The GFG Briefing | 2 March 2018
Published 02 March 2018

Ollie Dabbous

News this week including the new restaurant from Ollie Dabbous, plus an opening from the team behind Gymkhana

Ollie Dabbous to open new restaurant in Mayfair

Ollie Dabbous is opening a new central London restaurant this April. Called Hide, the seven-day-a-week restaurant will be set across three floors on Piccadilly, opposite Green Park. The all-day operation will include three dining areas, a bar and an open plan bakery. Dabbous says the main restaurant at Hide will take his cooking to ‘new heights’. Dabbous closed his eponymous Fitzrovia restaurant in the summer of 2017.

Debut restaurant from former Kitty Fisher’s chef Tomos Parry

Former Kitty Fisher’s chef Tomos Parry will open his debut restaurant, Brat, on March 17. Located on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, Brat draws on Parry’s Welsh heritage, combined with influence from the Basque region of Northern Spain. The menu will showcase seasonal British produce cooked on an open fire wood grill. Dishes include cedar wood sea trout with Jersey cream and river herbs; wild mussel and cockle soup and offal hot pot with laverbread and potatoes.

New Bloomberg Arcade opening for the team behind Gymkhana and Trishna

JKS Restaurants, the company behind Gymkhana, Trishna and Hoppers, will open a new Indian barbecue restaurant and ‘drinking tavern’ in the City of London in May. The 140-cover Brigadiers in Bloomberg Arcade will be inspired by the army mess bars of India, where military regiments go to eat, drink and socialise. Focusing on grilling and barbecuing meat, dishes will include chargrilled Bhopali goat chop korma and smoked Nepali Bhutwa lamb ribs.

Sticky Walnut owner reveals plans for fifth restaurant in Merseyside

Gary Usher is to open a new restaurant in Merseyside. The bistro-style restaurant called Pinion will open in the town of Prescot. It will be Usher’s fifth restaurant after Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi and Wreckfish. Usher said: ‘This place will be small but it’s an opportunity to really be part of the plan to regenerate the area. When I took over the village bistro (now Sticky Walnut) it felt similar in terms of opening a small neighbourhood restaurant for the people that lived there.’

Petersham Nurseries to open two restaurants in Covent Garden

Petersham Nurseries will launch two London restaurants in April, to complement the existing homewares shop, delicatessen, wine cellar and florist they have opened in Covent Garden. The Petersham is being described as an ‘elegant and refined à la carte restaurant’ focussing on seasonal produce and Italian flavours. La Goccia will be an all-day restaurant with an open kitchen, wood-fired oven, large grill and dining bar serving small plates.