Latest openings: Six by Nico Canary Wharf, Pesca Hove, Katsu Glasgow and more

17 August 2021 by
Latest openings: Six by Nico Canary Wharf, Pesca Hove, Katsu Glasgow and more

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

Website www.sixbynico.co.uk

Six by Nico Canary Wharf, photography: haydonperrior
Six by Nico Canary Wharf, photography: haydonperrior

Pesca

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

Website www.pescatrattoria.co.uk

Pesca
Pesca

Katsu

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

Website www.katsuglasgow.co.uk

Katsu Glasgow
Katsu Glasgow

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

Website www.rickstein.com

Shepherd's huts at the Cornish Arms
Shepherd's huts at the Cornish Arms

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

Website www.barlarampa.com

Bar La Rampa, photo credit: charliemckay
Bar La Rampa, photo credit: charliemckay

Top Hat

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

Website www.thetophatrestaurant.com

Top Hat
Top Hat

Cocotte

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

Website www.mycocotte.uk

Cocotte
Cocotte

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