The latest restaurants, bars and hotels to open their doors across the UK in January 2022
New year, new restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels! It may not be as catchy as the time-honoured 'new me' mantra but we're so excited about what the new year means for the hospitality industry.
Find out about all the new openings below
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Humo, Mayfair, London
Chef Miller Prada has opened wood-fired kitchen Humo in London's Mayfair. The Colombian-born chef will serve dishes inspired by Japanese techniques, drawing on his six years of training under Endo Kazutoshi of the Michelin-starred Endo at the Rotunda in London's White City and the heritage of his Italian head chef.
Humo is part of the newly formed Creative Restaurant Group co-founded by Misha Zelman, founder of Burger & Lobster, Zelman Meats and Goodman, chef-patron Kazutoshi and managing director Alex D'Aguiar.
The 34-cover restaurant, named after ‘smoke' in Spanish, features a four-metre grill that is powered by a selection of widely sourced woods, such as juniper, British oak, birch, cherry and walnut. No electricity or gas is used as cooking fuel.
A 10-cover chef's table is also available for private dining and exclusive events.
Opened 18 January
Typical dishes Trout and caviar (14-day-aged Ike-Jime Hampshire trout, HP18 oak, three-month-aged caviar grilled in konbu kelp); scallop (hand-dived Orkney scallop, Speyside whiskey barrel and sabayon, white konbu)
Address 12 St George Street, London W1S 2FB
Edit, Hackney, London
Chefs Fabrice Jacquet and Beth Olivier will head up the team at Edit, the 42-cover veg-forward restaurant in London's Hackney. There will be a selection of modern British plant-based dishes and a range of low-intervention wines, local beers and ciders.
Opening 1 February
Typical dish Roast salsify, crispy kalettes, mustard green leaf and beetroot à trois;
Address 217 Mare Street, London E8 3QE
Manchester-based Rudy's Pizza Napoletana will be opening its third Leeds restaurant, following sites in the city centre and Chapel Allerton. The dough is made using Caputo ‘00' flour and cooked in a Stefano Ferrara oven for 60 seconds.
Typical dishes Marinara; margherita; calabrese
Address Unit 6-8, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2UE
Mister Nice, Mayfair, London
All-day French restaurant Mister Nice has opened in London's Mayfair. The venue has been designed by Victoria Vogel and is spread across two floors. Members of the Mister Nice club will be offered ‘no corkage' benefits and 50 members will receive wines at a low mark-up.
Opening 24 January
Typical dish Burrata with fresh caramelised figs, chicory walnut, pear and Roquefort salad
Address 14-16 Davies Street, London W1K 3DR
The Tempus, Alnwick
The Northumberland-based Doxford Group will open Tempus, a hotel, bar and restaurant within the grounds of Charlton Hall Estate in Alnwick. The interiors have been inspired by Alice in Wonderland and are due to feature striking colour palettes and lavish furnishings.
Number of rooms 15
Address Charlton Hall, Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5DZ
Fair Shot Café, Covent Garden, London
Fair Shot Café, a social enterprise business founded by Bianca Travella, is to reopen in London's Covent Garden following its move from Mayfair. The café provides training to young people with learning disabilities.
Opening 1 February
Typical dishes Overnight oats served with caramelised pear, sultanas and honey; roasted beetroot salad with feta, radish and walnuts
Address 3 Slingsby Place, London WC2E 9AB
Archway, Battersea, London
Hospitality company Spook London is to open its first restaurant and wine bar, Archway, under an old railway arch in London's Battersea. Alex Owens, former River Café chef, will offer seasonal dishes and Old and New World wines.
Opening postponed to March 2023
Typical dishes Pappardelle with radicchio and scamorza; wood-roast scarlet prawns with nduja
Address Arch 65, Queens Circus, London SW8 4NE
Donutelier by Roladin, London
Boutique doughnut bakery Donutelier by Roladin is to open its first UK store in London's West End.
The founders of Roladin, brothers Kobi Haka and Avi Keinan, have been selling handmade doughnuts and desserts for the past 33 years. They established their first small shop in 1989, which has since grown to over 75 branches in Israel.
Guests visiting their latest London venue will be able to watch doughnuts being made on-site. Each doughnut will be displayed on brass cake stands lit by glass fittings.
Signature flavours include pistachio filled with chantilly cream and marbled pistachio, almond sable and dried raspberries; dulcey peanut caramel with dulcey fleur de sel ganache, peanuts and caramel chantilly; and Pink Royal with wild berry cream and strawberry meringue.
