Rocket Leisure

Hospitality business Rocket Leisure is opening Eastcheap Records in Monument, London this October, presenting its fourth site in the capital. Spanning 4,000 sq ft, the new space will accommodate space for 350 party-goers, replacing the former Maplin site on the corner of Eastcheap and Lovatt Lane. With a core focus on “great live music”, the …

Nolita Social

Nolita Social, a New York-inspired cocktail lounge and live music venue, has opened beneath Italian restaurant Sette on Knightsbridge Green. Named after one of New York’s “most charming neighbourhoods”, the bar aspires to bring the “energy of the New York night to London”, mixed with the ‘Dolce Vita’ atmosphere that Sette has become known for. …

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, Hoba Smoked Old Fashioned

A new Mediterranean and Japanese-inspired neighbourhood restaurant and bar called Bloomsbury Street Kitchen is set to open in London’s West End. The venue’s design takes inspiration from Mediterranean gardens and the minimalist Japanese aesthetic. Italian glazed porcelain tiles will feature alongside white-washed exposed brickwork, while the more formal dining areas will be separated from the …

Pavlova's bar

Jason Atherton’s restaurant group The Social Company has launched Pavlova’s, a new bar located within the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. The 20-cover bar is named after legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, whose statue stands on top of the theatre. The interior design has been led by Aedas and at Delfont Mackintosh to create a …

Dollhouse Leeds

Platinum selling artist Tom Zanetti and DJ and entrepreneur Kane Towning are bringing a new bar concept to Leeds. Having toured the world together promoting and performing at some of the planets biggest clubs and festivals, the new venue, Dollhouse, is a fusion of Tom and Kane’s industry knowledge and passion for music and parties. …

Berkeley Bar & Terrace

Luxury London hotel The Berkley has welcomed a new bar and terrace space, designed by by interior specialist Bryan O’Sullivan Studio. Joining the Blue Bar, the new 40-cover Berkeley Bar and Terrace, which offers a finely curated menu of wines and dark spirits, is intimate and refined, layered with a sense of old world glamour. …

Simmons Group

Independent bar chain Simmons Bar Group has opened its largest venue to date, located on London’s Oxford Street. The new central London bar is the fourteenth site in the group’s portfolio and the first of three new openings set for 2019. It will be followed by Simmons Piccadilly and Simmons Monument. With the capacity to …

Darwin & Wallace Canary Wharf

Bar group Darwin & Wallace has announced plans to open its eighth site, located in east London’s bustling Canary Wharf. Continuing the tradition of creating a “home from home”, the new bar has been designed to offer a “soothing sanctuary” from the fast pace of the capital. Set on the side of the dock by …

Kwãnt

Zoe Fryday catches up with Erik Lorincz at his new London cocktail bar, Kwãnt It’s not just cocktail-loving consumers that are flocking to West London’s hottest lounge bar, Kwãnt, but bartenders too. Nestled beneath critically acclaimed Moroccan gastro brasserie Momo, on Heddon Street in Mayfair, this stylish drinking den is the pride and joy of …

Gold Notting Hill

Gold, a new modern European neighbourhood restaurant and late night bar, has opened in the heart of Notting Hill, London. Housed on the site of the renowned Portobello Gold public house, the new venue is inspired by the area’s cultural mix of artists, designers and musicians. The modern bohemian interiors, from local architect and design …