Boojum, Nottingham

Cult brand Boojum to open second GB eatery in Nottingham

The Irish chain of Mexican restaurants, owned by Azzurri Group, will open a second UK restaurant in Nottingham this autumn. The news comes after the opening of its Leeds eatery, which launched in April this year.

The new 2,377 sq ft restaurant will be located on Lower Parliament Street in Nottingham city centre, close to the Nottingham Trent University Campus. It will have seating for 42 diners.

BOXPARK, Camden

Boxpark

BOXPARK gears up for two new site openings later this year in Camden Town and Liverpool Street, as well as making its debut in Bristol early next year, continuing the group’s expansion efforts following the recent launch of BOXPARK Liverpool in April.

The company’s track record in urban regeneration is well established, with notable London locations including Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley. Earlier this month, the group announced it has assumed operational management of Camden’s shipping container food and retail complex Buck Street Market. 

Roxy Lanes, Nottingham

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Roxy Leisure has officially opened its second site in Nottingham, featuring activities such as ten-pin bowling, shuffleboard, batting cages, and beer pong. Located on Bottle Lane, the new site follows the brand’s signature ‘Booze and Ball Games’ mantra. It marks Roxy Leisure’s second site in the city, and first Roxy Lanes venue. 

The brand’s first Nottingham location, Roxy Ball Room: The Cornerhouse, is an over 18s-only venue. However, the new Roxy Lanes site will be open to under 18s until 5pm.

Red Engine, New York

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The hospitality group behind Flight Club is taking its second venture, a high-tech shuffleboard bar experience, to New York with a new flagship Electric Shuffle venue. 

Located in the NoMad district, the multimillion-pound investment occupies 10,000 square feet on the second floor next to the Virgin Hotel.

Set across two floors, the space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Empire State Building, two bars, 13 shuffleboard play spaces accommodating up to 20 players each, and a capacity for up to 375 people.

Radio, ME London

Me London Radio

Rooftop bar Radio officially reopens at ME London this week following an extensive £2.5m refurbishment.

Acquired by Upmarket Leisure in August 2023, the 220-seated venue will offer modern Asian drinks and sharing plates, served against views of London’s skyline.

Led by international restaurant designer, Bernard Caroll, the venue has been transformed, with the interior design fusing classic and contemporary luxury with Eastern-inspired detailing., 

 KöD, Soho

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London’s Danish steakhouse KöD will now launch its second site in Soho in mid-August. KöD Soho will launch based on the same format of its sister restaurant KöD City at Devonshire Square.

KöD City was the seventh opening under this brand name for the Danish group. Behind the brand is London-based founding partner Morten P. Ortwed who, along with five friends, launched KöD in Denmark in 2014 before expanding into Norway and moving to the UK to oversee developments and launch KöD City in March 2023.

Walcot Group, Bath

Bath Walcot Group

Somerset’s Walcot Group has bought the historic White Hart pub in Bath, which it will reopen later this year. 

The pub, which dates back to the 1700s, will undergo an extensive refurbishment to preserve and restore the site’s historic features.

Downstairs, the pub features a large central bar, an open kitchen, and a secluded courtyard. Upstairs is a private dining space for up to 40 guests with a bar. It marks the Walcot Group’s fifth site as it continues its expansion across the the South West