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Reopenings and new openings: The Pear at Parley, Smokestak, Yo! and more

07 July 2020 by
Reopenings and new openings: The Pear at Parley, Smokestak, Yo! and more

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

The Pear at Parley

As well as branded bar screens, Dorset-based pub the Pear At Parley has taken inspiration from overseas by adopting American-style lawn circles: simple white circular markings placed at the edges of the pub's garden area, each two metres apart, for customers to sit in and abide by social distancing measures.

Reopening 6 July

Owners Mark Miller and Matthew Martinez

Website www.thepearatparley.com

The Pear At Parley's lawn circles
The Pear At Parley's lawn circles

The Royal

The Royal, a new gastropub in St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex, housed in a renovated 18th-century public house, has reopened. When it came under new ownership last year, its popular offerings were Sunday roasts and feasting menus, which will return, but for now the venue has removed 25% of tables, become reservation-only and is offering a lunchtime takeaway of focaccia sandwiches, tortilla wedges and boxed salads for guests to picnic on the beach.

Reopened 9 July

Owners James Hickson and Sam Coxhead

Typical dishes Mackerel escabeche and saffron aïoli; baked wild sea trout, new potatoes, samphire, dill and mustard; roast salt marsh lamb, calcot onions and romesco

Website www.theroyalstleonards.co.uk

The Royal, St Leonards on Sea
The Royal, St Leonards on Sea

Smokestak

Smokestak in London's Shoreditch has reopened with a simple, stripped-back menu, which focuses on meat that has been gently wood-smoked overnight, sold per 100g and sliced to order. Walk-in guests can grab a table on the terrace, while the capacity of the dining room has been reduced by 30% to allow for social distancing. Smokestak at Home continues with London-wide delivery launching on 3 July, followed by nationwide delivery on 31 July.

Reopened 4 July

Founder David Carter

Typical dishes Chilli and fennel sausage; pulled pork; dry-rubbed pork belly; beef brisket; 30-day dry aged beef rib

Website www.smokestak.co.uk

Smokestak
Smokestak

Yo!

Yo! has revamped its sushi belt system to deliver freshly made dishes and drinks direct to tables after guests have ordered and paid using a QR code and digital menu. A traffic light system will turn amber to tell customers when their food is on its way and green when it arrives.

Reopening From 4 July, starting with five stores

Typical dishes Sushi rolls, katsu curry, gyoza, tuna and avocado tartare

Website www.yosushi.com

Yo! new belt and app
Yo! new belt and app

Tandoor Tacos

Ennismore has launched Tandoor Tacos as a sister brand to its Tandoor Chop House concept, a more casual, grab-and-go set up with paratha breads filled with Indian and Mexican flavours, spices and pickles. The concept is currently operating as a pop-up at the group's Hoxton Southwark hotel in London for collection and delivery, with pop-ups at Eggbreak in Notting Hill and Tandoor Chop House in Covent Garden to follow.

Opened 1 July

Typical dishes Jackfruit tikka, charred aubergine raita, picked carrots; chicken tikka jalfrezi, pickled onion, cucumber, pomegranate

Website www.tandoorchophouse.com

Tandoor Tacos
Tandoor Tacos

The Reading Room

The Roseate Reading hotel has opened a new restaurant called the Reading Room. The tasting, à la carte and afternoon tea menus focus on seasonal British ingredients, while the bar area offers secluded seating. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio for diners and a breakout space for coffee meetings or private dining.

Opened 4 July

Executive chef Rajesh Maharjan

Typical dishes Stone bass with pommes fondant, king oyster, baby courgette and broad beans; scallop and pork belly with sweetcorn, ink tapioca, apple, miso and coconut

Website www.roseatehotels.com

The Reading Room
The Reading Room

Nine Lives Alley

Nine Lives Alley has opened on Holyrood Street near London Bridge, serving Mexican tacos and cocktails from the ‘tigre taco truck'. The concept has been designed and produced by parent company and global drinks agency Sweet&Chilli.

Opened 9 July

Typical dishes Baja-style fish tacos; grilled shrimp tacos; octopus tostadas

Website www.ninelivesbar.com

Nine Lives Alley
Nine Lives Alley

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