Seb Lyall, the brains behind London's naked restaurant and Bletchley Park cocktail bar, is at it again with a whole, 200-cover space to play with on Hackney's Mare Street. First up - an arcade that rewards, or punishes you, with shots, depending on how well you play.
Albion & East, who’re known for their cavernous, shabby-chic halls, scale things back a bit with Cattivo, a new Italian-style cafe with a basement cocktail bar.
If you love all things caffeine-rich and boozy (guilty as charged), then this is one for you - Mr Black’s Espresso Martini Fest is back for after a successful debut last year and it’s going to be bigger than ever.
There are some 100 bars taking part all over the city, plus a Church of Coffee
The latest outing for Inception Group’s Mr Fogg’s brand will be a two floor space in Fitzrovia, inspired by all the plants and herbs the fictional explorer bought back from his Around the World in 80 Days voyage. Expect herbaceous cocktails and a lot of indoor plants.
Tony Conigliaro is teaming up once more with chef Rob Roy Cameron to open a two floor restaurant and bar on Albermarle Street
From Wotsit dust to queue-jumping, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
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This hidden St James gem has been around since before World War II, but with a new cocktail list and bar menu it should attract a slew of new fans.
Ex-Mahiki bar manager Georgi Radev is bringing his love of rum and all thing tropical to Islington with a tiki bar where you can mix your own rums and enjoy crazy cocktails.
Sexy Fish, one of Mayfair's busiest and unashamedly flamboyant venues is looking to change their image (before you panic, rest assured - the wagyu gyoza aren't going anywhere). With a renewed focus on zero waste and use of sustainable ingredients, the team are now looking to step up the profile of The Bar.
Led by Caprice Holdings' bar director Xavier Landais, The Bar at Sexy Fish has recently launched 'Cocktails to Whet your Senses', the latest edition
Like many others, we were rather taken by Tony Conigliaro's Untitled in Dalston. Wonderful cocktails, a beautifully designed room and the tempura chocolates are still among our favourite things ever.
And when we visited, we were much impressed by the potential for the huge outside space at the back - and now they're unveiling its
If you quite fancied the idea of trying Tom Sellers' Merry Men pop-up, but weren't fast enough off the bat to get yourself a table, then here's another approach.
Sellers' three week pop-up in Bermondsey also features the Merry Men bar. It's a walk-in, 'no reservation' spot with room for up to 40.
Crucially they'll be serving a
Charlotte Street has a new drinking den worth searching out. Tucked above the Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, Vijay’s Bar & Lounge will serve up a long list of wines, cocktails and premium spirits. On the cocktail front, they'll be using floral syrups and Indian spices to give drinks a kick. So Spice Route features Red Saffron infused Sailor Jerry Rum, Camomile Infused Cointreau, Liquore Strega, Anise Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup and Goji Berries Bitter, while Star of
The third opening for Little Nan's on Warren Street will be their biggest yet, giving them the chance to expand beyond the retro cocktail list and bar food to open a restaurant serving up boozy brunches and royal afternoon teas.
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