• The Black Cow Vodka bar pops up at the Coal Office in King's Cross

    black cow coal office bar

    If the words "alfresco espresso martini bar" don't immediately pique your interest, then move along to the next news story. Personally, the idea of being able to sip a really good cocktail in the summer sunshine will always be something we're into.

    So we'll have to check out the new Black Cow Espresso Martini Bar that's just opened at Tom Dixon’s Coal Office restaurant in King's Cross. The summer pop-up has been built out of the wooden sidecar to

  • Bar Swift is coming to Shoreditch

    Swift Shoreditch

    Their Soho venue has been closed throughout the lockdown but now that Bar Swift (ranked 41 on the 50 Best Bars in the World list last year) are back, they're already getting ready to open a second bar in Shoreditch (where Floripa used to be). 

    This venue will be an all-day affair, opening at 8am on weekdays. Of course, you won't be able to pick up a cocktail then, so they'll shift to coffee and brunch dishes in the mornings. There will be Neal's

  • King’s Cross Spanish quarter to expand with pop-up Bar El Rincón

    el rincon bar pops up in kings crossThe Camino restaurant group, which already has several Spanish tapas bars and restaurants across London, is opening a pop-up called Bar El Rincón in Vanishers Yard in Kings Cross.

  • Goods Way is a new live music venue, bar and street food space at King's Cross - updated

    goods way kings cross londonThe team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food.

  • Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

    Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

    A very promising new cocktail bar is opening right underneath Neil Rankin's Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane. It's led by Carl Brown, best known as former Daru-walla at Dishoom aka “the drinks guy”, their main bar development manager and former YBF winner.

    His new bar, Tincture, follows the lead set by Simplicity Burger above, with plant-based and no-waste being a key focus. The cocktails will all be

  • Selfridges now have a Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar serving up champagne and cocktails

    selfridges open veuve cliquot tram bar

    First, we had Claridge's launching their Loubi Express cocktail bar with just eight seats. Now Selfridges have unveiled their Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar in time for the festive season.

    The oh-so-Instagrammable bar has just 10 seats and will serve up Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails

  • Taproom by Brixton Village will serve up a very local beer selection

    taproom by brixton village opening

    Just a few months after they opened their first space in Bethnal Green the Taproom Group are expanding to Brixton.

    Taproom by Brixton Village will follow the lead of the East London opening and champion local breweries serving beers produced close to the bar. So you'll find the likes of Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, The Kernel, Canopy and Orbit on tap. If you want to explore the beer selection go for a beer tasting flight.

    It's not

  • Moto bar and shop in Covent Garden will serve up sake and top Japanese snacks

    moto bar opening on maiden laneMoto will be focusing strongly around Sake and other Japanese spirits, aiming to bring lesser-known varieties to London - all paired with bar snacks too. 

  • 10º is the new-look bar at Galvin at Windows

    10º is the new-look bar at Galvin at Windows

    Updated 3/9/19 with images

    The Galvin at Windows bar has had one of the best views in London during its 13 years and it's always been pretty much one of the best bars in the area. Plus, it's often blessed with the presence of the mighty Fred Sirieix, who makes everything better. 

    Now the bar is getting a revamp which they're calling "an evolution, re-branding and re-naming of the bar".  The

  • New Yorkers get their own Lyaness bar - and it's the spitting image of the one here

    roomThe New York Lyaness experience - without all that lighting stuff at the top you'd honestly think it's the same as...

    This bar looks like Lyaness. It serves the same drinks as Lyaness.

  • The Berkeley launches a brand new bar - The Berkeley Bar and Terrace

    The Berkeley launches a brand new bar - The Berkeley Bar and Terrace

    One of London’s top hotels, The Berkeley, has gone all secret squirrel on us. They've been working on a brand new bar and opened it without anyone having a clue. Called The Berkeley Bar and Terrace, it's the hotel's second bar, joining The Blue Bar, and will be a pretty cosy, intimate affair by the sounds of things.

    While the terrace part of the equation is going to be pretty

  • Jason Atherton has gone into the theatre bar business with Pavlova's at The Palace Theatre in Victoria

    pavlova bar palace theatre london

    Back in the day, you'd be lucky to get a warm glass of Pinot Grigio waiting for you in a theatre bar during the interval. Now it's quite a different story. Over in Westminster, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace has a restaurant by the Naughty Piglets crowd alongside a gin bar, and now the Victoria Palace is following suit.

    The Cameron Mackintosh theatre, where Hamilton is currently playing, has just opened Pavlova's - a new bar

  • Kurabu at Dinings SW3 will serve up street food inspired snacks and drinks in Chelsea


    This week, Chelsea is getting a new Japanese 'street food' spot - if you can really count the mezzanine floor of high-end sushi spot Dinings SW3 as 'street'. Well maybe that's as street as Chelsea gets.

    Kurabu will be the name of the restaurant's new lounge space, taking over the area that used to be set aside for private dining. It'll be serving a completely new range of Japanese snacks and cocktails.

    Chef Chef Masaki Sugisaki's menu will feature

  • Alex Kratena and TÁ TÁ Eatery to open Tayer and Elementary on Old St

    tayerfrontWhen the bartender who ran the World's Best Bar for years prepares to open an all-day bar and restaurant in London with fellow top class mixologist Monica Berg, you better believe people are going to sit up and take notice. And when TÁ TÁ Eatery is in charge of the food? Lucky Old Street.

  • Kwant is a hot new cocktail bar by Erik Lorincz underneath Momo

    Kwant is a new cocktail bar by Erik Lorincz underneath Momo

    After a huge revamp earlier this year, followed by a rave review by Fay Maschler, there's a lot going on at Momo at the moment. And now they've gone one step further, opening a separate cocktail bar downstairs,


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