Locke announces local food and beverage partnerships for its forthcoming aparthotel opening in Eddington.

KOTA at Turing Locke.
KOTA at Turing Locke.

KOTA and Dutch will open alongside Turing Locke and Hyatt Centric in Eddington, Cambridge, in late September.

After much anticipation, lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has revealed its local food and drink partners for Turing Locke, which will open later this month alongside Hyatt Centric in Eddington, the new neighbourhood in Cambridge.

Serving delicious seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Locke has partnered with KOTA – sister restaurant of Cambridge’s social dining venue, NOVI. KOTA will extend across the main hotel restaurant, the coffee bar, courtyard area and rooftop terrace. 

In addition, opening simultaneously for cocktails and sharing plates is Dutch, a second site for the team behind local institution, 196 Cocktail Bar on Mill Road.

Renowned for collaborating with fresh, reputable local food and drink partners to activate its restaurants and bars, Locke has established itself as a foodie destination at its existing locations in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin and Munich.

Turing Locke will be no exception, and its partnerships with KOTA and Dutch signals the brand’s intention to become a hub for the local community and beyond. The development will firmly establish Eddington as the new hotspot in Cambridge, creating great opportunities for existing local businesses. Escape the city and experience a new hotel concept with contemporary food and drink concepts not seen before locally. 

The opening of Turing Locke marks another milestone in the rapid European expansion of Locke, which has established itself the hospitality brand to watch.

KOTA at Turing Locke, Eddington – Cambridge. Opening late September.

KOTA at Turing Locke.
KOTA at Turing Locke.

Community dining based on Finnish wood-fired cooking.

The kitchen at KOTA focuses on the Finnish concept of charcoal cooking and community dining. Translated from Finnish, KOTA means shelter and a place to cook, and the restaurant will stay true to both, being a place for the community to gather and to dine. The venue will offer a warm and inviting setting with interior design inspired by Scandinavia, using minimalist natural materials and mid-century design references. 

KOTA will specialise in boozy brunches, barbequed flavours, speciality coffee, botanical cocktails and craft beer. The offering will spread throughout the day with fresh, bright brunches leading into light daytime dining, and a chargrilled evening menu complemented by botanical cocktails. 

The KOTA brand will expand across three defined areas. KOTA coffee will feature third wave coffee roasted in house by London-based roasters Saint Espresso, fresh juices and smoothies, plus artisanal light bites to go. KOTA restaurant and courtyard will be serving from breakfast through to late evening snacks, and everything in between. Expect antipodean-inspired brunches on the weekend and a stunning Sunday roast. KOTA roof terrace will showcase an innovative menu of herb, fruit, spice and bean cocktails, plus small plates and nibbles.

KOTA is the new offering by the team behind the much-loved Cambridge institution, NOVI. It will be an extension of the existing brand, sitting seamlessly alongside, whilst maintaining some differentiation. The sister brands focus on being independent, local and environmentally conscious. 

Dutch at Turing Locke, Eddington – Cambridge. Opening late September.

Dutch at Turing Locke.
Dutch at Turing Locke.

Cocktails and sharing plates at Dutch.

Dutch is the second site for the owners of 196 Cocktail Bar on Mill Road. Dutch will blend a multitude cultures and far-flung flavours from across the world into an eclectic handwritten drinks list. Expect reimagined classics and rare spirits with local flare.

Drinks offerings will range from expertly sourced spirits, wines and beers, alongside an extensive cocktail menu of classic favourites, inventive twists and new creations. The eclectic and worldly spirit list unearths hidden gems and exotic flavours that will take you on a journey of discovery.

Diners at Dutch can expect small plates with an emphasis on locally sourced products. Platters of British cheeses and cured meats will sit alongside salads, tortillas and tapas-style nibbles.

Dutch’s bar is set at the centre of the intimate space, leading out to a courtyard social setting. It will become the go-to location for catch ups over cocktails and gatherings sustained by sharing boards and fine wine.

Turing Locke will feature 180 spacious studio apartments, complimentary co-working area, meeting and event space, a gym and rooftop terrace. The development is shared with a 150-room Hyatt Centric – the first opening of the Hyatt Centric brand in the UK. The main restaurant and courtyard, coffee shop and roof terrace will be run by KOTA in the Hyatt Centric side of the building. Across the courtyard and with plenty of outdoor space, Dutch will offer cocktails and small plate dining. 

Room rates will start from £105 per night.

To celebrate its arrival in Cambridge, Locke is currently running a special offer of £80 per night until 31st January 2022 with the code HELLOCAMBRIDGE.

Address: Turing Locke, 47 Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1SE

For further information or to make a reservation:

Turing Locke.

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