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Edinburgh trio launches international bar show

Published:  08 February, 2024

Edinburgh is getting its very own trade-focused bar show, with the event due to land in the Scottish capital for the first time in April.

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Mezcalito Brompton

Published:  13 December, 2023

Mezcalito Brompton, a stylish and brand new late-night offering situated on South Kensington’s Old Brompton Road, is set to open its doors this month. Previously Eclipse, a fixture of the area’s nightlife for decades, the launch comes from real-life partners Oliver Castilla-Tristan and Laura Geas, owners of the lively and much loved Mexican tapas-style restaurant bar Mezcalito Chelsea – claiming to hold the largest selection of agave spirits in Europe and celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

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The Oxford Wine Cellar

Published:  11 December, 2023

Having celebrated its crowning as the number one merchant in Harpers’ 50 Best Indies list 2023, The Oxford Wine Group has opened a new city centre venue. It is the second ex-Oddbins site the business has taken over in the past few years and is a stone’s throw away from the OWC’s Turl Street shop. Visitors to the bar

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The Bugis Singapore Restaurant

Published:  08 December, 2023

Taking its name from the bustling area in Singapore renowned for its street food and flavours, The Bugis has recently reopened inside its new home – The Bailey’s Hotel. Still in Kensington, the latest iteration of the Asian-inspired favourite features a top cocktail menu and bar inspired by Lord Bailey’s journey in the Far East. The food menu, meanwhile, features a new approach focused on small sharing plates, with traditionally passed-down Chinese, Malay and Indian family recipes at its core.

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Finch Wine Bar

Published:  15 November, 2023

Finch, a neighbourhood wine bar from the team behind Grays and Feather, is now open in the heart of Brixton Village. Putting the emphasis on theatrical flair, Finch has found its home in a pocket-sized 178sq ft venue, while taking ‘cabinet of curiosities’ as its theme. Featuring just 12 covers, Finch is the second bar from the wine focused company, following the opening of Plume in Covent Garden in 2018.

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Jamie Oliver Catherine St

Published:  13 November, 2023

The end of this month marks the return of TV chef Jamie Oliver with his newest venture: a restaurant, dubbed Jamie Oliver Catherine St. A ‘love letter to Britain’s food culture’, the Covent Garden restaurant has been imagined around the idea of reflecting Oliver’s culinary roots, from his parents’ pub to his early days at The River Cafe and Neal Street Restaurant, through to his first endeavour, Fifteen. Head chef Chris Shaill will be helming the kitchen following a previous stint working beside Oliver for eight years at Barbecoa. The wine list is being curated by Filipe Bhering, previously of Annabel’s and KOL, and will feature New and Old World offerings, plus cocktails putting a modern spin on the classics.

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The Dram

Published:  10 November, 2023

Bartending trio Chris Tanner, Martyn ‘Simo’ Simpson and Jack Wallis have put their heads and their mixology skills together to become ‘the Dram brothers’ – the brains behind a multi-faceted venue which launches in the heart of London’s Soho this month. The venue will feature two bars, a whisky shop, an outdoor terrace and a private pool room with a ready-to-drink cocktail vending machine. Aiming to modernise the drinking experience, the playful concept will also follow through to a top-tier spirits and cocktails offer, set over three floors within a 17th century Grade II listed building.

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Rind

Published:  18 October, 2023

This autumn, cheese enthusiast Mathew Carver is partnering with friend and long-term supplier Andy Swinscoe, founder of The Courtyard Dairy, to create a new wine, cheese and pizza bar in North Yorkshire. His first restaurant outside of the capital, Rind is part of Carver’s now mature empire of cheese-focused venues in London: The Cheese Bar,

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Permit Room

Published:  16 October, 2023

This November, UK restaurant group Dishoom will open Permit Room in Brighton – a standalone bar taking its influence from the permit rooms, beer bars and drinking holes of Bombay’s post prohibition-era of the 1960s and 1970s. The all-day bar-café will be heavily focused on the drinks offer, with a brand new cocktail and drinks list featuring alongside an all-new menu of ‘moreish drinking food’. Permit Room’s new home in the Brighton Lanes also harks back to Bombay’s original permit rooms in tucked away side roads, many of which are still open today.

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The Midland Grand Dining Room

Published:  19 June, 2023

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, London, NW1 2AR

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Tern

Published:  16 June, 2023

Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX

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Meat The Fish

Published:  14 June, 2023

39 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB

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Henny’s Wine Bar

Published:  15 March, 2023

195C Balham High Rd, London SW12 9BE

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Empire Empire

Published:  13 March, 2023

16 All Saints Road, London W11 1HH

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Bar 1790

Published:  15 February, 2023

19-23 St Swithins Lane, London EC4N 8AD

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Jacuzzi

Published:  13 February, 2023

94 Kensington High St, London W8 4SJ

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Viajante 87

Published:  09 February, 2023

Basement 87, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ

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Little Cellars

Published:  27 January, 2023

73-75 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TU

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Joia

Published:  26 January, 2023

1 Electric Boulevard, Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8BJ

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Barbican Brasserie By Searcys

Published:  19 December, 2022

Barbican Brasserie By Searcys

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