There's no surer sign that summer's on its way than when terraces, all across town, begin to be unveiled in their new plumage.
Top of your to-try list has to be the new Perrier-Jouet terrace at Harrods which launched to a celeb crowd last week. The fourth floor terrace (we honestly didn't even know it was there) is apparently a sunny spot facing due south west - perfect to sit and sip Champagne in. And when the weather properly bucks up there's an
Now we know there are plenty of fun police out there who hate the idea of gimmicks. But we are not among them and, frankly, this latest conceit at Burger & Lobster sounds like an absolute hoot.
The Soho branch of the restaurant group has teamed up with Taittinger to launch the Champagne Train - where flutes of champagne are served by a train rolling down a 9m model railway track on the bar itself.
It's their version of the bottomless brunch. So
Changes are on the way for Bubbledogs, the hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia by Sandia Chang (which also acts as a way into the 2-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table at the back). They're closing for a revamp and opening again with much more of a focus as a Champagne bar.
And this change also means a much bigger focus on Grower Champagnes (they're the smaller producers in the Champagne region).
Charles Heidseick champagne has joined forces with Surrey hotel Great Fosters for the perfect summer dish paired with their Champagne.
Just in time for this year's celebrations of the 150 year anniversary of St Pancras Station, the station's St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys is getting a fresh new look. Just over a decade after it opened, the new design means it'll now have a Kitchen Bar which will be just the ticket for meetings during the day or evening chef demos using the space's open kitchen.
One key element of the redesign has been the reworking of the old private dining
Been up to the third floor of House of Fraser recently? If you have, you might have noticed a new addition in the form of Evans & Blanc, an art deco-themed Champagne bar and restaurant kitted out with plenty of gins, fizz and cocktails, plus seasonal dining.
Here’s some of the food you can expect:
Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase...
One champagne house is tapping into the market for unique encounters. We went along to check it out.
Unlimited champagne makes this Mayfair spot suddenly very affordable this summer.
Updated 12/2/18 with opening date
It's actually pretty amazing that Bob Bob Ricard hadn't expanded to the city before now, but details have been revealed for their plans to open Bob Bob Cité in one of the City's most recognisable new skyscrapers (albeit on a lower floor). And as to be expected from the company that brought us
Can't tell you how much we love the idea of this new festive addition to Selfridges. It's a Moët & Chandon champagne photobooth. You jump in the booth, snap a pic and then use that to create personalised labels for MINI MOET champagne bottles.
And if you want to take your time over the perfect shot (or get one done for someone else as a pressie), you can just upload a pic from your phone when you're in store and get the labels done that way. The personalised Mini Moët
Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.
The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu will be a variety of French food, including fresh tartines and the deli
If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.
Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfish cheek curry with matchstick fries and Lobster claw wrapped in potato