A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
Timmy Green is an Australian all-day restaurant and bar launched by the founders of London's Daisy Green. It's the first restaurant to launch at the new Land Securities development, Nova, in London's Victoria.
The restaurant serves small plates to share and prime steaks cooked on a Josper charcoal grill. It is set over two floors with an outdoor lounge area and alfresco coffee bar. Original artworks and sculptures include commissions from British artists Louise Dear, Shuby and Nancy Wood, as well as a giant egg by pop artist Sir Peter Blake. There is also an Instagram printer to allow guests to print and share their memories instantly.
Organic and natural wines feature on the Australian-influenced wine menu and nine brass beer taps provide a changing selection. The restaurant is named after founder Prue's late brother, an Aussie cowboy who lived and worked on the stations in the Northern Territory and loved a well-cooked steak.
Opened January 2017
Founder Prue Freeman
Typical dishes Grass-fed beef steaks; ‘fancy bacon roll' (paratha roti, bacon, crispy onion-crusted poached eggs and the Ribman's Holy F*ck hollandaise); ‘steak & eggs' (crispy rice, rump steak, fried eggs, mushrooms and chimichurri); and hot and healthy breakfast greens (seasonal greens, poached egg and halloumi soldiers)
The team behind restaurant group Rosa's Thai Cafe has opened Lao Café near Covent Garden in London. It follows a successful pop-up on Gillingham Street in Victoria, which is now Rosa's Thai Café restaurant.
Co-founder Saiphin Moore
Typical dishes Soop nor mai (spicy salad with bamboo shoots) £7.50; and sai gork lao (fermented Lao sausages) £8
Craft food and beer venue Lockhouse opened in London's Paddington in mid-December 2016, serving burgers and a selection of ‘jam jar' salads, as well as 20 craft beers on tap.
Covers Restaurant 180; outside dining 70
Operator Redcomb Pubs
Typical dishes Burgers ‘Lockhouse' (beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles) £7.50; and ‘Cockhouse' (crispy coated buttermilk chicken breast, sriracha mayo, pickles) £8.50
Andrew Brownsword Hotels, the new owner of the Old Swan & Minster Mill, opened the Garden Spa at the hotel in December 2016. It features three suites, including a dual treatment room with walk-in double shower.
Spa facilities Indoor plunge pool; poolside rock sauna; aroma steam room; ice fountain; and tropical rainforest showers
Typical treatments ‘The Ultimate Hero', a back, face and scalp treatment, from £109
Ralph's Coffee & Bar
Fashion brand Polo Ralph Lauren has opened Ralph's Coffee & Bar adjacent to its European flagship store on London's Regent Street. It is inspired by the "warm and sophisticated" style of the Polo Bar in New York's Manhattan.
Covers 24 (with 12 additional seats at the bar)
Coffee Custom-blend roasted for Ralph Lauren using organic beans from La Colombe
Typical cocktails Old Fashioned and the Ridgway Margarita
Budget hotel brand Travelodge has opened its first hotel in Stockport town centre in landmark building Regent House. The company has been operating in the Greater Manchester area for 30 years and this is its 540th hotel.
Features Bar; café; and kingsize Travelodge Dreamer beds; 15 minutes' drive from Manchester Airport
The Lewis Partnership has opened the Red Lion in Bradley, Staffordshire. The launch was delayed after a colony of bats was discovered in the building, but it has now opened after an extensive refurbishment.
Operator The Lewis Partnership
Typical dishes Corned beef croquettes, quail's egg, (£6.95); grilled cod loin, pea and pancetta mash, parsley sauce (£14.95); and pork belly, black pudding press, caramelised apple (£13.95)