Latest openings: the Hansom, Eden Portsmouth and Six by Nico Manchester

25 July 2019 by
Latest openings: the Hansom, Eden Portsmouth and Six by Nico Manchester

The Hansom

The St Pancras Renaissance hotel has relaunched its central public space as the Hansom, a ‘laid-back hangout' by day and a cocktail bar at night.

The Hansom features a central marble bar with dark brass and leather detailing, surrounded by modern furnishings, Victorian lampposts and a palette of greens and blues, with the large space broken up by screens.

The cocktail menu nods to the hotel's heritage as the original Hansom cab drop-off for St Pancras Station passengers in the 1800s. Cocktails include the Angel & Bragget Alehouse Flip, dedicated to the Alehouse Act and the Beerhouse Act passed in the early 1800s; and Livingstone's Boatswain, paying homage to Victorian explorer David Livingstone. The menu also includes a range of low-alcohol cocktails and mocktails.

Reopened 10 July

Covers 140

Design Space Copenhagen

Hansom cocktail
Hansom cocktail

24 Mayfair

The Colony Club has relaunched what was formerly an F&B space serving the casino as a standalone private members' club. The ground-floor space operates as an intimate bar serving a light daytime menu and transforms into a cocktail bar in the evening. The first-floor restaurant offers a contemporary Japanese menu and teppanyaki bar.

Typical dish Scorched salmon and buffalo mozzarella makimono, chilli mayo, bonito flakes

24 Mayfair
24 Mayfair

Broad Street Townhouse

Following a six-month renovation, the Grade II-listed, 19th-century Broad Street Townhouse in Bath has reopened, offering a café by day and a speakeasy bar, the Blind Pig, by night. Each bedroom has a kingsize bed, Bramley botanicals, Roberts radios, rainhead showers, mini fridges and smart TVs.

Bedrooms 11

Starting room rate £150

Design Concorde BGW

Moncks of Dover Street
Moncks of Dover Street

Craft Dining Rooms

Modern British restaurant Craft Dining Rooms has opened at Birmingham's International Conference Centre. The launch marks the debut restaurant from entrepreneurs Sam and Emma Morgan. The space comprises a main dining area, central bar and two private dining rooms.

Covers 150

Executive chef Nick Evans

Typical dishes Beef wellington with Wiltshire truffle; roasted sea trout, Isle of Wight tomatoes

Craft dining rooms Friday 12th July 2019 1907006 Craft Dining Rooms, Unit 10, The ICC, Birmingham, B1 2EA
Craft dining rooms Friday 12th July 2019 1907006 Craft Dining Rooms, Unit 10, The ICC, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Eden Portsmouth

Deltic Group has rebranded the first of three Tiger Tiger sites it bought from Novus Leisure last year under its new Eden concept as part of a £1.5m investment. Eden Portsmouth is a new botanical-inspired restaurant and bar with floral-decorated interiors, birdcage booths and blossom trees. The site features a waterfront terrace, overlooking Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower and dockyard.

Operator Deltic Group

Eden Portsmouth
Eden Portsmouth

Moncks of Dover St

Luxury Mayfair restaurant Park Chinois in London has opened all-day brasserie Moncks of Dover Street at the rear of the restaurant.

Covers 92

General manager Michael Keane

Executive chef Gennaro Vitto

Head chef Valentino Pepe

Typical dishes Monkfish, seafood jus, vegetables, gremolata; roasted leg of lamb, spiced couscous, sautéd shallots, apricots and pomegranates

Moncks of Dover Street
Moncks of Dover Street

Six by Nico

Manchester Chef Nico Simeone has opened a third venue under his Six by Nico brand, in Manchester. A new six-course tasting menu themed around a different place, memory or idea is introduced every six weeks. The first concept will see a menu based on dishes found in traditional British fish and chip shops.

Covers 66

Typical dishes Chips and cheese; steak pie; fish supper; and deep-fried Mars bar

Six by Nico Manchester
Six by Nico Manchester

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