In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
The UK gets its first orange wine bar
With skin contact wine enjoying its moment in the sun, the UK’s first bar dedicated entirely to orange wine is set to open in London tomorrow.
London wine shop expands with fourth shop and bar
London wine shop, The Good Wine Shop, is set to open its fourth site, a shop and wine bar in Teddington later this month.
London wine bar Noble Rot to open second site in Soho
Acclaimed London wine bar and restaurant Noble Rot is to open a second outpost in the capital having taken over the site of Soho institution Gay Hussar after the restaurant closed last year.
Italian wine bar Bottles to open third site in London
The team behind Bottles in Spitalfields and Bottles & Battles in Elephant & Castle are to open a third site in London, this time in Chelsea.
Mel Brown to open new Brixton wine bar
New Zealand-born, London-based entrepreneur Melanie Brown is to open a neighbourhood bistro and wine shop called The Laundry in Brixton this autumn.
Top 5 London Prosecco bars
To celebrate National Prosecco Day on 13 August, we’ve rounded up five places in London to enjoy the popular Italian fizz straight up or in classic cocktails like the Bellini.
Vagabond to launch further four sites
Operating wine bar and shop hybrids throughout London, Vagabond is preparing to add up to four more London sites to its portfolio over the following eight months.
Gordon Ramsay alumni Stuart Gillies to launch wine bar with kitchen
Stuart Gillies, chef and former CEO of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group, will open his debut solo venture in London’s Chislehurst called Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen.
Dating app Bumble to open wine bar in New York
Dating app Bumble, which only allows women to make the first move, is expanding its brand with the opening of a café and wine bar in New York City.
Vagabond to launch sixth site in Paddington
Vagabond is set to open its sixth site on the Union Canal in Paddington Central this June, becoming the first wine bar to open at the new development in west London.
New on Wine List Confidential: Bottles
At Bottles in London’s Spitalfields, guests can explore wines from Italy and beyond at the wine bar which boasts a sustainable kitchen, terrace and communal counter.