Highlights November 2017

As temperatures drop and the capital becomes festooned with lights, decorations and all things festive, here at Kapranos the celebrations started a little early with a whole host of events taking place throughout November. From the promise of exciting new openings, innovative new dining concepts, cocktails promising to pack a punch and delicious Christmas menus perfect for indulging, here are some of our November best bits.

 

The Telegraph included an article on all the Christmas delights the capital has to offer children including THATMuse’s Festive Feasting Treasure Hunt, mouth-watering treats at The Savoy and London's only rooftop ice rink, Skylight.

Which is the greatest city for Christmas with children: London or Paris?

Is your notion of Christmas a Dickensian delight in London - or a stroll down the Passage des Princes in Paris? Which European capital is more Christmasy? From ice skating to toy shopping, there's plenty to keep families entertained over the festive season - but which city has the best options?

The launch of HIPCHIPS Christmas menu, comprising all the festive favourites in the form of sweet and savoury dips and specially handcrafted crisps, was included by the Evening Standard.

A Christmas dinner made of crisps now exists in London

HIPCHIPS, the Soho gaff completely devoted to crisps has launched its Christmas menu, and it's safe to say that it's a little different - it's entirely dedicated to the fried potato snack. Customers can expect a three course 'Christmas dinner' made of specially handcrafted crisps.

The Evening Standard featured the hugely successful Le Petit Chef and their immersive 3D dining concept, which took place in the capital this month. 

3D projected dinner launched in Shoreditch

A multi-sensorial projector-based dinner show comes to London, which promises to be a unique dining concept based around the culinary exploits of a tiny animated chef. Following its hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Dinner Time Story, brings Le Petit Chef - In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo at TT Liquor in Shoreditch.

The Nudge previewed the hotly anticipated launch of new Irish bar NUALA on the 7th December, whose cocktails promise to pack a punch. 

NUALA | An Open-Fire Restaurant and Bar In Old Street

Noma. The Chiltern Firehouse. The Fat Duck. The KFC just off Junction 9 on the M25. Niall Davidson and his team have worked at three of these restaurants. We won't say which. And now he's opening his own joint.

The Devonshire Club's mouth-wateringly delicious Thanksgiving menu made the Evening Standard's list as one of London’s best spots to celebrate. 

 

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Sound Sebastian, a unique sound-bathing experience at Devonshire Club was included in Grazia's Culture Drop.

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R&B Distillers, Isle of Rasaay's first legal whisky distillery, was featured in Lonely Planet's 2018 Spirit Guide. 

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London's favourite purveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment, The Black Cat Cabaret were included in BA High Life's were to head if you have 24 hours in London.

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North West Business Insider talked to Graffiti Spirits Group co-founder Matt Farrell about their exciting upcoming openings and events set to take place in 2018.

Bar and restaurant group plots expansion

The co-founder of Graffiti Spirits Group, the company behind the likes of Santa Chupitos, Salt Dog Slims and El Bandito, has shed further light on plans to create a new food market on Duke Street, telling Insider he hopes to 'put Liverpool on the culinary map'.

Time Out featured London's only rooftop ice-rink Skylight, not once but twice, in their 14th November issue.

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The Week reviewed Blade Hairclub coming to the conclusion that the hairclubbing destination is a cut above in 'style, charm and sophistication'.

The future is hairclubbing: Blade London review

Blade, on Soho's bustling Frith Street, markets itself the place to go to experience "hairclubbing" - that is, a salon with the vibe of "a kitchen at a great house party", as the website explains.

Christmas Party Guide 2017

Now that the clocks have changed and the cold winter nights are drawing in, it can only mean one thing... Christmas is coming! As we prepare to enter the festive season, here at KPR, we've complied a jam-packed list of some of our exciting Christmas events and venues, to mark in your diaries.

Devonshire Club

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Nestled in an elegant square in the heart of the City, Devonshire Club will be hosting one of London's most decadent Christmases. The Club will be offering up a wonderfully extravagant seven course festive menu, boasting caviar, lobster and Kobe beef alongside carefully selected wines and Cognacs for £1000 per person. With head chef Oliver Lesnik designing a bespoke Christmas hamper available to purchase and the 4th December witnessing a boutique Christmas Fair featuring luxury jewellery designers and clothing brands, Devonshire Club is offering the perfect place to indulge this Christmas.

