Category Archives: Design

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

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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

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Smack bites: the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

A club in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, beat off competition from venues across the UK to be named best bar in the annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards last night. The striking black-and-white interiors  of Smack impressed judges to also win … Continue reading

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