The Alchemist Embassy Gardens

Bar and restaurant group The Alchemist is preparing to open its first venue south of the River Thames at the new Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. Launching this spring, the 5,200 sq ft space will offer a 94-cover restaurant for all-day dining, 66-cover bar and 24-cover outdoor terrace. Key design features will include floor-to-ceiling …

Italian-inspired cocktail bar Hey Palu has opened its doors on Bread Street in Edinburgh’s city centre. Inspired by the Italian way of drinking, the new venue pays homage to the country’s rich, vibrant cocktail culture with a traditional aperitivo menu, bar snacks and décor reminiscent of 1930s Italy. Split into two spaces, Hey Palu’s retro …

Bar Douro

Portuguese wine bar and restaurant Bar Douro is opening its second London site, located in the Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. Helmed by restaurateur Max Graham, the new venue, like its sister flagship in London Bridge, will offer a contemporary take on traditional Portuguese cuisine and regional wines. Situated in a Grade II-listed building, Bar …

Manahatta York

Arc Inspirations has opened a new Manahatta site in York following a major £400,000 investment, taking the bar brand’s portfolio up to six. Located in the heart of the historic city, the venue has been transformed into a “glamorous” and “contemporary” New York-inspired cocktail bar, featuring neon signs and booths. The cocktail and drinks menu …

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 Lost Alhambra

The Adventure Bar Group, the team behind Tonight Josephine, Bar Elba and Blame Gloria, have opened The Lost Alhambra bar in Leicester Square. Described as the operator’s most Instagram-worthy venue yet, the new late-night bar is situated on the original site of the notorious Alhambra Theatre, which opened its doors in 1854. Once described as …

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. …

The Mezzanine at The Stratford

Zoe Fryday explores The Mezzanine, Stratford’s new premium night spot Tucked away inside glamorous 24-storey skyscraper The Stratford is a chic new cocktail bar, The Mezzanine, and it’s bringing a touch of Mayfair to east London. The warm, opulent venue offers a space for hotel guests, long-term residents and locals alike to meet and mingle. …

Bill's Spinningfields

Bill’s Restaurant & Bar has relocated from its former Manchester city centre location on John Dalton Street to its new Spinningfields home at 3 Hardman Square. The 177 sq mt dining space accommodates up to 96 covers, featuring booths, sociable sharing tables, co-working space and a bespoke bar area. There is also external seating for …

The Malt Lounge

The recently launched Prince Akatoki London hotel in Marylebone has opened the doors to its intimate lounge bar. The Malt Lounge and Bar hopes to bring a “sophisticated destination offering” to area, providing Japanese-inspired afternoon tea during the day and rare Japanese whiskies, sake and signature cocktails at night. Seating 30, the warm, modern décor …