 

The Savoy

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One of the world's most iconic hotels, The Savoy, is offering up The Scents of Christmas Penhaligon's Afternoon Tea this festive season from 27th November to January 2018. Their mouthwatering menu will feature refined pastries crafted to highlight the aromas and flavours that stimulate the nostalgia of Christmas, with ingredients such as mulled pears, brandy mousse, gingerbread, chestnut and clementines. Unique to this festive offering, guests will have the option to enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer Vintage 2009. Priced at £68 per person for Festive Afternoon Tea and £120 for Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea.

 

Skylight

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London's most imaginative rooftop destination, Skylight in Wapping has announced an all-new Winter season running from November 2017 to January 2018.  Featuring London’s only rooftop ice rinkaprès skate bars serving up delicious seasonal cocktails and mulled wine to indulgent street food and a mouthwatering fondue station. With drinks packages, party and corporate bookings available it is the perfect spot to gaze out over some of the best views in London this festive season.

 

THATMuse Festive Feasting Treasure Hunt

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For a Christmas party experience like no other, the hugely successful THATMuse (Treasure Hunt At the Museum) are launching a ‘Festive Feasting’ treasure hunt at the Victoria & Albert Museum this November. The festive hunt will offer an outing of yuletide merriment and a gluttonous gallivant around the V&A to search for foodie treasures from throughout history. 

 

Christmess

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Set in the Olde Victorian surroundings of The Hunter Penrose the latest festive instalment from Slap Ya Papa and Marbles & Ware -  Christmess is launching on the 16th November for a six-week run. A colourful foray into the naughty and anarchistic world of Nicky’s Imaginarium featuring pop up bar, deep-southern feasts, raucous parties, live jazz, cabaret and a glittering bazaar, Christmess is creating parties like you’ve never seen before. With public tickets priced at £55 a head, private hire options and bespoke packages available to suit all levels of debauchery Christmess will catapult Londoners into a scintillating soiree of sybaritic festive chaos.    

 

OSLO

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OSLO in Hackney, is a one-stop destination venue for Christmas feasting and partying. OSLO boasts both a main 400 capacity restaurant and bar, and 350 capacity gig space available to hire, along side delicious christmas party food available to order. The venue plays host to a diverse programme of live music and club nights, and a killer cocktail menu to wash it all down. Their all-new indulgent set menu of festive dishes from Turkey Ballotine to mouth-watering desserts such as Mulled Wine Cheesecake are sure to tantalise the tastebuds. 

Highlights October 2017

Autumn is officially in full swing and the festive period is slowly creeping up on us. With the cooler, darker nights drawing in and the wintery weather breaking through, everyone is looking for that special something to lift their spirits during the upcoming festive months. Whilst Halloween has been and gone, we’ve still got a lot to look forward to here at Kapranos PR, but for now, here is a little insight into what we’ve been up to this October. 

Grazia featured Sound Sebastien at Devonshire Club, a pop up sound workshop creating calming, Sound Baths at an exclusive and elegant members club in the heart of the city.

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Le Petit Chef, the smallest chef in the world arrived in London on 20th October with an immersive dining experience blending food, storytelling and 3D visual reality, and was featured in The Independent.

3D dining concept arrives in the UK

An innovative dining concept based around the culinary exploits of a diminutive animated chef has brought its multi- sensorial projector-based dinner show to London. Following its hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Dinner Time Story, launched at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, Le Petit Chef - In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo, will be Dinner Time Story's latest pop-up dining experience.

Time Out featured Lahpet, a Burmese restaurant in London Fields, as the place to go to with ‘someone who want to gaze at long and lovingly over your noodles.’

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Skylight, London’s most imaginative rooftop destination launched at Tobacco Dock for a very exciting new winter season, captured by Time Out London.

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London's first rooftop ice rink opens today!

Fabulous Magazine featured Courtesan, the ‘Brixton hotspot’ in this month’s #FABBITES feature.

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Whisky makers R&B Distillers officially opened the Isle of Raasay Distillery, which appeared on a double page spread in The Guardian.

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London’s first crisp and dip concept, HIPCHIPS was featured in the ‘Food for Thought’ column in London Visitors Magazine.

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The Evening Standard featured Heist Bank Beer Fest in its ‘Guide to the Best Oktoberfest Action’

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Highlights September 2017

The holidays are over and hot teas are even more appreciated on these cloudy, autumnal afternoons, blankets have been taken out from the closets, and pubs are filling up with people in search of a cozy place to spend a night out. The end of Summer marks a new beginning and here at Kapranos we have witnessed many new beginnings. From the opening of the first distillery in the Isle of Raasay, to the launch of a new prison-themed pop-up bar, to the new concept of hair-clubbing, Londoners have been quite busy this September and here are some of our best bits from this month.

1. Esquire Online featured London Mezcal Week, a week dedicated to celebrate mezcal, Mexican culture, art and food, in their 15-17th of September weekend guide.

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2. ELLE also featured what is known as ‘tequila’s sexier cousin’ in the drink section of the best things to do on the 15-17th September.

3. Red magazine featured Phillippa Guy, who is the first female in over 100 years to become the senior bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy.

4. BLADE, the innovative hair club in the heart of Soho, appeared in Stella Magazine and The Telegraph, with a chance for Telegraph’s subscribers to win a free haircut.

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5. Whisky makers R&B Distillers officially opened the Isle of Raasay Distillery, the first (legal!) whisky distillery on this small Scottish island of Raasay. The launch was featured in The Times.

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6. The prison-themed pop up bar Alcotraz, inspired by the San Francisco Bay fortress, was included in the Evening Standard’s article about ‘High Drama Dining’.

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7. The ‘Prison Break’ at Alcotraz was also featured in Metro’s Eat & Drink section.

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8. This month The Nudge reviewed Laphet, a new Burmese restaurant and described it ‘as dangerously good as it sounds’.

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9. ‘The ultimate day-to-night destination’, OSLO Hackney, was featured in Stylist’s “The best London haunts for a knockout rum cocktail”

Highlights August 2017

With British summertime rapidly coming to an end and Autumn looming, we’re taking a look at the past month which has played host to an assortment of great events and openings. From exotic cocktails and mouth-watering global cuisine, to travel themed treasure hunts and unique new pop-ups, the events in the capital made it one of the most exciting places to be this Summer. Here are some of our best bits from August:

1. Hackney Today newspaper featured Number 90’s incredible four-day summer festival themed extravaganza in its round-up of best Bank Holiday events.

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2.  Nadine Beshir, producer behind the hugely success avant-garde 3D dining experience Le Petit Chef was interviewed by About Time Magazine.

3. The launch of Liverpool restaurant Santa Maluco’s unlimited late night pizza and cocktails offering was featured by the Liverpool Echo.

 

4. Evening Standard listed imaginative rooftop destination Skylight and its undercover croquet courts as the perfect spot to enjoy lazy-lunches or post-work drinks whatever the British weather. 

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5. Moncole reviewed the delectable culinary offerings of Burmese restaurant Lahpet noting their extremely flavoursome, ‘crunchy and colourful plates’.

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6. The Telegraph’s Bank Holiday weekend guide suggested rambling along the V&A Museum’s hallowed halls for THATMuse’s travel-themed treasure hunt.

7. Mint Gun Club’s exotic and innovative Gimlet of cacao-nib gin with kaffir lime cordial and Wolfschmidt Kummer liqeur earned it a spot to enjoy one of ‘London’s best Gimlets’ by the Evening Standard

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8. R&B Distillers’ hotly anticipated official opening of the Isle of Rasaay’s first legal distillery was featured in The Scotsman.

9. The unique opera festival, The New Generation Festival, taking place in Florence was featured in the travel destinations section of Velocity Magazine.

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10. Time Out London featured the innovative hair clubbing concept BLADE in a video posted on social media.

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11. Alcotraz, ‘London’s first prison cocktail bar’ which is due to open at the end of September in Brick Lane, grabbed the attention of Time Out and was featured on the blog.

Highlights July 2017

As the height of summer approaches, July has witnessed an array of exciting events and spectacular new launches, and whilst the weather over the past couple of weeks may of been typically British, this hasn’t stopped us from exploring the best that the capital has to offer. From glitter-filled, early morning raves and risqué burlesque shows, to delicious seasonal cocktails and the announcement of unique new dining concepts, Londoners definitely have not been short of new experiences this month. Here are some of our best July bits.

