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What are the biggest restaurant openings in the UK in December

Restaurant radar: December 2021

By BigHospitality

A new kaiseki restaurant for the capital, a chateaubriand focused steak restaurant in Glasgow, and a raucous Bavarian beer house in Birmingham are among this month's biggest restaurant openings.

US fried chicken giant Popeyes has finally opened in London Stratford

Latest opening: Popeyes

By BigHospitality

The UK has another fried chicken player, this time in the form of US giant Popeyes.

Picture credit: Saltwick Media

Latest opening: Tallow

By James McAllister

The husband and wife team who previously ran popular Kent gastropub The Compasses Inn in Crundale have launched their own restaurant in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells.

Latest opening: Bob Bob Ricard City

Latest opening: Bob Bob Ricard City

By Joe Lutrario

Leonid Shotov has given his City restaurant a makeover to bring it more in line with its opulent and wonderfully OTT Soho sibling.

Steven Edwards on his recently expanded Hove fine dining restaurant Etch

Inside Story: Etch

By Joe Lutrario

Steven Edwards has expanded and overhauled his Brighton and Hove flagship, adding a much larger kitchen and a subterranean bar in a bid to take one of the city's best-known restaurants to ‘the next level’.

Scottish chef Nico Simeone's Glasgow restaurant Beat 6 is a charitable venture that supports a cause close to his heart

Latest opening: Beat 6

By BigHospitality

Scottish chef Nico Simeone's latest Glasgow restaurant is a charitable venture that supports a cause close to his heart.

Latest opening: The Chelsea Pig

pub & bar

Latest opening: The Chelsea Pig

By BigHospitality

Furniture designer Timothy Oulton has added publican to his CV by taking over a historic Chelsea drinking den.

Female-led pub Flowerhouse opens in Marylebone

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Female-led pub Flowerhouse opens in Marylebone

By BigHospitality

The team behind The Light Bar has opened a pub that they say will support women in the hospitality industry and stand out in a predominantly male-led sector.

Marugame Udon to open near Oxford Circus

Marugame Udon to open near Oxford Circus

By Joe Lutrario

Marugame Udon has taken the former Garfunkel’s site on Argyll Street close to Oxford Circus for what’s likely to be its third London site.

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants to open Bread Street Kitchen restaurant in Liverpool

Bread Street Kitchen set for Liverpool

By Joe Lutrario

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is to bring its Bread Street Kitchen & Bar concept to the north of England following the acquisition of a 6,000 sq ft space at Liverpool ONE.

Fallow sustainably-minded restaurant opens in St James's Market London

Latest opening: Fallow

By James McAllister

The sustainably-minded restaurant has found a permanent home in St James's Market, London, following a prolonged residency at 10 Heddon Street in Mayfair.

Cumbrian-based restaurateurs Nick Ward and Giuseppe Sepe launch Italian restaurant Sapore in Kendal South Lakeland

Italian restaurant Sapore opens in Cumbria

By James McAllister

Cumbrian-based restaurateurs Nick Ward and Giuseppe Sepe have added a new Italian concept to their portfolio with the launch of Sapore in Kendal, South Lakeland.

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