Oriole Top Trumps menu

London-based bar Oriole is bringing back its Top Trumps cocktail menu for 2019, showcasing fermented ingredients and drawing on the flavours of the Old and New Worlds. The menu has been developed by Oriole’s new senior bar team, including bar manager Ali Ali and head bartender Mihai Ostafi. Taking inspiration from their own heritage as …

Farzi Café cocktails

London-based Indian restaurant and bar Farzi Café is tempting its guests with a cocktail menu inspired by astrology. The Vedika Menu, Sanskrit for ‘restoring knowledge’, explores the interaction between Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, and features 12 cocktails, including three non-alcoholic serves. The menu has been developed by bar manager Din Jusufi, who has employed a …

Scott Gavin

London’s Bloomsbury Club Bar has appointed UK World Class finalist Scott Gavin as its new bar manager. Scott brings with him over ten years of international experience in the industry, having worked across high-end hotels and independent cocktail bars. Originally from London, Scott began his career in 2006 at Twentytwo in Malta. Having honed his …

Monsieur Le Duck

London pop-up restaurant Monsieur Le Duck has teamed up with The Cocktail Trading Company (CTC) to create a cocktail using duck fat. Created by CTC co-owner Andy Mil, Duck À L’Orange features armagnac washed with smoked duck fat, orange marmalade and honey sherbet. Having become a huge trend in the cocktail world in recent years, …

Near & Far Camden

Bar 6 Group has announced it is to launch a new flagship Near & Far bar in Camden, bringing the company’s family of venues up to five. The new bar, located opposite The Stables and iconic music venue Roundhouse, will be set over four floors holding 180 guests, offering a lounge area, two bars and …

Tom Gosnell

London-based meadery Gosnells is opening a new honey-focused bar in Peckham, serving mead flights, cocktails and light bites. Gosnells Upstairs at the Coal Rooms is located in the old ticket office of Peckham Rye station. Launching on 8 March 2019, the new 40-cover venue will focus on Gosnells’ ferments, including its Original and Vintage meads, …

Notes From A Hotel Bar: A Compendium of Art and Spirits, the Lobby Bar

A new menu that toasts the marriage between art and cocktails is launching this month at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch’s Lobby Bar. Volume 2 of the ‘Notes From A Hotel Bar: A Compendium of Art and Spirits’ menu has been curated by Ace Hotel London’s bar manager Chris Green. Separated into three sections, it includes …

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is celebrating the return of the Cirque du Soleil by adding two exclusive cocktails to its set menu offering. This month, Cirque du Soleil will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall with Totem, which traces the fascinating journey of the human species to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by …