Latest openings: Wild Honey St James, Arros QD, Murder Inc and more

02 July 2019 by
Latest openings: Wild Honey St James, Arros QD, Murder Inc and more

Wild Honey St James

Chef Anthony Demetre has opened Wild Honey St James on the former Balcon site at the Sofitel London St James hotel, serving modern European cooking combining classic French techniques with British seasonal produce.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and has a comprehensive wine list of about 100 bins, covering both New and Old World selections.

The adjacent St James Bar has also undergone a transformation and now has a marble bar top, dark blue velvet banquettes and offers classic and signature cocktails.

The full redesign of the space has been undertaken by Jim Hamilton Design.

Opened 7 June

Covers 110

Head chef Simon Woodrow

General manager Julien Davain

Bar manager Enzo Sigaut

Design Jim Hamilton Design

Typical dishes Pig's head, endive and pickles, ‘nduja mayonnaise; Welsh lamb, sweetbreads with peas, pearl barley and mint; and Cornish cod, artichokes and borlotti beans

Wild Honey2
Wild Honey2

Arros QD

Arros QD, from three-Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta, has opened in London's Fitzrovia, with a focus on paella. The site features an open kitchen and an eight-metre grill on which the rice is cooked.

Covers 140

Head chef Richard De La Cruz

Design Lázaro Rosa-Violán

Typical dishes Paella Valenciana; pigeon breast with wild mushrooms, rosemary and porcini aïoli

Arros QD
Arros QD

Kitchen at Holmes

Kitchen at Holmes has opened in London's Marylebone, within the newly refurbished Holmes Hotel London, offering seasonal produce and dishes with international influences.

Covers 50

Head chef Stefano Motta

Design Digital Space

Typical dishes Scottish scallop tartare with yuzu, basil and green chilli; and courgette spaghetti with pistachio, basil and smoked ricotta

Kitchen at Holmes
Kitchen at Holmes


A pair of first-time restaurateurs have opened Tuscan restaurant Maremma in London's Brixton on the former Montego Inn site. The menu focuses on Maremma's coastal region in southern Tuscany, famed for its salami, seafood, olive groves and vineyards.

Founders Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg

Head chef Dominique Goltinger

Typical dishes Spinach and ricotta tortelli and wild boar prosciutto; and la bistecca alla Fiorentina


Murder Inc

The Cocktail Trading Company has opened Murder Inc cocktail bar in London's Fitzrovia, inspired by industrial New York and mid-century glamour. Cocktails include the ‘Adonis', with Lillet Blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry and bitters, and the ‘cannonball Collins', with Flor de Cana 7, Hennessy VS, triple sec and clarified sweet pineapple soda.

Owners Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball

Murder Inc
Murder Inc


Spelzini has opened in London's Shoreditch, serving sandwiches, pizzas and cicchetti-style sharing plates, alongside wine and vermouth cocktails. The site has been named after founder Jim Fisher's great-grandfather Luigi Spelzini, who moved to London in the 1890s from Italy. The drinks list has been curated

by Fin Spiteri.

Typical dishes Harissa aubergine; croque monsieur; breaded fish, tartare sauce and grapefruit


Suzi Tros

The founders of Mazi in London's Notting Hill have opened a second Greek-inspired bistro and cocktail bar a few doors down, Suzi Tros, serving northern Greek cuisine. Named after the character from the 1960s Greek film

I Pariziana, Suzi Tros means ‘Suzi, you eat'.

Founders Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou

Head chef John Skotidas

Typical dishes Chicken thigh gyro tacos; grilled calamari; metsovone croquettes with bacon jam

Suzi Tros
Suzi Tros

Continue reading

You need to create an account to read this article. It's free and only requires a few basic details.

Already subscribed?

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking