Amuse Restaurant By Kevin Dalgleish
One of Aberdeen’s more prominent chefs has launched his own restaurant. Amuse By Kevin Dalgleish opened on Queen’s Terrace over the summer. With a lengthy CV that includes The Savoy, Ackergill Tower and The Chester Hotel, Chef Dalgleish had plenty of useful experience under his toque before starting a venture with his own name over the door. Seasonal, local ingredients drive the menu. This means starters such as smoked duck and venison with pickled vegetables and main courses like the Aberdeenshire lamb rump and pressed shoulder served with potato puffs, glazed summer vegetables, tomato jam and lamb sauce. A separate fish course features options such as roast scallops from Orkney and a lasagne made with West Coast langoustines.
1 Queen’s Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL Tel: 01224 611909
Urban woodsmen will be delighted to learn that Whistle Punks have opened what is billed as Europe’s largest axe throwing venue in Oxford Circus. Joining existing venues in Leeds, Bristol and Manchester, the Eastcastle Street venue – a former Busaba Eathai – hosts nine axe throwing lanes in its 7000 sq ft interior. Chucking choppers around can make a lumberjack or Jill thirsty. Happily, the bar is well stocked with beers, wines, ciders and cocktails such as the Tomahawk and the Bullseye. The sourdough pizzas also hit the target.
52-53 Eastcastle St, Oxford Circus, Central London, W1W 8ED
St John Marylebone
The St John family is expanding with a new restaurant on Marylebone Lane. Since launching St. John Smithfield in 1994, Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver have been hugely influential in the development of modern British cooking. Henderson’s nose to tail philosophy is still a guiding light for many chefs. An all-day operation, the new venues is ‘inspired by the local bars of Paris or Florence, which are all things to all people at all moments through every day – coffee and wine, toast and three-course meals, babies, lovers and bankers… This new addition to the family will provide a rolling feast of many parts, with ample good wine’.
98 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2QA
Black Rock Restaurants are adding Tutto Italian restaurant to their portfolio of Brighton venues. Led by Sardinian-born Head Chef Mirella Pau – formerly of London’s Cafe Murano and Padella – the Marlborough Place venture joins the town’s Coal Shed and Salt Room. Housed in a former banking hall, Tutto aims to transport diners to Tuscany and beyond with warm seafood salads, pork ragu, lobster fettuccine and wood-smoked aubergine decorated with fresh pecorino and pesto.
22 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB Tel: 01273 031595
A ‘home-from-home’ café-bar, Morro Lounge is a new addition to Richmond in North Yorkshire. The family-friendly venue offers an all-day menu of brunches, burgers, sarnies and a main course menu section with numerous variations on mac ‘n’ cheese, buttermilk fried chicken and rice bowls. The outdoor dining area will be a hit on sunny days.
23 Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4QG Tel: 01748503168
The William Gunn
Named after a sportsman who played for Nottinghamshire Cricket Club from 1880 to 1904 and represented England in 11 test matches, The William Gunn has just launched on Radcliffe Road opposite Trent Bridge cricket ground. Given its location, it is perhaps no surprise that the bar will be showing most major sporting fixtures. Sports fans will be able to cheer on their sides well fortified by a selection of pies, fish and chips, burgers and halloumi kebabs. We suspect that Mr Billy Gunn was probably more of a steak and ale pie man than a halloumi kebab enthusiast.
19 Radcliffe Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FF Tel: 0115 648 5092
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