Cocktails

  • drymartini

    Long-time followers of Hot Dinners will probably know how much we love a good Martini so news that one of the World's 50 best bars was opening an outpost in London with a singular focus on a perfectly made Martini made us very happy.

    Barcelona's Dry Martini By Javier de las Muelas has consistently sat within the World’s 50 Best Bars list for the past six years. The London bar will open on 1 October in the Meliá White House hotel by Regent's Park.

    The

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  • 10 artesianArtesian at The Langham has been named World's Best Bar three years in a row, so clearly they're doing something right when it comes to cocktails. But now this world class cocktail lounge has a bar food menu to match.

    We reported recently on the arrival of the SNAX tapas menu, created by the hotel's Executive Chef Chris King, in

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  • threadneedle

    City workers should keep an eye out for a new bar opening inside The Royal Exchange this Autumn. The Threadneedle Bar is being carved out of D&D London's restaurant space as part of a huge new gussying up of their restaurants here.

    On the drinks front they're going back in time - to 1862 specifically and the publication of the godfather of cocktails Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartenders Guide’ for inspiration with drinks split into ‘fizzy’, ‘short &

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  • devilledeggs

    While it's fair to say that we're pretty pumped up about the upcoming new opening by Lockhart's Brad McDonald, Shotgun, the downstairs bar at the original restaurant in Marylebone being created by Matt Whiley (Peg + Patriot) also sounds the business.

    Showdown takes Brad's approach to the food at The Lockhart, giving American classics a similar

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  • mole

    Marylebone continues to be a bit of a growth area for interesting new restaurants. And the latest we've heard about is Molé, a "boutique Mexican restaurant and taco bar" coming to Picton Place, right beside Selfridges. Run by the team behind nearby Cocochan the 50-seater restaurant is going to serve up modern Mexican/South American cooking (and cocktails).

    80% of Molé’s menu will be gluten-free, including their tacos which they'll be making themselves from Masa

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  • negronitrolley

    What's better than a negroni on a sultry summer's night? Well a whole trolley of negronis of course. Mayfair bar Cartizze has under unveiled its Negroni Trolley - an antique Empire-style drinks trolley filled with everything you need to mix the perfect Negroni at your table.

    To that end there are four on offer - a classic (£14) made with Portobello Gin, Antica Formula and Campari; the Cartizze Negroni (£14) with Portobello Gin, Antica Formula, Campari,

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  • Ketel One Vodka Kitchen comes to the Folly in the City

    The Folly on Gracechurch Street in the City is about to get a new cocktail pop-up, the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen.

    The summer-long pop up is promised to be a "a traditional Dutch Kitchen inspired by the home of Ketel One founders the Nolet family" and is focused on a central table where the Ketel One mixologists will be showing off their wares, surrounded by crates of fruits and vegetables, plus exotic seasonings and

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