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This week's new openings: Great House at Sonning, Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield, Dunalastair hotel and more

12 May 2017 by
This week's new openings: Great House at Sonning, Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield, Dunalastair hotel and more

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

Great House at Sonning

The Great House at Sonning in Berkshire has reopened following an extensive refurbishment. The boutique hotel has 49 newly renovated rooms and a Coppa Club restaurant and bar set inside a Grade II-listed former Elizabethan coaching inn and surrounding red brick buildings.

The rooms are split into five categories: Cosy, Relaxed, Deluxe, Deluxe River View and Suites, which includes a mixture of suites and family rooms, each with a dedicated ‘Kids Corner' with toys and books. There are also several dog-friendly rooms featuring dog bowls, blankets and treats, while home comforts such as fresh milk and water, radios, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi are in every room.

The Great House Lodge, a new, fully equipped events space, will also be opening as part of the relaunch. It comprises five interconnecting rooms and will cater for corporate meetings, weddings and other special occasions.

Great House at Sonning
Great House at Sonning
Opened 1 May

Owner Mudlark Hotels

General manager Julie Rae

Design Crave Design

Bedrooms 49

Starting room rate £70

Typical dishes Wild mushroom and smoked mozzarella pastilla; crab linguine; and Norwegian cod with warm Romanesco salad

Websitewww.greathouseatsonning.co.uk


Brasserie Abode

The first Brasserie Abode in the UK has launched at the Abode Manchester hotel, a relaxed venue in the style of a grand European brasserie and bar. Downstairs, the interior includes electric blue velvet seating, while the ground floor Brasserie Bar features black and white chevron tiles.

Brasserie Abode
Brasserie Abode

Group associate director, F&B Alan Swinson

Typical dishes Truffle cauliflower macaroni; and lamb chops with rosemary and garlic

Websitewww.abodemanchester.co.uk

Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield

Brewhouse & Kitchen has launched its newest site in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The bar boasts its own microbrewery and a dedicated brewer and produces its own range of beers. It also offers craft beers and beer-based food.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield
Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield

Executive chef Tom Bew

Typical dishes Chicken, wild mushroom and cask ale pie; IPA-battered fish and chips; and sweet potato and red pepper frittata

Websitewww.brewhouseandkitchen.com

Chequers

Brakspear has opened nine new bedrooms at its Chequers pub in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, offering boutique hotel-style accommodation. The rooms have a palette of bright fabrics, geometric tiling and feature wall panelling. Furnishings and fittings include reclaimed timber desks and industrial-style lighting.

Chequers, Marlow
Chequers, Marlow

Covers 100

Operator Brakspear

Starting room rate £90

Websitewww.thechequersmarlow.co.uk

Dunalastair hotel

The Dunalastair hotel in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, has opened following a two-year, multi-million pound renovation. Suites have been designed with fabrics and furniture by Phoenix Interior Design. Edina's Kitchen will be at the heart of the hotel, offering a modern fine-dining experience with locally sourced produce selected by head chef Dan Merriman.

Dunalastair hotel
Dunalastair hotel

Bedrooms 32

Starting room rate £155 for a superior suite

Website www.dunalastairhotel.com

Leicester Square Kitchen

Leicester Square Kitchen has opened at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire hotel in London, offering Mexican and Peruvian small plates. It is furnished with white marble tables and caramel leather upholstery.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Leicester Square Kitchen

Covers 170

Operator Edwardian Hotels London

Typical dishes Tiger prawn soft tacos with papaya Habañero salsa; and pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs and lime

Websitewww.leicestersquarekitchen.co.uk

Stoke House

Stoke House, a modern take on the British carvery, has opened at the Nova complex in London Victoria. Customers choose their smoker-cooked meat at the counter and pay according to its weight, with side salads made from the restaurant's living salad wall.

Stoke House
Stoke House

Head chef Pete Denhart

Founder Will Ricker

Typical dishes Suffolk beef short rib; and slow-roasted Welsh lamb belly

Websitewww.thestokehouse.com

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