All the restaurant and hotel openings from this week’s issue
The Princess Victoria
Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox of the Three Cheers Pub Co are opening their second boutique hotel above their latest pub, the Princess Victoria in London’s Shepherd’s Bush.
The opening of the hotel will coincide with World Gin Day. One of the earliest gin palaces, the Princess Victoria opened in 1829 and still serves more than 100 gins. The rooms pay homage to its heritage, named after famous gin cocktails: Negroni, Bramble, Vesper, Gibson and Bronx.
Each individually designed bedroom will take cues from gin botanicals, featuring artwork from the Adam Ellis Studio, and every customer will also receive a complimentary gin and mixer on arrival.
The bedrooms have been designed to appeal to the business market as well as couples looking for a luxurious city escape.
Three Cheers Pub Co opened the Princess Victoria in November 2017 and operates the site in conjunction with Ei Managed Investments, as part of their ‘Managed Expert’ partnerships initiative.
Opening 9 June
Owner Three Cheers Pub Co
Starting room rate £99 for the Bramble room; £119 for all other rooms
BaoziInn, meaning ‘people’s canteen’, has opened in London’s Soho, serving Northern Chinese street food. The restaurant is a modern, comfortable take on a Mao-style canteen and is owned by Wei Shao, who opened Barshu in Soho 12 years ago.
Head chef Francis Law
General manager Med Pang
Bar manager Koi Lee
Sharing concept restaurant Fayre Share, which has been designed to offer classic British dishes to share between one, two or four people, has opened in London’s Victoria Park Village. The restaurant has a covered garden, fireplace and a kitchen island bar.
Head chef Luke Spencer
Founders Mark Bloom and Barry Myers
Typical dishes Roasted beer chicken; shepherd’s pie; leek and mushroom pie; arctic roll with jelly
Michelin-starred Restaurant Story in Southwark, London, has reopened with a new menu concept and dining experience after a month-long interior renovation. The menu has been removed and each table will be “treated individually, creating their own bespoke story”, with much of the food and beverage service performed in front of guests.
Chef-patron Tom Sellers
Design Raven Collective
The five-AA-star Bradley townhouse in Cheltenham has completed a refurbishment including the creation of two garden rooms. The new rooms have been designed to offer a modern alternative to the property’s traditional rooms within the Regency townhouse.
Owner The De Savary family
General manager Bea Seidler
Starting room rate Doubles from £145 B&B
The Dolphin in Newbury, Berkshire, has reopened following a £500,000 refurbishment. The public spaces and five bedrooms have been restored, and the food and beverage offering has been revamped to offer an “individual, artisanal approach”.
Owner Star Pubs & Bars
Operator Buff & Bear Saloons
Typical dishes Moules marinières; spatchcock chicken; roast chicory, fennel and aubergine salad
The Ship on the Shore
The Ship on the Shore seafood restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh, has been redeveloped with funding from Santander Business Banking. The restaurant has a maritime theme and comprises two dining rooms separated by the main bar.
Owners Murray and Tracey Georgeson
Typical dishes Whole lemon sole meunière with French beans and baby heritage potatoes; hand-dived king scallops with red grape, lemongrass and ginger salsa