New Sydney Rooftop: The Grove

One of my favourite ways to discover a new city is to chill on one of its rooftop bars. With skyscrapers and views galore, a Sydney rooftop is an easy sell, which is why I was curious to try the Novotel Sydney Central‘s new Grove Rooftop Bar. Open until 31 March 2017, the Grove occupies the hotel’s eighth … More New Sydney Rooftop: The Grove

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Sparkling jewellery cocktails at the Threadneedle Bar

You can buy designer jewellery… Or you can drink it. I chose the latter, trying the Theo Fennell inspired jewellery cocktails at the Royal Exchange‘s Threadneedle Bar. Fresh of the Cocktails in The City success, the Threadneedle Bar overlooks the Royal Exchange’s Grand Café and offers old-time favourite drinks along with a new signature cocktail list paying homage to … More Sparkling jewellery cocktails at the Threadneedle Bar

Hip tea at London Fields’ Wringer + Mangle

Back off Mayfair: London’s East End now has its own, hip afternoon tea – and it comes in a converted warehouse in London Fields. Here’s my review of Wringer + Mangle. Wringer + Mangle is the first real East End afternoon tea, and once you walk into the building you will have no doubt you … More Hip tea at London Fields’ Wringer + Mangle

Curing the Cuban blues: Asia De Cuba brunch

I had the Cuban blues, so I went to cure them at St Martin’s Lane Hotel’s slick Asia De Cuba. Spoiler alert: it worked. Launched last September, Asia De Cuba’s signature Chino-Latino brunch gives diners the hard choice to pick either a cocktail (£48) or champagne and cocktail (£70) bottomless brunch. Devised by Cuban-born executive chef Luis Pous, … More Curing the Cuban blues: Asia De Cuba brunch

Press launch week: Cocktails in the City and Native

This week was all about press launches: between the slick press preview of Cocktails In The City at the Hoxton Hotel and Native’s launch night, here’s why you shouldn’t miss either. Cocktails in the City  Following the huge success of its Summer Edition, the team behind London’s most exciting festival of cocktails will host Cocktails In The … More Press launch week: Cocktails in the City and Native

The HotBox meat feast

January is over. Say goodbye to dry dinners and clean-eating at Spitalfields’ own corner of the Deep South: grilled meat heaven HotBox. HotBox matches innovative takes on barbecue classics with cleverly named house cocktails and great craft beers. Take the inevitable Bruce Springsteam (£9), which mixes Kamm & Sons, whiskey, lemon and steam beer: the perfect drink to start … More The HotBox meat feast

The Manhattan Project at POND Dalston: weird cocktails and Hawaiian food pairings made in heaven

The launch of The Manhattan Project‘s residency at POND Dalston saw a dream team of tasty and crafty cocktails matched with Hawaiian food. The weirder the better. The Manhattan Project’s odd twist on retro cocktails – all consisting of four main ingredients focusing on the season – is the brain child of Felix Cohen, who thought up the project in … More The Manhattan Project at POND Dalston: weird cocktails and Hawaiian food pairings made in heaven

Bootleg fun at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party

A warehouse in London Fields became a 1920s speakeasy for a night last weekend, throwing the best dance night I’ve been to in a while: none other than Bourne & Hollingsworth‘s glamorous Prohibition Party. Here’s what you can expect from a night of bootleg fun. As I have already told you in a previous post, B&H’s Prohibition means live … More Bootleg fun at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party