Cocktails

  • coupetteEx-Beaufort Bar head bartender heads east

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  • White Lyan bar Hoxton becomes Super Lyan

    It’s all change at White Lyan. Ryan Chetiyawardana and Iain Griffiths created ripples throughout the bartending community when they first opened White Lyan in 2013, serving a menu of entirely pre-batched cocktails made with no ice or citrus. The groundbreaking Hoxton bar will undergo a two-phase transformation which begins on Friday 14th April with the launch of Super Lyan.

    This will see the

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  • grove

    If you hadn't already read our headline you'd be forgiven for thinking this rather rustic scene was a trattoria somewhere south of Naples. But, no, it's actually the basement bar of Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe in Southwark.

    The place has been completely transformed into an olive grove complete with olive trees and vines and it's the fruit of the trees which is key to the experience. The restaurant has teamed up with Martini to make a special olive oil cocktail menu.

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  • bestbarsbigWith so much happening in the world of London drinks of late, we’ve rounded up our selection of the best new bars and cocktail menus across the capital.

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  • Hawksmoor bring back the three martini lunch

    The very idea of a three martini lunch these days may be very rare indeed - but Hawksmoor are having none of that. Determined to bring back the boozy lunch they're adding three martinis to the lunchtime menu, teaming up with Hepple Gin and Valentine Warner. So if you fancy three stiffeners before lurching back to the office, here's what they're offering:

    • Walter Riddell (Hepple Gin, Cocchi Americano, Jurançon &
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  • TT Liquor cocktail bar, shop and tasting room opens on Kingsland Road

    TT Liquor, a cocktail bar, spirits shop and tasting room on Kingsland Road, Shoreditch is the latest establishment set to join the burgeoning East London bar scene. A veritabletheme park of boozenow open to the

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  • pigalleemailWe check into Le Grand Pigalle for a 24 hour pitstop in Paris

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  • soulstorewest

    What: Soul Store West

    In a nutshell: Ribs and music in North London hotel

    Summing it all up: There's a hotel, diner and cocktail bar coming to Kilburn and Chicago Rib Shack are supplying the food side of things

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  • The Gibson celebrates their first year with new cocktail and locally sourced bar menu

    The Gibson, one of the hottest bars of 2016, is celebrating its first year in operation with the launch of a new cocktail and food menu.Going well beyond the standard crisp and nuts route, The Gibson’s new locally sourced menu features inventive flavours and exotic ingredients specially chosen to be enjoyed alongside their extensive list of award-winning cocktails.

    Led by Marian Beke

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  • Artesian

    Updated 13/2/17 following a recent visit

    We popped down to Artesian last week to see how the new menu is shaping up. Headed up by Dino and Gabor the new bar team have been working intensively over the last 12 months to develop the menu. We're pleased to see that the attention to detail behind it really shows through.

    The Perception menu includes a range of esoteric ingredients such as Unico, a Hungarian liqueur, soursop, saffron and

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  • The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is launching a new cocktail menu

    We’ve noticed that London’s top hotel bars are upping the ante with a flurry of new menu releases and updates - each packed with novel drinks based around increasingly adventurous concepts. 

    The latest establishment to join the fray is The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. Launched this week the menu features 20 newly created drinks and is one of their most impressive and ambitious undertakings to

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  • ‘Best bar in the world’ team bring NYC’s BlackTail to Bloomsbury

    Updated with impressions of the pop-up

    Since originally writing this piece, we've had a chance to try out the Blacktail pop-up firsthand at the launch. We were wondering if it could really match our high expectations, based on our immediate love of the New York original. And we're very pleased to report that those expectations were easily matched.

    They have five cocktails from the New York

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  • Dandelyan at Mondrian London announces new menu ‘The Vices of Botany’

    Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) is one of the busiest personalities in the London bar scene and we’re constantly impressed by the innovative and thoughtful approach he brings to drinks and cocktails. We’re pleased to see this creativity continue this month with the launch of a brand new menu at the award-winning Dandelyan bar in the Mondrian London.

    The fourth menu from Ryan entitled 'The Vices of

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  • The Old Fashioned trolley launches at One Aldwych

    Forget dry January, this is the sort of news we like. The Lobby Bar in Covent Garden's One Aldwych hotel has launched something we can really approve of - a specially-made Old Fashioned drinks trolley. Wheeled around the bar, it has three types on offer:

    • Bourbon Old-Fashioned (“One-Fashioned”): macerated morello cherry & spice syrup with Angostura bitters
    • Tequila Old-Fashioned: kaffir lime leaf
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  • bletchley

    Naked restaurant The Bunyadi was never going to be an easy act to follow, but the team behind that are giving it a go with a WW2-themed cocktail bar where you decode your own personality to work out your true cocktail colours, inspired by Bletchley Park.

    It gets better - not only will there be a war room and cipher machine based on Alan Turing’s machine of

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