This week's new openings: Lussmanns Fish & Grill, Café Sou, Park Plaza London Waterloo and more

21 July 2017 by
This week's new openings: Lussmanns Fish & Grill, Café Sou, Park Plaza London Waterloo and more

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

Lussmanns Fish & Grill
Independent restaurant group Lussmanns has opened its fifth restaurant, Lussmanns Fish & Grill, on Tring High Street in Hertfordshire. The restaurant occupies the site of ‘the Old Bank', originally built in 1922, and it is full of restored features. The restaurant is made up of a ground floor dining area with a window into the kitchen, a mezzanine with glass balcony, and a wood-panelled private dining room in the former bank manager's office.

A palette of colours by Farrow & Ball enhances the expansive vaulted ceiling, and British designer Neisha Crosland's vinyl parquet tiles complement the original herringbone wooden floor.

A mixture of marble, wood, leather and glass creates a contemporary feel, while the building's history is reflected in the art deco lamps and hand-painted wall graphics. The hotel also boasts a gallery of work by local artists, as well as a display of illustrations of cassowary birds loaned from the nearby Natural History Museum at Tring.

Opened 17 July
Covers 70
Managing director Andrei Lussmann
General manager Matt Mager
Typical dishes Sea bream with cockles, garlic, thyme and anchovy; chargrilled vegetables and lovage pesto salad


Café Sou
Café Sou, the ninth restaurant in the City of London's Ned hotel, has opened. The Parisian-style café, in collaboration with chef Rachel Khoo, serves cheese and charcuterie boards alongside French wines, omelettes, baguettes, rillettes, quiches and salads.

Covers 16
Typical dishes Quiche Lorraine; asparagus and green bean salad; and carottes râpées salad with poppy seed and orange mayonnaise


East 59th
D&D London has launched East 59th, a rooftop bar and grill in Leeds city centre, named after the address of D&D's New York site, Guastavino's. The menu focuses on New York-style dining, cocktails and craft beers.

Operator D&D London
Executive chef Lee Murdoch
Typical dishes Slow-braised beef short rib with sweet mustard barbecue sauce; and Reuben sandwich with pastrami, Gruyère and sauerkraut


Ikoyi has opened at St James's Market in London. It is named after the neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria, where co-founder Iré Hassan-Odukale was born, and the menu combines modern techniques with West African flavours.

Covers 48
Founders Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan
Design Studio Ashby
Typical dishes Wild Nigerian tiger prawn with banga bisque and corn grits


Park Plaza London Waterloo
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has opened the Park Plaza London Waterloo, featuring superior rooms, studio rooms and one-bedroom suites. The hotel also offers all-day dining, an Illy Caffé, Mandara Spa and gym.

Bedrooms 494
General manager Axel Krueger
Starting room rate £179
Design Digital Space

Wasabi has opened its first Asian-inspired bakery, Soboro, in Cambridge's Lion Yard shopping centre. Soboro, which takes its name from a classic Korean sweet bun, offers a range of Korean and Japanese pastries and sandwiches, as well as more familiar products such as ham and cheese baguettes.

Covers 75
Typical dishes Rolled matcha croissants; and chicken katsu sandwiches


Tuyo has opened at London's Broadway Market, serving Mediterranean and Levantine small plates with a Spanish twist. With Ricardo Pimentel, formerly of Salt Yard Group, at the helm, it is the latest addition to the family-owned Gallipoli restaurant group.

Owner Gallipoli restaurant group
Head chef Ricardo Pimentel
Typical dishes Chicken thigh with honey-poached apricots, sumac yoghurt and pistachios


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