• Neighbourhood Portobello cocktail bar and kitchen lands on Ladbroke Grove

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    This new West London bar is a colourful conversion from a pub on Ladbroke Grove, to an all singing and dancing fast-service cocktail bar.

  • SOMA is the new standalone bar in Soho from Kricket

    SOMA is the new standalone bar in Soho from Kricket

    The people behind Kricket are getting ready to open something new, and quite different from before. This time it's a standalone basement bar in Soho, called SOMA, taking over the building right next door to Kricket Soho (which used to be a club and karaoke bar). 

    SOMA will still carry on the Indian influences that you'll see in Kricket, and more besides with drinks

  • The Night Owl and Someday are two new music led bars coming to Finsbury Park

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    Updated 4/6/21 with The Night Owl opening date

    It's all happening at Finsbury Park. As part of the station's massive redevelopment, there's plenty to look out for with a large new M&S food store, Picturehouse Cinema and Honest Burgers all coming to the station environs.

    But that's not all. It looks as though this part of N4 is going to get two new bars, both of which

  • Four Quarters arcade bar are opening a huge new place in Elephant & Castle

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    The original Four Quarters in Peckham Rye was a game-changer - a bar meets gaming arcade. Five years ago they opened their second bar, this time in Stratford, and now they're expanding again.

    Their latest bar will be in the huge new Elephant Park development in Elephant & Castle. It's going to be the group's biggest opening to date with over 30 retro arcade machines, eight vintage console booths and two

  • The next Garden Bar is a huge outside space in Bromley

    The next Garden Bar is a huge outside space in Bromley  

    The Garden Bar has been a big hit in its Elephant & Castle location - so much so that they're getting ready to open a second Garden Bar in Bromley. 

    As with the original, it's all about alfresco dining - but on the very large side. This new Garden Bar will seat 400 on a multi-level terrace - and there will be a rooftop bar too. It'll all open in stages over the coming

  • The best new bars opening in London


    London's bars are reopening fully and from mezcalarias to natural wine bars we've got a hot list of drinking establishments you should know about.

  • The new Standard Rooftop bar will have amazing views over St Pancras

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    With alfresco spaces in London being a premium right now, you can count on us to bring you news of any new places opening. And the new roof venue at The Standard hotel in King's Cross sounds (and looks) worth checking out.

    The Standard Rooftop is the hotel's latest space to launch and they say the aim of the 11th-floor bar - just upstairs from their Decimo restaurant - is to bring "the vibe of New York’s

  • Test Driving Nine Lives and Tigre Tacos - a bit of London Bridge bar life at home


    Tacos, cocktails, a play list and even incense for the atmosphere - we get Nine Lives bar delivered to our home.

  • The Connaught Bar in Mayfair is the World's Best Bar for 2020

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    This is VERY poor timing. As London spends its first evening in lockdown once again, one of our bars has just been named best in the world.

    The Connaught Bar nabbed the top spot at the hugely competitive The World's 50 Best Bars 2020 which revealed its list today. It was a "deserving winner" said the judges "for the work that is put in and the level of artistry applied to the cocktail craft."

    London was the best

  • Jackson Boxer has opened a dive bar underneath Brunswick House in Vauxhall

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    With all that happening in and to the world of hospitality, folk in that industry could be forgiven for wanting to just hunker down, let the maelstrom pass them by and hope for better times ahead.

    That's certainly one way of dealing with being in Tier 2 in the middle of a pandemic. Alternatively you could do what restaurateur Jackson Boxer has done and add more to your to-do list by opening a brand new bar.

    Not just any bar though.

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


    If you're getting 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

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    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

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    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

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    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


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