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Shoreditch Grind - Cocktail Bar Review

Shoreditch Grind - Cocktail Bar Review

I normally head to the Shoreditch Grind on my way to work to pick up my morning cappuccino and croissant so I was intrigued to head down on my way back home, for cocktails and fun. By night Shoreditch grind shake it up with their cocktail bar. Venue and Ambience By night, The Shoreditch Grind really…

The Alchemist Spinningfields Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

The Alchemist Spinningfields Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

Part of the popular Living Ventures group; The Alchemist situated in Spinningfields has a huge outdoor terrace and has established itself as an all day venue offering everything from morning coffee and brunch to a relaxed evening dinner setting. Noticeable by its stand-out window display of twinkling…

Lock 91 Manchester - Lounge Bar Review

Lock 91 Manchester - Lounge Bar Review

Deansgate Locks is well known for its party bars overlooking the canal. At the end of the strip a new independent venue has come to town, run by a couple of industry professionals that have been part of the Manchester bar scene for years. Lock 91 is housed in the old lock keeper's cottage and offerssomething…

Be at One Shoreditch Bar Review

Be at One Shoreditch Bar Review

The Venue Be at One in Shoreditch is certainly a case of appearances being deceptive. The bright cheery yet small entrance suggests watered down cocktails and a bland bar offering. My friend and I were pleasantly surprised to find a buzzing bar very much in-keeping with the local Shoreditch vibe oflow…

Love and Liquor Club Review

Love and Liquor Club Review

Love and liquor isn’t always a good combination, as songs like Dead Kennedy’s “Too drunk to f***” can tell you. But in the case of this cool nightclub in Kilburn, the only negative side effects were spells of lightheaded euphoria on the dance floor and a sudden eruption of separation…

The Hampshire Hog London - Gastro Pub Review

The Hampshire Hog London - Gastro Pub Review

I wasn’t enthralled at the opportunity to review a gastro pub on a blowy Wednesday winter night, especially as The Hampshire Hog happened to be in between Hammersmith and Ravenscourt Park: I’m a West London boy but I normally stop at Notting Hill. However, sandwiched between the residential…

Cabin Lounge Bar Review

Cabin Lounge Bar Review

Many would rather block out their daily commute through Waterloo station than visit a pub there, so I must admit when I first heard about Corney & Barrows newest venture, I was a little apprehensive. However with a strong reputation as well as two great bars already to the group€™s name, CabinBar…

The Jam Tree Clapham Review

The Jam Tree Clapham Review

As an Old Town resident, the opening of The Jam Tree Clapham was firmly on my radar. Located in a stunning town house with big airy windows that open up and out onto the street, a secluded secret garden and plenty of creative space inside, it soon became clear that this is one of the best spaces foreating…

Old Bengal Bar London - Cocktail Bar Review

Old Bengal Bar London - Cocktail Bar Review

The Old Bengal Bar is a beautifully designed lounge bar with a terrace, divine cocktails and remarkable history. If the brick walls could talk in this stunning converted warehouse they would tell vivid tales about the East India Company in 1771, who used to store goods in the premises.   The venue…

The Shoreditch Cocktail Bar Review

The Shoreditch Cocktail Bar Review

Reality can€™t reach you at The Shoreditch once you€™re under its spell; the charming décor, lavish cocktails, catchy music and hypnotic disco balls provided a great Saturday night out and we€™ll be back again soon.  The Ground Floor It takes a while before you notice the grin ofthe…

Champagne and Fromage Review - Covent Garden

Champagne and Fromage Review - Covent Garden

Décor and Vibe Mismatched furnishes, gilt mirrors and crates of champagne bottles create a feeling of the French countryside, a calm and intimate oasis just off Covent Garden. The best table has a view of the cheese selection on one side and the Champagne for sale on the other. It’s a small…