The latest hospitality venues to open their doors across the UK in September 2023
A fresh season and a brand new school year means a shiny cohort of restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels opening across the UK. From a restaurant opening its new bakery in London's Islington to a Scottish hotel bringing a new eatery, there's plenty to feast your eyes on.
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42 Holborn, London
The Zeren Group has opened Mediterranean restaurant 42 Holborn in a Grade II-listed building in London, originally designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.
Food and beverage director Adnan Özkara, who has worked at Hakkasan, Park Chinois and Jeru Mayfair, has partnered with executive chef Erdal Atas to offer 42 dishes, including vegetarian croquettes and Tuscan chicken.
The interiors feature wood, leather and marble in deep blues and earthy browns, with a geometrically tiled bar, dining area and private dining room.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday.
Opened 19 September
Typical dishes Spanish lentil stew; padron peppers
Address 42 Kingsway, London WC2B 6EY
Korean diner Bibimbap has opened in Edinburgh, offering both sit-down and grab-and-go options. The 30-cover restaurant offers a range of Korean treats under head chef Young Lee.
Opened 19 September
Typical dishes Tteok-bokki (stir-fried rice cake and fried fish cake with a sweet and spicy sauce; jeyuk bokkeum (spicy pork); beef udon
Address 96 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR
Solis, Battersea, London
Chefs Zijun Meng and Ana Gonçalves will open an 80-cover restaurant, Solis, in London's Battersea. The grill, named after 16th-century explorer Juan Díaz de Solis, will offer flavours of Spain, Portugal, Uruguay and Argentina.
Opening 4 October
Typical dishes Huevos rellenos (devilled eggs); elotes asados (grilled corn)
Address Arcade Food Hall, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, London SW11 8AL
Pizza restaurant Civerinos has opened its first store in Glasgow and its fourth branch overall. The pizzeria, founded by Michele Civiera, features bent-plywood furniture, a DJ booth, standing tables and graffiti by local artist Pizza Boy.
Opened 19 September
Typical dishes Pesca calda (sugo, mozzarella, salami, nduja, red onion, rocket and peach pizza)
Address 9-11 Radnor Street, Glasgow G3 7UA
The Good Egg, Camden, London
Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant the Good Egg will be opening in London's Camden. The all-day, 70-cover diner will offer dishes that pay homage to Tel Aviv's food stalls and the bagel bakeries of New York.
Opening 5 October
Typical dishes Knafeh ka'ak (kataifi pastry, cheese and thyme and orange syrup in a sesame bagel)
Address 732-736 North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Red Vine, Clapham, London
Modern British restaurant Red Vine has opened in London's Clapham. Owner Richard Herbert and head chef Julio Amado have created dishes with a focus on wine and local ingredients with a Mediterranean twist.
Opened 13 September
Typical dishes Homemade sausage rolls, mustard mayonnaise; truffle tortelloni
Address 9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA
The 411, Angel, London
Incipio Group has returned with the launch of the 400-cover neighbourhood bar, the 411 in London's Angel. Inspired by the buzz of New York's Soho district, the 411 offers an extensive house cocktail list and a selection of classic American bites.
Opened 15 September
Typical dishes Philly cheesesteak; French toast
Address 409-411 St John Street, London EC1V 4AB
Kayu Bakehouse, Mayfair London
Artisan bakery Kayu Bakehouse has announced it is set to open its first UK site in London's Mayfair.
The French-inspired bakery was founded by Dubai-based head chef Karim Bourgi, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2000. He was previously responsible for the opening of La Maison Du Chocolat Paris and the Hermès Paris Café in Dubai.
The Bakehouse will feature golden spider marble furnishings that have been imported from Greece to create a luxury setting. It will also offer a selection of sweet treats crafted by "a patient, meticulous person who enjoys working in a very detailed, systematic way", which is the definition of the word kayu.
Typical dishes Raspberry cream cheese croissants; mousse chocolat
Address 42 Curzon Street, London W1J 7UG
London Stock, Mayfair, London
Le Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady and Andrés Bernal will be opening fine dining restaurant London Stock in Mayfair, London, with head chef Sebastian Rast, who was previously at Hide Above. London Stock in Wandsworth launched in January 2020.
