New Openings Roundup 26th May

The latest news on venues opening across the UK.

BrewDog will open a new bar at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal in December, in partnership with the SSP group. The fresh alliance will bring several more BrewDog venues to major airports and railway stations in the UK over the next few years. 


Pizza Pilgrims will open in Queen’s Park in early July. It will be a 20th location for the brand and will have around 50 covers, plus a retail operation selling Italian produce. 


The Stonegate group has just launched a new premium sports bar and restaurant called Clubhouse 5 on Lisle Street, close to Leicester Square in London. It is a conversion of a Slug & Lettuce unit. 


Chipotle is opening at the O2 centre in Greenwich. It has taken over a restaurant unit that was previously occupied by another Mexican brand, Benito’s Hat, in a deal brokered by Davis Coffer Lyons, who have also recently acquired a site for Chipotle in East Dulwich. The brand currently has 16 sites in the UK, with several more to follow soon.  


The New World Trading Company has just opened a new bar and restaurant concept called North Light at the Coachworks Arcade in Chester.  


The Rio Brazilian Steakhouse brand is opening a new restaurant on Newgate Street in Chester shortly. It is in a unit that was previously occupied by the group’s sister steakhouse brand Tomahawk, which is now looking for a site elsewhere in Chester. 


Thai brand Giggling Squid has submitted a planning application to open a new restaurant on Cathedral Green in Exeter. It wants to move into a retail unit there that is being split into two.  


Work has started on a new restaurant for Mowgli in Beverley, local media report. It will open later this year.  


E-sports and competitive socialising concept leveltap has opened at Hanover Street at the Liverpool ONE development. It is a 6,500 square feet unit with a bar, lounge and dining area. 


All-day restaurant, café and coffee brand Caravan is planning to open a major new site at the Grainhouse workspace development on Drury Lane in London’s Covent Garden, Hot Dinners report. 


South American restaurant group Fazenda will open its first London restaurant in August, at the Bishopsgate Tower development. The two-floor site will have 170 covers and will be Fazenda’s biggest site yet. It is a sixth location after Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. 


Plant-based concept En Root has just opened a fourth restaurant in London’s Tulse Hill. En Root’s three other sites are in Brixton, Clapham and Peckham. 


US fried chicken brand Slim Chickens has just opened a new restaurant at the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. 

Liverpool’s Scruffy Murphy’s Irish bar concept is opening a second site in the summer, on Mathew Street. The original Scruffy Murphy’s, run by the Harrison’s Bar Group, is on Harrington Street. 


The Six by Nico brand plans to open on John Dalton Street in Manchester, in a unit previously run as a bar and restaurant within the Yotel hotel. It will be a second Manchester site for Six by Nico, joining one on Spring Gardens. The brand currently operates nine restaurants in the UK. 


The Pepe’s Piri brand has applied for permission to open in both Colchester and Stevenage, local media report.


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