The latest Hoxton hotel has opened in the London borough of Southwark. The hotel is a 14-storey, new-build property, with the Seabird restaurant on the rooftop and the Mediterranean-inspired Albie restaurant on the ground floor.
In January, the hotel is set to launch a new workspace concept, known as Working From. The concept is an extension of the unofficial workspaces that have sprung up across the lobbies of the Hoxton's first six hotels, where a band of freelance workers and locals have established themselves with their laptops on an ad hoc basis. Working From will feature 744 desks, five meeting rooms and a wellness studio offering yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Additional facilities will include showers, lockers, bike storage and a members' café delivering healthy desk-side lunches.
Opened 2 September
General manager Simon Galic
Starting room rate £209
Design Ennismore Design Studio
Stuart Gillies, former chief executive of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant group, has opened Bank House, a wine bar serving modern European small plates in London's Chislehurst. The three-storey venue, a former bank, now has its vaults used as a wine room.
Head chef Bobby Brown
General manager Angelika Oparczyk
Typical dishes Fried buttermilk chicken, Habañero and lime salsa
The Hayden pub in London's Notting Hill has opened eight luxury bedrooms. Spread across three floors, the double and twin bedrooms are decorated in a grey and cream palette, with vintage chandeliers, feature walls and opulent fabrics. The rooms are furnished with kingsize Posturepedic beds and wide-screen smart TVs.
Operator First Restaurant Group
Starting room rate £165 for a twin room
Zia Lucia pizzeria founders Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo have opened Berto in London's Holloway Road. The menu focuses on fresh pasta and the drinks menu includes a broad range of Italian wines alongside beers from North London's Hammerton Brewery.
Typical dishes Gnocchi with ‘nduja and melted stracciatella; tagliatelle with rabbit white ragù, capers and black Paesana olives
The three-AA-rosette Thackeray's fine dining restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has revamped its restaurant and event spaces. The 17th-century building – formerly the home to 19th-century author William Makepeace Thackeray – has also transformed its bar and lounge into the Pinkterton function room.
Chef-proprietor Richard Phillips
General manager Gary Beach
Head chef Pat Hill
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