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20 June 2014
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James Sommerin Restaurant, Penarth

This venture from the former Michelin-starred Welsh chef is set on the esplanade in Penarth with views over the Severn Estuary. It also has a chef's table and nine en-suite bedrooms.

Opened 14 May
Owners James and Louise Sommerin
General manager Arnaldo Martins
Head chef James Sommerin
Designer Louise Sommerin
Average spend Set menus from £55 to £150
Capacity 70 plus private dining for 12
Typical dishes Duck, lavender and beetroot with soy sauce and cumin; Pantysgawn cheese with celery, artichoke and ginger; monkfish with seaweed and grilled leek
Typical drinks Biodynamic and organic wines
Address The Esplanade, Penarth, Wales CF64 3AU
Telephone 07722 216727
Websitewww.jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk

La Bottega, Seven Dials, London

Described as an Italian ‘delicaffè', this is the seventh opening for the London group whose other sites include Eccleston Street, Goodge Street and several around Kensington. Open all day, it serves classic Italian food, wine and deli products, and also offers informal catering packages.

Opened 10 May 2014
Owner LBID (UK) Trading
General manager Daniele Verri
Designer Caulder Moore
Average spend £8
Capacity 39
Typical dishes Tesino panini with Tuscan salami, grilled pepper, Taleggio cheese and thyme in ciabatta bread; Sardinian
couscous salad with tuna, sweetcorn and baby lettuce; aubergine parmigiana; sharing platters with cured meats, grilled vegetables and buffalo mozzarella; torta caprese (chocolate and almond cake)
Typical drinks Spritz (Aperol, Prosecco, sparkling water and an orange slice), Italian wine, Italian-style coffee; vegetable juices
Address 36 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9HB
Websitewww.labottega.co.uk

The Perfectionists' Café, Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport

This new site from Heston Blumenthal and executive head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts seeks to present the chef's optimum versions of classic dishes in a nostalgic, quirky and 1960s airport-inspired interior. Also has a liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlour and Neapolitan pizza oven.

Opened 4 June
Owner Heston Blumenthal
General manager Adam Stepney
Head chef Julian O'Neill
Designers Afroditi Krassa and Richard Seymour of Seymourpowell
Average spend £20-£30
Capacity 155
Typical dishes Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas; fish and chips with a batter whose ‘crunch' has been measured by a Leeds University scientist; burgers on brioche; liquid nitrogen ice-cream
Typical drinks Martinis with essences such as thyme and tobacco
Address Heathrow Terminal 2, Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 1EW
Websitewww.theperfectionistscafe.com

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