Opening 27 January
Typical dishes Chocolate pretzels (vanilla sugar crust, chocolate ganache and pretzel varigato); Passion Coconut (chantilly cream, coconut shavings, passion fruit coconut cream and crispy raspberry)
Address 48-50 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BB
Humble Chicken, Soho, London
Chef Angelo Sato has opened yakitori-style restaurant Humble Chicken in London's Soho. The 18-cover venue offers an eight-course tasting menu inspired by European and East Asian flavours priced at £95 per person.
Opened 19 January
Typical dishes King crab, shoyu koji daikon, avocado and nori; grilled oyster, fermented kaki, citrus kosho beurre blanc and burnt chicken fat
Address 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SJ
Birley Bakery, Chelsea Green, London
Robin Birley, founder of private members' club Oswald's, has opened Birley Bakery in London's Chelsea Green in partnership with executive pastry chef Vincent Zanardi. Savouries, pâtisseries and chocolates such as popcorn dragées and fragrant orangettes are on offer.
Opened 6 January
Typical dishes Paris-Brest; Tarte Tropézienne; New York-style cheesecake
Address 28-30 Cale Street, London SW3 3QU
The Nutella Ring Pizza Café, Carnaby, London
Pizza Pilgrims is to open a Nutelleria outside of its Kingly Court pizzeria in London's Carnaby. Nocciolattes (shots of espresso with a spoon of Nutella) will be available in the mornings, while Nutella pizza rings filled with a choice of chocolate will be available in the afternoons.
Opening 30 January
Typical flavours Mars; Bounty; Kinder Bueno
Address 11 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food, Edinburgh
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food has opened its second site in Edinburgh, following its debut in the Scottish capital in 2012.
The 90-cover restaurant, situated in the heart of the city's Old Town, offers a selection of small plates inspired by the punchy flavours of India's roadside dishes. The BYOB experience offers lunchtime boxes between 12pm-4pm and a sharing-style menu from 12pm-10pm.
The interior features the brand's signature orange and green colours and large hand-painted wall murals, as well as tabletops made from off-cut British timber waste.
The restaurant honours the country of its roots by adding a discretionary 50p to each bill which goes directly to Scottish Love in Action, a charity which feeds vulnerable children in India.
Opened 30 December 2022
Typical dishes Bun samosa; saag tofu; beetroot bhajis
Address 16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TX
Gura Gura, Covent Garden, London
The Yards in London's Covent Garden has welcomed pan-Asian restaurant Gura Gura. The 110-cover venue will offer handmade sushi as well as nigiri and sashimi platters, which are paired to an extensive cocktail menu.
Opened 3 January
Typical dishes Kabayaki black cod with shellfish velouté and pea sprouts; nori gratin dauphinoise
Address 19 Slingsby Place, London WC2E 9AB
Beckford Canteen, Bath
The Beckford Group has opened its second restaurant in Bath, offering an all-day menu, regular specials and sharing plates. The 80-cover restaurant serves its own canned cocktails.
Opened 6 January
Typical dishes Monkfish, cauliflower, and curried butter; confit pork belly, pumpkin and quince; Sussex wagyu wing rib and sides
Address 11 Bartlett Street, Bath BA1 2QZ
Tozi Grand Café, Battersea Power Station, London
Tozi Grand Café has opened its doors, bringing the northern Italian feel to London's Battersea Power Station. The restaurant offers an all-day dining experience plus afternoon tea from 3pm and an aperitivo menu served from an alfresco terrace.
Opened 12 December 2022
Typical dishes Veal Milanese; lobster linguine; beef carpaccio
Address 3a Electric Boulevard, London SW11 8BJ
Pochawa Grill, Chinatown, London
The Maguro Group has launched a Korean barbecue restaurant in London's Chinatown. The 50-cover grill offers dishes inspired by street food and sharing options. The interior brings Korean pub culture to Chinatown, featuring neon accents and murals.
Opened 19 December 2022
Typical dishes Tofu kimchi; ramen-tteokbokki hybrid called rabokki
Address 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS
The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester
Manchester's city centre will welcome the Reach, a Marriott Bonvoy Tribute Portfolio hotel. The 215-room property will offer a fully equipped fitness centre, as well as a restaurant that overlooks the canal.
Room rate From £120 a night
Address 7 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JB
Itsu, Milton Keynes
Centre:MK in Milton Keynes has expanded its portfolio of healthy fast-food restaurants with the opening of Itsu. The 2,600 sq ft venue offers ordering technology screens for quick delivery of dishes.
Opened 20 December 2022
Typical dishes Sushi; rice and noodle bowls; gyoza; bao buns
Address Unit 159-167, The Centre:mk, 148 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3BA