New Openings Roundup 1st December

The latest news on venues opening across the UK.

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta is to launch a fourth restaurant in London in January. It will be on Baker Street, joining restaurants in Aldgate, Canary Wharf and St Katherine’s Docks 


Indian restaurant group Kricket has announced plans for a fourth location at the North Dock in Canary Wharf. It is scheduled to launch in the Spring. The other three Kricket restaurants are in Brixton, Soho and White City. 


The Horsforth Brewery in Leeds has opened its first pub, called The Bull, on Town Street. Horsforth also has a taproom at its brewing headquarters. 


Greggs is to run a ‘fine dining’ bistro this Christmas at the Fenwick Food Hall in Newcastle.  


Lane7 launches its first venue in London next week—at the Zig Zag building in Victoria. It will have golf, darts and an arcade hall as well as ten pin bowling. The food and drink at the new venue is being provided by Patty & Bun. 


Steakhouse group Flat Iron opened its restaurant in Leeds this week, on the corner of Albion Street and Lands Place. It is Flat Iron’s second site outside London, after Cambridge, and 14th restaurant in total. 


The SSP group has launched a new café and retail concept called Café Local for rail stations. It has opened at stations in Fratton, Exeter, Reading, Dover and Sheffield, with a flagship in Peterborough. Another 15 sites are scheduled to open in the next 12 months.  


The Ego restaurant group is to launch in Mere Green in the west Midlands, local media report. It is refurbishing a pub called The Fox and Dogs and will reopen in March, becoming Ego’s 30th site. 


Lockes, the cocktail bar and pizza restaurant concept on Great Queen Street in Holborn that was set up by Be At One co-founder Steve Locke, will open at Battersea Rise in January.  


A family leisure concept called Nerf AXhas just opened a 35,000 square feet venue at Trafford Palazzo. It is a collaboration between toys and games brand Hasbro, which owns the Nerf brand, and the Manchester-based Rocafella Leisure Group. The venue will have food and drink including burgers, waffles and milkshakes from Archie’s, which has four other locations in Manchester plus sites in Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool. 


Young’s is opening a pub in Epsom Downs after acquiring the Tattenham Corner from Whitbread. 


Tortilla opens its latest new restaurant on White Lion Street in central Norwich next week. 


Popeyes has submitted plans to open a drive-through restaurant by Magenta Way in Stoke Bardolph near Nottingham. 


Phat Buns will shortly launch a first London restaurant in Westbourne Grove in London’s Bayswater. The brand has ten sites, mostly in northern England, with another opening following soon in Slough. 


Wendy’s opened a drive-through restaurant on Normanton Road in Derby last weekend. 


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