06/08/2015 Pics (C) Huw John, Cardiff.

Peter Robinson talks to Mark Ludmon about Burning Night Group’s growing success German-style beer halls are springing up all over Britain, from Bristol to Edinburgh, but Burning Night Group is something of a veteran after opening its first Bierkeller entertainment complex in Leeds nearly six years ago. Since then, it has gone on to open …

Alberts Schloss

New company Mission Mars has opened a “Bohemian pleasure palace” in Manchester Over the past three years, the imposing former chapel Albert Hall on Manchester’s Peter Street has become a leading destination for live music, hosting gigs by the likes of Sam Smith, Johnny Marr, the Manic Street Preachers and The Maccabees. Bar operator Trof, …

boston back bar

Mark Ludmon visits Soho’s 68 & Boston – a wine bar and cocktail bar in one venue When the former bar manager of The Dorchester’s China Tang teams up with two other leading figures in the bar world, the result is going to be something special. After nearly eight years at The Dorchester’s acclaimed bar …

Tape London

Cocktails and clubbing at music industry hangout Tape London From Justin Bieber to Jess Glynne, top names have already performed at new members club Tape London. Created by and for people in the music industry, the venue in Hanover Square in Mayfair has been purpose-built on the site of former club Jalouse as a space …

Walkabout Birmingham

One of the original and most high-profile Walkabout bars has undergone a major refurbishment, transforming it both inside and out. Operator Intertain has spent £450,000 on the latest revamp of the venue in Broad Street in Birmingham which dates back to the 1990s. It is now fully representative of the latest evolution of the Walkabout …

Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays bar

All things Americana have inspired the new look of the Hollywood Bowl Centre in London’s Surrey Quays, including its stylish new destination bar. The Original Bowling Company, the UK’s largest tenpin bowling operator, has invested £350,000 in a refurbishment of the bowling centre. It includes a new “Hollywood Diner” serving American-style classics from the new …

Blues Kitchen Brixton restaurant

America’s South inspires the award-winning food menu at The Blues Kitchen. Mark Ludmon reports Music has been at the heart of The Blues Kitchen since The Columbo Group opened the first in Camden in London over six years ago. From blues and bluegrass to soul and swing, you can enjoy live bands every night at …

Dishoom Permit Room

Mark Ludmon steps back to the sixties at the latest Dishoom in the Carnaby area of London. Pictures by John Carey Kavi and Shamil Thakrar have taken inspiration from the old Irani cafés of Mumbai for their Dishoom restaurants and bars around London but, for their new site in Soho, they also looked to the …

Design at Source - Atik, Oxford Copyright - Richard Southall

The Deltic Group has opened Atik in Oxford. Pictures by Richard Southall After eight years, Oxford’s largest nightclub, Lava & Ignite, has been replaced by a new-look venue with strikingly designed new spaces and the latest sound and lighting systems. Launched in September, it is the first club to open under the name of Atik …

Doctor Kluger

The Breakfast Club has created another cool bar hidden inside its latest café in Canary Wharf in London Tucked away around London is a set of bars that take “speakeasy” to a new level. As well as being cafés popular for brunch and dinner, The Breakfast Club has created bars such as The Mayor of …