1. Food and Travel Magazine featured OSLO's perfect summery serve, the ‘Oslo Spritz’, as its Cocktail Of The Month.

2. The Beaufort Bar and its ‘spectacular, show-stopping cocktails’ were included in Condé Nast Traveller's roundup of ‘The Best Bars in London Right Now’.

The best bars in London right now

The Savoy's vintage American Bar is the one you draw up a stool at, order a classic Martini and try to out-do the white-jacketed bartender with cocktail anecdotes (he'll win). It's also the one that gets the queues.

3. The Handbook included the hotly anticipated arrival of the ‘new and innovative’ 3D animation dining concept from the hugely successful Le Petit Chef, which is coming to London this October.

Le Petit Chef: London's Latest Immersive Dining Pop-Up

Like immersive dining? Then let us introduce you to Dinner Time Story, a new, innovative dining concept which uses cutting edge 3D animations to bring your table to life, telling the story of Le Petit Chef. It's had a hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates and this autumn it'll be coming to London.

4. FT Weekend interviewed classical violinist, Charlie Siem about his exciting upcoming performance at the New Generation Festival in Florence.

5. The Underbelly Festival’s ‘late-night, risqué burlesque’ show, Between The Sheets, was included in Scottish Woman Magazine’s July ‘Hit–List’.

6. As the wellness trend continues to sweep London, the major success of ‘non-alcoholic rave’ Morning Gloryville was featured by The Guardian.

7. Graffiti Spirits Group's brand new food and drink market, specializing in the finest artisanal street food and drink in Liverpool, was featured by the Liverpool Echo. 

Team behind Santa Chupitos to open new food and drink market

The team behind some of Liverpool's most popular bars and restaurants are opening a brand new food and drink market on Duke Street. Graffiti Spirits Group will be launching the new venture, building on the success of some of the city's best loved independent bars and restaurants, like Santa Chupitos, Salt Dog Slims, Santa Maluco and Slim's Porkchop Express.

8. Founder of THATMuse, Daisy de Plume, set the sites of Paris and London against one another in a bid to decide the ‘perfect summer city’ for families to visit in The Telegraph.

Paris vs London: which is the perfect summer city for families?

Which European capital, Paris or London, is more kid-considerate when it comes to parks? In the Battle of Green Glory, it may take an American to decide. Sorry, London, there's no contest when Paris's oldest carousel was designed by Charles Garnier, who also happened to build the city's opera house.

9. As R&B Distillers prepare to launch their new operation on the Isle of Rasaay, The Scotsman reported the appointment of their operations chief and the islands first legal whisky distiller, Iain Roberston.

10. London Evening Standard included the launch of new bar and deli The Mint Gun Club in its roundup on the 'Ten Hottest Tickets In Town', with a special mention for its ‘experimental cocktails and heady nightcaps’.

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Highlights June 2017

Summer is in full swing and the month of June has seen some of London’s best events, delicious new menu launches and exciting openings yet. The sun made us excited to get out and about in the Capital, and enjoy the vast variety of entertainment, food, and drink on offer. From incredible cabaret shows and wrestling spectacles, to incredibly inventive new summer cocktail menus, here are some of our highlights from the past month:

1. Dinner Time Story by Le Petit Chef is coming to London this October, as featured on the Hot Dinners Gastroblog.

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Written by Gavin Hanly It's already been hugely popular in Dubai and United Arab Emirates, and now the projector-based restaurant Dinner Time Story is coming to London. So what is it? Put simply, you'll have a little show on your dinner plate as a tiny chef starts creating your meal in front of you.

2. The Cocktail Trading Company’s inventive new summer menu was featured by Secret London, describing the bar as ‘undoubtedly one of London’s quirkiest bars’ for ‘seriously good drinks’.

East London's Craziest New Cocktails Just Landed Off Brick Lane

If you love whiling away your evenings with an expertly crafted cocktail in hand, this intimate Shoreditch bar comes complete with live music, good vibes and some seriously good drinks. The Cocktail Trading Company's playful cocktail list takes their output to new heights - quite literally, in fact, as one of them is served in a mini hot air balloon.

3. Vogue included ‘summer hotspot’ Skylight in its article on the ‘Best Rooftop Bars In London’. 

Best Rooftop Bars In London

The best rooftop bars in London 2017 - including Sky Garden, Sushisamba and Kensington Roof Gardens. Explore Vogue's recommendation of the rooftop bars in London to seek out amidst a heatwave.

