


St Martin's House, Covent Garden, London

This modern British restaurant and bar has opened across a three-storey site in London's Seven Dials, London. Inspired by its Covent Garden location, edible flowers are used on the cocktail and food menus.

Opened 23 March

Typical dishes Steak pie with creamy mash; beer-battered hake and sea-salted chips

Address 4a Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NY


Bunsik, London

Korean street food restaurant Bunsik is opening a second London site, in Embankment. It serves Korean corn dogs, which are made from either sausage, cheese, or both, skewered, dipped in batter then rolled in breadcrumbs or other toppings.

Opened 26 March

Typical dishes Potato corn dog; beef corn dog; potato mozzarella

Address 19 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND


The Bell & Crown, Wiltshire

Chickpea Group has opened six upstairs bedrooms at former coaching inn the Bell & Crown in Wiltshire, which it renovated in 2019. Rooms feature king-size beds and guests will find freshly-baked cookies ready when they arrive.

Opening 1 April

Room rate From £100 a night

Design Studio Mash; Tim Brockbank

Address New Road, Zeals, Wiltshire BA12 6NJ


Hoko: Hong Kong Café, London

Hong Kong milk tea specialists Hoko are opening a Saturday kiosk at London's Westgate Street Market. The launch menu includes sweet and savoury French toast.

Opened 26 March

Typical dishes Golden Yolk French toast with salted egg yolk, cream cheese and optional pork floss; Yuen Yueng French toast with milk tea spread, espresso syrup and condensed milk

Address Westgate Street, London E8 3RU


The Cambria, London

Former Redcomb Pubs owners Dan Shotton and Mark Draper have launched their first London site as part of Prospect Pubs & Bars. It serves pub classics and Sunday roasts and features a 70-cover garden room.

Opened 24 March

Typical dishes Brixton Brewery battered market fish and chips; bao buns with crab tempura, sticky pork belly and chorizo skewers

Address 40 Kemerton Road, London SE5 9AR


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