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Humble Grape Fleet Street

By Michelle Connolly

Humble Grape has just opened it’s second venue near Fleet Street, a quirky space in St. Bride’s Passage that gives you a warm feeling the moment you step inside. The first thing that greets you, aside from the friendly staff, is an impressive light display of geometric brushed metal rectangles housing modern bulbs. They draw […]

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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 Squiffy Picnic at Cahoots

By Adam

Address: 13 Kingly St, London W1B 5PG Phone: 020 7352 6200 It is one of London’s best kept secrets, which after a whisper at the door of ‘I’m here to see the captain’ you will gain entry and immediately be transported to another time. All the details are spot on at Cahoots, a 1940’s blitz themed […]

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Barrio Brixton Review

By Michelle Connolly

Barrio Brixton 30 Acre Ln Greater London SW2 5SG 020 7749 3940 We headed south to check out the newest addition to the Barrio family, just a stone’s throw from the station and the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail. Barrio Brixton is the latest in the exotic chain’s London takeover, following Shoreditch, Soho […]

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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 Little Yellow Door

By Michelle Connolly

The Little Yellow Door 68 Notting Hill Gate London W11 3HT 07801 267854 Yards from Notting Hill Tube stations is one of the more unusual and interesting pops ups you’ll come across in London. Run by a group of housemates, this restaurant cum bar is hosted in the sitting room of their flat. Each time […]

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Temptation Wheel at The Savoy

By Rashpal Amrit

The Savoy, one of London’s most iconic hotels has released the Temptation Wheel. Located in the Thames Foyer, this all new dining experience features Deserts, Chocolates and Cocktails. I was lucky enough to experience this all-new taste sensation with my girlfriend, I would have to say if you have a sweet tooth this experience is […]

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The Cocktail Trading Company

By Adam

Choosing a bar in London when you want to impress is like a minefield with just so much choice, but when Dapper Chapper had some Sydney based bloggers visiting we knew just the place to take them. If you don’t know where to look you probably would walk straight past the Cocktail Trading Company, a […]

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The Reverend JW Simpson

By Michelle Connolly

We headed down to the Reverend JW Simpson the other week to take a closer look at one of the area’s best-kept secrets – expertly made cocktails in a cozy environment. Descending the stairs to the cozily lit bar, you begin to understand that this way very much a home to the Reverend – with […]

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The Potting Shed

By Alex Noble

For the quintessential Brit who loves a weekend in the great British outdoors. The Potting Shed 32-34 Potterrow,Edinburgh, EH8 9BT Everyone knows that it’s a gentleman’s prerogative to do a bit of recreational Sunday gardening once in a while. But why don’t you save your back old chap and head up to the Potting Shed where you […]

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Martell Cognac 300 Celebrations

By Adam

Martell, one of the oldest of the great Cognac Houses is celebrating a rather big birthday this year. 2015 sees Martell enter its 300th year, so naturally we wondered how they are going to celebrate such an impressive milestone. And the answer to that for Martell was clearly to do it with style. Our Dapper Chapper bar section […]

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The Devil’s Advocate

By Alex Noble

9 Advocates Close, Edinburgh EH1 1ND This is a fantastic place for a touch of Saturday night sinning. Slyly positioned down Advocates Close, just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, this Victorian pump house provides the perfect setting for some impressive live music (round of applause after each song rather than a knees up) and a glass of the […]

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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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The Jolly Botanist

By Alex Noble

The Jolly Botanist 260 Morrison St. Edinburgh, 0131 228 5596 @jollybotanist Gin aficionados, your attention please. This fantastic Gastropub is perfect for a couple of Sunday afternoon gins and some delectable pub grub. The interior is understated, with stripped back walls, retro posters and inviting leather chairs – it offers the feel of a traditional […]