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.
Biden their time: Belgian bar lifts boycott on American whiskey
A Belgian bar that made headlines worldwide after boycotting American whiskey and Coca-Cola has announced that it will lift the ban now Donald Trump is no longer president.
Man arrested after trying to steal floating bar
A drunk man was arrested in Florida for stealing a floating tiki bar after he was found slumped over the wheel off the Florida coast.
Lockdown leads to the rise of the TikTok bartender
An increasing number of mixologists are taking to social media app TikTok to share videos on how to make popular cocktails and entertain their viewers while bars remain shuttered.
Tequila bar registers to become a church so it can stay open
The owner of a Tequila bar in Nottingham has registered for it to be turned into a church so that it can stay open under tier three restrictions.
The Connaught Bar named world’s best cocktail spot
The Connaught Bar, run by Italian mixologist Ago Perrone at The Connaught hotel in London, has topped The World’s 50 Best Bars list for a second time.
Simone Caporale launches non-alcoholic ‘spirit’
Italian mixologist Simone Caporale, formerly of Artesian at The Langham, has launched a non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ that mimics the flavour and texture of alcohol.
Sexy Fish launches Surrealism-inspired cocktail menu
Richard Caring’s irreverent Mayfair restaurant Sexy Fish has launched a new cocktail menu and book inspired by Surrealism to mark the venue’s fifth birthday.
Merlin Griffiths: You have to control what you can
We spoke to the cocktail slinger on Channel 4’s First Dates and co-owner of north London pub The Priory this week as the UK government announced further restrictions on hospitality businesses.
HK bar veterans open city’s first zero waste venue
Led by bar veterans Agung Prabowo and Roman Ghale, Penicillin, Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar that boats a closed-loop model of production, is set to open this October.
London’s WC Bars to open second wine bar in public toilet
The team behind WC Clapham is to open a second wine bar in Bloomsbury in a Grade II-listed Victorian public toilet.
Scarfes Bar launches cocktails inspired by Enneagram test
Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London has launched a quirky new cocktail menu based on the nine personality types of the Enneagram test.