Opening 4 October
Typical dishes Chalk stream trout, cucumber, buttermilk, dill; native lobster
Address 6 Sackville Street, London W1D 3DD
Korean Grill Kensington, London
Korean omakase restaurant Korean Grill Kensington (KGK) has opened. Guests can pair meat and vegetables with side dishes such as ssamjang sauce, kimchi and seasonal namul vegetables.
Opened 8 September
Typical dishes Korean beef tartare; KGK King Kalbi
Address Corner of Courtfield Road and Ashburn Place, London SW7 4QH
Claridge's Restaurant, London
Claridge's Restaurant returns to the hotel after 20 years, this time headed by chef Coalin Finn. The contemporary British restaurant is available for all-day dining with statement features including Calcutta Viola marble, antique brass and mosaic flooring.
Opening 18 September
Typical dishes Buckwheat crumpets, soubise cream, truffle purée; artichoke agnolotti
Address Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
Bone Daddies, Leicester Square, London
Bone Daddies will be launching its eighth ramen bar, in London's Leicester Square. The 80-cover restaurant will be split across two floors, with concrete and metal scaffolding juxtaposed with Japanese lanterns.
Opening Late October
Typical dishes Tonkotsu; ‘cajun boil' lobster tail ramen
Address 25 Cranbourn Street, London WC2H 7AD
The Knaresborough Inn, Yorkshire
The Inn Collection Group has launched the Knaresborough Inn in Yorkshire following a year-long refurbishment of the former Dower House Hotel & Spa. The property now has 18 new bedrooms, a beer garden and an additional 100 covers indoors.
Opened 4 September
Room rate £129
Address 48 Bond End, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9AL
Bistro Freddie, Shoreditch, London
Dominic Hamdy, founder of Crispin in London's Spitalfields, is set to launch Bistro Freddie in Shoreditch with head chef Anna Søgaard from Manchester restaurant Erst. The 45-cover restaurant will offer banquette and kitchen counter seating.
Opening 30 September
Typical dishes Fried skate wing, peas and curry sauce; raspberry roly poly and custard
Address 74 Luke Street, London EC2A 4PY
Oakberry Açai, Fitzrovia, London
Brazilian açai brand Oakberry will be opening a flagship store in London's Fitzrovia as it prepares to launch in multiple sites across the UK. The London site is the brand's second opening since launching in Brighton last year. Oakberry currently has more than 600 locations worldwide, all of which serve sustainably farmed açai berries that have been certified as 100% organic, vegan and free of artificial food colourings.
The London restaurant will offer 45 covers across two levels, with design features such as splashes of purple, wooden benches, high-top tables and foliage. Customers will be able to create their own bowls from three sizes with unlimited toppings. The base will include açai, seasonal fruit, peanut butter and chia pudding. Smoothies, matcha, protein bars and speciality coffee will also be available.
Opening 16 September
Typical toppings Granola; whey protein; goji berry
Address 9a Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HW
The Ginistry, Epsom, Surrey
The Ginistry bar has opened a second site in Epsom, Surrey, following on from the launch of the Ginistry in Oxted, also in Surrey. The 100-cover venue offers more than 130 types of gin and features a mix of vintage and rustic elements, bold wallpaper and alfresco seating.
Opened 10 August
Typical drinks Candy floss gin; Jaffa cake gin
Address 39 The Oaks Square, Epsom KT19 8AS
Sukoshi Sushi, Covent Garden, London
Chef Andrew Le and his father are opening Sukoshi Sushi in London's Covent Garden. The sushi bar will join seven other independent food businesses in Cucumber Alley, Seven Dials Market, offering salmon from Scotland and hiramasa kingfish from Australia.
Opening 18 September
Typical dishes Crunchy tuna roll; shumai
Address Seven Dials Market, 35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
Bar Lina, Soho, London
Italian restaurant and delicatessen Lina Stores will be opening a hidden aperitivo bar, Bar Lina, in London's Soho. A Lina Stores fresh pasta kitchen has been transformed into a 28-cover candle-lit bar with velvet banquettes, bottle displays and red marble.
Typical dishes Beef crudo and truffle crostini; fried gnudi
Address 18 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SH
Mojo, Liverpool One
American rock ‘n' roll cocktail bar Mojo is relocating to Liverpool One after 15 years in Back Berry Street. The new venue provides opportunities for beer pong, cocktail masterclasses, live sports and bottomless brunch. More than 100 cocktails are available.
