Latest openings: Italian Greyhound, Rum Kitchen Brighton, Turul Project and more

15 June 2021 by
Latest openings: Italian Greyhound, Rum Kitchen Brighton, Turul Project and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.

Italian Greyhound

Bernardi's in London's Marylebone has been relaunched as a more casual offer inspired by Italian neighbourhood bars. Italian Greyhound is billed as an ‘evolution' of the site, with a larger bar area for guests to drop in for drinks or small plates, a bookable dining room and wraparound terrace for 20 covers.

It is run by Barry Hirst and brothers Marcello and Gabriel Bernardi, who together co-founded London's Cubitt House pub and hotel group and the Open House restaurant group, which includes the Lighterman in King's Cross.

Head chef Yohei Furuhashi spent nine years cooking at the River Café under Ruth Rogers and went on to lead the kitchens at Dinings SW3 in Knightsbridge and Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. He serves an all-day menu based around small plates, handmade pasta, pizza, grilled dishes, salads and desserts, made using both British and Italian produce.

Drinks include Italian and British beers, ales and ciders, while wines from a range of European producers are available by the glass.

Opened 9 June

Founders Marcello and Gabriel Bernardi, and Barry Hirst

Typical dishes Whipped salt cod, grilled polenta and peperonata; ricotta ravioli with courgette, datterini and toasted pine nuts; Ligurian olive oil cake with strawberry gelato


The Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound

Rum Kitchen

Caribbean-inspired group Rum Kitchen has opened its first restaurant outside London in the former Jamie's Italian site close to Brighton seafront. The 300-cover bar stocks over 100 rums served in a variety of cocktails.

Opened 11 June

Typical dishes Curried goat, rice and peas; saltfish fritters, tamarind dip; crispy fried cauliflower; mac and cheese pie, jerk gravy


The Rum Kitchen
The Rum Kitchen


Kent Barker of 8 Stony Street bar in Frome, Somerset, has opened a restaurant, bar and retail space in Oxford's Jericho area, which offers over 50 wines by the glass and 10 on tap.

Opened 26 May

Founder Kent Barker

Head chef Dominique Goltinger

Typical dishes Hand-dived scallops, seashore vegetables, wild capers; chargrilled asparagus, Caerphilly cheese, hogweed shoot dressing



Turul Project

Hungarian restaurant, wine bar and deli Turul Project, which started as a pop-up and supper club series in 2018, has found a permanent home in London's Turnpike Lane.

Opened Wine bar, 17 May; restaurant, 9 June

Founder István Ruska

Head chef Levente Koppány

Typical dishes Monkfish ‘paprikas', pasta, curd cheese, sour cream; fermented cucumber velouté, smoked trout, dill cream, caviar


Turul Project
Turul Project

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