New Openings Round-Up 7 January

The latest news on venues opening across the UK.

Steak and barbecue group Temper is to open a fourth London restaurant on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch in the summer. It will join other sites in Soho, the City and Seven Dials.

Pizza restaurant group Zia Lucia is to launch in Stoke Newington in the next few weeks. It will be a seventh location for the brand, joining Aldgate East, Balham, Hammersmith, Islington, Wandsworth and Wembley.


Burger and barbecue group Hub Box is opening a new 3,400 square feet, 180-cover restaurant at Royal William Yard in Plymouth. It is a relocation for the brand from a previous location in the city. Hub Box has ten other restaurants in south west England and Wales.


Tomahawk Steakhouse will launch a new restaurant in Saltburn in Teesside in the Spring. The Tomahawk Steakhouse brand currently has 12 sites, mostly in the north east of England.


Retro arcade bar concept Four Quarters is shortly opening its fourth site, and its first outside London, on Park Street in Bristol. It will have around 15 arcade machines and a drinks list produced in association with the Lost and Grounded brewery. The first three Four Quarters locations are in Elephant Park, Hackney Wick and Peckham.


New York-style burger and bar brand Monterey Jacks is to open at the Hub in East Kilbride. It will be a ninth site for the group in Scotland.

Luciano’s, the restaurant chain opened by Luciano Pierre White, has opened a two-floor, 4,100 square feet restaurant at Commercial Way in Woking. It is the third Luciano’s site, after Dorchester and Exeter. The launch follows recent openings at Woking Shopping, which comprises the Peacocks Centre and Wolsey Place.


JD Wetherspoon has secured planning permission for a new opening on Gloucester Road in Bristol.


Wagamama opened a new restaurant on Wind Street in Swansea just before Christmas


The Inn Collection Group has acquired the Swallow Falls in Betwy-y-Coed in Snowdonia for its first opening in Wales.


Bristol pizza restaurant Pizzarova is opening a third restaurant on North Street in the Bedminster district. It joins sites on Park Street and Gloucester Road in the city, plus a mobile operation based at Wapping Wharf.


Plant-based restaurant concept Stem & Glory is planning a new opening at Broadgate Circle off Liverpool Street in the City in April. It will be a third site for the brand, after London’s Bart Square and Cambridge. The opening is being supported by a crowdfunding campaign.


Korean-style corn hotdog brand Bunsik is opening a second site on Villiers Street by London’s Charing Cross station, in a unit previously occupied by Herman Ze German.


Plant-based restaurant group Erpingham House is opening its London operation: a pop-up at the Cloud Twelve club in Notting Hill. It will be there throughout January. Erpingham House runs three other restaurants, in Brighton, Norwich and Edinburgh.


Salad brand Choppaluna is opening on High Holborn in London shortly. It says it has ten openings planned for 2022 in cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham and Cambridge.


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

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