Texture restaurant group sells second of three sites
Texture restaurant group has sold the second of its 28-50 wine bar sites. The Marylebone bar received an offer “too good to refuse,” after putting all three of the wine bars up for sale in June. The Fetter Lane site sold that month, to Clifford’s Restaurants, while the Maddox Street site in Mayfair remains under offer. Michelin-starred restaurant Texture is not for sale. [The Caterer]
Coal Drops Yard quartet confirms fifth restaurant sibling
Parrillan will open adjacent to Barrafina at Coal Drops Yard in May 2019, adding to the Harts Group King’s Cross clutch of Barrafina, Casa Pastor, Plaza Pastor, and The Drop. Tabletop coal grills will allow diners to cook their own dishes — hopefully without any injuries — with a para picar offering for anyone reluctant to play with fire.
Global stout favourite brings experimental taproom to Hackney
Guinness will bring its Open Gate brewery beers to capital for one month with a pop-up at the Truman Brewery in east London. Craft beers on offer will include a Citra IPA, a pilsner, and a chilli stout, alongside food from “east London’s hottest food vendors,” as yet undefined. Find further information on the craft beer taproom here.
Obstinately popular all-day breakfast restaurant will crowdfund
The Breakfast Club will launch a crowdfund to open a 12th site, the 10th in London, and launch a community café initiative. The fund will seek £750,000, with the calculations valuing the business around £16 million. [Big Hospitality]