A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
Pali Hill has opened in London's Soho at the site formerly home to Gaylord, the long-standing Indian restaurant, which closed in 2019 after 53 years of operation.
It is the first UK opening for Azure Hospitality, which is based in New Delhi and runs several restaurants across India. The Mortimer Street venue was set to launch earlier this year before lockdown forced a change of plans in March.
Pali Hill's 60-cover ground-floor restaurant, named after an old Mumbai neighbourhood, offers seasonal sharing plates inspired by different regional Indian cuisines. Many dishes are cooked on a large grill, and the menu also features gluten-free flatbreads, chaats, fried fish and slow-cooked meat.
Beneath the restaurant is a 40-cover basement bar, named Bandra Bhai, which is accessed through a hidden doorway. Bar manager Luke Ridge, formerly of the Ivy Club and Dandelyan, has designed a cocktail list inspired by well-known Indian figures.
Opened 12 October
Founders Rahul Khanna and Kabir Suri
Typical dishes Girolle and potato stuffed paratha with ghee and lime preserve; pan-fried lamb sweetbreads with black pepper, cumin, crispy curry leaves and mint; grilled venison lal maas marinated with ginger, herbs and sweet spices
Design CADA Design (Pali Hill) and ME AM Design (Bandra Bhai)
Galvin Bistrot & Bar
Chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have relaunched their HOP pub concept in London's Spitalfields as the Galvin Bistrot & Bar. It draws inspiration from the pair's original London venture, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, and has revived some of its signature French dishes.
Typical dishes Steak tartare; soup de poisson with Gruyère, rouille and croutons; confit of duck with cassoulet beans and parsley; tarte tatin with Normandy crème fraîche
D&D London has opened its first Bristol site, with a concept that pays tribute to the "dining scene of grand mittel-European cafes". Situated in a Grade I-listed Quakers Friars building, it features a restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace and events space.
Typical dishes Chicken and veal schnitzels; slow-roasted duck with potato dumpling and braised red cabbage; warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce
Electric Bar has opened on the ground floor of Soho House's the Ned in London, taking the space previously occupied by Cafe Sou and Zobler's. The sister restaurant to Electric Diner in Portobello serves a mix of deli and diner dishes for guests to eat in or to go.
Typical dishes Lobster roll with spicy mayo and pickled cucumber; roasted salmon with black rice and spring onions; Oreo cheesecake with mint choc chip ice-cream
Hotel Indigo Bath
The boutique Hotel Indigo brand has arrived in Bath, opening in a Grade I-listed Georgian terrace. The property has five bedroom styles and is home to the Elder restaurant, created by Mike Robinson, the co-owner of Michelin-starred London pub the Harwood Arms.
Operator InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
General manager Nicola Fender
Room rate Double rooms from £177
Coast and Keg
The Aberdeen Altens hotel has transformed its three restaurant areas into a single open-plan dining and social space. Coast and Keg offers both formal and casual dining options, and makes use of digital menus and a self-ordering app.
Typical dish Fish and chips with local craft beer-battered haddock, minted pee purée and house tartare sauce
Chef Leon Smith is opening a restaurant at the Bird hotel in Bath, focusing on British dishes using seasonal West Country produce. Smith has cooked at the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap pub and the Royal Oak at Paley Street.
Opening 21 October
Typical dishes Glazed duck leg with mash, celeriac and chard; 8oz sirloin steak with king oyster mushroom and triple-cooked chips; sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
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