• Best drink and cocktail trolleys in London's bars and restaurants


    Now that everywhere's table service, you might as well go the whole hog and get your drinks mixed for you there as well. Here's our guide to London's best cocktail and drinks trolleys for tableside action.

  • Bar Notes: Kwant

    kwant bar london review

    Where is it? On Heddon Street, underneath Momo

    Who's in charge? Running things here is Eric Lorincz who previously headed up the American Bar at The Savoy which he took to the top slot in the World's Best Bars list.

    What's the vibe? Think subtle tropical meets clubby drawing room - so the chairs are studded Chesterfields while the plants and decor are a bit tiki.

    Why is it

  • Nebula Pizza on Hackney Road is as much about the drinks as the pizza

    nebula pizza hackney road

    You may be wondering does Hackney really need another pizza place? Certainly, the team behind Nebula, which opened at the weekend, are very much hoping it does.

    This new pizza, beer and cocktail joint has taken over a space just off Hackney Road near to ABQ Bar and Mama Shelter. It's a large site - with room for 200 pizza lovers. And the fact that it also has a large courtyard won't hurt it at all in the current times.

    The team behind it are

  • Tayer + Elementary reopens with Kitchen FM doing the food

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    One of London's coolest bars reopens tonight with a hot new food offering. Tayēr + Elementary by Alex Kratena and Monica Berg created quite the stir when it first opened (you can read our Test Drive here) with its cutting edge cocktails and an equally innovative food offering by

  • Harrods has a new Baccarat Bar that's open until midnight

    baccarat bar at harrods

    If you're after a swanky new bar experience then the Baccarat Bar, which has just opened at Harrods, looks to be the place.

    The jewel-like bar, which has its own entrance that allows it to open outside store hours, was created in a partnership between the Knightsbridge store and the French crystal brand.

    Drinks, by award-winning bar manager Cameron Attfield, have been inspired by the colours refracted through the crystal. So you might

  • The Black Cow Vodka bar pops up at the Coal Office in King's Cross

    black cow coal office bar

    If the words "alfresco espresso martini bar" don't immediately pique your interest, then move along to the next news story. Personally, the idea of being able to sip a really good cocktail in the summer sunshine will always be something we're into.

    So we'll have to check out the new Black Cow Espresso Martini Bar that's just opened at Tom Dixon’s Coal Office restaurant in King's Cross. The summer pop-up has been built out of the wooden sidecar to

  • Bar Swift is coming to Shoreditch

    Swift Shoreditch

    Their Soho venue has been closed throughout the lockdown but now that Bar Swift (ranked 41 on the 50 Best Bars in the World list last year) are back, they're already getting ready to open a second bar in Shoreditch (where Floripa used to be). 

    This venue will be an all-day affair, opening at 8am on weekdays. Of course, you won't be able to pick up a cocktail then, so they'll shift to coffee and brunch dishes in the mornings. There will be Neal's

  • King’s Cross Spanish quarter to expand with pop-up Bar El Rincón

    el rincon bar pops up in kings crossThe Camino restaurant group, which already has several Spanish tapas bars and restaurants across London, is opening a pop-up called Bar El Rincón in Vanishers Yard in Kings Cross.

  • Goods Way is a new live music venue, bar and street food space at King's Cross - updated

    goods way kings cross londonThe team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food.

  • Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

    Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

    A very promising new cocktail bar is opening right underneath Neil Rankin's Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane. It's led by Carl Brown, best known as former Daru-walla at Dishoom aka “the drinks guy”, their main bar development manager and former YBF winner.

    His new bar, Tincture, follows the lead set by Simplicity Burger above, with plant-based and no-waste being a key focus. The cocktails will all be

  • The very best bars in London right now

    The American Bar at The Savoy

    From swanky hotel bars to East London dives, we pick out the very best places for liquor in London right now. 

  • Selfridges now have a Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar serving up champagne and cocktails

    selfridges open veuve cliquot tram bar

    First, we had Claridge's launching their Loubi Express cocktail bar with just eight seats. Now Selfridges have unveiled their Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar in time for the festive season.

    The oh-so-Instagrammable bar has just 10 seats and will serve up Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails

  • Taproom by Brixton Village will serve up a very local beer selection

    taproom by brixton village opening

    Just a few months after they opened their first space in Bethnal Green the Taproom Group are expanding to Brixton.

    Taproom by Brixton Village will follow the lead of the East London opening and champion local breweries serving beers produced close to the bar. So you'll find the likes of Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, The Kernel, Canopy and Orbit on tap. If you want to explore the beer selection go for a beer tasting flight.

    It's not

  • Moto bar and shop in Covent Garden will serve up sake and top Japanese snacks

    moto bar opening on maiden laneMoto will be focusing strongly around Sake and other Japanese spirits, aiming to bring lesser-known varieties to London - all paired with bar snacks too. 

  • 10º is the new-look bar at Galvin at Windows

    10º is the new-look bar at Galvin at Windows

    Updated 3/9/19 with images

    The Galvin at Windows bar has had one of the best views in London during its 13 years and it's always been pretty much one of the best bars in the area. Plus, it's often blessed with the presence of the mighty Fred Sirieix, who makes everything better. 

    Now the bar is getting a revamp which they're calling "an evolution, re-branding and re-naming of the bar".  The


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