Bermonds Locke aparthotel has opened in London's Bermondsey, housing Robin Gill's relaunched Dairy restaurant.
The Dairy Bermondsey menu features Willie's mackerel, dilled fresh gherkins, sea purslane and dashi; grilled radicchio, broad bean purée and pickled Tropea onions; and wood-roasted lamb, hayonnaise, charred lettuce and mint oil.
Dairy favourites, such as truffled Baron Bigod, fig and walnut toast and rooftop honey; chicken liver mousse and rhubarb jam; and salted caramel, malt barley ice-cream and cacao, have also returned. The wine list continues to focus on natural and rare wines and small producers.
Inspired by Southern California, Bermonds Locke is the third London aparthotel from hospitality brand Locke and features a co-working area and a workout studio.
F&B group the Initiative has also expanded its Shaman brand with the opening of a branch in the new aparthotel, offering an all-day, seasonal menu inspired by the south of France.
Opened 10 September
Operator Locke Living
Starting room rate £99
The first London outpost of Italian restaurant brand Giannino has opened in Mayfair. The menu is inspired by traditional Italian home cooking with a modern twist. The interior revisits the design and atmosphere of the original Milan restaurant, established 120 years ago.
Design Spagnulo & Partners
Typical dishes Veal osso buco, gremolata and potato purée; tonarello cacio pepe, sea urchin, cocoa bean and lime
Queens of Mayfair
Sisters Victoria and Grace Sheppard, a marketing hospitality executive and a luxury interior designer respectively, have opened their debut hospitality venture in London's Mayfair. Queens is open all day, offering coffee and lunch in the day, moving into an evening cocktail and wine bar serving cheese and charcuterie boards.
General manager Melissa Thomas
Design Grace Sheppard
Maison François, a brasserie and wine bar in London's St James's, pays homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace. Downstairs is Frank's wine bar, serving terrines, pâté en croûte and plates of charcuterie.
Founder François O'Neill
Head chef Matthew Ryle
Typical dishes Reblochon gougères and jambon noir de Biggore, céleri rémoulade; ravioli dauphine with Comté and black pepper
Erina's Kitchen has opened within entertainment complex Fun Street, situated within Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centre. The venue offers brunch options, pizzas, burgers and salads, as well as an extensive children's menu.
Typical dishes Avocado toast, eggs Florentine, pizzas, bangers and mash, spaghetti Bolognese
Owners Usman and Shafea Qureshi
Head chef Stephen Pohler
Filipino restaurant chain Jollibee has opened its second UK restaurant in Liverpool, showcasing new branding, packaging and restaurant design for its UK audience. The next outlet will be in Leicester, with the brand planning to open 50 UK stores over the next three to five years.
Typical dishes Crispy fried chicken with sweet spaghetti; Asian slaw; tropical burger; mango coconut sundae; Asian chicken tender rice bowl
Citadines Islington London
CapitaLand's lodging business unit Ascott has opened a Citadines aparthotel in London's Islington. Each apartment features a kitchen, separate bedroom, private bathroom, living area, and a flat screen TV with Chromecast. The property also has a laundrette, a fitness corner with gym equipment, and a business corner.
Units 81 studios and 27 one-bed apartments
Starting room rate £119
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