Opened 29 August
Typical drinks Cuban salted caramel; apple stocking; spiced strawberry rum truffle
Address 51 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DN
Azzurra, Kensington, London
David Yeo, founder of Aqua Restaurant Group, is launching Italian seafood restaurant Azzurra in London's Kensington. Guests will have access to a 16m bar offering a mix of fresh fish, pizza and signature cocktails. Dishes will showcase a ‘boat to table' philosophy.
Typical dishes Scottish langoustine tartare with Amalfi lemon oil; fritto misto
Address 127-128 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AS
65a, Spitalfields, London
Brasserie-style restaurant 65a will be opening in London's Spitalfields under executive chef Maura Baxter. The menu will showcase classic French cuisine, and the 155-cover site will feature stripped-back interiors and an expansive terrace.
Opening 12 September
Typical dishes Hand-dived coquilles St Jacques; flourless gâteau au chocolat
Address 65a Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
Golden Gorse and Bar Ross, Dornoch
The Golden Gorse restaurant and Bar Ross have opened in the Dornoch Station hotel in Durnoch in the Scottish Highlands.
The property was acquired by Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts, an Adventurous Journeys Capital brand, in 2022 and has since undergone an extensive refurbishment.
The restaurant showcases locally sourced game from the Highlands and fish from Sutherland and is run by executive chef Callum Phillip, who was previously head chef at Cameron House hotel in Loch Lomond and the Adamson in St Andrews.
The Golden Gorse, named after the gorse plant, offers an all-day à la carte menu, afternoon tea and a Sunday roast, while Bar Ross is home to a more casual selection of soups and platters for post-golf gatherings, such as game terrine with cheeses, radishes, celery, grapes, chutney and sourdough.
Opened 28 August
Typical dishes Grilled Cumbrae oysters; seared scallops; blue shell mussels with garlic butter, samphire and crispy potatoes
Address Dornoch Station, Grange Road, Dornoch IVF 3LF
Sticky Mango, Tower Bridge, London
Chef Peter Lloyd has opened his flagship Sticky Mango restaurant in the former D&D Cantina del Ponte site in London's Tower Bridge, where he offers dishes, influenced by Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Opened 22 August
Typical dishes Thai green papaya salad; Malaysian curry puffs
Address Tower Bridge, 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE
Eve, Kensington, London
White Rabbit Projects will be opening restaurant, bar and café Eve in London's Kensington. The 51-cover site will offer an all-day menu that celebrates Eastern and southern Mediterranean cuisines created by executive chef Talia Prince.
Opening 13 September
Typical dishes Za'atar fried chicken, zhoug mayonnaise; herb falafel, tahini and pickles
Address 202-220 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
Pophams Home & Pantry, Islington, London
Artisanal bakery and restaurant Pophams in London's Islington has expanded to include a lifestyle shop and delicatessen. It offers homewares as well as charcuterie, local cheeses, yogurt and fresh milk.
Opened 17 August
Typical dishes Peach, schnapps and fig leaf custard pastry; pain au chocolat
Address 19 Prebend Street, London N1 8PF
Kink(all)y, Fitzrovia, London
Restaurateur Diana Militski and chef David Chelidze will be opening Georgian-inspired small-plates restaurant Kink(all)y in London's Fitzrovia. The name of the restaurant comes from the local dish khinkali, a twisted dumpling filled with beef, pork or lamb with parsley.
Typical dishes Khinkali with wagyu beef, butternut squash and black truffle
Address 43 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RS
Peruvian restaurant Floral by Lima will reopen as Lima Cantina in London's Covent Garden. The sharing-style menu will showcase traditional cooking methods and feature a new signature dish, pollo a la brasa, cooked in a charcoal-rotisserie oven.
Opening 15 September
Typical dishes Sea bream ceviche; aji panca barabecue pork ribs
Address 14 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BJ
L'Atelier Robuchon, Mayfair, London
The Joël Robuchon International Group will be relaunching its restaurant in London's Mayfair under executive chef Andrea Cofini. The 74-cover site will feature a marble countertop and scarlet seating as well as a dessert trolley with á la minute madeleines and pâtisserie.
Opening 15 September
Typical dishes Purée de pomme de terre; sea bream carpaccio
Address 6 Clarges Street, London W1J 8AE