This week's new openings: the Ivy Tower Bridge, Boki, PF Chang's Asian Table and more

04 August 2017 by
This week's new openings: the Ivy Tower Bridge, Boki, PF Chang's Asian Table and more

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

The Ivy Tower Bridge The Ivy Collection has opened the fifth spin-off of its restaurant brand, the Ivy Tower Bridge, on the banks of the River Thames at One Tower Bridge in London.

The 8,000 sq ft, two-storey restaurant is part of Berkeley Homes' mixed-use development next to City Hall and Tower Bridge. Guests can either dine in the restaurant with its river views and floor to ceiling windows, or outside on the
Parisian-style terrace, which seats 50 and directly overlooks the River Thames.

The restaurant is open seven days a week and offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining from an affordable menu that incudes modern British classics and Ivy favourites.

Opened 26 July
Covers 237, including 50 outside
General manager Thasanee Robinson
Executive chef Sean Burbidge
Design Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Operator The Ivy Collection Owner Caprice Holdings
Typical dishes Shepherd's pie; eggs Benedict; brioche crumbed chicken Milanese; strawberry ice-cream sundae


Boki, founded by Kim Mahony Hargreaves and Boris Becker, has launched its first permanent site, at London's Seven Dials. The brand's breakfast and lunch menu features sandwiches, quinoa and chicken dishes with Allpress coffee and T2 teas. The evening menu offers internationally inspired small plates
and a cocktail menu by Matthias Lataille.

Covers 36
Design Melspace Architects

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boki emory-ruegg

The Coach House
Scottish hospitality group Buzzworks Holdings has opened the Coach House in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, its 10th venue and the fifth under its House brand. The former Archies bar and kitchen on Main Street has seen significant investment and transformed into a stylish bar and restaurant.

Operator Buzzworks Holdings
Typical dishes Mozzarella-stuffed chicken; grilled cauliflower steak with harissa tabbouleh


The Tea Room
The first Laura Ashley Tea Room has opened, at the Regency hotel in Solihull. The room is designed in the brand's signature style and the menu offers sandwiches with smoked salmon and dill, ham and mustard, cucumber and cream cheese, and chicken liver parfait and shallot, while the afternoon tea includes freshly baked scones, cakes and pastries.

Covers 34
Tea room manager Nick Dodds


PF Chang's Asian Table
US Asian restaurant brand PF Chang's has brought its Asian Table concept to London's West End. It serves traditional brunch dishes with an Asian kick and a dinner menu including handmade dumplings, wontons and egg rolls.

Covers 138
Head chef Deepak Kotian
Typical dishes Mongolian beef with spring onions and garlic; orange peel lamb chop; chicken lettuce wraps; and dynamite shrimp


The Royal Oak
Hippo Inns has opened the Royal Oak in London's Twickenham after a £400,000 refurbishment. The pub features a 68-cover bar and dining room and the Cavalier private dining room, with a ‘press for beer' button.

General manager Charlie Higgens
Executive chef Stan Perry
Head chef Marty West
Typical dishes Sausages with mashed potato; ale-battered cod with chips


Sano To Go
The first Sano To Go has opened in Holborn in London, offering breakfast, lunch and takeaway dishes. The brand was founded by Dale Pinnock with business partners Doug and Heather Richards, and it says its healthy recipes are created by nutritional experts.

Covers 34
General manager Michael Barrett
Typical dishes Ginger, lemongrass and five-spice chicken; and zat'ar-spiced lamb meatballs


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