Trader Vic's London

Iconic Polynesian-inspired restaurant and bar Trader Vic’s London is inviting guests to celebrate World Mai Tai Day on 30 August. The tropical drinking den, located at the London Hilton on Park Lane, will be hosting an exclusive party to mark 75 years of ‘Mai-Tai – Roa-Ae’. As part of the celebration, Trader Vic’s London has …

Beaufort Bar Vodka

The Beaufort Bar at London’s The Savoy hotel has launched its own spirit – Beaufort Bar Vodka – which is available to order at the bar. Although gin and whisky continue to flourish in the UK, vodka is the Beaufort Bar’s bestselling spirit. This prompted the team to think creatively about designing their own expression …

Blind Spot cocktails

St Martins Lane hotel’s late-night speakeasy bar Blind Spot has teamed up with niche perfumers Miller Harris for a one-off cocktail collaboration. For two months from the 27 August, Blind Spot will be serving a bespoke cocktail menu based on the latest Miller Harris fragrances: Blousy, Brighton Rock and Dane Amongst The Lace. Just like …

Murder Inc interior

Zoe Fryday visits Murder Inc in London’s Fitzrovia, the latest bar from The Cocktail Trading Co The Cocktail Trading Company (CTC) never fails to impress and excite when it comes to serving a bit of tongue-in-cheek theatricality, taking imbibers on a tantalising journey into the weird, wacky and wonderful. Murder Inc, the team’s latest venture, …

Riding House Café

Fitzrovia’s all-day drinking and dining institution Riding House Café has unveiled a remodelled interior and new food and drinks menus. The interior makeover, featuring changes to the iconic long bar and most of the lighting and finishes, is said to result in a “brighter evolution”. Meanwhile, head chef Henry Omereye has enhanced the current dining …

The Mezzanine at The Stratford

East London skyscraper and hotel The Stratford is opening a new bar called The Mezzanine, headed up by industry luminaries Elias Yiallouris and Enrico Gonzato. Open until 2am throughout the week, the “hidden” destination cocktail bar aspires to bring a sophisticated, late-night offering to the area, with DJs playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. …

Abbey Road cocktails at The Ivy St John’s Wood

The Ivy St John’s Wood has launched an exclusive cocktail menu, dessert and installation to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, one of The Beatles’ greatest albums. Running from now until the end of September, the bar’s new cocktail offering features tipples named after iconic songs from the album. Here Comes The Sun, for …

Rocket Leisure

Hospitality business Rocket Leisure is opening Eastcheap Records in Monument, London this October, presenting its fourth site in the capital. Spanning 4,000 sq ft, the new space will accommodate space for 350 party-goers, replacing the former Maplin site on the corner of Eastcheap and Lovatt Lane. With a core focus on “great live music”, the …

Nolita Social

Nolita Social, a New York-inspired cocktail lounge and live music venue, has opened beneath Italian restaurant Sette on Knightsbridge Green. Named after one of New York’s “most charming neighbourhoods”, the bar aspires to bring the “energy of the New York night to London”, mixed with the ‘Dolce Vita’ atmosphere that Sette has become known for. …

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, Hoba Smoked Old Fashioned

A new Mediterranean and Japanese-inspired neighbourhood restaurant and bar called Bloomsbury Street Kitchen is set to open in London’s West End. The venue’s design takes inspiration from Mediterranean gardens and the minimalist Japanese aesthetic. Italian glazed porcelain tiles will feature alongside white-washed exposed brickwork, while the more formal dining areas will be separated from the …