Latest openings: Killiecrankie House, 1771, Bardo St James's and ShaXian Delicacies

13 October 2021 by
Latest openings: Killiecrankie House, 1771, Bardo St James's and ShaXian Delicacies

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

Killiecrankie House

One of Perthshire's most prestigious country house hotels has reopened as a boutique restaurant with rooms, under new owners.

Killiecrankie House, which was built in 1840 and sits within four acres of woodland in the Cairngorms National Park, has been taken on by Leiths-trained chef Tom Tsappis and his sommelier wife Matilda, who previously ran the Elia London Greek fine dining supper club.

The pair have turned the venue into a ‘food-lovers' retreat', with Tom serving an £85 tasting menu in the 18-cover open restaurant kitchen. Dishes showcase homegrown and foraged produce, drawing inspiration from modern and heritage Scottish dishes. Matilda oversees front of house and has created a £65 drinks pairing menu, featuring beer, sake, cocktails and wine from her family vineyard.

The venue also features a drawing room and cocktail bar, and guests can stay overnight in one of four bedrooms.

Opened 6 October

Typical dishes Kombu-cured mackerel, apple and horseradish; venison, peat and brambles; dripping-fried porridge; Highland wagyu, green tea, onions and pickled pine; macaroni pie

Overnight rates From £450 for dinner, bed and breakfast

Website https://killiecrankiehouse.com

1771

Chef Mark Jarvis has relaunched the Liv Belgravia restaurant in London as 1771, serving a tasting menu focused on contemporary British dishes. Jarvis, also chef-owner of Anglo in Farringdon, has designed a sharing menu, while wines will focus on Burgundy.

Opened 14 October

Typical dishes Poached halibut with mustard greens and charcoal; cheese and onion malt loaf; apple cake with parsley-root ice-cream

Websitehttps://1771restaurant.com

Bardo St James's

Nightclub owner Luca Maggiora is to open a 150-cover Italian restaurant at London's One Pall Mall, with a resident six-piece band. Graziano Bonacina, former head chef at Sette in the Bulgari hotel, will oversee the menu.

Opening 20 October

Typical dishes Burrata with fig purée, pickled radicchio, caramelised black cod; tiramisu with marsala ice-cream and chocolate

Head chef Graziano Bonacina

Websitehttps://bardostjames.com

Turing Locke

Aparthotel brand Locke has opened its ninth property (and its sixth site in the UK), in Cambridge. It features 180 apartments along with a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, co-working area, gym, rooftop terrace, and an events space for up to 150 people.

Opened Early October

Design dRMM

Interiors Avroko

Room rate £120 a night

Website www.lockeliving.com

Meat Liquor Old Town

Burger brand Meat Liquor has launched its 10th London restaurant, in Clapham's Old Town, as it marks its 10th anniversary. The venue features two split-level bars, a 170-cover dining area and a garden.

Opened 6 October

Founder Scott Collins

Typical dishes Dead Hippie burger with a mustard-fried double patty, Dead Hippie sauce, American cheese, minced white onions

Websitehttps://meatliquor.com

La Bodega

Spanish restaurant group Ibérica has launched an underground wine and tapas bar in Leeds. It offers a Spanish-focused drinks menu specialising in bottled beers, wines and spirits, served alongside small plates.

Opening 15 October

Typical dishes Croquettes with serrano ham; Manchego; Spanish tortilla

Head of bars Nacho Ordiz

Capacity Seated: 34; standing: 50

Website www.ibericarestaurants.com

ShaXian Delicacies

The newest opening in London's Chinatown offers dishes from the Shaxian district in southeast China. Videos showcasing Fujian culture are projected around the restaurant, and an automated robot chops noodles in the window display.

Opened 19 September

Typical dishes Dim sum; rice boxes; salted duck gizzard; pork stomach in chilli oil

Owner Deqin Zheng

Websitehttps://chinatown.co.uk

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