Sun, 23rd Jul 2017
The CODE Directory


A PR Directory for the restaurant industry featuring new openings.

New Openings
The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

Seafood specialists The Oystermen are opening their first permanent mooring, The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen. The Henrietta Street restaurant will showcase the finest and freshest oysters and seafood from all four corners of the British Isles, brought in and cooked up daily. Highlights from the menu will include crab beignets with parsley and lemon, crispy cayenne mussels with zesty aioli, scorched mackerel with pickled cucumber and the team’s signature spicy curried clam chowder.


Opening date: 4 July 2017


Founders: Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton


Address: 132 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA

Covers: 26




PR Contact: Market Fresh Communications | Katy Riddle |

Sub Cult

Street food sandwich operator, Sub Cultis to open an 18-month pop-up shipping container site on White Cross Place, just off London’s Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, the City, on Wednesday 5th July.


Opening date: 5 July 2017


Founders: Ben Chancellor and Gareth ‘Gaz’ Phillips


Address: Container 5, 2 Finsbury Ave, London, EC2M 2PF




PR Contact: Gerber Communications | Olivia Forster |


The Co-Founders of Pidgin, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Hackney, will open their new restaurant, Magpie, on 11th July, on Heddon Street, off Regent Street. With a modern British menu, diners will be able to select plates straight from a trolley, mirroring traditional dim-sum style service.


Opening date: 11 July 2017


Founders: James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy

General Manager: Ajax Kentish


Address: 10 Heddon Street, W1B 4BX

Covers: 54




PR Contact: Fraser Communications | Marcus Baines-Buffery |

Core by Clare Smyth

Clare Smyth, the former chef patron of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will launch her new venue at 92 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill in July. Prue Leith opened Leith’s in 1969 at the same site.


Opening date: July 2017


Founder: Clare Smyth


Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN

Covers: 54 + 18




PR ContactLotus | Elaine Spooner |


A new West African restaurant is to open in London this summer. Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale will open Ikoyi at St James’s Market, which takes inspiration from West African regions and Jollof cuisine. Chef Chan previously worked at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Hibiscus.


Opening date: 15 July


Founders: Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale


Address: St James’s Market




The founders of Chick ‘n’ Sours are to open a new fast-casual restaurant. Carl Clarke and David Wolanski will launch CHIK’N on Baker Street this July. The all-day restaurant, specialising in fried chicken, will only use 100% farm to table chickens. The duo will work closely with the Sustainable Restaurant Association.



Opening date: July 2017


Address: Baker Street

temper City

Following the success of their first solo venture temper Soho, barbeque expert Neil Rankin and business partner and MD Sam Lee will open their second site in the City this summer, specialising in gin, top quality wines from the New World and curry cooked on their signature open fire pit.


Opening date: 24 July


Founders: Neil Rankin and Sam Lee


Address: 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, London EC2R 7HJ


Interiors: Gundry and Ducker


PR Contact: Gemma Bell and Company | Ianthe Cox-Willmott |

Hoppers St Christopher’s Place

JKS Restaurants has announced they will open a second Hoppers, the award-winning restaurant inspired by the roadside shacks of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The new site on Wigmore Street is significantly larger than the Soho original with just over 100 coversThe menu will feature a number of dishes created exclusively for the opening with a focus on traditional Sri Lankan spicing and flavour.


Opening date: Summer/autumn


Co-foundersKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin Sethi


Interiors: Article Design Studio

Covers: 85 + 16


Reservations: Yes


Address: 77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE


PR Contact: Gerber Communications | Olivia Forster |


Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura are to open SABOR - a Spanish restaurant, bar and asador - on Heddon Street later this year. The ground floor of SABOR will feature a dining counter serving regional dishes from across Spain and the upstairs will focus on cooking from Galicia and Castile. SABOR is backed by JKS Restaurants.


Opening date: autumn 2017


Founders: Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura


Address: 35 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BR



PR Contact: Gemma Bell and Company | Rachel Cain | 

The Clifton

The brothers behind Boopshi's in Fitzrovia, Ben and Ed Robson, will open The Clifton on Monday 15 May, bringing a new look and a refreshed attitude to pub drinking and dining to St John's Wood. With swathes of fascinating history, this community pub has stood empty since 2013 but the duo have been determined to reinstate it. 


Opening date: TBC


Co-founders: Ben Robson and Ed Robson

Head Chef: Karl Calvert 


Address: 96 Clifton Hill, London NW8 0JT

Twitter: @thecliftonnw8


PR Contact: Kapranos PR | Harriet-Jade Harrow |

Neo Bistro

A restaurant taking inspiration from the new style bistros of Paris is to open in London. Alex Harper, former head chef of The Harwood Arms and Mark Jarvis, chef-patron of Anglo, will open Neo Bistro in the former Woodstock Kushiyaki Bar on Woodstock Street, Mayfair.


