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8 Great Cocktail Bars in Soho

When it comes to nightlife, Londoners are spoilt for choice. There have never been so many great bars to enjoy a drink. Yet despite the rise of places like Dalston and Brixton, central hotspot Soho can still serve up a top night. There might be less of the old smut Soho was famous for, but there’s still so much character, quirkiness and full-on fun to be had. Here are eight of Soho’s best bars:

Openings & Launches

Barrio Opens in Brixton

One day Ferdie Ahmed decided to take the leap and quit his job in IT while he figured out what to do he went travelling around Latin America. It was here that he fell in love with their passion for food, drink and music and decided to bring it back to London in the form of Barrio. Following on from Angel, Soho and Shoreditch, the next Barrio offering will be opening in Brixton next month. Taking inspiration from the local markets, arcades, brewers and distillers of Brixton, the bar will be serving up tequila, mezcal, piscos, cachacas as well as brewery-fresh […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

EGGBREAK: The Second Coming

The humble egg, the star of brunch, the saviour of quick suppers, the superfood that we can actually afford to eat every day and the very reason that Notting Hill restaurant, EGGBREAK exists. Focussing on free-range chicken and the eggs (but unfortunately not answering the which came first chicken or egg question), rare-breed meat and fish caught on day boats; EGGBREAK is having a second coming with a new menu, fresh interiors and a new weekend brunch. Opening on the 9th March, the menu will feature the likes of House shakshuka with spinach and kale, Gloucester Old Spot McMuffins and […]

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American Wine and Steak Dinner

For an American, turning 21 in the French regions of Champagne and Burgundy must be a dream come true. An academic year abroad spent in Champagne and Burgundy in 1974 ignited a passion in a young Jim Clendenen that meant he never returned to law school, instead pursuing a career in wine. We can think of worse places to spend an exchange… His Californian winery Au Bon Climat was the result of such passion, founded in 1982, having since gained international acclaim for it’s ‘classically-styled’ Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay and winning Jim a smattering of awards […]

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Strand Palace Hotel Welcomes Sacred Cafe

The Strand has welcomed a new independent coffee brand to its well trodden streets, offering strong competition up against the selection in McDonalds/Starbucks/Pret/Caffe Nero on the same stretch of London. Discerning coffee drinkers (some may say coffee snobs… yep, that’s us) will no longer have to rely on the office coffee machine or walking a bit further into Covent Garden for a decent cup; New Zealand-inspired Sacred Cafe has just opened their forth spot (alongside existing cafes just off Carnaby Street, in Westfield and in Highbury), in the 4-star Strand Palace Hotel. Coffee is served alongside teas (with holistic properties) […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Ladies Night at Bar20

Bar20, most often frequented by city slickers, is soon to see another type of slick when it hosts a one-off beauty evening (for women only) on Tuesday 23rd February, hosted by skin specialist Dr Askari. He is a qualified surgeon, former director of sk:n, the UK’s largest chain of laser clinics, founder of ASKINOLOGY and now, for one night only, your very own skin guru. Why is it that Boots is an Aladdin’s cave and yet impossible-to-navigate at the same time? When presented with hundreds of skincare products there is not a sales assistant in sight and yet, when we are […]

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BAFTA Inspired Cocktails

Guess what day it is on Sunday? And here’s a clue we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day that would be too obvious.…. any ideas? Well, amongst the love hearts (or mourning veils depending on how you view the day), it’s also the BAFTAs – something we can all get on board with. Whilst we can’t get you to the BAFTAs what we can do is tell you what they’ll be drinking at the after parties and how you can drink it too. This year Grey Goose vodka have created the Grey Goose Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection, which will pay […]

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Tavern At 15 Review – What We Thought

Located underneath “London Capital Club”, Tavern at 15 offers guests the chance to experience life as a member of a private club without having to make the financial commitment. Unfortunately, presumably due to lack of public awareness, Tavern at 15 didn’t offer much in the way of atmosphere. The near-empty dining area was far from representative of the number of people out and about in the London Bridge area, and was a stark contrast from the over-flowing bars just 2 doors away. Lack of promotion certainly seems to be hindering the progress of a restaurant with great potential as both […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tavern At 15 Review – What We Thought

Located underneath “London Capital Club”, Tavern at 15 offers guests the chance to experience life as a member of a private club without having to make the financial commitment. Unfortunately, presumably due to lack of public awareness, Tavern at 15 didn’t offer much in the way of atmosphere. The near-empty dining area was far from representative of the number of people out and about in the London Bridge area, and was a stark contrast from the over-flowing bars just 2 doors away. Lack of promotion certainly seems to be hindering the progress of a restaurant with great potential as both […]

Openings & Launches

Dickie Fitz: New to Newman Street

This month will see a newcomer to the restaurant group Affinity Bars & Restaurants as Dickie Fitz opens to join the likes of The Henry Root and Lady Ottoline. Setting up on Newman Street and spread across two floors, Dickie Fitz will be serving up flavours of the Pacific with laid back Australian-inspired brunches, Asian influenced cocktails and New World heavy wines. Created by Executive Chef, Matt Robinson the menu includes the likes of steamed barramundi with dashi roasted cabbage and daikon, oysters Kilpatrick and of course those delicious chocolate and coconut cubes of goodness aka lamingtons. On the cocktail […]

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