Pictured: American-Italian barbecue restaurant Smoke & Dough has opened a new 7,000 square feet site at Liverpool ONE.

1 November, 2019

New openings round-up

Whitbread opens its latest new Bar + Block steakhouse restaurant in Sutton on Friday (1 November). It is the 12th site in the Bar + Block estate, with another to follow in Newcastle shortly. The Sutton restaurant is alongside a Premier Inn hotel.

Darwin & Wallace opened its latest new all-day bar and restaurant on Tuesday (29 October)—No 35 Mackenzie Walk in Canary Wharf. It will be open from 7.30am. The venue is Darwin & Wallace’s eighth site, all named after their neighbourhood addresses.

American-Italian barbecue restaurant Smoke & Dough has opened at Liverpool ONE. The new 7,000 square feet site is situated on The Terrace and has 150, covers with a late-night bar of 50 covers. Deepak Bahuguna of Smoke & Dough said: “We’re thoroughly excited to have opened our first location in the thriving Liverpool ONE.” Also just opened at the centre is My Cookie Dough.

Steak specialist Roxie has just opened a sixth restaurant—on London Road in Twickenham. It joins five other Roxies in Clapham, Earlsfield, Fulham, Putney and Wimbledon.

Chick-fil-A has opened a second UK restaurant at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the Scottish Highlands. Chick-fil-A first opened in the UK in Reading earlier this month, but has encountered protests from some campaign groups and is now reported to be closing there in six months’ time.

Barburrito has opened its third airport site with TRG Concession—at Gatwick’s North Terminal. It joins joint venues at Bristol and Edinburgh airports.

Loungers opened the Sacro Lounge in Buxton this week.

The Old Spot Pub Company, one of the joint managed pub ventures from Ei Managed Investments, has reached ten sites with the opening of the Crown & Treaty in Uxbridge. It has function and private dining rooms and garden area as well as the main pub space. Old Spot Pub Company director Dave Ford said: “Old Spot pubs are welcoming places designed with the local community in mind. We’re delighted to be adding the Crown & Treaty to our portfolio.” Old Spot has two more new openings lined up for 2020.

Barworks will shortly open the White Bear on St John Street in Smithfield. It follows close behind Barworks’ opening of the Duke of York on Downham Street in Haggerston.

The Elmesthorpe Brewery Company has opened its seventh site—the Baron of Hinckley in Hinckley. It used to be a JD Wetherspoon pub.

Pieminster is to open a second site in Manchester—in an old retail unit on Deansgate. It should be open early next year, with catering space as well as a small sit-in area. Pieminster already operates in Manchester on Church Street in the Northern Quarter.

Hollywood Bowl has lined up a new opening at the Odyssey development in Belfast. Work on the project is due to begin soon, with completion set for spring 2021.

Fuller’s has moved into the Cotswolds after acquiring the Cotswolds Inns & Hotels group. It gives Fuller’s seven new sites, some of which it plans to redevelop.

Chinese-themed brand Tattu has just opened its fourth venue—a 140-cover bar and restaurant in the old Mint Building on West Register Street in Edinburgh. It joins Tattu’s three other sites in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

John Lewis has opened a new café and restaurant called Place To Eat on a new-look floor at Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough.

All-day coffeeshop and restaurant brand Boston Tea Party will open in Taunton next Thursday (7 November). It has taken on an old 150-cover Prezzo unit in the town.

     

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