Opening date: now open


Co-founders: Alex Harper and Mark Jarvis


Address: 11 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C



PR Contact: Fraser Communications | Dominique Fraser |


Granger & Co. Chelsea

International restauranteur Bill Granger will be opening his fourth Granger & Co. site this Spring. After the success of the Notting Hill, Clerkenwell and King’s Cross locations, this will be situated on Pavilion Road, Chelsea; a street which is undergoing something of an rebrand and now counts Bread Ahead, Provenance butchers and Natoora Cheesemongers among its proprietors. 


Opening date: now open


Covers: 100

Reservations: Yes 



Address: 237-239 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP


PR Contact: Eighty Four PR | Sara Golec |


The trio behind the wildly successful BAO - siblings Shing Tat and Wai Ting Chung, and Erchen Chang - will be bringing their creative culinary talents to a new restaurant this spring. Featuring a Taiwanese Tea Bar as well as a more formal dining space on the first floor, XU looks set to continue the success of bringing authentic Taiwanese cuisine to the London restaurant scene.


Opening date: Now open


Covers: 76


Interiors: Brady Williams


Address: 30 Rupert St. London W1D 1DL



PR Contact: Gerber Communications | Olivia Forster |

Monty's Deli

From humble beginnings as a Market Stall back in 2012, Monty's Deli has scooped up accolades over the years, establishing itself as the go-to place for a fix of Jewish soul food. This April they will be moving from the railway arches of Maltby Street market to open a proper bricks-and-mortar site on Hoxton Street. There will be hand rolled bagels, the beloved chocolate babka and, of course, the magnificent hand carved towers of salt beef and pastrami on rye.


Opening date: Now open


Co-founders: Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt

Covers: 65


Address227 - 229 Hoxton Street


PR Contact: Fraser Communications | Dominique Fraser |

A to Z
Alison Jee Associates

Alison Jee works across the food, drink and hotel sectors with clients including Drake’s and The Anchor in Ripley, The Dyshart Petersham and Chamberlain’s in Leadenhall Market.



Telephone020 8744 0744

Anteater PR

Anteater is a boutique communications agency specialising in chefs, restaurants, bars, private clubs and hotels. Style conscious and results driven, this full service agency has strong links in London, Paris and New York, launching high profile brands, providing long term traditional marketing consultancy, organising high profile events, as well as conceiving powerful digital and social activity.




Telephone: 020 3176 6640

Ann Scott Associates

Ann Scott Associates was founded in 1982 and focuses on the restaurant, hotel and travel sectors. Restaurant clients include Bar Boulud, L’Anima, L’Anima Café and Lucknam Park. Ann also represents many Michelin starred restaurants in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Tokyo.








Telephone: 020 7823 9988

Bacchus PR

Bacchus is a creative agency specialising in brand development, PR, social media and event production in the UK and internationally. Bacchus works across the lifestyle spectrum covering restaurants, bars, design, food & drink, travel, fashion & beauty, and film & music. Clients include Nobu, The Conran Shop, Malone Souliers, Se, British Land, Soho House Group, Jacob Kennedy, Bulgari Hotel, Diageo Reserve and The World's 50 Best Bar Awards.





Telephone: 020 8968 0202

Charlotte & Joseph

Charlotte & Joseph is an Edinburgh based hospitality PR and marketing agency specialising in raising the profiles of restaurants, chefs and food & drink businesses. Founded by Jessica Sneddon (formerly of London based Samphire Communications) clients include Norn, The San Carlo Group, Wedgwood the Restaurant, The Stockbridge Restaurant, Harajuku Kitchen, Tuk Tuk, The Big Red Teapot bar group, The Taynuilt Hotel and Millers64. They also represent the celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.



Phone: 013 1283 8275

Child PR


Child PR was founded by Ryan Child in 2013 working in the food, drink and travel industry's. Current clients include; The Courthouse Hotel (Soho), Grand Trunk Road, Positivitea, Inspiral, Weeke Barton, Pivaz, OMNI Superfood, Mighty Matcha.


Telephone: 020 7294 7748

Crisp Media

Crisp Media is a London based consultancy that specialises in promoting restaurants, hotels, food brands and food retail. Founded by Caroline Warwick clients include Outlaw’s at The Capital, Flat Three, Stovell’s, T.E.D Restaurant & Bar and ASK Italian. 






Telephone: 020 7722 5466

Cuff Communications

Hélène Cuff has over 14 years experience representing restaurants, chefs and hotels in London and nationwide. Clients include Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill), Arabica Bar and Kitchen, Fifty Chefs Exhibition, Wildsmith Hotels and Le Champignon Sauvage.





