Flight Club, Sydney

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The Social Darts experience from Red Engine has opened the doors to its latest international venue – Flight Club Sydney. The brand’s global reach continues to expand, as the 9,300-square-foot New South Wales venue becomes the third Flight Club to open in Australia, where venues are owned and operated by partner NightOwl Entertainment.

Flight Club Sydney is located just a short walk from Sydney Harbour, in the heart of The Rocks, a historic quarter packed with bars and restaurants.

Amigos Burgers & Shakes, Birmingham

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The independent burger brand has planned new stores in Birmingham for later this year, with a store on Ladypool Road to open in September.

Founded in 2011, Amigos is owned by Waqas ‘Wax’ Siddique & Kasim ‘Kaz’ Akhter, who started the business after noticing a gap in the market for quality halal burgers. After opening the first store in Acton, the business opened a second store in Shepherds Bush High Street in 2015 and has grown to include 20 locations across London. 

It has now signed a contract for 5 sites in prime locations across Birmingham. 

Sushi Revolution, Shoreditch

Sushi Revolution

Contemporary Japanese restaurant Sushi Revolution has opened its second site on Curtain Road, Shoreditch this month, following its original site which has been operating in Brixton since May 2021. 

Founded by friends and colleagues Tom Blackshaw and Aidan Bryan, the concept is a modern interpretation of a traditional Japanese Izakaya. 

The Shoreditch site takes up a 34-cover ground floor space at the new Stage Plaza development and features traditional Japanese building techniques, including shou sugi ban style burned wooden walls, handcrafted kintsugi porcelain tables and a sushi bar carved from reclaimed wood. 

Honeymoon Desserts, Shaftesbury Avenue

Honeymoon Desserts

Honeymoon Desserts will open its first European flagship site, with a lease at 33 Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

The Asian dessert business’ new restaurant comprises 1,303 sq. ft, spread over ground and basement floors. The concept will be occupying space in a prime corner location, with neighbours including Leon, Caffe Concerto, and the Apollo and Gielgud Theatres.

Designed to integrate modernism and Chinese culture, the new location will provide a “cozy and warm” setting for guests. 

Henri, Covent Garden

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Chef Jackson Boxer and the Experimental Group have unveiled Henri, a Parisian-inspired restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel, Henrietta Experimental, in Covent Garden. 

The launch follows the team’s recent collaboration at Cowley Manor Experimental in the Cotswolds. The ongoing partnership combines Boxer’s experience crafting London restaurants including Brunswick House, Orasay, and Jackson Boxer at The Corner, with that of Experimental Group, which operates a breadth of bars, restaurants and hotels across the globe, including the the Experimental Cocktail Club bars, STEREO and La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.

BoBo, Chester


North west-based hospitality company BoBo Group is to open another venue in the new Chester Northgate development.

The 120 cover Iberian-themed bar and grill in the city’s new food and leisure destination will be the group’s third venue. BoBo’s original venue is a wine bar, tasca and charcuteria on Castle Street, Liverpool. Its venues bring authentic Algarve charcoal cooking techniques and drinks including traditional piri-piri recipes with an all-day menu of sharing plates inspired by traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.

Ladurée, Covent Garden

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The luxury French pâtisserie brand, has opened a brand-new space above its flagship store in Covent Garden.

Situated on the corner of the historic Market Building, the expanded tearoom overlooks the West Piazza. The design of the new space nods to both the brand’s distinct French heritage and the store’s iconic British setting, drawing inspiration from the Versailles Hall of Mirrors, as well as the classic features of English manor houses. 

With room for 36 additional guests, Ladurée’s expanded space hosts a take on its classic afternoon tea offer. 

Champagne + Fromage, Isle of Wight

Champagne and Fromage

The artisan bistro and deli has now launched in The Wellington Hotel on the Isle of Wight. The neighbourhood haunt will serve ”rustic fare and fizz” the French way, with limited production grower Champagnes sourced from French Bubbles.

Guests can also enjoy an Old Fashioned, Negroni and the house special The Wellington Martini, as well as bottled beer, cider and soft drinks. 

The  French menu includes cheese and charcuterie boards, tartines, fresh salads, baked cheeses, seasonal specials and a selection of indulgent desserts.