Words by: Jane Ryan
Recent bar openings across London.
The new sibling to White Lyan from duo Ryan Chetiyawardana and Iain Griffiths. Boasting an all-star cast behind the bar the venue has views over the Thames and, as to be expected from the boys, a menu which pushes the boundaries and envelopes the senses.
Mondrian Hotel, 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD
Silk & Grain
New cocktail bar and restaurant Silk & Grain is located on Cornhill, a stone's throw from Bank station. They're serving 'best of British' produce from the first floor restaurant and cocktails in the ground floor bar.
33 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND
Launched by Durham Atkinson, Maria Johansson and Bobbie Hiddleston, High Water is an ideal neighbourhood cocktail bar serving up great drinks in Dalston, seeing London's scene expanding ever northward.
23 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BJ
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
An all-day British brasserie and bar from the team behind Rev JW Simpson, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Blitz Party and Prohibition. The venue intends to bring the outside in and recall the faded grandeur of an old country house. With a greenhouse dining room serving a modern British brasserie menu, a cafe and a cocktail bar, B & H Buildings is a huge space.
42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU
London Cocktail Club Shoreditch
This biker themed bar is JJ's fifth LCC, nestled in between Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch High St and Brick Lane. This time the LCC is changing things up with a basement floor and a ground floor. Going with the biker theme is a blend of British Americana with an impressive American Whiskey selection.
Unit 12, 29 Sclater Street, London, E1 6GX
Pond Dalston is all about the true authentic flavours of Hawaii, which have yet to make it to the UK's shores despite being the toast of the US eating scene for some time now. Situated in a Victorian warehouse down a hidden track right in the centre of Dalston, Pond Dalston, have a phenomenal bar team.
Unit G2, Stamford Works 3 Gillett Street Dalston, London, N16 8JH
The Sun Tavern
The Sun Tavern is the second venue by The Umbrella Project, following the success of Discount Suit Company. Located on Bethnal Green Road, The Sun Tavern is offering a menu of classic mixed drinks and fine ales.
441 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AN
Paying homage to 1970s and '80s kung fu films, Pimp Shuei fuses this with the world of cocktails, expanding the scene beyond Exmouth Market. A great concept and equally tasty drinks.
59 Mount Pleasant, London, WC1X 0AY
From the Sager & Wilde duo, Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde, The Mission is a new wine bar in the arches of Bethnal Green. Focusing on Californian wines and great food, the bar is at home amongst that area's blossoming food and wine culture.
250 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE
The Craft Cocktail Co
Neighbouring The Misson on Paradise Row is Craft Cocktail Co, a bar dedicated to cocktail flavours that are produced on a large scale, then bottled, or served in the bottle and on tap.
Arch 253, Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE
Basement Sate is a new cocktail and dessert bar, having taken over the Player's old site in Soho. The venue looks incredible, old timers won't recognize the space but they will love the crafted cocktails and accompanying puddings. From the owners of Paris' Sherry Butt.
8 Broadwick street, Soho, London
A raw food café with a superfood cocktail list - one for the health conscience out there. Think classics with a heath-kick-twist.
myhotel Chelsea, 35 Ixworth Pl, London, SW3 3QX
Barsmith is the brainchild of Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi, the duo behind The Marylebone Leisure Group. The all day bar specalises in house-infused spirits, all created in a custom built laboratory in central London.
18-20 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY