Openings this week: Bundobust, Aviary, Hopscotch and more

06 January 2017 by
Openings this week: Bundobust, Aviary, Hopscotch and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors…


Indian street food and craft beer specialist Bundobust has opened its second restaurant, in Manchester Piccadilly. Its fast-casual dining approach to eating is complemented by a hand-picked beer menu, designed with food in mind.

It is offering 14 keg beers, with one permanent line dedicated to city centre brewery Cloudwater. Two cask lines are reserved for Manchester breweries and will rotate regularly.

The new site is 150% bigger than the Leeds venue and has an industrial-style design, with glazed white brick walls, canteen and booth-style seating, and natural light provided by a huge skylight.

Bespoke artworks referencing Manchester's industrial past have been designed by Drew Millward, and original Bollywood posters adorn the walls.

Bundobust Manchester Piccadilly
Bundobust Manchester Piccadilly
Covers 170

Opened 14 December

Owners Mayur Patel and Marko Husak

General manager Chris Botham

Head chef Gurpreet Singh

Design Andrew Clarke of Clarke Gough

Typical dishes Okra fries seasoned with black salt and mango powder; Bundo chaat with chickpeas, potato and turmeric noodles; vada pav (fried spicy mashed-potato ball served in a brioche bun with chutney and hot green chillies)



Rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace Aviary has opened on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury Square. The bar is decorated with bird cages and has a colour palette inspired by peacock feathers.

Aviary, Montcalm Royal London House hotel
Aviary, Montcalm Royal London House hotel

Covers Inside 150; terrace 70

Operator ETM Group

Typical dishes Yorkshire wood pigeon with toasted barley and smoked clementine; and ricotta gnocchi with squash, turnips and salsify



Hopscotch on London's Brick Lane offers sharing plates and street food-style buns. The venue has a subterranean cocktail bar, a garden filled with greenery and artworks created by Square Coconut.

Hopscotch, Brick Lane, London
Hopscotch, Brick Lane, London

Owner Jonathon Cowley

Head chef Mark Greenwood

Typical dishes Smoked eel with cucumber; crab dog with bergamot zest; and Phi Phi chicken with Thai spice and pickled cucumber


Shake Shack

Shake Shack has opened its latest outpost in London's Leicester Square. The venue is decorated as a modern-day roadside burger stand, with theatrical signage, black oak benches, Uhuru chairs and dark wood tables.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack

Covers 157

Design Zebra Projects

Typical dishes Burgers with Wiltshire-cured bacon and cherry peppers; and handmade East Anglia free range pork sausage hot dogs



Messapica is an all-day café, deli, bombetteria and juice bar, showcasing pastries, salads, lasagne, pizza by the slice and street food snacks. The front counter and tables are made of Italian carrara marble, bringing a touch of Puglia to London's Kensal Rise.

Messapica, Kensal Rise, London
Messapica, Kensal Rise, London

Covers 30

Head chef Federico Moro

General manager Sonia Delogu

Operator Masseria Group



All-day restaurant Pomona's has opened in Notting Hill, London, with an interior inspired by David Hockney's 1970s Malibu period.

Pomona's, Notting Hill, London
Pomona's, Notting Hill, London

Covers 120

Restaurant manager Jonathan Rolland

Executive chef Gareth Sanderson

Owner Sleepwell Leisure Group

Design Sundae Design

Typical dishes Sea bass with saffron pearl couscous; and soft shell crab and bacon burgers


Aparthotel Adagio

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh
Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh

Apartments 146

General manager Jose GÁ³mez


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