New openings: Turtle Bay for Nottingham, Pierre for Plymouth
12 September, 2012
Caribbean concept Turtle Bay is opening at Nottingham’s Cornerhouse development. There's also openings news from Le Bistrot Pierre, Chimichanga ,Cattle Grid and Bibigo.
It is slated to launch in October following a major renovation, becoming Turtle Bay’s third site. It will feature an ioen kitchen and beach-style cocktail bar. Founder Ajith Jayawickrema said: “We are trying to recreate a holiday vibe right here in Nottingham.”
Le Bistrot Pierre will reach double figures with the opening of its tenth restaurant in Plymouth in early 2013. The 120-cover restaurant will be in the city’s New Cooperage building, with an outside seating area. The opening will mark a major geographical shift for the group, which currently has branches in Derby, Harrogate, Ilkley, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stockton Heath and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Stonegate Pub Company has opened The Ark in Glasgow after a £300,000 refurbishment. The pub (pictured) is part of Stonegate’s Scream-focused brand.
The Cattle Grid steak and grill concept is to open a fifth site after picking up the leasehold of The Establishment bar and restaurant on Battersea Rise in a deal brokered by Davis Coffer Lyons. The 3,175 square feet site joins sites in Balham, Leeds, Windsor and Kingston.
Korean company CJ has opened a venue in London—the 86-cover Bibigo Bar and Dining on Great Marlborough Street. The launch continues the trend for Korean food in London, and CJ hopes to extend its presence in the capital with more openings.
The team behind the Project London nightclub are to launch B-Soho, a new pizzeria and cocktail bar. The site on Poland Street is being run in conjunction with Alula Leisure, which owns the site.
Chimichanga is opening this week on the Broadway in Old Amersham. It succeeds a Caffe Uno there. It continues Chimichanga’s push into smaller market towns.
Noble Inns has opened its third site—the Pig and Butcher in Islington. It joins the Princess of Shoreditch and the Lady of Ottoline in the portfolio. The group was set up by two former Pitcher and Piano staffers.
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