4. Ray’s Bar’s new cocktail menu featuring ‘brimming pop culture references’ was included in Bar Magazine’s June issue. 

5. Marie Claire included The Savoy’s spring afternoon tea in its ‘Best Places To Go For Afternoon Tea’ roundup, noting the Thames Foyer is ‘the perfect setting for it’. 

Best afternoon tea London: Chic places for cake in the capital

Looking for the best afternoon tea in London? As people of Britain, it's our God-given right to indulge our sweet tooth in lavish surroundings at least once a year as part of the sacred ritual that is High Tea.

6. The Resident interviewed Miss Polly Rae and Dusty Limits about their exciting new summer runs at Underbelly Festival for its July issue.

7. Mexican wrestle spectacle Lucha Libre took pride of place on the front cover of Big Issue North.

8. ‘Cabaret show with a difference’ The Black Cat Cabaret was included in Flight Time’s June issue.

9. Evening Standard included The Jam Tree’s ‘month long rum-bonanza’ Rum Fest in its weekend guide.

Things to do in London this weekend

The heatwave might have made a swift exit, and Glastonbury might have packed up another year, but London is as busy as ever. There's everything from countless gin n' tonics to a preview of the Edinburgh festival. Elsewhere, there's art, Eid and Woody Allen. Get stuck in.

10. Channel 4 hosted Lucha Libre’s female wrestling star Diablesa Rosa on Sunday Brunch.

11. THATMuse’s all new ‘Love Hunt’ was included in Time Out’s feature of the ‘Best Events In Your Area’.

May 2017 Best Bits

The sun is finally out in the Capital and this month’s hot weather and exciting outdoor events got Londoners in the right mindset for the Summer months ahead. The May bank holidays gave foodies, cocktail lovers and live music enthusiasts plenty of time to enjoy London’s best events - from rooftop openings and cocktail menu launches to Spanish fiestas. Here are some of our best bits from May:

1. EasyJet Traveller included New Generation Festival in its ‘Ten Things Worth Getting On A Plane For’, noting that ‘classical music just got cool’.

2. The General Store’s floral Patent Tonic cocktail, ‘inspired by the true beauty of nature’, was featured in The Telegraph’s floral cocktail roundup for Chelsea’s Flower Show.

Chelsea Flower Show 2017: all the latest floral cocktails and where to find them

Inspired by "the true beauty of nature" the Patent Tonic from The General Store is a mix of grapefruit, pomegranate, mint and Bloom gin.

3. ES Magazine described The Beaufort Bar as ‘rendering explicit the relationship betwixt cocktails and couture’ and tried its Height Of Fashion cocktail, describing it as ‘smoothly powerful; an iron fist in a velvet glove’.

4. Metro featured the spectacular opening show of The Black Cat Cabaret’s in its London To-Do List. 

5. Recently launched rooftop bar Skylight was included in Evening Standard’s ‘Great Days Out’, with a special mention for its ‘stunning views’. 

6. Spanish festival weekend Feria de Londres was featured in Waitrose Weekend for ‘a taste of Spain’ during the May bank holiday.

7. Serving ‘an evolved definition of pub food’, The Clifton was included in The Telegraph’s ‘Best New Restaurant And Bar Openings’. 

London's best new restaurant and bar openings

Michael Achenbaum, the property developer behind Gansevoort Hotel Group, opens his first London hotel this month. In Shoreditch, The Curtain will beckon big-spending Londoners with its members' club - they'll enjoy various privileges and access to a private rooftop restaurant, pool and live-performance area - and everyone else with a bar and the first European outpost of New York chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster restaurant.

8. THATMuse will have offspring ‘clamouring to go to the British Museum’ with its competitive themed treasure hunts, as featured by Town & Country.

9. Morning Gloryville’s exciting fourth birthday rave was covered in Evening Standard’s Going Out section

10. The Cocktail Trading Company’s newly launched, story-telling cocktail menu was praised by The Spirits Business for ‘taking inventiveness to a new level’.

London's CTC debuts 'playful' cocktail menu

London bar The Cocktail Trading Company (CTC) is "taking inventiveness to a new level" with the launch of a story-telling cocktail menu that presents "unsung classics" in bespoke drinking vessels. Created by Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, the menu is designed to "conjure certain emotions" through the choice of flavours and off-the-wall presentation.

