The team behind Kitty Fisher's in London's Mayfair have opened their second restaurant, Cora Pearl at Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
Cora Pearl is named after a celebrated British courtesan, and the restaurant has been designed to reflect the glamour of her life.
George Barson, who has been head chef at Kitty Fisher's for the past 18 months, will head up both sites as executive chef. The menu has British and French influences and offers its own interpretation of theatreland food.
The restaurant is set over two floors of a historic townhouse and features parquet flooring, dark textiles, ferns, upholstered wall panels, tarnished mirrors and vintage lights. The ground floor will host the main dining room, with double-height windows opening onto St Paul's church and garden. The lower-ground floor houses the open kitchen and an intimate cocktail bar with a late licence.
Opened 10 July
Owners Tom Mullion, Oliver Milburn, Tim Steel
Executive chef George Barson
Typical dishes Cheese and ham toastie with pickle; quail Caesar; courgettes, black garlic and Ticklemore cheese; and pork and onions
Design Basil Walter of BW Architects
Beef & Brew
Grass-fed beef and craft beer concept Beef & Brew has opened a second London venue at the former site of Duke's Brew & Que in Haggerston. Each steak is dipped in beef dripping before being chargrilled. Draught beers are available from breweries such as Harviestoun and Five Points.
Founders Jessica Simmonds and Daniel Nathan
Typical dishes Hanger steaks and chips; and burger with bacon, hollandaise and tomato jam
Casa do Frango
Operator Collective MJMK
Typical dishes Dose de frango chicken; octopus rice; grilled vegetables in piri piri; and grilled chorizo
Hawksmoor has opened its latest site - its first outside London and Manchester - in a listed art deco banking hall in Edinburgh. New dishes include cast-iron fillet steak with bone marrow skirlie, and Hebridean lamb T-bones with pea, mint and haggis salad.
Interior Macaulay Sinclair
Head chef Brian Scanlan
General manager Louisa Richards
Hotel Indigo Dundee
Hotel Indigo has opened its latest property in Dundee within a 200-year-old jute mill, with three room designs inspired by the city: the Dundee cake room; the comic room, inspired by the DC Thompson publishing house; and the gaming room, reflecting Dundee's computer game industry.
General manager William Inglis
Starting room rate £60
James Thomas and Craig Mather, proprietor and head chef respectively at the Royal Harbour hotel in Ramsgate, Kent, have opened Little Ships restaurant and café at the hotel, a charcoal-fired oven concept planned for roll-out across other coastal locations.
Typical dishes Baked Camembert with rosemary and garlic; and chargrilled sirloin steak with tahini yogurt and sriracha sauce
Property developer David S Levin has opened a kosher restaurant in London's Belsize Park, with a dairy-free menu designed by former head chef of Bob Bob Ricard, John Ellison.
Head chef John Ellison
General manager Yuri Horpinchenko
Typical dishes - Ox tongue with roasted heritage beets and horseradish cream; dry-aged rib-eye steak with portobello mushrooms and plum tomatoes; crispy duck leg with red cabbage; and chicken schnitzel