Reopenings round-up

Carluccio's, 3 Sixty, Clean Cut Kitchen and Wing Shack round out this week's list of reopenings.

3Sixty Restaurants, led by James Horler has opened latest Ego site as part of its joint venture with Mitchells & Butlers. After a four-month delay, Ego at The Scooner Inn has launched in Penarth, Cardiff.

Somerset-based boutique hotel and pub group Stay Original Company has reopened its fifth site in Dorchester.

Clean Cut Kitchen, the plant-based delivery kitchen concept has opened in Chelsea. Site opening follows the success the brand has seen in Brighton since its debut site launched.

Europe’s largest Japanese food hall, Japan Centre Ichiba has reopened a site in Westfield London. The venue is also taking part in the Eat Out To Help scheme offering Japanese soul food.

Northumberland-based pub operator has opened second site The Pig In Muck in Alnwick. The site is primarily a micro-pub offering independent craft and keg beer alongside other drinks.

Gong Cha tea brand Bubble tea, announced plans to open its third UK site, in Liverpool. Gong Cha is the most recognised bubble tea brand globally, with 1,500 outlets in 20 territories including Taiwan, Korea, New Zealand and the US.

Boparan Restaurant Group continues the gradual reopening of its Carluccio’s estate with reopening of other three sites on Thursday August 27. The move will take the brand’s total number of reopened sites to 14.

York-based operators to open Greek restaurant Wine Stories after their cafe saw its fortunes transformed by lock-down. The site will open in the former Papas Fish & Chips premises in Parliament Street.

Linda Lee has begun reopening her Korean street food brand On The Bab for dine-in. The restaurant in Shoreditch is now welcoming eat-in customers again and is continuing to offer takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo.

The Hippodrome Casino has reopened with a new £3m, 3,000 square foot, multi-level terrace bar, The Rooftop in London’s Leicester Square.

Coventry-based cafe Playwrights Bar and Bistro has reopened a second site in the city at Canal Basin. It will offer the same breakfast and lunch menu as its debut site in Hay Lane.

Dessert operator Creams launched a grab-and-go format site in central London. It is the third site for the company including London’s Whitechapel as well as Southend.

Former Incipio and Hippo Inns managers have joined forces as launched an outdoor Italian street food dining space The Hawk’s Nest in west London.

Black and White Hospitality has opened a second Marco Pierre White site in Wales and Steakhouse Bar & Grill at waterside venue. Now Black and White Hospitality operates almost 50 restaurants under various brands.

Victoria Sheppard has teamed up with sister Grace and opened coffee shop and wine bar Queens in Queen Street, Mayfair. The venue is taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Tuscan coastal concept Maremma has reopened in Brixton. The venue was originally opened in 2019 after converting former pub the Montego Inn.

Lewis Hamilton-backed Neat Burger has opened its second site in Camden Market. Camden Market is the ideal location from which to expand the world’s first plant-based sustainable burger chain.

Wings concept Wing Shack has reopened all its sites for dine-in and takeaway. Safety measures introduced include the removal of seating, regular and rigorous cleaning, daily temperature checks for staff.

Lima Group has reopened its Peruvian restaurant Floral by Lima restaurant in London’s Covent Garden. The group revealed plans to launch a delivery-only concept next month.

See last week’s edition of Reopenings round-up.

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