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 …

London Cocktail Club Clapham

The London Cocktail Club (LCC) has opened a new venue in Clapham, south west London, which takes its inspiration from some of the biggest blockbuster movies. Guests enter through a cinema-style door on Clapham High Street, following the stairs along the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ to the main area. The immersive bar aims to transport …

Moto Covent Garden

Moto, a new Japanese-inspired bar and retail space, is preparing to open in London’s Covent Garden. The 25-cover bar will serve a range of independent craft sakes and Japanese spirits sourced direct from breweries, which can be enjoyed alongside a contemporary Japanese food and snacks offering. To create the concept, the venue’s founders spent years …