Daniel Splarn

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Indian street food restaurant concept arrives in Glasgow

Indian street food restaurant concept arrives in Glasgow Named after the three-wheeler rickshaws that trundle through the streets of Asia, Tuk Tuk is already one of the most popular places for Indian street food in Edinburgh. Their second restaurant is coming to Sauchiehall Street to serve up their usual street food staples and a few tasty new additions,... Read more >

300-capacity beer hall comes to Grade-II listed, NQ basement

300-capacity beer hall comes to Grade-II listed, NQ basement Brought to the NQ by the folks behind NoHo, Dusk ‘til Pawn and Wood & Co, Cooper Hall brings a European beer hall type set-up to a huge underground space at the Grade-II listed Sevendale House. Created to offer something for everyone - not just lovers of great beer - there will be local... Read more >

£50k crowdfunded bistro launches in Didsbury

£50k crowdfunded bistro launches in Didsbury Sister site to the much-loved Sticky Walnut in Chester, Hispi is a homely and inviting new bistro brought to Didsbury by Gary Usher. Styled more as someone’s house than a restaurant, the two-storey restaurant features a open, relaxed dining room and further space on a mezzanine level... Read more >

The Chilli Pickle - Brighton Restaurant Review

The Chilli Pickle - Brighton Restaurant Review From the humble origins of a 50-cover bistro on Meeting House Lane to a multiple award-winning restaurant which draws a loyal following from near and far, The Chill Pickle’s rise to the top is quite something. Alun and Dawn Sperring’s eatery has won national acclaim thanks to its... Read more >

Refined table-service cocktail bar settles in a JQ basement

Refined table-service cocktail bar settles in a JQ basement Tucked away beneath the JQ’s Upstairs Coffee House is a refined new drinking den made for enjoying lush cocktails in elusive surroundings. Stripped-back furniture, candlelit vibes and an unmistakable sense of secrecy characterise the Upstairs Downstairs Cocktail Bar, where a table-service... Read more >

Bored of the city? Escape to the greenery of this rural retreat

Bored of the city? Escape to the greenery of this rural retreat “I’m a bit bored of the city” huffs Alex Claridge of The Wilderness, “I was longing for a bit of greenery.” The goal is to set-up a comforting retreat which focuses on honest and kind food, with ingredients sourced from trusted local suppliers or from their own... Read more >

Secretive new cocktail bar lands just off Deansgate

Secretive new cocktail bar lands just off Deansgate "We might be open, we might not be” tease the elusive folk at Wood & Company, the newest spot for some late-night cocktail merriment in town. Keeping their cards pinned straight to their chest, take an inquisitive stroll down South King Street just off Deansgate to see what all the fuss... Read more >

Taste of the Caspian on Clapham’s Northcote Road

Taste of the Caspian on Clapham’s Northcote Road Jan will open as a 53-cover restaurant showcasing innovative Caspian cuisine from the shores of Iran and Turkey in June. Spread across three areas - a cocktail bar, dining area and heated alfresco space out front - staple dishes like the grilled lamb chops and Caspian-spiced roast chicken will come... Read more >

Haven for expert mixology and live tunes opens in Deansgate basement

Haven for expert mixology and live tunes opens in Deansgate basement Having built a reputation for "extraordinary drinks and a soundtrack of classic tunes" at their sites in Chester and Liverpool, the Red Door collective have rolled into a swish new pad below the streets of Deansgate. These guys are vowing to bring a knock-out roster of live music as well as some of... Read more >

Basement freehouse will showcase beer and cider made within 25 miles of Manchester

Basement freehouse will showcase beer and cider made within 25 miles of Manchester Keeping things strictly local, The Brink showcases the finest brews on offer in the North West. Taking over a basement space in the heart of the city, the guys here have created a comfortable and minimalist new space where beer lovers can enjoy a taste of the region’s finest brews. The Brink... Read more >

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