Latest openings: Bridge 15, Fridays and Go, Umbrella Workshop and more

15 March 2022 by
Latest openings: Bridge 15, Fridays and Go, Umbrella Workshop and more

A look at the newest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars across the UK

Bridge 15

Tyler King, a former senior sous chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Prism in Berlin, has opened a modern Scottish restaurant Bridge 15 within Edinburgh gastropub the Bridge Inn.

The 28-year-old grew up in the Scottish fishing village of Pittenweem and will use his menu to showcase local ingredients using techniques picked up during his international travels.

Before moving to Germany, King worked in the kitchens at Edinburgh restaurants Number One at the Balmoral hotel and Castle Terrace.

His evening restaurant at the Bridge Inn will serve daily specials and regular dishes such as Arbroath smokie doughnut with spring onion emulsion; mushroom ravioli with egg yolk pureé, mushroom broth, black garlic and puffed rice; monkfish mussel XO with burnt leek, pine nut and vermouth sauce; and Crowdie cheesecake mousse with rhubarb and toasted oats.

King is also overseeing the pub's bar menu, which includes a daily changing pie and new all-day Sunday roast.

Opened 15 March

Address 27 Baird Road, Ratho, Newbridge EH28 8RA

Fridays And Go

Fridays has opened its first quick-service restaurant in Dundee, ahead of plans to launch up to 30 sites nationwide over the next three years. It offers dishes to eat in or takeaway, with new menu items including a Bucket of Bones and a Boneless Chicken Dog.

Opened 16 March

Typical dishes Chicken wings; nachos; Fridays glazed burger; milkshakes

Address 26-28 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1RH

Umbrella Workshop

The team behind East London's Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company bars has launched a 12-cover bar that acts as an incubator for new drinks development. The bar will be an extension of the brand's online shop.

Opened 8 March

Founders Andy Kerr, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Tatton

Address Unit 10, Cleeve Workshops, Boundary Street, London E2 7JD


Penny Squares

The Penny Squares restaurant sits within the recently opened Canopy by Hilton London City hotel. Executive chef Walid Farag serves a menu inspired by the cuisines brought to London's East End by immigrants.

Opened 17 March

Typical dishes Crusted rack of lamb with ras el hanout, pearl barley and hibiscus sauce; vegetable moussaka with nutmeg cream and harissa sauce

Address 11-15 Minories, London EC3N 1AX


Social enterprise Humdingers Catering has launched its second bakery and soup kitchen in North London. The space will host evening events and is open to anyone in need of a hot meal. The original soup kitchen served 800-1,000 free hot meals a week

Opened 7 March

Founder Robert Hunningher

Address 524-526 Hornsey Road, London, N19 3QN

Benugo Bar & Kitchen

Benugo has opened a restaurant and bar at Warwick Arts Centre, offering coffee,cold-pressed juices and beers. The group also runs an on-site theatre bar stocked with classic and speciality drinks.

Opened 7 March

Typical dishes Vegan overnight oats; freshly made pizzas; harissa and chilli pulled lamb shoulder

Address Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

The Thin White Duke

An all-day café, bar and recording studio inspired by David Bowie has opened in London's Soho. It offers a cicchetti menu, cocktails by Dav Eames and coffee by Girls Who Grind.

Opened 15 March

Typical cocktails Lovers' Eyes with apple brandy, Aperol, rhubarb and ginger syrup and lemon; Gin & Milk with pink pepper gin, almond milk and white tea syrup

Address 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1

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