Latest openings: Bibi, Kudu Grill, Pizza Punks and more
A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
Chet Sharma, who has spent the past four years working as development chef for JKS Restaurants, is opening his debut restaurant in London's Mayfair with the group's backing.
Bibi is named after the Urdu word meaning ‘lady of the house', and is inspired by Sharma's travels in India and his grandmother's cooking.
Before working for JKS, Sharma made his name as a development chef at Michelin-starred restaurants including Mark Birchall's Moor Hall and Simon Rogan's L'Enclume.
Bibi offers a Chef's Selection menu, priced at £35 for lunch and £55 for dinner, while the à la carte menu is split into five sections including bar snacks, chaat small plates, Sigree (dishes inspired by Lahore kebab vendors), sides and desserts.
The restaurant seats 33 covers, including 13 at the kitchen counter and an additional 20 on the terrace. Sam Hosker, design director at JKS, has overseen the interiors, drawing inspiration from old Indian buildings and Sharma's grandmother's farmhouse in Haryana.
Opened 9 September
Chef-patron Chet Sharma
Typical dishes Yogurt meringues, sandwiched with Chettinad-spiced chicken liver parfait and coconut blackberry chutney; Malai lobster with lemongrass-infused beef fat; ghee dhal; preserved mango kulfi with chilli and cashew nuts
The fourth site from the Peckham-based Kudu Collective in London focuses on braai, a South African method of charcoal and wood grilling. Many ingredients are sourced from the owners' nearby allotment.
Opened 1 September
Founders Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams
Typical dishes Grilled prawns, peri peri butter; pork chop with monkey gland sauce; ‘MelkTert' choux bun, candied kumquats, milk ice-cream
Pizza Punks is opening its fourth restaurant in Leeds. All sourdough bases are made using a mature starter culture from San Francisco and diners can customise their pizzas from a choice of 50 toppings.
Opening 13 September
Owner Brad Stevens
Typical dishes Pizza toppings include sriracha caramel pork belly, barbecue pulled jackfruit, beef shin ragù, black pudding and stem broccoli
London bakery Bread Ahead has begun a six-month residency at Southwark Cathedral café, close to its home in Borough Market. The site is open daily from 8.30am and will showcase new menu items.
Opened 6 September
Founder Matthew Jones
Typical dishes Bread Ahead bacon sandwich; doughnuts; cinnamon buns
Tigre Tacos began trading from a truck and has now found a permanent home above the Doña mezcal bar in London's Stoke Newington. Dishes are inspired by the street food of 1970s Southern California.
Opened 1 September
Founder Ramon Ramos
Typical dishes Camarones taco with grilled king prawns, Habañero, roasted pineapple salsa; octopus ceviche on blue tostada with chilli oil
Cave Cuvée and Shop Cuvée
The team behind London restaurant and natural wine supplier Top Cuvée has launched a shop and underground wine bar in Bethnal Green. Guest chefs will offer their own menus from the kitchen.
Opened 2 September
Founders Brodie Meah and Max Venning
Typical dishes Dry-aged beef tartare; carottes râpées; terrines du jour; cheeses and cured meats; Happy Endings ice-cream sandwiches
The latest site from Scotland's C&C Restaurant Group offers Italian dishes in a former Victorian bank building in Glasgow. Dishes include pizzas, pasta, grill-inspired plates and Italian desserts.
Opened 9 September
Director Toni Carbajosa
Typical dishes Loch Fyne oysters; pappardelle ragù, slow-cooked beef, red wine, tomato sauce; oven-roasted chicken, pesto, hazelnut; grilled fillet steak
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