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Published:  13 June, 2024

In mid-July, Cornus will open in London’s Belgravia, the second restaurant from David O’Connor and Joe Mercer-Nairne of the renowned Medlar in Chelsea. Chef Gary Foulkes, formerly of Michelin-starred Angler, will lead the kitchen, presenting a menu that highlights British seasonal produce with vibrant and precise cooking.


Bar Bruno

Published:  14 May, 2024

One of the best recent openings we’ve lighted upon is Michael Sager’s new outpost Bruno, which has tucked neatly into the leafy environs of the East End’s Victoria Park Village. A decade on from the opening of his seminal Sager + Wilde in nearby Hackney Road, Bruno, named after his father, offers a now familiar Hackney mix of low-intervention wines and simple but tasty dishes, all served up by a super-friendly team in this characterful ex-stable.



Published:  09 May, 2024

The newly opened Capilungo in Covent Garden has expanded its all-day café offering by opening a basement bar, where guests can sample a range of Puglian wines and classic aperitivo-style cocktails. Hyper-local delicacies from Lecce, focused on freshly baked ‘pizzette Pugliese’, will complement the drinks list.


The London Cabaret Club

Published:  12 April, 2024

Luxury entertainment specialist The London Cabaret Club has found a permanent home where it will continue to draw on its USP of combining fine dining with world-class performances. The London Cabaret Club was originally launched as a pop-up within the Arts Club, before going on to launch sold-out residencies at One Mayfair and The Collection in South Kensington. It has set up full time in the 1920s Bloomsbury Ballroom in Holborn, where it is serving a Prohibition-inspired drinks list created to coincide with its latest show. Cocktails are heavy on flavour and theatre, while the wine list bounces between top estates from Italy to Argentina, by way of France and vintage Champagne.


Los Mochis London City

Published:  10 April, 2024

Following the success of its Notting Hill venue, Mexican/Japanese fusion restaurant Los Mochis is soon to open a late-night rooftop outpost on the ninth floor of 100 Liverpool Street in Broadgate. Set to go live on 11 April, Los Mochis London City leans heavily into fine and rare tequilas and mezcals, boasting one of the largest selections in Europe. Guests can sample the drinks menu via the Agaveria bar and lounge, two private dining rooms and a 3,000sq ft outdoor terrace with views of the city. The venue also features a dedicated wine and sake room, plus sommeliers with specialisms in both categories on hand to make pairing recommendations.



Published:  08 April, 2024

Friends and wine importers Joe Haynes and Ben Butterworth, together with chef Tom Hurst, are set to open a new restaurant and wine bar in Farringdon this spring. Having spent years supplying London’s upper echelon of restaurants through their wine businesses, Haynes and Butterworth have joined forces with Hurst to curate a list which draws heavily on Haynes’ Penzer Wines and Butterworth’s eponymous import and supply businesses, which specialises in grower Champagnes and new-wave Bordeaux.



Published:  18 March, 2024

A new low-intervention, Alsatian-inspired restaurant and wine bar from food writer Solynka Dumas and co-founder Julian Oschmann is one of the more interesting upcoming additions to London’s food and wine scene. Opening in early spring, July will bring nourishing comfort-style food and low-intervention wines to Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street, open from breakfast to dinner.



Published:  15 March, 2024

The team behind Perilla, the popular neighbourhood hotspot on Newington Green, has just unveiled its latest venture – a restaurant-turned-wine-bar with a ‘Mediterranean twist’. Located just off Exmouth Market in a former bank, Morchella will offer modern interpretations of classical Mediterranean dishes, with a focus on high-quality, super-seasonal produce.


Kink(All)Y and Bar Kinky

Published:  12 February, 2024

Georgian-inspired restaurant Kinkally and its subterranean cocktail den, Bar Kinky, are now open on Charlotte Street.


Farm Shop

Published:  09 February, 2024

Artfarm, the independent hospitality company behind Roth Bar & Grill, the Fife Arms Hotel and Mount St Restaurant, has opened its 35-cover wine bar, Farm Shop, tucked away in the heart of Mayfair.


Mezcalito Brompton

Published:  13 December, 2023

Mezcalito Brompton, a stylish and brand new late-night offering situated on South Kensington’s Old Brompton Road, is set to open its doors this month. Previously Eclipse, a fixture of the area’s nightlife for decades, the launch comes from real-life partners Oliver Castilla-Tristan and Laura Geas, owners of the lively and much loved Mexican tapas-style restaurant bar Mezcalito Chelsea – claiming to hold the largest selection of agave spirits in Europe and celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.


The Bugis Singapore Restaurant

Published:  08 December, 2023

Taking its name from the bustling area in Singapore renowned for its street food and flavours, The Bugis has recently reopened inside its new home – The Bailey’s Hotel. Still in Kensington, the latest iteration of the Asian-inspired favourite features a top cocktail menu and bar inspired by Lord Bailey’s journey in the Far East. The food menu, meanwhile, features a new approach focused on small sharing plates, with traditionally passed-down Chinese, Malay and Indian family recipes at its core.


Penedès heads to London with Xarel.lo under spotlight

Published:  25 September, 2023

DO Penedès is to host its first tasting in London, with a special focus on the Xarel.lo grape.


LWC and Hills Prospect aim for ‘best-in-class’ partnership

Published:  15 September, 2023

LWC Drinks and Hills Prospect, both regulars on Harpers 50 Best Wholesalers list, have described how their new partnership will strengthen their overall customer proposition and leverage their individual skills, as LWC looks to increase its foothold in the crucial area of London and the South East.


Cocktails in the City returns

Published:  10 July, 2023

Cocktails in the City put some of London’s best bars front and centre last week, with the return of an alfresco celebration of urban mixology.


Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino welcomes three new members

Published:  30 June, 2023

The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV), has announced the three newest additions to its ranks. The three new Caballeros were selected for their efforts in promoting Spanish wines to UK audiences and were inaugurated into the organisation at the 38th annual Investiture Dinner at the Landmark London Hotel on 29 June.


London's hospitality sector ‘more stable’ in 2023

Published:  27 June, 2023

Central London’s hospitality sector is recovering after suffering hundreds of closures of licensed premises during the turmoil of Covid-19. 


Gaucho & M Restaurant scoop ‘Business of the Year’ award at City A.M.

Published:  03 March, 2023

Rare Restaurants, the boutique hospitality group consisting of modern Argentinian steak restaurants Gaucho and M Restaurants, has taken home the title of Business of the Year at the City A.M. Awards.


Bar 1790

Published:  15 February, 2023

19-23 St Swithins Lane, London EC4N 8AD



Published:  13 February, 2023

94 Kensington High St, London W8 4SJ