If you’re looking for a new local spot to head to for a bit of R&R after a long day of trading, or you’re planning a trip to check out a new UK city, read on to find out about all the best newly-opened (or coming soon) restaurants, bars, spas, hotels and more around the UK…
Social Wine and Tapas
Where you’ll find it: London (39 James Street, Marylebone)
What it’s all about: What it says on the tin, pretty much – the latest offering from Jason Atherton restaurant group is all about fine wines selected by executive sommelier Laure Patry and tapas by head chef Frankie Van Loo.
The scoop: London’s newest wine bar and tapas joint is creating a stir thanks to its extensive list of unique wines (available to buy from their wine shop as well as to drink in-house), cellar bar and team of sommeliers as well as their wine tasting events and masterclasses. It’s a must-visit if you fancy yourself as a bit of a vino connoisseur…
Opening date: June 2015
To find out more, visit their website here.
Where you’ll find it: Leeds (5-7 Greek Street)
What it’s all about: Cocktails, spirits and live music – and an impressive grill menu including British 35-day aged steaks and hand-crafted burgers.
The scoop: The Liquorist is a brand new concept bar taking over from The Living Room. A stone’s throw from Leeds’ business district, it’s ideal for relaxing after a busy day of trading or meetings with a relaxed, chilled-out atmosphere and unique house cocktails putting a spin on your favourite classics. (If you don’t have a go-to cocktail, read the LFX Guide to Cocktails for a heads-up on what to order).
Opening date: May 2015
Head over to the website here to peruse their menu or book a table.
Where you’ll find it: Manchester (100 King Street)
What it’s all about: Hotel Gotham is Manchester’s newest and coolest place to stay, a hotel, restaurant and club all rolled into one and impeccably designed by Bespoke Hotels.
The scoop: Billed as “fun, witty and a little bit naughty” the new Hotel Gotham is fast becoming the place to stay in Manchester. Set in one of the city’s grandest buildings, a listed former bank premises, are 60 bedrooms, five “inner sanctum suites”, and a rooftop bar and club. Think luxurious rooms, funky art-decor style and lots of added extras including espresso machines (an essential to kick-start any trading day).
Opening date: April 2015
Check out the (very cool) Hotel Gotham website here for more info.
The Vault of Soho
Where you’ll find it: London (3 Greek Street, Soho)
What it’s all about: Cocktails served up in a speakeasy cellar bar through a secret door in a bookcase in London’s oldest and finest whiskey store. If there was ever a perfect antidote to a stressful trading day, this might just be it.
The scoop: Head to Milroy’s of Soho, slip past the shelves of aged single malts (perhaps picking out a bottle or two for later) and slip through the secret door and you’ll find yourself in the Vault – London’s coolest cocktail bar. It’s the perfect hideaway to unwind and forget about the charts over a couple of seasonal cocktails infused with house spirits. See, we really do share all the best secrets with you all…
Opening date: February 2015
Click here for a sample cocktail list, instructions on how to access The Vault and more info.
Where you’ll find it: Cambridge (1 Wheeler Street)
What it’s all about: A restaurant, nightclub and cocktail bar all rolled into one, Syrens offer simple, classic Mediterranean food (nothing too fussy or fancy) plus a range of wines and cocktails and weekly DJs in their upstairs nightclub and terrace area.
The scoop: The mix of good food, plentiful wine and handy central location makes this a great place to head when it’s time to step away from the charts to unwind.
Opening date: February 2015
Click here to make a reservation now.
Where you’ll find it: London (8 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill)
What it’s all about: Top-quality accommodation in five Grade II listed Victorian townhouses in the heart of Notting Hill – the only place to stay in London whether you’re travelling for work or play.
The scoop: The Laslett is a Living Rooms hotel with British design furniture by Pinch and Race, bespoke handmade lighting, curated artwork from British artists, full-sized Neal’s Yard Remedies products and even a selection of Penguin’s Classics books – in other words, the best of British. The double rooms also boast a ‘Big Bar’ – as opposed to a mini bar, this one is packed with full-sized bottles – no overpriced miniatures here…
Opening date: Summer 2015
Click here to find out more or be one of the first to stay.
Where you’ll find it: Birmingham (68A East Mews)
What it’s all about: Well, we couldn’t talk about new city spots without mentioning the New-York style makeover that’s about to hit the Pallasades Shopping Centre. As well as the new Birmingham New Street Station, Grand Central will be home to 60 shops, restaurants and cafes, many of which will be making their outside-of-London-debut.
The scoop: Grand Central has been a while in the making and cost £750m to date, but it’s almost ready. You’ll be able to check it out from September 2015 – make sure you visit the brand new Frizzenti for prosecco on tap…
Opening date: 24th September 2015
Get a full list of the shops, restaurants and bars coming soon here.
Where you’ll find it: Durham (Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville)
What it’s all about: You know the drill with this one… massages, champagne, relaxing – and absolutely no checking the charts. If you’re due a bit of R&R after a stressful bout of trading, check out the UK’s newest and shiniest spa at Ramside Hall.
The scoop: On offer at the Ramside’s new multi-million pound spa are five pools including a hydrotherapy pool with massage jets, ESPA treatments, an infinity pool and relaxation room available for private hire and a Fusion restaurant offering brunch, Asian tapas and afternoon tea with a twist.
Opening date: August 2015