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Want BarChick to book you in? No problem. Just hollar and we’ll sort it. 1. Swift In a nutshell: Some epic names behind this new Art-Deco style Soho cocktail bar. Upstairs = aperitivo vibes. Downstairs = think dark and sexy with piano vibes. Who’s behind it: It’s a killer bar team as two cocktail power couples join forces - Bobby and Mia (from Dead Rabbit fame) along with Rosie and Edmund aka. Nightjar & Oriole legends. Why you should go: There’s a badass whisky collection downstairs, with 250 bottles to choose from. FYI: None of the insane garnish game like at Nightjar / Oriole, but when drinks taste this good who needs a cherry on the top? Want in? We can get you in, you just gotta ask. 12 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ // Open now swift-team 2. Mac & Wild Late Night Whisky Bar In a nutshell: New late night whisky bar in the city (open ’til 2am, rare for this part of town). Who’s behind it: From the Mac & Wild guys - famous for their epic game dishes from the Scottish Highlands. The bar is part of Mac & Wild’s pop up terrace and restaurant at Devonshire Square. Why you should go: There’s Scottish small batch cocktails, with spirits and vermouths infused with locally sourced Scottish herbs and botanicals. FYI: While you are there, check out the Gun Room - a virtual shooting room, lined with christmas trees, transporting you to a shoot in the highlands!  9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN // Open now, closes mid-to-late January mac-and-wild 3. Disrepute In a nutshell: A slick new members club and cocktail bar in Soho. Who’s behind it: From the guys behind Barrio and Sovereign Loss Why you should go: Think expertly created cocktails – these guys know their stuff, where the menu is told in stories. FYI: You’ll find it where the infamous The Kingly Club used to stand - (Audrey Hepburn used to party here in its 1960s heyday).  Paying homage to its heritage, it’ll be all about ’60s baby. 4 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PW // Open now disrepute 4. The Holy Birds In a nutshell: Birds and 1960’s style cocktails from a legendary bar guy - that's the name of the game think ‘Posh (boozy) Nandos’. Who's behind it: Winging its way to East London from the Calabrese brothers Gerry and Jon ( the guys behind Hoxton Pony and Wringer & Mangle) with their pa Salvatore Calabrese on the cocktails (the dude who invented the Breakfast Martini). Why you should go: Cocktails inspired by classics from the same era. BarChick’s excited for the Moscow Mule with homemade ginger sorbet. Yum. FYI: There’ll be all sorts of bird on the menu – from chicken, duck, quail, pheasant and more (all free-range). Need a table booked? That's where we come in. 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ // Open now holy-birds-london 5. Nape In a nutshell: Casual Charcuterie bar in Peckham with wines and small plates to eat in or take away. Who’s behind it: From cured meat guys Cannon & Cannon at Borough Market. Why you should go: The wine list is rocking (from UK wine merchant O.W. Loeb) there’ll be a load of natural wines on there, along with some rotating specials (and takeaway bottles if your date’s going super well – wink). FYI: There’s date-night booths, bar stools and room for standing – so they’ve got you covered whatever your vibe. Hot date? Send us a free message and we'll book you a spot. Camberwell Church Street // Opens first as a pre-Christmas pop-up from 8th-24thDecember, but then it’s back in early February for good this time. nape 6. Untitled In a nutshell: Hip new Andy-Warhol inspired bar in Dalston Who’s behind it: Only bartender legend Tony Conigliaro (the dude behind 69 Colebrook Row and Bar Termini). Why you should go: Aside from the above? This is a one-stop-shop for your cocktail/food/arty needs. FYI: The design hints at Andy’s 60’s-80’s New York studio Silver Factory, with polished concrete and silver walls – so hip it hurts. 538 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH // Opens December untitled 7. Enfant Terrible In a nutshell: Barbershop by day, tiny 12-stool Parisian-inspired wine bar by night Who’s behind it: The hot stuff team behind Pidgin (this lil' gem clinched a Michelin star earlier this year) Why you should go: Daily changing wine list, starting at £4.50 per glass. Plus a short but sweet cocktail list. FYI: Charcuterie is off the menu, but they do small plates and a rotating croque special - Sausage, epoisses, pickled onion, sauce vin rouge 'pho' sounds damn delicious. 