The Mezzanine at The Stratford

Zoe Fryday explores The Mezzanine, Stratford’s new premium night spot Tucked away inside glamorous 24-storey skyscraper The Stratford is a chic new cocktail bar, The Mezzanine, and it’s bringing a touch of Mayfair to east London. The warm, opulent venue offers a space for hotel guests, long-term residents and locals alike to meet and mingle. …

Burger & Lobster colourless cocktails

London restaurant group Burger & Lobster has launched a five-strong range of colourless cocktails in a bid to remove stereotypes associated with famous drinks. Focusing on taste rather than marketing, the ‘Mixed-ology’ collection sees five classic cocktails, including the Mojito and Negroni, transformed into neutral, nameless drinks. The drinks were created by mixologist Eduard Balan …

The Malt Lounge

The recently launched Prince Akatoki London hotel in Marylebone has opened the doors to its intimate lounge bar. The Malt Lounge and Bar hopes to bring a “sophisticated destination offering” to area, providing Japanese-inspired afternoon tea during the day and rare Japanese whiskies, sake and signature cocktails at night. Seating 30, the warm, modern décor …

Cockatiel Club from Darling & Edge

Hackney Wick-based immersive set design studio Darling & Edge has opened a new drinking and dining destination in London. The basement cocktail bar, named Cockatiel Club, launched to the public on November 15. Situated in a hidden spot below Hello Darling, Darling & Edge’s playful restaurant, and Darling House, an experimental house party style bar, …

The Coral Room cocktails

The Coral Room at The Bloomsbury Hotel has launched its new ‘A Sip of England’ cocktail menu, inspired by the moors, meadows, seas and spires of the country. From Wordsworth’s lakes and Bronte’s moors to the Cornish Riviera, Glastonbury and the Bloomsbury Group’s Sussex retreat, The Coral Room’s new cocktail list sets out to offer …

Lyaness new cocktail menu

Ryan Chetiyawardana’s London cocktail bar Lyaness is launching the next phase in a playful cocktail list centred around seven core ingredients. Lyaness opened its doors at Sea Containers London hotel in March 2019, replacing Ryan’s award-winning cocktail den Dandeylan. The bar’s first menu took seven recognisable ingredients and manipulated them into “unfamiliar and exciting forms”, …

1st Step USA, Passport menu at St James Bar

St James Bar at London’s Sotitel St James hotel is preparing to launch ‘Passport’, a new cocktail menu inspired by flavours and cultures from around the world. The menu, which officially launches on November 1, has been designed to resemble a real passport, with each cocktail displayed with a stamp of the country it is …

100 Wardour St The Politicians menu

Soho bar 100 Wardour St is continuing to “contort the conventions of cocktail creation” with a new tongue-in-cheek menu inspired by political satire. The new autumn offering, developed by head mixologist Federico Pasian and bar manager Marco Sangion, has been designed to offer some light-hearted humour in uncertain state of current affairs, transforming some of …

Moto Covent Garden

Moto, a new Japanese-inspired bar and retail space, is preparing to open in London’s Covent Garden. The 25-cover bar will serve a range of independent craft sakes and Japanese spirits sourced direct from breweries, which can be enjoyed alongside a contemporary Japanese food and snacks offering. To create the concept, the venue’s founders spent years …

Nolita Social

Zoe Fryday visits Nolita Social, the new bar making waves in Knightsbridge, London One of the most well-heeled locations in central London, Knightsbridge is teeming with designer shops, high-end restaurants and luxury five-star hotels. A place for the elite, rich and glamorous, you can’t help but feel important as you walk the well-paved streets. There …