New Opening Highlights in December

We've once again rounded up some of the exciting new openings in December across the food and beverage industry from around world. Our list this month includes venues from Sydney, London and San Francisco.

Frank Mac's, Sydney

One of the biggest botanical collections is being offered at the newly opened gin and cocktail bar, Frank Mac's. The team behind the bar has sourced more than 100 juniper blends from all corners of the globe, from international award-winning favourites to smaller boutique distillers. The cocktail list is predominantly gin-based, as to be expected, and the bar team is producing as many of its own ingredients as possible. These include their own clear version of Worcester Sauce, cordials and bitters.

Find out more here.

Flor Bakery, London

London's Flor, from the team behind the Michelin-starred restaurant Lyle's, has opened a new bakery concept in Bermondsey, led by Flor's head of bread and pastry, Helen Evans. This exciting new opening will see continued support for regenerative farming methods as part of their production of house sourdough, their 'Baker's Choice' porridge loaf and a 100% rye tin loaf, alongside a range of croissants and sweets too.

Visit the new website here.

San Ho Won, San Francisco

Corey Lee's highly anticipated Korean restaurant, San Ho Won, has finally opened its doors. Lee, who opens the restaurant with fellow chef and friend Jeong-In Hwang, is well-known for his three Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant Benu. For this latest venture, the duo has focused more on their Korean heritage with some home comforts and charcoal barbecue using a lychee wood produced specially for the restaurant. The menu includes starters, banchan, barbecue, stews and rice dishes with the familiar such as galbi beef short ribs to the less known including jook with abalone.

Find out more about San Ho Won here.

Quarterdeck, Sydney

Hospitality giant Merivale has opened the doors to Quarterdeck in the pretty coastal town of Narooma. It was the group's first purchase outside of Sydney back in March 2021, quickly followed by The Whale Inn and Chez Dominique. The tiki-inspired bar and restaurant champion the best produce of the south coast with Wagonga rock oysters, snapper ceviche and grilled citrus pork belly tacos all featuring on the menu. Cocktails take on a tropical theme with the likes of banana Daiquiris and rum Zombies, but if you prefer something a little more simple choose from a selection of wines by the glass.

Visit their website here.

Malsachi, London

Twice Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar has opening his latest restaurant in Wembley Park, located between the stadium and the SSE Arena. Called Malsachi, Kochhar has drawn on his own experiences of back-street travels in India with family and friends to create a Pan-Indian menu. Highlights include grills like the Lahori Chaapen (rustic lamb chops from the street markets of Lahore) to a Bun Kebab (lamb keema patties with mint chutney and onions) and Chakunder Chaap (beetroot and pine nuts croquettes with kachumber salad).

Visit Malsachi's website here.


We showcase a more comprehensive list of the most noticeable openings from around the world over on the Trendhub. Subscribers can see this list for December in full - foodwatching and drinkswatching.