Louie's dive bar

Hot chicken and dive bar Louie’s has opened in Hoxton Square, and the focus is on local east London talent. Louie’s founder Tom Brooke has partnered with music director Itchy Rich to bring some of the most well-respected names in dance music to the venue. Joining Rich is Leopard’s Lunch, the east London-based artist and …

Kurabu

Contemporary Japanese restaurant Dinings SW3 has launched Kurabu, the latest addition to Chelsea’s bar and dining scene. Located above the restaurant in a newly designed lounge space, Kurabu sets out to bring a contemporary new take on Dinings’ Izakaya offering, serving a new menu of “elevated” Japanese-inspired street food and cocktails. The food menu, developed …

Kwãnt bar

Acclaimed bartender Erik Lorincz has partnered with pioneering restauranteur Mourad Mazouz to open a new London cocktail bar called Kwānt. The 19th century-style bar and lounge is located beneath Mourad’s North African/Mediterranean gastro brasserie in the heart of Mayfair on Heddon Street. Kwānt, the phonetic spelling of ‘quaint’, is the first solo venture from Erik, …

The Cresent City Crusta

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London is celebrating National Cognac Day today by serving a cognac-based cocktail called The Cresent City Crusta. Inspired by one of the earliest cocktails coming out of New Orleans, the Brandy Crusta, this modern take draws on American jazz musician Louis Armstrong. With a base of Rémy Martin 1738 married with …

Lyaness interior

Zoe Fryday explores Lyaness, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new bar at Sea Containers London. Photography by James McDonald Last year we waved goodbye to Dandelyan, the exquisitely fresh, forward-thinking cocktail establishment from renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan). Just days before winning the coveted title of World’s Best Bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 …

Ooty Station cocktail

South Indian Marylebone restaurant Ooty is preparing to open sister venue Ooty Station, a “casual” all-day café and cocktail bar. With an off-street outdoor terrace and counter bar dining inside, the new venue will serve a menu of Indian-inspired bar snacks through to more substantial mains, alongside an extensive cocktail list and bottled beer selection. …

London Mezcal Week

Bar and cocktail emporium TT Liquor is hosting London Mezcal Week, which returns in July for a celebration of traditionally-made agave spirits. Running from 15 to 21 July, London Mezcal Week aims to support the agave spirit category by working solely with traditional producers to bring new brands and industry experts to the capital. 2019’s …

Madam Loren cocktail at The Donovan Bar

The Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London has introduced a new swinging sixties-inspired cocktail menu created by renowned bartender Salvatore Calabese. Entitled ‘Our Generation’, the menu evokes the 1960s and early 1970s’ “unbidden sense of freedom”. It is divided into four themes: Portrait, Fashion, Music and Screen of the 60’s and 70’s, with each section featuring …

Rockwell bar

Rockwell, a new bar inspired by the exotic fauna of the 17th-18th centuries, is opening at Trafalgar St James hotel in London this month. The venue has been designed to evoke a sensory dream world, with herbaceous plants and vivid artwork capturing the strange and unfamiliar, taking guests on a transportive journey into the revelry …

Blind Spot 'Spin the Globe' cocktails

St Martins Lane hotel’s late-night speakeasy Blind Spot is adding a Brexit-inspired twist to its ‘Spin the Globe’ menu by offering a 17% discount on cocktails boasting flavours from around the EU. Designed by Blind Spot’s bar manager Chris Ariza, the cocktail menu launched last year, and is an exercise in world exploration, inspired by …