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Latest openings: Buxton Crescent, the Falcon, Castle Square and more

06 October 2020 by
Latest openings: Buxton Crescent, the Falcon, Castle Square and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.

Buxton Crescent

The Buxton Crescent hotel in Derbyshire has opened following a £70m refurbishment of the Grade I-listed Georgian building.

The hotel is the first UK property for Ensana Hotels, Europe's largest health spa operator. The site has finally been transformed into a hotel after plans were originally announced 16 years ago.

The Crescent, designed by John Carr and constructed in the 1780s, was the centrepiece of the fifth Duke of Devonshire's plans to establish Buxton as a fashionable Georgian spa town.

The hotel has three pools: a refurbished Victorian thermal pool offering heated and untreated mineral waters, a relaxation pool, and an indoor-outdoor rooftop pool. It also has eight treatment rooms.

The renovation has been financially supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund among other stakeholders.

Opened 1 October

Bedrooms 81

Operator Ensana Hotels

Starting room rate £125

General manager Jonathan Dawson

Website www.ensanahotels.com/buxton

Buxton Crescent
Buxton Crescent

The Falcon

The Falcon, a Grade II-listed, 16th-century coaching inn on the Castle Ashby Estate, has been renovated and transformed into a country retreat. Chef Mark Lawton oversees Eyas, a 56-cover restaurant with a 32-cover terrace.

Bedrooms 22

General manager Douglas Cooper

Design Jackie Blakey

Room rate £400 for a two-night weekend including breakfast

Website www.thefalcon-castleashby.com

The Falcon
The Falcon

Bindas Eatery

Bindas has opened in London's Mayfair, serving Indian street food. Founder Mehak Kansal was awarded the 2018 Westfield Food Entrepreneur Award, which saw her scoop the prize of mentorship from Omar Allibhoy of Tapas Revolution.

Founder Mehak Kansal

Typical dishes Sweet potato bhel puri; haddock pakoras; chicken makhani; rajma; chilli paneer with hakka noodles

Website www.bindaseatery.com

Bindas Eatery
Bindas Eatery

Castle Square

Castle Square is a temporary, 5,000 sq ft retail and leisure space in London's Elephant and Castle, providing space for the 26 traders usually based in the shopping centre while it is redeveloped. The space includes Ash Avenue and Elephant Park.

Opened 26 September

Operators Kaieteur Kitchen; El Guambra; Original Caribbean Spice; Coma y Beba; La Bodeguita; Daddy O's

Website www.castlesquarelondon.com

Castle Square
Castle Square

3 Sloane Gardens

New boutique aparthotel 3 Sloane Gardens is managed by luxury home accommodation business UnderTheDoormat, which has agreed a five-year partnership with landlord Cadogan. The renovated building in London's Chelsea features nine luxury apartments and services will include a ‘live-in' service manager and reception.

Apartments Nine

Operator UnderTheDoormat

Website www.underthedoormat.com

3 Sloane Gardens
3 Sloane Gardens

Kimpton Clocktower

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has relaunched the Principal Manchester under its Kimpton brand. Bedrooms nod to Manchester's music scene, while the venue also features the Refuge by Volta bar and restaurant.

Bedrooms 270

Operator InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

General manager Johan Scheepers

Room rate Double rooms from £120

Website www.kimptonclocktowerhotel.com

Kimpton Clocktower
Kimpton Clocktower

Gilpin Spa Suites

The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in the Lake District has unveiled three new spa suites, with two more to come in early 2021. Each 100 sq m suite has a hanging fireplace, a cocktail bar and wine fridge, a circular stone bath and a cedar double walk-in shower. Patio doors open onto a private south-facing decked garden with water features, a living wall of ferns and a stone-built hot tub alongside a plunge pond.

Starting room rate £850

Website www.thegilpin.co.uk

Gilpin
Gilpin

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