While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Annabel’s urges members to drink Tequila to save the rainforest
The private members club has teamed up with Patrón Tequila on a limited-edition bottle of Patrón Reposado. For each £85 bottle purchased, 22 trees will be planted in Brazil’s Rainforest.
Pubs can trade in winter but must stay cautious about ‘Plan B’
The UK Government’s ‘Winter Plan’ means pubs can trade for winter, however its ‘Plan B’ measures and Covid passports still threaten disaster.
Lyaness offers a touch of glass for London Design Festival
London bar Lyaness is partnering with contemporary glassware specialist Nude for this year’s London Design Festival.
Bathe in Champagne and 24K gold at this five star hotel
We all deserve a bit of pampering after the last 18 months, but this is a whole new level of luxury. The first of its kind in the UK, this spa break will see guests soak in a bath of Champagne and gold, putting the bubbles in bubble bath.
Stem & Glory commits to becoming carbon negative by end of 2021
Plant-based restaurant Stem & Glory is the first to commit to becoming carbon negative by the end of 2021.
Idris Elba to open his Porte Noire bar and shop in London
The actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba and David Farber are launching their first Porte Noire bar and shop in London next month.
Lavish dinner for 1000 guests held to showcase Tuscany’s fine wines
More than 1,000 guests attended an al fresco gala dinner, held by the Bolgheri wine consortium, to celebrate the 2020 vintage from its appellations.
From kitchen to cocktails: 10 drinks brands created by chefs
Drinks brand have been popular with celebrities for a number of years now – singers like Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue have been joined by the likes of actor Michael B Jordan and supermodel Kendall Jenner, all of whom have founded alcohol brands of some persuasion. But the latest group to emerge into the drinks market? Those gifted in the culinary arts. Moving from solid food to the hard stuff, chefs from Michelin star restaurants and beyond are trying their hand at something a little stronger. And gin seems to be a popular choice for our foodie friends.
Gordon Ramsay’s hard seltzer expands across the US
Brew Pipeline is bringing celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell’s Seltzer’ to 11 US states.
Man uses ‘free drink’ trick to feed the homeless
Chris Illman first created “Wetherspoons The Game” to help pub-goers snare free drinks. He has since turned his powers to the greater good by using the pub chain’s app to gather food for the homeless.
UK pub blasted for banning ‘chavs’ and under-21s
A Hereford pub has sparked outrage by forbidding under 21s, and anyone wearing a hoodie, bum bag or Stone Island clothing from drinking there.