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Rake’s Cafe Bar: The Secret Cocktail

By Adam

As you may have seen recently we’ve been spending a lot of time at the new Rake’s Cafe Bar, located at the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street.  The venue, inspired by the work of renowned English painter, William Hogarth – more specifically, his Eight part series, A Rake’s Progress, is a perfect London hang-out for any discerning gent. […]

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Rake’s Cafe Opens at The ANdAZ

By Adam

Rake’s Cafe Bar 40 Liverpool Street, London, England, EC2M 7QN London is a city that rarely sleeps, and who can blame its hustling and bustling inhabitants who are forever on the move, when the city is adorned with an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes, pergolas, nightclubs etc etc. It really is a playground for […]

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Long Arm Pub & Brewery

By Michelle Connolly

Long Arm Pub & Brewery 20-26 Worship Street EC2A 2DX London We’re all for as short a distance as possible from farm to plate, but how about your drinks? The Long Arm Pub & Brewery has managed to shorten that process right from tank to glass – no preservatives, no pasteurisation, no chemicals no kegs. […]

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Ray’s Bar

By Michelle Connolly

Ray’s Bar 95 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB We made our way downstairs to late-night Shoreditch haunt Ray’s Bar with the temptation of tasting their brand spanking new summer menu. Under the guidance of Head Bartender Dave Miller, we picked his brain on what the new cocktails bring to the table (bar) and the […]

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Bird of Smithfield Cocktail Launch

By Michelle Connolly

Dapper Chapper favourite the Bird of Smithfield has an exciting new cocktail menu they’re dying to share with you all. From the rooftop terrace to the hidden dining rooms and curious mirrored basement, they’ve been gathering inspiration for the next wave of refreshing cocktails that will knock your socks off. Chief Mixologist Stan has been […]

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The Cocktail Trading Company Brick Lane

By Michelle Connolly

68 Bethnal Green Road E1 6GQ In a brand new location just off Brick Lane, The Cocktail Trading Company has opened it’s doors. Mysterious, enigmatic and intoxicating, the latest premises has all the elements you want in a decadent cocktail lounge One of the more unusual aspects of the bar is that we found it almost […]

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The Shrub & Shutter Brixton

By Adam

Before I review a venue I tend to do a certain level of due-diligence to ensure it’s appropriate for our audience and therefore most of our reviews come out pretty positive. This one, I had no idea about, it was a word-of-mouth recommendation from our beard blogger and his rather lovely wife telling us that […]

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Mark’s Bar at Hix

By Michelle Connolly

Mark’s Bar at HIX 66-70 Brewer Street London W1F 9UP Something was brewing down at Mark’s bar in Soho definitely worth investigating, so one summer’s evening we went to see what all the fuss was about. Yes, excuse the pun but HIX’s signature joint has a brand new cocktail on the menu and it’s a […]

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STEAM AND RYE

By Michelle Connolly

147 Leadenhall St, London, EC3V 4QT 020 7444 9960 If you want to make an entrance, this is surely the place to do it. Moments from Bank tube station are the magnificent double doors of the old Bank of New York building, now gloriously transformed into Steam and Rye. Classic Americana touches permeate every part […]