Mark Ludmon goes downstairs to the cocktail bar beneath Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Union Street Café Gordon Ramsay’s latest venture, Union Street Café, in Borough, south London, has been one of the most talked-about openings this year. Much of the attention has been focused on the restaurant and the food but downstairs there is an impressive …

The legend lives on in Eastbourne after £750,000 is invested in updating the pier’s nightclub For the past 15 years, Atlantis has been a legendary club, standing on the pier in the East Sussex seaside town of Eastbourne. Over that time, nightlife has evolved so its owner, Six Piers, has invested £750,000 in a complete …

Cocktail-shakin’ courtiers in Hawaiian shirts serve up disco drinks in a 1970s bachelor pad at The Breakfast Club’s new bar The infamous 1970s image of Hollywood star Burt Reynolds reclining naked on a bearskin rug for Cosmopolitan magazine was the inspiration for speakeasy-style bar The King of Ladies Man in Battersea, south London. Hidden at …

G1 Group has transformed a former golf factory in St Andrews into a relaxed new bar and restaurant St Andrews is often considered to be the “home of golf” because the sport was first played on what is now the Old Course in the early 15th century. It was also once home to the oldest …

Harbour Hotels Group has created an elegant bar and restaurant in Dorset The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa in Christchurch in Dorset has had a chequered past. For many years, the 200-year-old Regency building passed through different hotel chains, leading to deterioration and the loss of original features. This all changed five years ago when …

A cocktail bar, restaurant and coffee shop has been created by brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy in east London Danny and Kieran Clancy are old hands at spotting the potential of out-of-the way locations. As the founders and organisers of Krankbrother, they organise music events in places such as rooftops and yachts and pool parties …

D&D London has opened its first bar and restaurant outside of the capital in the new Trinity Leeds development Traditionally, you wouldn’t go to a bar in a shopping centre expecting too much from their drinks. This is not the case at the new Trinity Leeds leisure and retail development in Leeds city centre. Living …

Malcolm Gray and John Eastwood have transformed a run-down pub in Edinburgh’s west end A neglected local pub in Edinburgh’s west end has been transformed into a bright and buzzing bar by two entrepreneurs. Malcolm Gray and John Eastwood, who live in the area, were regulars in the Melville in William Street until it fell …

Bar owner and designer Alex Nettle has refurbished Salisbury’s Russian-inspired Moloko For 15 years, Moloko bar in Salisbury in Wiltshire was a regular haunt for Alex Nettle. Originally started by Colin O’Keefe and John Turpin, it was one of the inspirations for Alex to get into the bar trade, going on to open Salisbury venues …

An oasis of Italian food, wine and cocktails can be found in the heart of London’s West End, reports Mark Ludmon While the Italian food and drink at Monty’s Wine Bar & Restaurant in London’s West End is made with authentic and often traditional ingredients, it is otherwise defying convention. The warm interior by Steve …