A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
Six by Nico Canary Wharf
Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone has opened his largest restaurant yet, and second in London, in Canary Wharf.
The Six by Nico group has transformed a former office block on Chancellor Passage into a 40-cover cocktail bar and 100-cover restaurant with an open kitchen.
Like all Six by Nico sites, the restaurant offers a £37 six-course tasting menu that changes every six weeks. The opening menu, named ‘the Chippie', is based around the theme of a British chip shop, with dishes including Simeone's take on scampi, steak pie, a fish supper and a deep-fried Mars Bar. An optional wine pairing is available at £33.
This is the eighth overall location for Six by Nico, following sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester and London. Simeone plans to open further tasting menu restaurants, with a third site set to launch in his hometown of Glasgow in September.
Opened 9 August
Founder Nico Simeone
Typical dishes ‘Chips & cheese': Parmesan espuma, curry oil and emulsion, crisp potato terrine; ‘Scampi': scrabster monkfish cheek, dill emulsion, gribiche, peas, beurre blanc; ‘fish supper': Shetland cod, pickled mussels, confit fennel, samphire, beer emulsion
Mele group, which runs Soho's Mele e Pere restaurant and Gotto Trattoria in London's Hackney Wick, has opened its first site outside the capital, in Hove. Pesca Trattoria offers classic Italian dishes and features a spritz bar serving products from local distilleries.
Opened 7 August
Head chef Ashley Cripps
Typical dishes Slow-cooked tagliatelle, beef ragù; crab ravioli with lemon and samphire; tiramisù
Japanese curry shop Katsu has opened in Glasgow, offering takeaway and delivery. The launch of the 18-cover indoor space has been delayed due to Covid, but from late August customers can order Japanese street food and beers to eat-in for lunch and dinner.
General manager Ming Huang
Typical dishes Katsu sandos made with chicken, tofu, salmon or crispy duck; katsu curry; king prawn tempura
Shepherd's huts at the Cornish Arms
Five shepherd's huts have been built at Rick Stein Restaurants' Cornish Arms in St Merryn, Cornwall. Each hut features a living and dining area, bathroom and kitchenette.
Design Huts: Ed Stein; interiors: Jill and Kate Stein
Room rate From £220 a night
Typical dishes Devilled mackerel; halloumi burger; Pondicherry cod curry
Bar La Rampa
The team behind London's Casa do Frango restaurants has opened a bar and restaurant inspired by 1950s Havana. Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng of Ta¯ta¯ Eatery have created a menu of Cuban-inspired dishes.
Opened 16 August
Founders Marco Mendes and Jake Kasumov
Typical dishes Cubano sandwich with pork belly, ham and raclette cheese; picadillo empanadas; foot-long pork chicharrones
A Monopoly-inspired ‘immersive experience' has opened in London's West End, with a life-sized game board. The small plates menu offers mini versions of classic British dishes.
Opened 14 August
Founder David Hutchinson (Gamepath Entertainment)
Typical dishes Stuffed pork belly and apple sauce; fish and chips; lemonade meringue pie with whipped soured cream
French rotisserie chicken group Cocotte is opening in London's South Kensington. All slow-roasted chickens are seasoned with a herb-spice mix and sold whole, halved or quartered alongside other dishes.
Opening 23 August
Founder Romain Bourrillon
Typical dishes Truffled mac 'n' cheese; foie gras and mushroom croquettes; croissant waffles with sweet chilli chicken thigh and a fried egg
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