Nightlife in Milton Keynes has been given a boost thanks to the latest Wonderland club from No Saints. The company’s chief executive, Steve Thomas, knows the site in the Xscape entertainment complex well having launched it as an Oceana in 2002 when he headed leading operator Luminar, but No Saints has transformed it after the …

For nearly 200 years, people have been seeking pleasure at 181 Upper Street in Islington, north London. The former Hare & Hounds pub has gone through numerous incarnations in recent years, including Medicine Bar and Albert & Pearl, but it has now been reborn as a theatrical venue, House of Wolf, which combines Victorian heritage …

December 5 marked 79 years since Prohibition was repealed in the US, but it continues to influence bartenders and drinks list today. It is part of the inspiration behind the latest cocktail list at Dach & Sons in Hampstead, London – one of the most high-profile openings of 2012 – which features an innovative bar, …

With ingredients such as mango chutney, cardamom, pea puree and kaffir lime, the cocktails at Anise bar in the City of London are clearly the work of bartenders who have access to the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The bar is part of Cinnamon Kitchen, the modern Indian restaurant headed by executive chef Vivek Singh, …

For some years, pisco has been poised to be the “next big thing” in the UK. This year, it finally seems to be happening, albeit in a small way. It has been led by Peruvian restaurants opening in London, from Martin Morales’s Ceviche in Soho in February to Coya, which was opened this month by …

As Hakkasan Group expands in London and overseas, Mark Ludmon visits Chrysan to meet senior bar manager George Matzaridis Over the past 11 years, the Hakkasan name has grown from being one Chinese restaurant and bar in London’s West End to a global empire that stretches to San Francisco, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai. Alongside this …

The East India Company’s 18th-century warehouse in the City of London once stored spices, tea, cigars and port and, over 250 years later, it is once again a place for exotic flavours and luxurious drinks. Restaurant operator D&D London has transformed the Grade II listed building, covering over 10,000 square feet, into a range of …

When Club One opened in Ascot in Berkshire 11 years ago, it was one of the region’s leading music venues, attracting some of the greatest soul singers of all time from Alexander O’Neill and Faith Evans to The Temptations. But times change, and owner Rohan Thompson has been investing in the site over the past …

After running bars for other people, Paul Brown has realised his ambition of running his own venue. With a business partner, the former bartender has launched High Pavement in the historic heart of the market town of Warwick, serving up premium drinks and cocktails alongside a dining room specialising in freshly cooked “small plates”. Taking …

Back in the 1960s, The Pinstripe Club was a hangout for the likes of Oliver Reed, Peter O’Toole and Marilyn Monroe before being closed in the wake of the Profumo Scandal as the place where Christine Keeler met her Russian spy. More recently, the Soho site was The Kingly Club, Dezzi Mc Causland’s iconic members’ …