Posted by Tom Whitehead in Leisure Property Restaurants in Feb 2017

The UK food market has changed beyond recognition. What was once perceived as drab and dull, is now awash with colours, flavours, and a multitude of options. This diversity has helped grow the industry, and it continues to do so on a daily basis. We’ve already listed some of the new openings coming to Bristol and London, so here are some of the restaurants coming to the rest of the UK’s town and cities in 2017.

Cosy Club, York – As this is one of our clients we are particularly proud of this new location for Cosy Club. Located on Fossgate the venue is already shaping up to be a particularly good one. There will be range of food served from brunch to evening meals, as well as a big selection of cocktails, beers, and hot drinks available.

Polpo, Exeter – The movement in the South West’s restaurant scene this year has already been extensive, with a number of major brands opening there. Russel Norman’s Venetian tapas eatery has left the comfort of the capital city and begun expansion into other major areas of the UK.

Papadoms, Bradford – This Indian restaurant offers dishes from the region of Punjab. With just one site in Sunderland this will be the first part of a possible expansion. The food is rustic and flavourful, and provides a more rustic taste of Indian food. The restaurant will open in March.

Wagamama, Edinburgh – Alan Yau changed the UK restaurant scene for ever when he opened Japanese restaurant Wagamama. The now international brand has shown what a brand is capable of and it continues to grow. This will be the first site in Edinburgh.

The Ivy, Manchester – Much was made of Manchester exclusion of a Michelin star last year and with the cities great food scene it does seem puzzling. However, there continues to be a number of top eateries opening there and the Ivy will bring another more luxury option to the city.

Goose Fat and Wild Garlic, Manchester – Situated in the Ancoats district of Manchester, the fit out of this organic restaurant, with onsite micro-brewery, has been extensive. With a couple of delays the opening is now set for the spring. The team behind this site recently opened the nearby ‘Mexica’ restaurant.

Sorrel, Dorking – Having previously run the Michelin-starred Drake’s in Ripley, Steve Drake will be looking to carry on the success at his new venture in Dorking. The restaurant will be open by spring in the beautiful Grade II listed building.

Pizza Madre, Manchester – The Italian restaurant group, San Carlo, continue to grow and this pizza restaurant will be opening opposite their original Manchester location. The menu will include wood-fired pizza, rotisserie chicken, and Italian beers. The site is scheduled to open by spring.

South Street Standard, Exeter – This will be the fourth opening from the team that first opened the Urban Standard on Gloucester Road, Bristol, three years ago. Since then they’ve opened on North Street, Bristol, and in Cardiff. The independent bar and restaurant group serve food and drink from brunch to evening.

The Pig & Whistle, Beverley – Situated in the quiet market town in East Yorkshire, this small 7 day a week will be bringing high end food, in a relaxed setting. Run by James Allcock, a former chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus, the 25-cover restaurant will be a small plate led offering, encouraging diners to share dishes.


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