New Openings Round-Up 14 January

The latest news on venues opening across the UK.

Burger concept Patty & Bun will shortly open on Northcote Road in Clapham. The 1,500 square feet, 35-cover restaurant will be Patty & Bun’s ninth location in London and tenth in total, after Kingly Street, Liverpool Street, James Street, Old Compton Street, Richmond, Borough, Pembridge Road, Wood Lane and Brighton, and it also has plans for a Canary Wharf opening. The deal for the Clapham site was brokered by Shelley Sandzer.


Steakhouse group Gaucho has submitted plans to open in Newcastle as it recommences expansion plans. The Newcastle site would be on the corner of Market Street and Pilgrim Street in the city, local media report. Gaucho recently announced plans for another new opening in Glasgow.


The Fridays brand has confirmed a new opening in the Glass Works development in Barnsley in the Spring. The 5,300 square feet site will have 200 covers, and becomes Fridays’ 86th restaurant in the UK.


Chipotle has put in an application to open on the High Street in Watford. It will be the brand’s first site outside of London. Chipotle has also submitted plans for a new site in West Hampstead.


Innis & Gunn will open its fifth Taproom on Glasgow’s West Nile Street later this year. It will be the company’s second bar in Glasgow, alongside two in Edinburgh and one in Dundee.


Nando’s is opening a new restaurant in Lancaster, according to local media. It plans to launch in a former department store on Market Street in the town over the summer.


Japanese noodles and tempura brand Marugame Udon has lined up two new openings in London—on Argyll Street, in a site previously occupied by Garfunkels, and St Christopher’s Place in an old retail unit. The business has recently opened new restaurants at the O2 centre and Cabot Place in Canary Wharf, to add to its debut site in Liverpool Street.


Burger brand Fat Hippo is launching a new restaurant on Vincent Street in Glasgow in the Spring. It will join Fat Hippo sites in Durham, Jesmond, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Nottingham, along with concessions at Lane7 bowling sites. Another new opening is being lined up in Cardiff.


CBRE Investment Management says two brands have just opened at Hammersmith Broadway: Joe and the Juice and Korean food and culture hub Oseyo. It has also signed Black Sheep Coffee for an opening at Fulham Broadway shortly.


The group behind the Six by Nico concept has submitted plans to open in Aberdeen, according to local media. It wants to take on a former restaurant on Union Street.


All-day Australia-inspired restaurant group Granger & Co is to open on Marylebone High Street in the Spring. It will be the fifth site for the brand, after Chelsea, Clerkenwell, King’s Cross and Notting Hill.


Itsu has acquired a site in the Marches scheme in Woking as it continues a rollout beyond London. It has other new sites lined up for locations including Bromley, Guildford, Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh, plus several more in London.


The Tony Macaroni Italian restaurant group will open in Hamilton in Lanarkshire in May, local media report. It has signed for a unit that was previously occupied by Frankie & Benny’s before closing last summer.


King’s Cross pizza concept Happy Face Pizza has just opened on Eccleston Place in Belgravia, in a unit previously occupied by wine bar Batonnage. Another new opening is due to follow shortly in Brent Cross.


To read the last new openings round-up, click here.

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