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Latest openings: the Silver Birch, Robin Wylde, the Hartley Arms and more

27 October 2020 by
Latest openings: the Silver Birch, Robin Wylde, the Hartley Arms and more

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

The Silver Birch

First-time restaurateur Tim Price has launched the Silver Birch in London's Chiswick. Offering a seasonal, modern British menu ‘with a twist', the kitchen team is led by Kimberley Hernandez, former head chef at Xu and Andrew Wong's Kym's.

The independent neighbourhood restaurant has been designed to be a relaxed, friendly setting and serves morning coffees and pastries, light lunches and a sophisticated dinner service.

Opened 28 October

Founder Tim Price

Head chef Kimberley Hernandez

General manager Edward Allsopp

Design B3 Designers

Typical dishes Potato cabbage gratin; truffled chicken and dumplings; fried tarte tatin served with Cheddar

Website www.silverbirchchiswick.co.uk

The Silver Birch
The Silver Birch

Robin Wylde

Chef Harriet Mansell has turned her residency concept in Lyme Regis, Dorset, into a permanent fixture in the town's high street. The restaurant offers a nine-course tasting menu, which changes every six weeks.

Covers 32

Owner Harriet Mansell

Typical dishes Celeriac, hazelnut, cured egg yolk, Dorset truffle; baked River Teign oyster, wild garlic, apple; gooseberry mousse, butterscotch

Website www.robinwylde.com

Robin Wylde
Robin Wylde

The Hartley Arms

Honesty Group, the hospitality company set up by cookery writer Romilla Arber, has opened a pub in Donnington, Berkshire. The site dates to 1864 and serves a weekly changing seasonal menu, as well as pub classics.

Owner Romilla Arber

Typical dishes French onion soup with Gruyère rarebit; ballotine of chicken with chestnut stuffing, wild mushrooms and creamed leeks; chocolate and olive oil truffle torte with pistachio cream

Website www.thehartleyarms.co.uk

The Hartley Arms
The Hartley Arms

Berberè Pizzeria

Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, behind Italy's Berberè pizza chain, have opened their first UK outpost, after acquiring a majority share in Radio Alice, their joint venture with Azzurri Group. The former Radio Alice site in London's Clapham Common offers sourdough pizzas made with Italian and British produce.

Founders Matteo and Salvatore Aloe

Typical dishes Spicy Diavola pizza with salami and ‘Nduja; Napoli with anchovies and capers

Website www.berberepizza.it/en/

Berberè Pizzeria
Berberè Pizzeria

Behind

Andy Beynon, former development chef at Jason Atherton's Social Company, has opened a fish-focused restaurant on the edge of London Fields. Behind serves an eight-course tasting menu, with an optional wine flight, and a six-course lunch.

Typical dishes Oyster taco with gentleman's relish; native lobster muffin; roasted hake with cockles and sherry; guinea fowl, pumpkin and seed; chocolate, pine and ricotta

Website www.behindrestaurant.co.uk

Behind
Behind

Mamma Dough Tooting Bec

South London pizzeria group Mamma Dough has opened its seventh restaurant, in Tooting Bec. Each pizza base is made with organic yeast sourdough starter, with all tomato, pesto and white sauces made fresh in-house.

Founder Jake Harrison

Typical dishes Moby Pig pizza with mozzarella, pancetta, egg, black pepper and Parmesan; hazelnight calzone, stuffed with Nutella and topped with mascarpone

Website www.mammadough.co.uk

Mamma Dough
Mamma Dough

London Hampton by Hilton Park Royal

Hotel management company Starboard Hotels has opened its first London property following a £26m investment. The Hampton by Hilton London Park Royal features 146 bedrooms and a Grade II-listed facade.

Operator Starboard Hotels

General manager Marnix Teeken

Room rate Twin and double rooms from £67

Website www.hilton.com

Hampton by Hilton Park Royal
Hampton by Hilton Park Royal

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