Latest openings: Selina Brighton, Toad on the Road, Derby Market Place and more
A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors.
Latin-American hotel brand Selina has opened its third property in Brighton, offering sea views, a beachfront restaurant and a bar serving sourdough pizzas.
Room categories include lofts, suites and family rooms that accommodate up to four, standard and micro-sized double rooms, with a further 19 bedrooms opening next year, including shared community rooms for up to six guests.
The Old Pier will serve dishes including sourdough focaccia with whipped burrata and fermented honey, Mexican-style cactus salad, and mac'n'cheese croquettes with truffle mayo, as well as pizzas and breakfast and brunch options. Over the coming months, the venue will also expand the menu to include salmon poke bowls, Bajan-style fish tacos and beef and vegan burgers.
The lobby area also has a grab-and-go coffee shop and retail space. A co-working space will also be launched, with artwork created and curated by local artist Amy Isles Freeman.
Opened 19 August
General manager Hugo Carvalho
Starting room rate £50
Design Tola Ojuolape
Toad on the Road
Frog by Adam Handling in London's Covent Garden has created a pop-up on Southampton Street, offering dishes using offcuts from the restaurant's tasting menu. Cocktails from St Germain liqueur brand and Eve bar are served on the terrace, including a coffee negroni using leftover coffee grounds steeped in gin.
Typical dishes Lobster rolls; Nanny Sophie's fried chicken; pommes soufflées with caviar
The Derby Market Place
Themed attraction and experience design company Katapult has created an alfresco dining destination in Derby, running until the end of September. Guests can order food from any local restaurant, such as the Plant Café, Nando's, the Tap and more, to be delivered to bookable chalets and outdoor tables. Drinks are provided by the Derby Brewing Company.
Operator Derby Live
The Hawk's Nest
An alfresco street food space has opened in London's Shepherd's Bush. Housed in a converted railway arch, guests enter through a birds' nest installation. The venue is the first from Bird House London, run by Wil Fuller of Soho House Group and Frazer Timmerman of Incipio Group, behind Pergola Paddington.
Typical dishes Arancini; calamari; aubergine and kale pizza with sundried tomato pesto
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
The latest Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill has opened in Swansea, overlooking the city's waterside, featuring external dining space and a private dining area with a terrace. Design reflects the building's industrial heritage, with criss-crossed steel beams, exposed brickwork and concrete ceilings.
Neat Burger Camden Market
The UK's second Neat Burger has opened in Camden Market. The 500 sq ft site features green and pink furnishings, as well as takeaway and delivery. The sustainable, plant-based burger chain is backed by six-time FIA Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton.
Operator The Cream Group
Typical dishes The Big Stack: double Neat Meat patty, triple bun, lettuce, onions, pickles,Tangy Big Stack Sauce; tater tot; sweet potato fries
Italicus Aperitivo Garden
Italian aperitivo brand Italicus has taken over the garden at the Coral Room, at the Doyle Collection's Bloomsbury hotel in London. Running to at least the end of September, the menu features five cocktails, a variety of spritz options, and a negroni. For the duration of the takeover, there is also a local cocktail delivery service.
Typical dishes Crab croquettes; mushroom and mozzarella arancini; beef burger sliders
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