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.
Bartenders are revealing the drinks they secretly hate making the most
Bartenders are revealing the drinks they secretly hate making the most, and they aren’t all time-intensive cocktails, either. Does your favourite drink make the list?
The Savoy opens outdoor bar in forecourt for first time
For the first time in its 132-year history, The Savoy hotel in London will be opening an outdoor bar and dining experience in its forecourt in collaboration with Islay distiller Bowmore.
Bride tips waitress who spilled gravy all over her mother-in-law’s white wedding outfit
One former waitress has revealed the story of how she received a considerable tip from the bride after spilling gravy all over her mother-in-law’s white wedding outfit.
Inception Group takes legal action against AXA over business interruption insurance u-turn
The Inception Group, owner of London hotspots including Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots, is taking legal action against AXA following its business interruption insurance u-turn.
Patrón launches 2021 Perfectionists Cocktail Competition
Ultra-premium Tequila brand Patrón has launched its 2021 Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, which kicks off with a virtual format ahead of the global final in Mexico.
Bartenders are revealing the stereotypes they give you based on your drinks order
If you’ve ever wondered what your bartender really thinks of your drinks order then prepare to hold onto your hat – because a viral Reddit thread is shedding a brutal light on their opinions of your drink of choice.
Beer brand Miller Lite releases candle that smells like a bar
Beer brand Miller Lite has released three limited-edition candles with scents intended to replicate those found in a bar and a beer garden.
BrewDog under fire after location allegedly fires female and LGBTQ employees
A BrewDog bar location in Indianapolis is under fire after a group of former women and LGBTQ employees claimed they were fired because the bar wanted a “change in culture”.
Fever-Tree holds farm-to-table pop-up in Hong Kong
Premium mixer maker Fever-Tree has teamed up with Hong Kong bar Quinary to open a farm-to-table pop-up cocktail bar this month.
New Hong Kong bar openings in 2021
Despite the challenging environment, new players are joining the Hong Kong bar scene providing interesting drinking experiences to guests, from quirky Japanese izakaya bars to Korean Sool-jip.
15% of Hong Kong bars have closed due to the pandemic
Some 210 bars in Hong Kong have closed in the last six months due to the pandemic, accounting for 15% of the entire industry.