The Mezzanine at The Stratford

East London skyscraper and hotel The Stratford is opening a new bar called The Mezzanine, headed up by industry luminaries Elias Yiallouris and Enrico Gonzato. Open until 2am throughout the week, the “hidden” destination cocktail bar aspires to bring a sophisticated, late-night offering to the area, with DJs playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. …

Wilderness Bar and Kitchen

Wilderness Bar + Kitchen, a three-storey eating, drinking and lifestyle venue, is opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this month. Positioned as a “welcoming, relaxed space with a modern approach to flavour”, Wilderness’ food and drink menus are informed by seasonality and high-quality produce. The kitchen team, headed up by James Lord, previously of Manchester House, …

Rocket Leisure

Hospitality business Rocket Leisure is opening Eastcheap Records in Monument, London this October, presenting its fourth site in the capital. Spanning 4,000 sq ft, the new space will accommodate space for 350 party-goers, replacing the former Maplin site on the corner of Eastcheap and Lovatt Lane. With a core focus on “great live music”, the …

Nolita Social

Nolita Social, a New York-inspired cocktail lounge and live music venue, has opened beneath Italian restaurant Sette on Knightsbridge Green. Named after one of New York’s “most charming neighbourhoods”, the bar aspires to bring the “energy of the New York night to London”, mixed with the ‘Dolce Vita’ atmosphere that Sette has become known for. …

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, Hoba Smoked Old Fashioned

A new Mediterranean and Japanese-inspired neighbourhood restaurant and bar called Bloomsbury Street Kitchen is set to open in London’s West End. The venue’s design takes inspiration from Mediterranean gardens and the minimalist Japanese aesthetic. Italian glazed porcelain tiles will feature alongside white-washed exposed brickwork, while the more formal dining areas will be separated from the …

Pavlova's bar

Jason Atherton’s restaurant group The Social Company has launched Pavlova’s, a new bar located within the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. The 20-cover bar is named after legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, whose statue stands on top of the theatre. The interior design has been led by Aedas and at Delfont Mackintosh to create a …

Dollhouse Leeds

Platinum selling artist Tom Zanetti and DJ and entrepreneur Kane Towning are bringing a new bar concept to Leeds. Having toured the world together promoting and performing at some of the planets biggest clubs and festivals, the new venue, Dollhouse, is a fusion of Tom and Kane’s industry knowledge and passion for music and parties. …

Gold Notting Hill

Gold, a new modern European neighbourhood restaurant and late night bar, has opened in the heart of Notting Hill, London. Housed on the site of the renowned Portobello Gold public house, the new venue is inspired by the area’s cultural mix of artists, designers and musicians. The modern bohemian interiors, from local architect and design …

Ooty Station cocktail

South Indian Marylebone restaurant Ooty is preparing to open sister venue Ooty Station, a “casual” all-day café and cocktail bar. With an off-street outdoor terrace and counter bar dining inside, the new venue will serve a menu of Indian-inspired bar snacks through to more substantial mains, alongside an extensive cocktail list and bottled beer selection. …

Yard & Coop Leeds

Specialist chicken restaurant and bar chain Yard & Coop is bolstering its portfolio with a new site in Leeds. Residing opposite Zaap Thai in the site formerly occupied by Miah’s Kitchen on Merrion Street, the 120-cover venue will boast a “cool” vibe, with a playlist of quirky, non-commercial tunes. As with Yard & Coop’s other …