A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
Sessions Arts Club
Sessions Art Club is a restaurant, wine bar and gallery space housed in the 18th-century Old Sessions House, a former courthouse in London's Clerkenwell.
Leading the project is Jon Spiteri, who co-founded the St John restaurant with Margot and Fergus Henderson; artist Jonny Gent; and Russell Potter, director of architecture and design studio Soda, which has worked with Soho House and the Polpo Group.
Overseeing the kitchen is Florence Knight, who was head chef at Russell Norman and Richard Beatty's Polpetto from 2010-2015. Her dishes will be inspired by British, French and Italian cooking, with all stocks, sauces and condiments, pickles, preserves and soups made in-house to minimise waste.
The building has been redesigned as a 60-cover dining room with arched windows looking out onto the rooftop. The roof terrace seats 20 diners and features a marble bar and infinity pool with views over London.
Artistic events, workshops, exhibitions and dinners will be held each week, with artworks commissioned for the space over time.
Opened 11 August
Founders Florence Knight, Jonny Gent, Jon Spiteri, architect Russell Potter (Soda) and brothers Ted and Oliver Grebelius of Sätila Studios
Typical dishes Grilled friggitelli with sea salt, sea bream, fig leaf; pork belly cooked with fennel and orange
The UK's first ‘fully immersive' restaurant inspired by the DC Comics universe has opened in London's Soho. Park Row is split into five restaurants and bars overseen by executive chef Kim Woodward.
Opened 10 August
Founder James Bulmer of Wonderland Restaurants
Typical dishes A ‘poisonous' mushroom made of parfait; scallop, oyster, caviar and white chocolate topped with gold leaf
Ritu Seasons of India
This restaurant in London's St John's Wood has designed its menu around showcasing the produce and flavours of all six Indian seasons. Founder Anubhav Srivastava is aiming to bring lesser-known Indian dishes to the UK.
Opened 7 August
Founder Anubhav Srivastava
Typical dishes Mumbai-style chicken bread rolls; kadhai duck tandoor; gunpowder prawns; nilgiri paneer; jackfruit masala
Bakery, café and social enterprise Dusty Knuckle has opened a second London restaurant, on Green Lanes in Haringey. Like its sister site in Dalston, it will be used to train young ex-offenders into employment.
Opened 31 July
Founders Max Tobias, Daisy Terry, Rebecca Oliver
Typical dishes Vada pav (deep-fried spiced potato balls, chilli sauce, coconut and peanut masala on a bun)
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
Dalata Hotel Group's first property in Scotland has opened in the former STV headquarters in Glasgow. The £40m hotel features 300 bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, a gym and business facilities.
Opened 3 August
Operator Dalata Hotel Group
General manager Hazel Galloway
Room rate From £69
Eggoland is the first London restaurant from professional boxer Sohail Ahmad, who arrived in the UK as an Afghan refugee aged 12. The menu features eight egg buns with fillings including confit duck and roast potatoes.
Opened 12 August
Founder Sohail Ahmad
Typical dish The Wakey Wakey Eggs'n'Baccy: a bun with a fried egg, maple-soaked beef bacon, Cheddar and mixed leaves
The Duck In
The Hotel St George in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has launched a gin bar and lounge. It offers more than 40 gins, including those from Yorkshire distilleries such as local Slingsby Gin and Otterbeck.
Opened 23 July
Hotel general manager Paul Donkin
Operator Bespoke Hotels
Typical dishes Canapés, baked Camembert, salt and vinegar scraps (nicknamed ‘duck feed')
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