Telephone: 020 3713 8996

Cutlery PR

Cutlery PR specialises in travel, hotels, hospitality and restaurants, we provide PR and digital design services to a national client base, from pubs with rooms to country house hotels, from Michelin star dining to restaurants and bars, we have the tools and experience to create PR campaigns that will make a real difference to your business.




Telephone: 020 3519 7870

Eighty Four PR

Eighty Four is a food and drink PR company, based in London, set up by Clare Lattin and Fiona St George. Clients include Nuno Mendes, Mark Hix, Granger & Co and Brindisa. 


Telephone07775 742253

Gemma Bell PR

Gemma Bell and Company specialises in international PR for the hospitality industry, with clients including Yotam Ottolenghi, Angela Hartnett, Claude Bosi and Bruno Loubet, Dishoom, Bread Ahead bakery, Dandelyan bar, The Zetter Townhouse hotels and Casa Bonay hotel Barcelona.





Telephone: 020 7354 0100

Gerber Communications

Gerber Communications, founded by Tanya Layzell-Payne, works across the restaurant and lifestyle sector. Clients inlcude April Bloomfield, Skye Gyngell, Thomasina Miers, JKS Restaurants (Gymkhana, Kitchen Table, BAO), Robin Gill and The Ivy.


Telephone: 020 3040 0887


GribbonBerry is an independent luxury lifestyle PR agency specialising in bars, restaurants, hotels and wellness. Clients include Searcys The Gherkin, National Champagne Week, Seven Park Place by Chef William Drabble. Also representatives for top restaurants in Barcelona, Lake Como, St.Barths, India, Iceland and Greece.





Telephone: 020 7812 0808

Hugh Richard Wright

Founded in 2015, Hugh Richard Wright is an independent communications consultancy specialising in PR, marketing, brand identity and social media. Clients include Craft London, Gauthier Soho, Koba, Duende, Salvation in Noodles and Corbin & King.






Telephone: 07957 365084

Jori White PR

Founded in October 1995, Jori White PR specialises in all areas of luxury lifestyle. Current restaurant, food & drink and hotel clients include Novikov Restaurant & Bar, Dabbous, Bob Bob Ricard, M Restaurants, Marianne, Calcutta Street, Bubba Gump, Maître Choux, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, The Headland and Sanará Tulum.





Telephone: 020 7734 7001

Kapranos PR

Kapranos PR specialises in restaurants, bars, events and drinks brands within London. Clients include The Savoy, Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, Urban Leisure Group, Cocktail Trading Company and Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar.







Telephone: 020 3174 1154

Kitchen Communications

Kitchen Communications was founded by Henry Taylor and Irena Pogarcic, clients include Underdog Restaurants (Hawksmoor and Foxlow), The Palomar, Vinoteca, The Wells, Queenswood and Red Dog Saloon/South.


KK Communications

KK Communications, founded by Katrina Kutchinsky in 2011, work across a range of lifestyle sectors, with a particular focus on the hospitality industry. Current clients include The Inception Group (Bunga Bunga, Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots), the Gladwin Brothers (The Shed and Rabbit), M Restaurants and Bobo Social.


Telephone: 0207 734 9499


Lotus is a global branding and communications agency focusing on chefs and restaurants. Clients include Heston Blumenthal, Rainer Becker, Sat Bains, Alyn Williams, Andrew Wong, Tetsuya Wakuda, Peter Gunn, Shane Osborn and Gelinaz.







Telephone: 020 7751 5812

Luxley Communications

Luxley Communications was founded by Katie Marshall and is a brand management agency which specialises in PR, profile management, brand partnerships and special events across the premium lifestyle and consumer sectors. Clients include Marcus Wareing (MARCUS, Tredwell's and The Gilbert Scott).


Telephone020 7384 6527

Me:Mo Interactive

Me:Mo Interactive is a creative media agency that specialises in running press, social media and marketing campaigns for restaurants, hotels and bars. Founded by broadcaster Nat Coombs, clients include CAU, Prescott & Conran, Shoryu Ramen, PPHE Hotel Group, Galvin Restaurants and Benito's Hat. Sister production company ME:MO TV produces original video and audio content for the hospitality sector. 





Telephone: 020 3651 5000

Meri Mance PR

Meri Mance PR is a strategic PR agency for the luxury and lifestyle sectors with clients including Anna Mae’s Mac N Cheese, Boxer Gin, Estates and Wines - Moët Hennessy, Foley’s, Ladies and Gentleman, Little Feast, Market Yard, Moët & Chandon, Night Tales, NT’s, Patty & Bun, Pergola on the Roof, Queen’s: Skate - Dine - Bowl, The Rum Kitchen, Swingers, Vestal Vodka, Yolk, Yaguara Cachaça. 





