Latest openings: Grantley Hall, Hoh Sek Noodles, Skylark Roof Garden and more

11 July 2019 by
Latest openings: Grantley Hall, Hoh Sek Noodles, Skylark Roof Garden and more

Grantley Hall Luxury country house hotel Grantley Hall has opened following a three-year, multi-million pound renovation of the Grade II*-listed historic property.

The much-anticipated 47-bedroom Yorkshire hotel's culinary offering includes Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall; the pan-Asian EightyEight restaurant; the more relaxed all-day dining restaurant Fletchers, overseen by Craig Atchinson; the Drawing Room; and Valeria's Champagne and cocktail bar.

The historic property, a member of the Relais & Chteaux marketing consortium, has its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden and is also developing its own kitchen garden. The interiors feature original fireplaces, oak panelling and ornate cornicework, art and furnishings from local suppliers, and large bottles of damson gin from Raisthorpe Manor at Malton in all bedrooms.

The Three Graces Spa features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool and an indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The wedding and banqueting suite accommodates up to 180 guests.

The Grantley Academy, an accredited learning and development facility for all employees, is located in the East Lodge, with state-of-the-art staff accommodation in the Courtyard Building.

Opened 6 July

Bedrooms 47

Owner Valeria Sykes

General manager Andrew McPherson

Starting room rate £345, including breakfast

Grantley Hall2
Grantley Hall2

Dusk A Mediterranean and Asian fusion restaurant and shisha lounge has opened in Brentwood, Essex, with three separate dining areas.

Covers 400

Owners Sharif Uddin and Shakil Islam

Executive chef Stephen Gomes

Typical dish

Design Seesaw Studios


Hoh Sek Noodles Hoh Sek Noodles, a new noodle concept from Rosa's Thai Cafe founders Saiphin and Alex Moore, has opened at St Katharine Docks in London. Hoh Sek is established with the support of private equity group TriSpan.

Covers 40

Founders Saiphin and Alex Moore

Typical dishes Morning glory with ginger and bean curd sauce; Hong Kong fish noodles; and duck noodle soup

Hoh Sek Noodles
Hoh Sek Noodles

Skylark Roof Garden Rooftop destination Skylark has opened on the 10th floor of 4 Kingdom Street in London's Paddington. Signature cocktails include white chocolate martini and hibiscus daiquiri. The venue also holds live music events.

Covers 180

Owner Adam Marshall

Typical dishes Burratina di puglia, heritage tomatoes, basil and hazelnut pesto; aubergine and Romana pepper lasagne, saffron potato fondant


Stargazy Inn The fine dining Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac, Cornwall, has reopened after a refurbishment of the bedrooms and with Andrew Sheridan, formerly executive chef of Sosban Llanelli, at the helm.

Owner David Barnard

Head chef Andrew Sheridan

Bedrooms Nine

Typical dishes Torched mackerel, tomato, basil; tempura oysters, pickled vegetables and parsley

Stargazy Inn
Stargazy Inn

The Varsity The Varsity hotel and spa in Cambridge has unveiled a £2m refurbishment of its guest rooms, with herringbone wood flooring and patterned wallpaper from Designers Guild and Colefax and Fowler. Each bedroom has either a sandstone or marble bathroom, with underfloor heating and monsoon showers.

Bedrooms 44

General manager Roberto Pintus

Starting room rate £155

The Yan The Yan, a bistro with beds in the Lake District, is the latest addition to the Broadrayne Farm site. The building, which was previously a hostel, has had £500,000 invested in it by David and Sally Keighley. The couple's daughter, Jess Manley, and her husband, Will, will run the site. The bistro serves seasonal, hearty British dishes.

Bedrooms Seven

Starting room rate £90


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