The Hunter's Moon
The Hunter's Moon pub has opened in London's Chelsea, the first site from the Lunar Pub Company, co-founded by Hubert Beatson- Hird and chef Oliver Marlowe, who previously worked as a sous chef at the Glasshouse and Chez Bruce restaurants in London.
The site is split into a pub, with armchairs and a library corner, and a dining room, offering modern European dishes, snacks and sharing plates, such as scotch eggs, sausage rolls and courgette and ricotta croquettes.
It also serves Saturday brunch and Sunday roasts. A signature ‘Bloody Susan' to share involves a DIY Bloody Mary served on a lazy Susan in the centre of the table.
The site features oak and vintage tile flooring, pendant lighting, aged leather armchairs, an Aga and an open fireplace.
The group plans to open a further two sites in the next two years.
Opened 8 October
Covers 48 in the dining room; 25 in the pub
Operator Lunar Pub Company
Head chef David Halewood
Design Boxx Creative
Typical dishes Scallop ceviche, whipped avocado, pickled ginger, truffled ponzu; and slow-roast suckling pork belly, apple tarte fine, Morteau sausage, choucroute, Madeira sauce
Arabica King's Cross
Middle Eastern restaurant Arabica has opened a sister site in London's King's Cross, housed within the recently opened Aga Khan Centre and offering a menu inspired by the Levant. The wine list champions emerging wine-makers from Macedonia, South Africa and Australia.
Typical dishes Istanbul-style mussels, walnut tarator; beef cheek borekas; and beef and bone marrow arayees
Sons + Daughters
James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, behind Pidgin in London's Hackney, have opened Sons + Daughters sandwich shop in Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross.
Covers 28 inside; 40 on the terrace
Head chef Jacqueline Barbosa
Design Block1: Design
Typical dish Roasted Swaledale chicken, soy-cured Parmesan, pickled cucumber, gem lettuce, miso mayo, green sauce and wasabi cress sandwich
Callooh Callay cocktail bar's sister site Little Bat in London's Islington has relaunched with a new restaurant. The Little Bat Bar & Kitchen, formerly known as the Back Lounge, has been transformed into a 24-cover restaurant serving a new modern British menu.
Owner Richard Wynne
Head chef Ian McIntosh
Typical dishes Pappardelle with beef shin; fallow venison, pink fir potatoes and Swiss chard
Quest Liverpool City Centre
Australian aparthotel brand Quest has opened its first UK site in Liverpool under a franchise agreement. The company has spent £10m converting the top three floors of the former 1980s office building, creating a conference room and gym. The brand plans to open 10 further UK properties in the next five years.
Operator Cycas Hospitality
Starting room rate From £79 a night
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