While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Kent distillery to open new restaurant this week
Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham, Kent is to open a new restaurant called The Pumproom this week, housed in its historic home beside the River Medway.
Giraffe hotel in Kent to specialise in English wines
A luxury boutique hotel where guests can get up close and personal with giraffes is due to open in Kent next year and will specialise in locally made wines.
Simpsons Wine expects record harvest as volumes increase almost sevenfold
Kent-based Simpsons Wine Estate is expecting to harvest 200 tones of grapes this year, up from just 30 tones harvested in 2016 and 2017, as co-owners Charles and Ruth Simpson warn that the shortage of winery space will be a “big issue” for English wine producers in 2018.