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Latest openings: Pantechnicon, Taka Marylebone, Rebound Social and more

29 September 2020 by
Latest openings: Pantechnicon, Taka Marylebone, Rebound Social and more

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


Pantechnicon is a Japanese/Nordic dining and retail concept behind a Grade II-listed facade on Montcomb Street in London's Belgravia.

The venue contains more than 150 Japanese and Nordic fashion brands as well as a pan-Nordic restaurant and bar, a Japanese cocktail lounge and restaurant, a roof garden bar and terrace, a Japanese bottle shop and bar and the UK's first permanent outlet of Café Kitsuné, serving Japanese-inspired pastries and lunches, including caramel miso rice pudding brioche, melon pan and sandos.

A gallery space hosts Sachi, a 30-cover pop-up spot for lunch and dinner, offering Japanese dishes including seven-spice chicken and agedashi dofu. The pop-up is a preview of the permanent 100-cover Sachi restaurant, bar, cocktail lounge and street terrace, opening in spring 2021.

Sakaya, a bar and boutique bottle shop, offers Japanese barware, whisky, umeshu and sake selected by Natsuki Kikuya. On the second floor is Eldr, a 70-cover restaurant with a menu focusing on pickling, foraging and cooking with fire. And on the third and top floor is a 130-cover roof garden bar and terrace with a retractable electric glass roof and a menu from the kitchen at Eldr.

Opened 22 September

Head chef (Eldr) Joni Ketonen

Operator Open House

Website www.pantechnicon.com

Eldr at Pantechnicon
Eldr at Pantechnicon

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White's latest Steakhouse Bar & Grill has opened in Salisbury at the Stones hotel. The site replaces the hotel's restaurant and follows a deal between Black and White Hospitality and hotel owner David Matton.

Covers 50

Typical dishes Fillet steak au poivre with fricassée of woodland mushrooms; gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce

Website www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Salisbury
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Salisbury

Rebound Social

Rebound Social bar has opened on Leeds' Wellington Street in the venue formerly occupied by Doc Bar. It serves pizzas and panini as well as a beers, wines, ciders, and cocktails. The venue is decorated with street art and will showcase up-and-coming talent from Leeds College of Music. It offers pizza and 90 minutes of bottomless drinks for £25 on weekends, as well as two-for-one cocktails.

Bar manager Jade Renner

Website www.facebook.com/ReboundSocialLeeds

Rebound Social
Rebound Social

Taka Marylebone

Japanese restaurant concept Taka has opened a second site in London's Marylebone. The menu, which focuses on grilled dishes and sushi, has been created by group executive chef Taiji Maruyama and head chef Jonathan Dowling.

Design B3 Designers

Typical dishes Yakitori omakase; kani croquettes; chicken wings stuffed with truffle; popcorn shrimp with daikon salad; scallop open maki

Website www.takalondon.com

Taka (Photo: Tom Bird)
Taka (Photo: Tom Bird)


Turkish restaurant Bosporus has opened at London's Leicester Square. The brand was started in Dubai in 2010 by GCS and now has six sites across the country, as well as venues in Abu Dhabi and Egypt. The restaurant is named after the strait through the centre of Istanbul.

Typical dishes Ali Nazik kebab (smoky aubergine dip mixed with yogurt and minced lamb); sehriye (slow-cooked chicken soup with vermicelli rice and tomato); shrimp saç kavurma

Website www.thebosporus.co.uk


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