Published 12 April 2021
by Harriet Prior
Hospitality is finally back! Despite the fact it’s only outdoors, making it impossible for some businesses to reopen and leaving us with fingers crossed for good weather, it feels good that parts of the industry can begin to open up again.
The CODE team can’t wait to get back in restaurants and we’ve already booked tables at our favourite outdoor dining spots, but there are many new openings not to be overlooked. First up, in this morning’s Bulletin, it was announced the Incipio Group is opening a new space for its Pergola brand, its first bricks and mortar site. Located in Canary Wharf with panoramic views around the city, there will be a wraparound terrace with space for 200 people. The entire site will have three bars and a rotating array of guest chefs, opening in June.
For something a little sooner, Cinder will be launched on 20 April in Belsize Village. The first opening from chef Jake Finn, previously of La Petite Maison, The Ritz and Coya, the cosy restaurant will seat 16 inside and a further 16 outside. As the name suggests, a Josper grill will be used to cook, and the food takes influences from Peru, Japan, Italy, France, and Greece.
Also on 20 April, Adam Byatt is launching a new terrace at his acclaimed Clapham restaurant [email protected] in partnership with Ruinart Champagne. Meanwhile, a new rooftop bar will open on 20 May – Sabine is on the seventh floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s. Plus, one of the year’s breakout success stories Hot 4 U is launching a permanent residency at The Prince Arthur pub near London fields, opening today.
A warm welcome back to all our industry friends and colleagues, and good luck to everyone in hospitality opening for the first time or reopening once more. It’s good to have you back.