Category Archives: Bar profile

Spice up your life: Anise bar in London

With ingredients such as mango chutney, cardamom, pea puree and kaffir lime, the cocktails at Anise bar in the City of London are clearly the work of bartenders who have access to the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The bar … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile, Cocktails | Leave a comment

Pisco fever: a visit to Lima (in London)

For some years, pisco has been poised to be the “next big thing” in the UK. This year, it finally seems to be happening, albeit in a small way. It has been led by Peruvian restaurants opening in London, from … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile | Leave a comment

Height of good taste: Galvin at Windows

With its views of London from the 28th floor of the London Hilton Park Lane hotel, the bar at Galvin at Windows has become a destination in its own right after being opened alongside the main restaurant five years ago. … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile | Leave a comment

Follow the map to 52ºNorth

Over the past six months, London’s bar and club scene has welcomed a major new player, Alula Leisure. Headed by leisure entrepreneurs Tim Lalic and Vahram Papazyan, it has taken on two legendary venues in the capital: Jonathan Downey’s Match … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile, Cocktails, Design | Leave a comment

Galante: a taste of Argentina in London

Santiago Policastro, or Pichin, is the Harry Craddock or Jerry Thomas of Argentine cocktail culture. From the 1930s until his death in 2010, he was renowned throughout Latin America for his remarkable drinks, earning the nickname of “El Barman Galante”. … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile, Cocktails, Design | Leave a comment

Going down at Dabbous

Praise has been heaped on new London restaurant Dabbous, most notably by critic Fay Maschler who gave it a rare five stars – a rating, she says, that “is reserved for when a place comes along that changes the game”. … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile, Cocktails | Leave a comment

Come in from the cold at Caxton Bar

Spies have been at work in St Ermin’s Hotel in London for almost a century. During the 1930s, it was used by officers of the Secret Intelligent Service (SIS) – better known as MI6 – and, in the run-up to … Continue reading

Posted in Bar profile | Leave a comment