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New openings roundup

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We take a look at some of the new and upcoming restaurant and eatery openings that have had catering equipment installed recently. 

New bar-restaurant to hit Soho

A new bar-restaurant will be launched in Soho later this month. Named Coal Vaults, the venue is to be opened at the site of a former 19th century coal store on Wardour Street, Caterer and Hotelkeeper reports. 

The scheme has been developed by Martin Simpson and Felix Leuschner and its head chef will be James Knox Boothman. 

Speaking about the venture, Mr Boothman commented: "This is a project with endless opportunity - pre-booked vaults for intimate, discreet parties and feasting dinners in the main space. It's a case of doing everything to the highest standard - making your own bread, preserves and combining food and drink together."

Coal Vaults will contain five separate areas for guests who want to eat in private, as well as a main bar and dining room with capacity for 100 people.

It will serve a small-plate menu featuring dishes such as Westcombe dairy ricotta cakes and shoulder of lamb cooked in hay and lavender.

Fifth Dean's Diner set to open

The Richoux Group has revealed it will open its fifth Dean's Diner restaurant in October.

It has spend £500,000 preparing the site at the Pioneer Centre development in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester. The menu will focus on a range of classic US-based dishes, including burgers, ribs, wraps and rotisserie chicken and the restaurant will have cover for 80 people.

Ed Standring, Richoux Group managing director, commented: "I’m confident that the new Dean’s Diner will prove popular with people of all ages.

“Our most recent opening at Whiteley Shopping Centre has been an outstanding success and we are looking forward to the same level of success at Pioneer Square.”

The venue will be mean the Dean's Diner brand is now established in five towns across southern England, with other venues being located in Port Solent, Fareham, Chatham and Braintree.

New food-based pub for the Shilling Group

Independent pub operator the Shilling Group has opened its sixth outlet in Edinburgh.

The Cross & Corner has launched in the city centre and will have a particular focus on producing "simple yet quality home cooking", Bighospitality reports. 

Around £100,000 has been spent on refurbishing the site, which is located on the corner of Eyre Place and Canonmills and its menu will contain numerous pub classics such as burgers and fish and chips. 

Michael McGuigan, founder of the Shilling Group, claimed the Cross & Corner will fill a gap in the area of Edinburgh where it is located.

"In the immediate vicinity there's nowhere that offers an individual and sophisticated pub experience," he commented.

Mr McGuigan told Bighospitality he hopes the venue will emulate the success of its most recent pub opening the Fountain.

He said the venue has answered the need for a "quality food-led" bar in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh and hopes the Cross & Corner can enjoy similar success.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801624166-ADNFCR

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