March 2017 Highlights

The clocks have gone forward and the sun has come out, meaning Spring has officially arrived in London, and with it we’re brought longer, sunnier days all the better for filling up with new boozy brunches, exciting re-launches and even a unique fun-filled treasure hunt! Here are some of our best bits from March:

1. The Cocktail Trading Company’s newly launched ‘Come Down With Me’ boozy brunch was featured on Time Out and described as ‘madness, though actually amazing’.

Cocktail Trading Company has launched a new boozy brunch menu

What do you crave most on the sesh? Avo and eggs on toast? Yeah, us neither. Which is why 'Come Down With Me', a new weekend brunch club at The Cocktail Trading Company designed for the 'dry mouthed' sounds like madness. Except CTC are actually amazing, and the menu is mainly liquid.

2. The opening of Number 177 Bar & Kitchen was covered in London’s best new restaurant and bar openings section in The Telegraph.

London's best new restaurant and bar openings

South Kensington's elegant Bibendum restaurant reopens at the end of March, with French chef Claude Bosi (formerly of two-Michelin-star Hibiscus) at the helm. Newly refurbished, the eatery will retain its distinctive exterior and will now include a ground floor seafood and oyster bar and a revitalised first-floor fine-dining restaurant.

3. Time Out had a ‘First Look’ at the re-opened Borderline and notes that ‘there are plenty of reasons to get some sweat dripping down the Borderline’s new paintwork’.

4. Metropolitan Magazine included French Fest, taking place at Brasserie Zédel, in its London agenda as an event ‘Francophiles will adore’.

5. Evening Standard’s wonderful review of Bobby Fitzpatrick describes the bar as ‘fabulous fun’ and ‘one of the best new bars in London’.

Bobby Fitzpatrick: Surprisingly excellent, despite Chicken Tikka pizza

There was never a point growing up, sitting exams, when I imagined my future and thought "yep, bet I'll end up in a bar that serves Full English on a pizza ". It wasn't in the plan. No-one expects to face a menu of pizza toppings like chicken tikka and onions, or lamb doner with garlic sauce.

6. The Beaufort Bar’s new cocktail menu, designed as a tunnel book, was featured in CLASS Magazine.

7. Daily Mail included new treasure hunt, THATMuse, in its Travel Notes section on ‘How to get the best from your holiday’.

8. Foodism described The Beaufort Bar as the perfect spot ‘where the whole proposition feels like a cathedral to the golden age of bartending’, in their ‘best drinks in London’ round up.