Telephone: 020 7439 9127

Network London

Network London was founded by Maureen Mills in 1996. Clients include Simon Rogan (Fera at Claridge’s, L’Enclume, The French and Mr Cooper’s House and Garden in Manchester), Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus, Tom Sellers (Restaurant Story and The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex), Rosewood London, Chutney Mary and Masala Grill.





Telephone: 020 8947 4474

Nourish PR

Hannah Norris is the founder of Nourish PR. Norris has worked in consumer PR for over 12 year at top agencies. Clients include José Pizarro, Tonkotsu, Clos Maggiore and Blackfoot.








Telephone: 020 8840 0454


Purple is an inernational PR agency working across the lifestyle, fashion, music, beauty and luxury goods industries. Clients include Berners Tavern, Coya, L’Escargot, Craft London, Pavilion, Pont Street, Mazi, The Richmond, Milroy’s of Soho, Iddu, and Suvlaki.





Telephone: 020 7439 9888

Red Kite PR

Red Kite PR, led by Shelley Sofier, works amongst the food, drink, travel and luxury brand sectors with clients including L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Le Gavroche, Gaucho and The New Angel.







Telephone: 0207 284 6960

Roche Communications

Roche Communications has been working exclusively for bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs for 21 years. Founded by Rochelle Cohen, clients include Gordon Ramsay Holdings, Youngs, Ibérica, the ETM Group and Smith & Wollensky.






Telephone: 020 7436 1111


Founded by Sarah Lewis with 20 years experience specialising in restaurants, bars, food and drink covering PR, marketing, social media and design & creative services. Clients include Mele e Pere, Picture Restaurant, The London Wine Fair, See Woo Foods, Simon Boyle and Gaylord Restaurant.


Telephone: 0798 578 0469

Samphire Communications

Amy Williams and Zoe Wilmer set up Samphire in May 2010 and have a collective 20 years experience of working in food, restaurant and travel PR & marketing. Clients include Scott Hallsworth (Kurobuta), Enoteca Turi and Tom Kerridge.



Telephone: 020 7637 0554

Sauce Communications

Sauce is a lifestyle communications agency specialising in travel, food and drink brands, hotels and restaurants founded by Jo Barnes and Nicky Hancock in 2001. Sauce also provides PR, marketing and digital services to an international client base. Clients include Jason Atherton, D&D London, Bone Daddies and Tommi’s Burger Joint.





Telephone: 020 8600 3600

Scott & Co

Scott & Co Consulting is a public relations and communications consultancy specialising in the arts, culture and lifestyle. Scott & Co’s client list spans America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia including Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA London, Petersham Nurseries, Salt Hotels and The Standard hotels.

Telephone020 3487 0077

Shy PR

Shy PR was founded by Shy Lewis with clients including Jar Kitchen, Rich Woods aka The Cocktail Guy at Duck & Waffle, Who’s Cooking Dinner 2016, The Orangery, Chapter One in Kent, Chapters in Blackheath, Rum & Sugar, Perkin Reveller and 113.







Telephone: 07905 166 652

Spoon PR

With over 15 years of experience specialising in restaurants, chefs and cookbooks, Sarah Canet's clients include Mikael Jonsson, Hedone, Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Niklas Ekstedt, Restaurant Ekstedt, Nathan Myhrvold, the Modernist Cuisine series and Leila Lindholm.





Telephone: 020 7610 9821

Stir PR

Stir PR specialises in the food, drink and lifestyle sectors. Clients include OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, Home House, S.Pellegrino, Woodford Reserve and the WSET.







Telephone: 020 7749 2637


TALL PR specialises in travel and luxury lifestyle. Founded by Melanie Childs, TALL represents Les Pres d’Eugenie, Michel Guerard, Atul Kochhar's - Sindhu, Hawkyns and Indian Essence. Lynch Bages & Cie with Chateau Cordeillan-Bages, Jean-Luc Rocha and Lynch Bages wines; Chateau de Mercues’ hotel and wine portfolio; and Danebury wines.




Telephone: 07710 470266

Tonic Communications

Tonic Communications (formerly Cottrell&Klar) was founded by Frances Cottrell-Duffield and Andrea Klar with clients including Verden, Sticks'N'Sushi, Kanada-Ya, Rowley's and The Providores and Tapa Room.





Telephone: 020 7436 1408

Ula McCarthy

Ula McCarthy founded her own agency in 2016, with a focus on the London restaurant industry. Clients include temper and Neil Rankin, SAGER + WILDE, Le Bab and Jones & Sons.





Telephone: 07584079540

W Communications

Founded by Warren Johnson, W Communications works across lifestyle, consumer and media sectors. Clients include MEATliquor, Pizza Pilgrims, HotBox, On The Bab and Grind & Co.





Telephone: 0207 436 8113