11. Metro recommends ‘sacking off your morning green juice and dropping by El Bandito instead’ in its article on ‘Weird Cocktails You Should Try’.

World Cocktail Day: 15 of London's weirdest cocktails you should try

World Cocktail Day falls on May 13 this year, and God help you if you spend it with a jug of Woo Woo down at the local Wetherspoons. Instead, why not delve into London's experimental cocktail scene with one (or two, or three) of these quirky creations?

12. E1 Life Magazine has Ray’s Bar ‘on its radar’ and suggests heading there for its ‘exciting new cocktail menu’. 

April 2017 Highlights

This April has been an exciting month – Lent didn’t stop us from indulging in a few too many chocolate eggs and family brunches over the Easter break! With an eventful May ahead, packed with bank holidays, it’s time to reflect on the last month’s antics – think an abundance of salt beef, Mezcal cocktails and amazing reviews.

1. Islington’s new Salt Beef Bar & Canteen, Mercer & Co was featured in the Evening Standard as a key player in the ‘rolls with holes’ trend.

2. El Bandito, the recently opened Mexican pop-up bar ‘offering an impressive cocktail menu’, was included in Metro’s 'Cocktails of the Day' piece.

3. City Jet’s ‘Three of a kind’ Summer Festival guide featured Feria de Londres, for a ‘colourful celebration of Andalusian culture’.

4. Parisian-inspired The Black Cat Cabaret made it into London Visitor Magazine’s main feature:  ‘Cool Things To Do In May’.

5. Getting a ‘first look’ at the newly relaunched music venue – Time Out were impressed by the ‘Garage’s dramatic new look’ and ‘top-notch sound systems.’

6. Live at Zédel’s new and diverse summer season of entertainment was featured in BA Highlife’s ‘24 Hours in London’.

7. The Guardian Weekend’s wonderful review of Lorne noted its ‘splendid wine list’ and ‘seriously memorable black pudding’.

8. The Sunday Times gave Lorne a four star review and mentions its ‘lovely staff’ and ‘fantastically well priced quality food and wines.

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9. Making it onto Grace Dent’s “2017 ‘Best Of’ list”, ES Magazine described Lorne as ‘completely outstanding’.

10. THATMuse received a special mention from Tatler and thinks the treasure hunts are ‘hands down the most fun you’ll ever have in a museum’.

10 things you should do this April

The most fun shows, events and exhibitions on this month. By Luciana Bellini and Beatriz Choi This month it's all about immersive theatre, Renaissance bromance and vengeful heroines. We bring you the very best things to do this April...

11. Soon to open pub, The Clifton,  was featured on Hot Dinners. With a mouth-watering menu this St John’s Wood’s local is set to become a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike.

The Clifton in St John will reopen as a modern all-day gastropub

What: The Clifton In a nutshell: The Clifton in St John's Wood is saved and reopening as a new pub. Summing it all up: Haggis sausage rolls, Wild Grouse ketchup and roast cod with arrocina beans will be some of the dishes on offer to those who visit The Clifton, St John's Wood's newest pub.

EL BANDITO IS COMING TO LONDON

New Tequila and Mezcal bar begins a series of London residencies

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Having conquered the discerning drinking scene in Liverpool, reputable spirit aficionados of El Bandito are excited to bring a slice of the North to the heart of London with the launch of a brand new pop-up, set to open on Wednesday 5th April 2017

Offering high quality cocktails in a Mexican inspired Shoreditch bar, the El Bandito pop-up menu will feature an impressive collection of approximately fifty tequilas and twenty-five mezcals, including specialist brands not available anywhere else in the UK. 

The El Bandito brand is the brainchild of business partners John Ennis and Matt Farrell, whom having enjoyed great success with their six Liverpool based bars, are now looking to launch this pop-up using their extensive knowledge of spirits and passion for creative cocktails. 

Hidden away from the bustling Shoreditch High Street, this first residency will be taking place underneath popular dim sum restaurant, The Drunken Monkey, where guests can enjoy a memorable evening of inventive cocktails in a fun and atmospheric basement bar environment.

The drinks menu comprises an extensive selection of delicious cocktails, featuring everything from frozen margaritas to flights of tequila. With a focus on rare and high-quality tequilas and mezcals, El Bandito aims to educate and inspire drinkers about these often-misunderstood spirits. 

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