Pavlova's bar

Jason Atherton’s restaurant group The Social Company has launched Pavlova’s, a new bar located within the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. The 20-cover bar is named after legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, whose statue stands on top of the theatre. The interior design has been led by Aedas and at Delfont Mackintosh to create a …

Berkeley Bar & Terrace

Luxury London hotel The Berkley has welcomed a new bar and terrace space, designed by by interior specialist Bryan O’Sullivan Studio. Joining the Blue Bar, the new 40-cover Berkeley Bar and Terrace, which offers a finely curated menu of wines and dark spirits, is intimate and refined, layered with a sense of old world glamour. …

Simmons Group

Independent bar chain Simmons Bar Group has opened its largest venue to date, located on London’s Oxford Street. The new central London bar is the fourteenth site in the group’s portfolio and the first of three new openings set for 2019. It will be followed by Simmons Piccadilly and Simmons Monument. With the capacity to …

The Berkeley's Blue Bar Bread is Gold

The Blue Bar at luxury London hotel The Berkeley has launched its latest cocktail menu, positioned at the “antithesis of the expected extensive drinks list”. The “experiential” new menu is made up of four categories: Fresh & Easy, Elegant & Bubbly, Crisp & Clean and Rich & Bold, and lists a total of 16 serves. …

Darwin & Wallace Canary Wharf

Bar group Darwin & Wallace has announced plans to open its eighth site, located in east London’s bustling Canary Wharf. Continuing the tradition of creating a “home from home”, the new bar has been designed to offer a “soothing sanctuary” from the fast pace of the capital. Set on the side of the dock by …

Oblix East interior

Zoe Fryday visits Oblix East at The Shard for a taste of the new ‘Foundation of Flavour’ menu If you like to enjoy your cocktails with stunning panoramic views of London’s skyline, a trip to Oblix East is a must. At this urban bar and lounge, located on the thirty-second floor of The Shard, cosmopolitan …

Kwãnt

Zoe Fryday catches up with Erik Lorincz at his new London cocktail bar, Kwãnt It’s not just cocktail-loving consumers that are flocking to West London’s hottest lounge bar, Kwãnt, but bartenders too. Nestled beneath critically acclaimed Moroccan gastro brasserie Momo, on Heddon Street in Mayfair, this stylish drinking den is the pride and joy of …

Gold Notting Hill

Gold, a new modern European neighbourhood restaurant and late night bar, has opened in the heart of Notting Hill, London. Housed on the site of the renowned Portobello Gold public house, the new venue is inspired by the area’s cultural mix of artists, designers and musicians. The modern bohemian interiors, from local architect and design …

Skylon bumblebee installation

Southbank bar and restaurant Skylon has unveiled a beehive installation and honey cocktail menu to support the UK’s bumblebee population. The new visual and sensory installation, which is running until September, aims to transport guests into a dripping honeycomb of dreams, featuring a fantasy beehive filled with beautiful flowers and summer blooms. Skylon has collaborated …

Nightjar cocktails

London bar Nightjar has launched the second edition of its Arts & Craft cocktail menu, which celebrates the innovations of independent producers and homemade ingredients. The Arts & Crafts philosophy flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1920. Looking at the synergy between bartenders and artists, Nightjar’s head bartender Antonio Pescatori and the …