Tavla, Hart Shoreditch Hotel London

Tavla, a new Turkish-inspired backgammon bar, has opened inside east London’s Hart Shoreditch Hotel. Meaning backgammon in Turkish, Tavla has “socialising at its core”, offering guests the chance to play the boardgame whilst enjoying cocktails, bar snacks and a soundtrack of vinyl DJs. Located on the ground floor of the 126-room hotel, which presents Hilton’s …

The Alchemist Canary Wharf

Zoe Fryday steps into the theatrics of The Alchemist’s new London flagship Guests of The Alchemist’s new London flagship in Canary Wharf can expect flames, plumes of fragrant smoke and glimpses of mad science. This won’t come as a surprise to those who know the brand, as it’s renowned for its unconventionality and theatrics. As …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …

Aster cocktails

London cocktail bar Aster has created a new menu that takes guests on a journey through the UK’s capital, championing the places and people that make it special. The 11-strong line-up of cocktails on the ‘Aster Adventure’ map-style menu, which emulates the underground station map, span Kings Cross to Whitechapel. Imbibers can start at Victoria …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

BrewDogAF

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is launching a new bar dedicated to alcohol-free in central London. The BrewDog AF Bar, which is set to open its doors on January 6, is the first of the company’s global bars to feature a line-up solely devoted to drinks without alcohol. It will offer 15 taps of draught …

The Retiring Room

A new bar inspired by the retiring rooms of India’s train stations is opening its doors underneath Mayfair restaurant Bombay Bustle. The subterranean venue, named The Retiring Room, comes from Samyukta Nair, entrepreneur and co-founder of restaurant brand Jamavar. Designed by Fabled Studio, the interiors take influence from the faded glamour of the retiring rooms …

The Alchemist Canary Wharf

Bar and restaurant group The Alchemist is to open its biggest site to date, located in Canary Wharf, London. The 6,200 sq ft space will include two outdoor terraces, a 100-cover restaurant and three bar areas, with an all-day dining menu and new ‘grab and go’ bagel offering available alongside The Alchemist’s signature theatrical cocktails. …

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 …