Reopenings round-up

Byron, Kahani, Chiquito, Frankie & benny's and Coast to Coast round out this week's list of reopenings.

YouTube star Mikey Pearce has revealed plans to open Clean Kitchen Club, the plant-based delivery kitchen concept in London. After first site opened last month, the business is planning to open an east London site in the coming weeks.

Peter Joseph, former executive chef of the world’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant has reopened Kahani restaurant in London’s Belgravia for dine-in. The business will take part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, also extending the discount to cover the rest of the month.

Boparan Restaurant Group continues the gradual reopening of its Carluccio’s estate with reopening of Cambridge and Colchester sites on Thursday September 3. The move will take the brand’s total number of reopened sites to sixteen.

The UK’s first “robot-themed” restaurant Robotazia has opened in Milton Keynes. All food and drinks are served to your table by robots themselves, as well as a number of robot-themed displays surrounding the tables.

Food-to-go retailer Greggs revealed plans to open its first drive-thru in Scotland. The 1,800 square foot restaurant will be open daily from 5am to midnight, with outside seating and a car park with space for 72 vehicles.

North east-based multi-site operator Howard Eggleston has opened an eighth site for his Tomahawk Steakhouse brand. The brand occupies the former Jamie Oliver site at Lendal Cellars, York.

Byron began reopening its 20-strong estate with two sites in London. The business has reopened sites in Waterloo and Old Brompton Road and further sites will come back online over the next few weeks.

Big Mamma Group, the operator behind the London-based restaurants Gloria and Circolo Popolare, is to open a third site in the capital, in Covent Garden.

Bookmaker Fitzdares is to open a permanent private members’ club in London. Following a number of pop-ups, the venue will launch on Tuesday September 1 in Mayfair.

Immersive hospitality group Lollipop to has reopened French-inspired venue in Chelsea.

American steak restaurant chain Smith & Wollensky is set to reopen its London site on Tuesday September 1 after five-month closure. During September, customers will be able to make a 20% saving on the à la carte menu.

Broadwick Venues has launched its socially distanced dining and entertainment concept Platform 15, at Escape to Freight Island in Manchester.

TRG is set to reopen more Chiquito, Frankie & Benny’s, Coast to Coast and Filling Station sites. Three Chiquito restaurants have reopened and a further 12 Chiquito venues are set to reopen Monday August 31. Frankie & Benny’s have reopened in Bury St Edmunds. Meanwhile two Coast to Coast and three Filling Station operations began full reopening.

Itsu have reopened a further nine sites, which the business claims are some of the firm’s most popular venues, including The Shard and Regent Street.

Meatless Farm has launched a pop-up drive-thru diner targeting meat eaters in east London. Meatless Farm has collaborated with street food, burger maestros, Mother Flipper, to recreate its classic mighty meaty menu but without the meat.

Hollywood Bowl Group, the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator, has opened a new site in York following a £2.8m investment. The new Hollywood Bowl features contemporary American décor and American-style diner.

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

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