Clare Smyth to open Sydney restaurant
Clare Smyth, chef patron of the two Michelin-starred Core in Notting Hill, is to open a restaurant inside Crown Sydney, the city’s tallest building housing a hotel and casino.
Louis Vuitton to open first restaurant next month
Fashion house Louis Vuitton, part of the LVMH group, is to open its first restaurant in Japan next month, with a menu devised by chef Yosuke Suga.
Fitzrovia restaurant to shine a light on Greek wines
Ampéli, a new wine-focused restaurant that opened on Charlotte Street in London this week, will shine a light on Greek wines in a list compiled by Yiannis Karakasis MW.
Cornish vineyard to open 80 cover restaurant
Trevibban Mill vineyard, near Padstow in Cornwall, is to open a new restaurant championing vegetables and fish in partnership with Bristol’s The Ethicurean restaurant.
New sustainable seafood restaurant in Hastings to champion English wine
Husband and wife duo, Ben and Kate O’Norum, are to open a sustainable seafood restaurant that shines a light on English wine at Hastings Contemporary art gallery.
Masterchef winner to open restaurant in Birmingham
The winner of the BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals, Stu Deeley, is set to open his own restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter next spring.
Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with Richard Caring on new restaurant venture
Musical maverick Andrew Lloyd Webber has teamed up with Richard Caring’s restaurant group, Caprice Holdings, to open a restaurant at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Kudu to open two new London sites
South African-inspired small plates restaurant Kudu in Peckham is to open two new sites close to the original south London venue in January – a tapas bar and a cocktail bar.
Kyseri in Fitzrovia to become Oklava Bakery + Wine
Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie are turning their Turkish Cypriot restaurant Kyseri in Fitzrovia into a bakery by day and wine bar by night, which is set to open in January.
28°-50° comes to Covent Garden
Popular wine bar and bistro 28°-50° has expanded into Covent Garden with the opening of a new site on what used to be Cantina Laredo on Upper St. Martin’s Lane.
Gymkhana to reopen after post-fire refurb
Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair is set to reopen in February 2020 after undergoing a refurbishment following a major fire forced it to close in June last year.