• London's summer pop-up bars


    Summer has arrived and while we’re cautiously optimistic that it’s here to stay, London’s restaurants and bars are shaping up to launch a series of summer bars

  • Test Driving Coupette in Bethnal Green - a very French cocktail bar

    firsttwoWith Calvados and more on the menu, Coupette is a very French cocktail bar in Bethnal Green. We head east for an early look. 

  • Kaleidoscope bar brings 200 rare whiskies to Liverpool Street

    Kaleidoscope brings 200 rare whiskies to Liverpool StreetThe Whisky Society opens its first non-member bar in Liverpool Street, where 200 rare single malts will be on offer to the public alongside other liquors, cocktails and more, with food provided by upstairs neighbour Mac & Wild.

  • Ray's Bar Dalston launches summer menu with half price cocktails


    With summer surely just around the corner (or at least for today), Ray’s Bar, a subterranean bar beneath Voodoo Rays are launching their summer cocktail menu with 50% off drinks.

    Created by head bartender Dave Miller (Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, 214 Bermondsey), the summer menu launches this week and focuses on redefining modern classics using traditional techniques. Miller has introduced drinks which employ natural clarification alongside milk punches and sherberts - the

  • Bar Termini Centrale opens on Duke Street

    Bar Termini gets a new sister bar just off Oxford Street

    bartermini600emailKnockout cocktails, coffee and plentiful Italian cuisine

  • Corrigan's Mayfair to launch Dickie's Bar with Dead Rabbit mixologist

    Corrigan's Mayfair to launch Dickie's Bar with Dead Rabbit mixologist

    Updated 28/4/17 with new opening date

    Big changes are afoot at Corrigan's, Richard Corrigan's main Mayfair restaurant. Linking in with changes to the main entrance to Corrigan's, they're adding a brand new standalone bar called Dickie's Bar. 

    But that's not all - the bar in question will have cocktails from none other than the Gregory Buda, the mixologist from Dead Rabbit. And if that

  • Mele e Pere are opening an Aperitivo Bar


    If you've ever wandered past the entrance to Mele e Pere on Brewer Street and wondered what the downstairs restaurant was like, you'll soon be able to find out without having to leave street level.

    The Italian restaurant is opening a new Aperitivo Bar this week at ground floor level. They're just finishing installing a whole load of taps from where they'll be serving homemade vermouth on draught, prosecco on tap and beer from Dalston microbrewery 40FT.

    The menu at

  • Coupette in Bethnal Green sees ex-Savoy bartender bring a French accent to the East End

    coupetteEx-Beaufort Bar head bartender heads east

  • White Lyan bar Hoxton becomes Super Lyan

    White Lyan bar Hoxton becomes Super Lyan

    It’s all change at White Lyan. Ryan Chetiyawardana and Iain Griffiths created ripples throughout the bartending community when they first opened White Lyan in 2013, serving a menu of entirely pre-batched cocktails made with no ice or citrus. The groundbreaking Hoxton bar will undergo a two-phase transformation which begins on Friday 14th April with the launch of Super Lyan.

    This will see the

  • Petersham Nurseries opens The Petersham and La Goccia restaurants in Covent Garden

    petersham nurseries covent gardenPetersham Nurseries is making the leap from Richmond to central London and they're not doing things by half. They're launching two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar AND a florist.

  • London's hot new bars and best new cocktail menus

    bestbarsbigWith so much happening in the world of London drinks of late, we’ve rounded up our selection of the best new bars and cocktail menus across the capital.

  • Scout is the new British bar being opened by Matt Whiley in Shoreditch


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Hot Dinners can exclusively reveal details of Scout, a new bar from cocktail guru Matt Whiley, which is set to open in Shoreditch next month. Located on Great Eastern Street, Scout aims to shift the way we think about cocktails and drinks, by championing seasonal British ingredients. The drinks list will change regularly as produce from farmers and growers comes in and out of season – adopting an approach more commonly used by

  • TT Liquor cocktail bar, shop and tasting room opens on Kingsland Road

    TT Liquor cocktail bar, shop and tasting room opens on Kingsland Road

    TT Liquor, a cocktail bar, spirits shop and tasting room on Kingsland Road, Shoreditch is the latest establishment set to join the burgeoning East London bar scene. A veritabletheme park of boozenow open to the

  • The Gibson celebrates their first year with new cocktail and locally sourced bar menu

    The Gibson celebrates their first year with new cocktail and locally sourced bar menu

    The Gibson, one of the hottest bars of 2016, is celebrating its first year in operation with the launch of a new cocktail and food menu.Going well beyond the standard crisp and nuts route, The Gibson’s new locally sourced menu features inventive flavours and exotic ingredients specially chosen to be enjoyed alongside their extensive list of award-winning cocktails.

    Led by Marian Beke

  • Expect the unexpected - Artesian bar at The Langham introduces all new ‘Perception’ Cocktail menu


    Updated 13/2/17 following a recent visit

    We popped down to Artesian last week to see how the new menu is shaping up. Headed up by Dino and Gabor the new bar team have been working intensively over the last 12 months to develop the menu. We're pleased to see that the attention to detail behind it really shows through.

    The Perception menu includes a range of esoteric ingredients such as Unico, a Hungarian liqueur, soursop, saffron and


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