A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
‘Frenchie' was the nickname given to chef Grégory Marchand when he headed the kitchen at Fifteen in London's Shoreditch. Grégory and his wife Marie went on to launch several ventures in Paris, including Frenchie restaurant, Frenchie Bar à Vins, Frenchie To Go and most recently the Wine Shop (Frenchie Caviste). Now the husband and wife team has launched their first London outpost, in Henrietta Street in Covent Garden. The menu echoes the Paris original and features simple bistro dishes using mostly British-sourced and seasonal ingredients referencing Grégory's experiences at kitchens around the world, including Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern in New York and the Savoy Grill in London.
Opened 2 February
Covers 60 plus 18 at the bar
Founders Grégory and Marie Marchand
Typical dishes Smoked anchovies and Neal's Yard salted butter; house-smoked Arctic char, citrus fruits and cauliflower; duck foie gras, smoked eel and beets; ricotta tortelli, lapsang souchong tea and lemon caviar; Shetland mussels, fino sherry and Bottarga; 100-day-old chicken, Keen's cheddar and Savagnin sauce
Average spend per head £130 for an à la carte meal for two with wine; set-price lunch for £22 or £28 for two or three courses
Designer Emilie Bonaventure
K Bar in London's South Kensington promises the sophisticated atmosphere of a gentlemen's club and features oak panelling and velvet seating in rich blue hues.
Bar manager Ben Manchester
Typical cocktails Tahona Fizz (Don Julio Blanco tequila, celery bitters, and Champagne); the Va Vo Voom (Stolichnaya Vanil, strawberry purée, pineapple juice and Champagne); and Hemingway Daiquiri (rum, maraschino, grapefruit and lime)
Roxy Ball Room
Jones Bar Group has opened its second Roxy Ball Room, a ping-pong and pool concept, on Liverpool One's Hanover Street. The company is run by brothers Matthew and Ben Jones.
Facilities Four pool tables, five ping pong tables, and a VIP room for private hire that can accommodate groups of 60
Floor area 6,929 sq ft
Typical dishes Fresh dough pizza, homemade burgers, beer, bar snacks and cocktails
Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer
This month saw the opening on London's Clerkenwell Road of Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer, which offers classic New York-style thin-crust pizzas made from dough proofed for three days and a sauce made solely from San Marzano tomatoes. Beer is supplied by local brewer Weird Beard Brew Co.
Founders Darren Atwater and Martha Gall
Price Any pizza in any style costs £8.50