‘Mr Lyan’ expands cocktail empire to the US and Amsterdam
Ryan Chetiyawardana, the man behind the World’s Best Cocktail Bar, has announced plans to expand his cocktail empire beyond London for the first time, opening new sites in Amsterdam and the US, as well as a rebrand of its Dandelyan bar in London.
Crowdfunding to support Gerard Basset memoirs goes live
A crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the publication of Gerard Basset’s memoirs, who died earlier this week, has gone live, giving members of the trade the chance to pre-order a copy and pledge their support.
16 January 2019: a very sad day for the wine trade
Yesterday was a day of great sadness for the world of wine as news broke that the trade’s most celebrated personality had died aged 61: Gérard Basset.
Mondrian Hotel rebrands as Sea Containers London
The Mondrian Hotel in London has been rebranded as Sea Containers London, in light of its new incoming management team and in line with the name of its flagship restaurant.
Tributes paid to the inimitable Gerard Basset OBE
Gerard Basset OBE, the esteemed Master Sommelier and Master of Wine who contributed immeasurably to the wine trade over the course of his 30-year career, has died after a long battle with cancer.
Flat Iron steakhouse comes to London Bridge
Flat Iron, the popular affordable steak restaurant that champions underused cuts of beef is to open its seventh site on Tooley Street in London Bridge later this month.
WLC Eats: The Baptist Bar & Grill
WLC’S resident sybarite, Lucy Shaw, heads to the sumptuous Baptist Bar & Grill at L’oscar hotel in Holborn for divine smoked cod mousse, sinfully good Dover sole and a heavenly Sauternes.
Latin American restaurant to take over Typing Room
Argentine chef Paulo Airaudo is to open a Latin American restaurant at the Town Hall Hotel in London’s Bethnal Green following the closure of the Typing Room.
Six vegan wines to try this Veganuary
Whether you’ve been vegan for years or are just trying it out in the name of Veganuary, we’ve selected six wines that you can enjoy which are free from animal products.
Unfiltered: Dmytros Goncharuk, Hide Ground
From his early days of making wine with his father in his garage, to becoming Ukraine’s top sommelier in 2013, Dmytros Goncharuk, head sommelier of Hide, Ground, tell us why it’s hard to hate a single variety.
Vegan venue voted London’s favourite restaurant
A vegan restaurant in southwest London with a pay-what-you-like menu has beaten over 18,000 rivals to be voted the most popular restaurant in the UK capital.