THE NEW ROOMS:
The Net Loft at Atlanta Trevone, Cornwall
Atlanta Trevone, the stylish clifftop collection of holiday homes in Cornwall, is opening The Net Loft this summer. Launching in July, the accommodation is detached, sleeps four and is designed for interiors lovers, as well as couples and young families looking for a coastal bolthole escape with all the frills. The space has been designed by HÁM Interiors and nods to its history as a former fisherman’s house storing crabbing and lobster pots, with a mix of intriguing art pieces and locally sourced antiques. The house is also home to furniture collected from across the centuries, timber-boarded walls, oak and stone cobbled floors. We love the look of the statement timber-clad captain’s bed, outdoor copper bath, wood burner, cinema room, private courtyard and views over Trevone’s famous blowhole and the beach.
THE FOODIE EVENT:
Robin Gill Summer Sessions, Hertfordshire
Birch’s original Cheshunt hotel has announced an exciting event series in new space The Meadow. Founder and chef Robin Gill’s music and food-focused events will take place over three days in July, August and September, centring around a festival-style feasting lunch. In the middle of musical performances, Robin and a handful of guest chefs will be serving food grow in the grounds of Birch, cooked over fire. Alongside this will be a decent selection of organic wines, craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Musicians include Ineza, jazz singer Francesca Mondi and multi-instrumental Ella Chi. Tickets are £110 per person and include a welcome drink, four-course feast, music and the option of discounted bedroom rates.
San Carlo, Liverpool
Liverpool’s San Carlo has reopened following an extensive restoration project. Alongside a new bar and private dining room, the grand dining room has been reimagined by Fettle, the London and LA-based architecture and design studio. Now, the restaurant offers an opulent and contemporary take on traditional Italian dining with elegant interiors inspired by grand Milanese villas and gardens and the architecture of Piero Portaluppi. On the menu, expect to sample tagliatelle montecarlo (tagliatelle with monkfish and lobster bisque) and ravioli tartufo.
Another Place, Outer Hebrides
Family friendly, active hotel Another Place is striking out from its original home on Ullswater in the Lake District and heading north for a special island adventure at The Machrie on Islay. The Hebridean island is home to 23 beaches, wildlife, nine whisky distilleries and late-night sunsets. The adventure will be available to guests for the month of August and aims to bring together The Machrie’s remote and elemental setting with Another Place’s love for the outdoors. Individual itineraries will encourage guests to make the most of the island’s setting – from fatbiking the expanses of Big Strand beach and sunset boat trips to see some of the wildlife featured in David Attenborough’s Wild Isles series to distillery visits, golf tuition, coast path hiking and electric biking. There will also be plenty of opportunities for wild swimming, stargazing, marshmallow toasting and firepit cocktails.
THE MICHELIN-WORTHY PUB:
The Abbey Inn, Yorkshire
The Abbey Inn is the latest opening from Tommy Banks. The relaxed, 70-cover pub with three luxury bedrooms is just down the road from his Michelin-starred restaurant The Black Swan. The Abbey Inn showcases the hyperlocal, sustainability focused ethos for which the team is renowned, with produce grown and reared on the family’s farm in Oldstead taking centre stage. With views of the gothic ruins of Byland Abbey, the Grade II-listed, 19th-century inn has been sensitively refurbished, while dining tables have been crafted in the workshops on the farm at Oldstead and the pub’s sign has been hand carved by Tommy’s father, Tom. We can’t wait to try dishes such as barbecued red mullet with fennel, buttermilk and elderflower hollandaise; and soft-serve douglas fir, lemon verbena and white chocolate sundae.
THE ARTS FESTIVAL:
Manchester International Festival, Manchester
The 2023 edition of Manchester International Festival (MIF) is taking place from 29th June to 16th July in venues and spaces throughout the city. From a mixed reality concert by the late Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to a live photographic performance by Benji Reid, the expansive programme of new work premiering at the festival will see artforms merge and perceptions challenged. A major exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s inflatable sculptures will form a centrepiece of the festival and will be the first work to be presented at organiser Factory International’s new venue. You, Me and the Balloons will take over the vast warehouse, inviting audiences to take a journey through Kusama's psychedelic creations. Its outdoor space will also host free live music from over 100 performers and offer a wide variety of food and drink options.
THE FEASTING EVENT:
Wild Feasts at Oxmoor Farm, Chiltern Hills
Rural dinner party series Wild Feasts at Oxmoor Farm will return for its second summer season, with a fresh line-up of culinary talent confirmed to cook on the Buckinghamshire farm in June, July and August. A project from friends Paddy Maynard and Harry Hope Morley, the first series of al fresco feasting dinners sold out on the farm last summer. Framed by the Chiltern Hills, and only 30 miles from London, the farm will this year host the likes of Lucy Turnbull and Emma Cantlay of The Seasonal Supper Club (17th and 18th June); Olivia Cavalli (22nd and 23rd July); and Sophie Gordon (26th and 27th August). The team will also be serving wood-fired pizzas on Saturdays using produce sourced from neighbouring suppliers, with £1 from every pizza donated to the Farming Community Network.
THE NEW LAUNCH:
At the end of the month, Joshua and Victoria Overington of York restaurant Le Cochon Aveugle will open Mýse, a restaurant with rooms that celebrates the surrounding North Yorkshire terroir. Mýse, an Anglo-Saxon word for ‘eating at the table’, will be found in a newly renovated 19th-century inn in the village of Hovingham in the Howardian hills. Dishes could include a light broth of smoked eel and apple followed by raw razor clam, forced Yorkshire rhubarb umeboshi and elderflower vinegar, and ox cheek braised in ale with fried Yorkshire pudding batter and fermented cucumber. We also love the sound of the pudding menu – think citrus marigold ice-cream with English strawberries dipped in jam – and the wine list, which will be curated by Keeling Andrew & Co, the importers from the team behind Noble Rot.
THE FAMILY ESCAPE:
Bert’s Kitchen Garden, Wales
Foodie campsite Bert’s Kitchen Garden is an eco-site on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. With its collection of wildflower meadow pitches, glamping safari tents and new shepherd’s huts, Bert’s is built around a central kitchen garden restaurant, where campers can tuck into fresh pastries, great coffee, wood-fired pizza and cocktails. The restaurant offers a changing menu of seasonal dishes, using ingredients grown, picked and cooked within metres of the kitchen, while local beef is served with a kitchen garden chimichurri, salad leaves are snipped to order for burgers and pizzas and rosemary is the garnish for a local G&T, made with Anglesey’s Jin Môr. Across the summer season, there are also supper clubs, food trucks and a beachside food festival.