A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
The Double Red Duke
Husband and wife team Sam and Georgie Pearman have opened a third venue in their Country Creatures hotel and restaurant group. The Double Red Duke is a 17th-century coaching inn in the Cotswold village of Clanfield, near Bampton. It features 19 individually designed bedrooms with roll-top baths, and two large, pet-friendly family rooms on the ground floor.
Richard Turner, founder of Hawksmoor and Meatopia, has collaborated with head chef Richard Sandiford on the restaurant, which focuses on open-fire cooking using seasonal British produce. Guests can enjoy large cuts of meat and whole fish dishes to share, and Sunday lunches are served with duck fat potatoes, braised carrots, spring greens and gravy.
The Country Creatures family of pubs and inns in the Cotswolds includes the Chequers in Churchill and the Swan in Ascott-under-Wychwood.
Owners Sam and Georgie Pearman
Room rate From £120 a night
Typical dishes Milk and honey lamb chops with pea and haggis salad; spit-roast turbot with lemon ketchup; grilled rose veal chop, fried oysters and egg tartar; cheese and onion tart tatin
Le Bab Old Street
London's Le Bab restaurant group has opened its first late-night kebab shop, in Old Street. The 20-cover venue is open until 5am with seating around a stainless-steel counter with hot pink leather stools. The site has a zero plastic and zero waste ethos.
Owners Stephen Tozer, Manu Canales, Ed Brunet
Typical dishes Pepperoni pork shawarma; Dirty Vegan Kebab with Beyond Meat; lamb ‘madras' adana kebab
Leonardo Hotel Bristol Glassfields
Leonardo Hotels has opened its first property in Bristol on Temple Way, within walking distance of the city centre and the harbourside. The newly built hotel features 197 bedrooms, a gym and an on-site bar and restaurant.
Operator Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels
Room rate From £69 a night
Pizza Pilgrims Waterloo
Pizza Pilgrims has opened its 15th site, offering Neapolitan pizzas in London's Waterloo. Indoor and alfresco seating is available, with the group's restaurants now offering gluten-free pizzas.
Founders Thom and James Elliot
Typical dishes Beef and sausage meatballs baked with tomato and basil; roasted Italian sausage and wild broccoletti pizza; ‘Nutellamisu'
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