A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
Dakota Deluxe Leeds
Dakota Deluxe Leeds, the brainchild of Ken McCulloch, founder of Malmaison, has opened, along with its brasserie-style Grill and Salon Privé, a cocktail bar with a first-floor terrace.
The hotel is touted as a "step up" from its sisters in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with more elegance and larger bedrooms, and the building is the focal point of Evans Property Group's £25m investment into rejuvenating the Bond Court area of Leeds city centre.
The Grill offers steaks cooked simply on hot coals, fresh fish and desserts, and a wide-ranging wine list. Bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with a smart TV and media hub, including full Sky HD package, complimentary high-speed internet and ensuite bathrooms with monsoon showers and bespoke toiletries.
Opened 1 May
Founder Ken McCulloch
General manager Andrew Creese
Owner Evans Property Group
Starting room rate Classic double room from £113
Design Amanda Rosa
Sisu rooftop cocktail bar, from the team behind last year's #NotchLDN, has opened on Oxford Street in London. The space has been transformed into an urban oasis with a ‘greenhouse' street food restaurant.
Typical dishes Miso aubergine tacos; fried chicken waffles; crispy squid with shredded kimchi; and Canadian-style poutine
Drake & Morgan has opened the Bothy in London's West India Quay. The restaurant is spread over two floors with a riverside terrace and external bar, and the original warehouse timber beams, floorboards and flagstone flooring have been retained and restored.
Covers Inside: 200; outside: 200
Design Fusion Design and Architecture
Typical dishes Beer-battered haddock and chips; and half a roast chicken with chimichurri sauce
The Foundry Project
Revere, the premium arm of Marston's, has opened the Foundry Project on the Ginnel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The new bar focuses on cocktails, craft beers, Caravan coffee, ales, local draughts and wine, with a selection of sourdough pizzas, burgers and sharing platters available.
Covers Inside: 150; outside: 24
General manager David Reeves
Design Concorde BGW
Fork & Blade, the group behind the Black Penny and Firedog, has opened its third dining concept, Trawler Trash in London's Islington. The restaurant focuses on lesser-known fish, such as pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and crayfish, from British suppliers.
Typical dishes Beetroot-cured ling served on rye toast; grey mullet escabeche; and steamed mussels with cider and clotted cream
Water Lane Boathouse
Occupying a former shipment warehouse, Water Lane Boathouse, from the team behind Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House, has opened in Leeds. Food is from Small Victories Sourdough Pizza and Bakery and there is a selection of beer, natural wine and gin.
Covers Inside: 150; outside: 150
Operators Ash Kollakowski and Simon Stevens
Typical dishes Sourdough pizzas; salad bowls; hot and cold sandwiches; and charcuterie boards
Founder Nick Philpot
Design Barlow & Barlow
Typical dishes Umami chicken sandwich; confit duck bun; Rancheros egg pot; steak Béarnaise sandwich