Laki Kane

Zoe Fryday visits London rum bar Laki Kane, where guests are getting a true taste of the tropics From the lush, verdant palm trees, bamboo and vivacious floral displays that greet inquisitive customers as they walk through the front door, through to the signature rum selection and vibrant tiki-style cocktails, you won’t find much at …

Gazelle interior

Zoe Fryday visits Gazelle, Mayfair’s luxury cocktail and dining destination. Photography by James Mason If you haven’t yet heard about Tony Conigliaro and Rob Roy Cameron’s latest collaboration, where have you been hiding? The pair, who are among the top names in the hospitality industry, have recently opened Gazelle, a stylish new venue in Mayfair, …

Bar Soba Greek Street

Bar Soba is back with a lively new site on Greek Street in Leeds. Zoe Fryday reports It’s the start of an exciting new era for Bar Soba. Having recently moved from its original Leeds premises into a modern site on buzzing Greek Street, the chain is “remixing” it up again, adding another layer of …

Incognito Winchester interior

Mark Ludmon steps into the theatrical world of cocktail bar Incognito in Winchester in Hampshire From a Peach Julep and smoky Manhattan to original signature cocktails, the drinks at Incognito in Winchester are served with a theatrical flourish that guarantees the wow factor. “We describe them as Willy Wonka meets Heston Blumenthal,” says Nick Robinson …

Savage Garden DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London

Mark Ludmon explores London’s new rooftop bar, Savage Garden. Photography by Jodi Hinds While 90s Australian pop duo Savage Garden may have queried the name of the new rooftop bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel by the Tower of London, its inspiration goes back further. At its simplest, the hotel is next to Savage …

Kilder Bar Digbeth Birmingham 1

A popular Birmingham burger restaurant has expanded with a stand-alone bar, Kilder. Mark Ludmon reports After setting up burger restaurant Original Patty Men in Birmingham two-and-a-half years ago, Tom Maher and Scott O’Byrne have had such a hit that they have now added a bar. Located in an arch under Moor Street station in Digbeth, …

Red Sky Bar Radisson Red Glasgow 1

A cocktail bar has opened at the top of Glasgow’s new Radisson Red hotel, reports Mark Ludmon. Pictures by McAteer Photography Glasgow’s cocktail scene has a new star – and it’s nine storeys high in the sky with views over the city and the River Clyde. Red Sky Bar, part of the new 174-room Radisson …

Smiths of Smithfield

Mark Ludmon returns to Smiths of Smithfield in London after its latest refurbishment It is 18 years since TV chef John Torode opened Smiths of Smithfield in a largely unfashionable area of London. Since then, Smithfield and Farringdon have evolved into a destination for drinking and dining, including world-leading cocktail bar Oriole, and, throughout it …

Mark Ludmon checks out hotel bar Fitz’s, the glamorous new destination at The Principal London A sumptuous, decadent new bar has been created as part of the luxurious transformation of the faded grand Hotel Russell into The Principal London. With a striking, theatrical interior, Fitz’s is set to be a new destination for cocktails, with …

Atik Tamworth

The Deltic Group has opened a club in Staffordshire under its Atik brand, reports Mark Ludmon From Edinburgh and Hull to Gloucester and Windsor, there are now nine nightclubs known as Atik. Leading late-night operator The Deltic Group has been steadily expanding the brand, most recently bringing it to Tamworth in Staffordshire after investing £500,000 …