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This week's new openings: Asador 44, Burger Shed 18, Calypso Kitchen and more

07 April 2017 by
This week's new openings: Asador 44, Burger Shed 18, Calypso Kitchen and more

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

Asador 44

Tom and Owen Morgan, owners of the Bar 44 group, have launched Asador 44 in Cardiff city centre. The tapas restaurant offers cuisine that combines Spanish and local Welsh produce and it specialises in asador-style cooking, where meat, fish and vegetables are cooked over charcoal and wood-fired barbecues.

The restaurant also has a ‘cheese cave', a walk-in wine room with a predominantly Spanish wine list and one Welsh sparkling wine, and dry-ageing meat cabinets.

Bar 44 has branches in Cardiff, Penarth and Cowbridge, serving modern Spanish food and drink, specialising in tapas and sherry.

Asador 44
Asador 44
Opened 23 March

Covers 87

Owners Owen and Tom Morgan

Chef Thomas Mansfield

Restaurant manager Adam Jones

Sommelier Fergus Muirhead

Design DMP/Limegreentangerine

Typical dishes 40-day, dry-aged Welsh black rump beef with fries; octopus with braised lentils and piquillo; and squash with chard, beetroot, goats' curd and hazelnut

Websitewww.asador44.co.uk

Hot Pot

Hot Pot has opened in London's Chinatown, offering a modern interpretation of the traditional dish. Guests pick a broth from a choice of five varieties, dip their choice of ingredients into the broth to cook, and then select from a range of condiments and sauces. Diners can also pick their own lobster from the tanks.

Hot Pot
Hot Pot

Covers 148

Owner Taechaubol Group

Websitewww.hotpotrestaurants.com

Burger Shed 18

Roberts & Wade Restaurants has opened its third Burger Shed, serving a US-inspired UK take on a New York burger joint. This site, in Mold, Flintshire, follows Urbano32 and Burger Shed 41, both in Chester. It serves locally-sourced brisket and skirt burgers, milkshakes and craft beers.

Burger Shed 18
Burger Shed 18

Covers 45

General manager Claudia McCahey

Head chef Robert Riley

Websitewww.burgershed18mold.co.uk

Calypso Kitchen

The founders of Bristol healthy fast-food restaurant Biblos have opened Calypso Kitchen at Bristol's Wapping Wharf. The Caribbean casual diner will also serve Middle Eastern street food wraps in khobez flatbreads.

Calypso Kitchen
Calypso Kitchen

Founders William Clarke and Ariel Czaczkes

Typical dishes Jerk belly pork and barbecue jerk baby back ribs; red pepper and aubergine gumbo; Bajan macaroni pie

Website calypsokitchen.uk

Onodera

Teppanyaki restaurant Matsuri in St James's in London has reopened as Onodera. The site will focus on sushi, teppanyaki and robata grill dishes. Marbled counters and slate walls offer a sophisticated, smart atmosphere.

Onodera
Onodera

Covers 128

Head chef Ryosuke Kishi

Typical dishes Kobe beef robata yaki with red miso truffle sauce; duck confit with red cabbage marinated in orange vinegar

Websiteonodera-group.com/uk

Enoteca Pomaio

Tuscan restaurant and wine bar Enoteca Pomaio has opened on London's Brick Lane. The owners plan to showcase Italian craft wines from small growers. The menu offers modern, seasonal Italian cooking.

Enoteca Pomaio
Enoteca Pomaio

Covers 50

Executive head chef Francesco Mastronardi

Owners Marco and Iacapo Rossi

Typical dishes Ribollita bread & veg soup with black cabbage; bruschetta asparagi & guanciale

Websitewww.enotecapomaio.com

Chancellors hotel

The Chancellors Hotel at the University of Manchester has reopened after a £4m facelift, involving refurbishments to its bedrooms and public areas. The mansion was built in 1850 for Sir Joseph Whitworth and was a vice-chancellor's residence until it was converted into a hotel in 1997.

Chancellors hotel
Chancellors hotel

Bedrooms 73

General manager Simon Mason

Starting room rate £60

Websitewww.chancellorshotel.co.uk

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