F1 Arcade, Birmingham

F1 Arcade

F1 Arcade, the Formula 1-licensed premium experiential venue, will open its second UK venue in Birmingham. The concept – created by Adam Breeden, also behind Flight Club, Hijingo, All Star Lanes, and Puttshack – recently announced its first venue will open in London later this month.

The 11,000 sq ft site at Paradise Birmingham will offer an F1 racing simulation experience aimed at a wide-ranging demographic, including corporate and social occasions as well as families. It wil feature bespoke racing simulators designed for the venue, as well as motion and audiovisual effects for an immersive experience.

The Tynemouth Castle Inn, North Tyneside

Tynemouth Castle Inn 3d

The 33-strong Inn Collection Group will rebrand The Park Hotel to The Tynemouth Castle Inn for its first site in North Tyneside. The venue will open in 2023 following a multimillion pound refurbishment.

Acquired by the group in April 2021, the art-deco building will undergo remodelling of the current bar and dining areas along with the site’s existing rooms. The site will also offer a fish and chip takeaway, an ice cream parlour, new external seating areas and terraces, and 180-degree sea views.

Shiro, Liverpool Street

Shiro Interior

Japanese restaurant and bar Shiro is opening at Liverpool Street’s Broadgate Circle in late November. The menu, inspired by Tokyo’s foodie hotspots, will offer ramen, crystal sushi, sake cocktails, Japanese beers, and lunchtime sets as a take on bento boxes.

Season’s Eatings, The National Theatre

KERB Season's Eatings

Street food market operator Kerb has announced its covered festive market, Season’s Eatings, will pop up on London’s South Bank from 24 November to 8 January. The market will offer festive dishes, mulled wine, and hot cocktails from Kerb traders, including Chai Guys, Cheesehaus, Sen Noods, Utter Waffle, Bad Boy Pizza Society, Mumbai Mix, and Lucky’s Hot Chicken.

The Theatre Café Diner, Covent Garden

The Theatre Cafe Diner x Seven Dials 01

Musical theatre-inspired dining concept The Theatre Café Diner has opened in Seven Dials. The 2,455 sq ft space on Shaftesbury Avenue spans two floors and offers experiential dining, designed to complement the West End’s theatrical roots. It includes table service from a professional singing waiting team and dedicated areas themed to West End productions. The offer will feature American-style diner food.

Barbican Brasserie, Barbican Centre

Barbican Brasserie by Searcy's

Caterer Searcys has opened Barbican Brasserie at London’s Barbican Centre, serving British classics and European dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients and champagne.

Crudo Cevicheria, Hackney

Crudo Cevicheria

Ceviche concept Crudo will open an eat-in only restaurant on London’s Mare Street on 17 November. The menu will include a variety of ceviche as well as hot dishes and South American-focused cocktails.

Atis, Canary Wharf


Salad bowl concept Atis will open its fourth venue and first kiosk-only store later this month. Opening in Canary Wharf on 17 November, the store will feature Atis’ build-your-own-bowl concept as well as a new autumn menu.

Salt and Chilli, Glasgow

Salt and Chilli

Chef Jimmy Lee will open a second site of his expanding Cantonese street food business on Glasgow’s Kilmarnock Road. Launching on 13 November, the 60-cover restaurant will serve ‘reimagined and remastered’ Cantonese street food as well as Chinese classics and fusion dishes.

Sète, Margate

Sete Margate

Sète is a wine shop, bar, and restaurant concept, opening in Margate’s Cliftonville within the next month. Inspired by French restaurants and wine bars, the space will have 40 covers and a French-inspired menu.