The Alchemist Canary Wharf

Zoe Fryday steps into the theatrics of The Alchemist’s new London flagship Guests of The Alchemist’s new London flagship in Canary Wharf can expect flames, plumes of fragrant smoke and glimpses of mad science. This won’t come as a surprise to those who know the brand, as it’s renowned for its unconventionality and theatrics. As …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …

The K Bar's 'Terrior' menu

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel in west London has introduced its new ‘Terroir’ cocktail menu, inspired by famous European wine regions. Each cocktail on the 15-strong list has been designed to showcase the characteristics and flavours imparted by a selection of the world’s most celebrated terroirs. Wine regions explored include Bordeaux in France, …

Aster cocktails

London cocktail bar Aster has created a new menu that takes guests on a journey through the UK’s capital, championing the places and people that make it special. The 11-strong line-up of cocktails on the ‘Aster Adventure’ map-style menu, which emulates the underground station map, span Kings Cross to Whitechapel. Imbibers can start at Victoria …

The Lost Alhambra is bringing even more theatre and fun to London’s West End. Zoe Fryday reports The Adventure Bar Group is famous for its dazzling, concept-led venues, including Tonight Josephine, Bar Elba and Blame Gloria. The latest addition to the collection, The Lost Alhambra, is no exception. Situated in London’s buzzing Leicester Square, on …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

Bar Douro

Portuguese wine bar and restaurant Bar Douro is opening its second London site, located in the Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. Helmed by restaurateur Max Graham, the new venue, like its sister flagship in London Bridge, will offer a contemporary take on traditional Portuguese cuisine and regional wines. Situated in a Grade II-listed building, Bar …

5-a-Day at The Blind Pig

Jason Atherton’s flagship bar The Blind Pig has revealed a new ‘Greatest Hits’ menu in dedication to venue’s most celebrated cocktails. The list comprises of eleven cocktails spanning the speakeasy’s last seven years, and includes old favourites from the ‘Long and Short Tails’ menu, which takes its inspiration from the nation’s bestselling children’s books, as …

BrewDogAF

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is launching a new bar dedicated to alcohol-free in central London. The BrewDog AF Bar, which is set to open its doors on January 6, is the first of the company’s global bars to feature a line-up solely devoted to drinks without alcohol. It will offer 15 taps of draught …

Cahoots Control Room

Zoe Fryday explores Cahoots’ new overground station-inspired Ticket Hall and Control room Attention all passengers. Central London’s chic, experiential cocktail bar Cahoots has expanded its Soho empire. The celebrated 1940s underground train station-inspired speakeasy, set inside an abandoned tube station turned air raid shelter, has a brand new sister venue, and its located just next …