Kwãnt

Zoe Fryday catches up with Erik Lorincz at his new London cocktail bar, Kwãnt It’s not just cocktail-loving consumers that are flocking to West London’s hottest lounge bar, Kwãnt, but bartenders too. Nestled beneath critically acclaimed Moroccan gastro brasserie Momo, on Heddon Street in Mayfair, this stylish drinking den is the pride and joy of …

Lyaness interior

Zoe Fryday explores Lyaness, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new bar at Sea Containers London. Photography by James McDonald Last year we waved goodbye to Dandelyan, the exquisitely fresh, forward-thinking cocktail establishment from renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan). Just days before winning the coveted title of World’s Best Bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 …

Vintry & Mercer's Do Not Disturb bar

Zoe Fryday steps back in time to the Prohibition era at Vintry & Mercer’s Do Not Disturb bar. Photography by Amy Murrell Tucked away on the cobbled streets of Garlick Hill, London sits Vintry & Mercer, a new luxury boutique hotel with 92 bespoke rooms and suites, two restaurants, a roof terrace and a underground …

Lost Society

Zoe Fryday gets a taste of 1920s glamour at the Lost Society in Battersea. Photography by Alex Winship Cameras at the ready. There’s a new picture-perfect venue in town. With a stunning 1920s-inspired interior décor, exemplified by radiant, interactive neon artwork, splendid botanical displays and glorious gold in abundance, the Lost Society is breath of …

Ziggy's bar at the Cafe Royal

Zoe Fryday visits Ziggy’s, a new hotel bar that plays homage to music legend David Bowie Let’s rewind to the year 1973. Following a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, David Bowie famously held the retirement party for his dramatic alter ego Ziggy Stardust
at the Café Royal. Almost forty years later, the iconic Regent Street hotel …

Atik Dartford. Photography by Richard Southall

The Deltic Group has launched a new club in Dartford under its Atik brand. Zoe Fryday reports Those in search of the ultimate clubbing experience can head down to Atik Darford. Located on Essex Road, the venue – formerly known as Air and Breathe – was selected by leading operator The Deltic Group to undergo …

Pitcher and Piano

New Sheffield city centre site grows Pitcher & Piano portfolio to 18. Zoe Fryday reports Sheffield has undergone a wave of regeneration in the last few years, with Kelham Island – the old industrial quarter – welcoming a surge of new bar openings and start-up businesses. The city centre, however, appeared to be lacking when …

Heads bar at Heads + Tails

Zoe Fryday visits Heads + Tails, West Hampstead’s new ‘bar of contrasts’ One of the biggest challenges of opening a bar is finding a space to perfectly encapsulate the initial concept. However, in the case of Heads + Tails, a new contemporary cocktail destination in laid-back, village like West Hampstead, the concept actually stemmed from …

Zoe Fryday gets a taste of glamour and Anatolian Fare at Rüya London Situated on one of the most exclusive streets in Mayfair lies Rüya, a contemporary Middle Eastern establishment, personified by its distinct cultural and creative vision. Encompassing an immersive restaurant area, which features an open display kitchen, as well as private function rooms …

Olympic hero Usain Bolt launches UK’s first Track & Records venue. Zoe Fryday reports Those in search of authentic Caribbean flavour can sample the vibrant rum cocktails on offer at London’s first Track & Records bar, restaurant and late lounge. The entire concept of the venue has been developed in collaboration with world-famous eight-time Olympic …