51a Greenwood Road, E8 1NT // Open now 8. Aviary In a nutshell: New. London. Rooftop. Who’s behind it: ETM Group – the guys behind Soda Room (Liverpool Street's late night party den) and game restaurant The Jugged Hare. Why you should go: Rooftop view in the City/Shoreditch baby! FYI: It opens at 7am for breakfast – pow! For group bookings bigger than 10, send us a text and we'll get you up there. 10th Floor of Montcalm Royal London House, Finsbury Square // Open now aviary 9. Pitch Black In a nutshell: Get blind drunk. Novelty totally pitch black bar in Shoreditch Who’s behind it: Lee Baker and Dom Balfour from Soho’s Graphic and Shoreditch’s Loves Company. Why you should go: 90 minutes in the pitch black. 5 drinks to get through. It’s a no-fail Tinder date option right? FYI: Good job we can get you 20% off your tickets then hey? Message us and we’ll sort it. Side Entrance, 104-122 City Rd, Shoreditch, London EC1V 2NR // Open until 23rd December pitch-black 10. Dickies Bar In a nutshell: Big news for us cocktail fans Who’s behind it: Dead Rabbit (‘The World’s Best Bar’ ). mixologist Gregory Buda heads up a seasonal cocktail menu this hot new bar based in Corrigan’s Mayfair Why you should go: Food and drink inspired by both Gregory Buda’s and Richard Corrigan’s Irish and American heritages, with fresh, organic ingredients from Corrigan’s garden and farm at home. FYI: This place is standalone, with its own identity, cocktail and bar snack lists, plus a separate entrance. Want a table booked? Just message BarChick 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH dickies-bar 11. Temple & Sons In a nutshell: Think old-school grocery themed bar and restaurant in the city with a chef legend heading it all up. Who’s behind it: Jason Atherton – so get ready for some banging food. Why should you go? Cocktails served out of tuna cans, mustard pots and milk bottles. FYI: Upstairs there’s a 80-seater restaurant, with custom built grills using wood, charcoal and hay. Expect more hearty British dishes, like grilled fish, meat and poultry served whole or in big chunky cuts. Tower 42, International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HQ12. temple-and-sons 12. Hopscotch In a nutshell: Fun Brick Lane bar with cocktails, bombs and buns – open ‘til 1am baby! Who’s behind it: Jonathan Cowley – the guy behind the legendary Milk & Honey, Chick 'n Sours and Bleeker St. Burger. Go there for: The buns and the booze – there’s the Nanny goat with warm spice and hot sauce and the Maryland Crab Cake. Then on to the Hello Kyoto cocktail with Japanese whisky and plum wine. FYI: Already thinking summer vibes – BarChick’s eyeing up the green garden space out the front. 202 Brick Lane, E1 6SA hopscotch You'll also wanna check out: 50 great places for a first date in London NYE in London Insane London winter pop ups  " ["post_title"]=> string(36) "Hot New Bars In London this December" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(32) "new-bars-in-london-this-december" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-08 18:07:33" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-08 18:07:33" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59585" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#410 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59484) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-01 16:22:16" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-01 16:22:16" ["post_content"]=> string(3877) "There's a new 2 day show coming to London this weekend. We're not talking weird fashion catwalks or bike shows for men in a mid-life crisis. No, we're talking a 2 day show dedicated to the world's best booze. Epic. PLUS we can get you HALF PRICE TICKETS - boo ya. Just message us for your code!  That's what you'll find at The Spirit Show - the first one ever is setting up shop in London on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December. It's a mass gathering of premium and craft only spirit brands - gin, rum, whisky and liqueur, and the name of the game is go in and try as many as you want/can. And as if that wasn't enough to get you down there, here's 10 more reasons why we think it'll rock. 1. First off, that’s your Christmas presents sorted in one hazy, alcohol-fuelled afternoon ‘cos there’ll be 100s of spirits try out and buy there. This is Xmas shopping the BarChick way 'cos no-one wants to be the guy scrambling around John Lewis on Christmas Eve. 2. You get to bore the family over Christmas dinner with your new spirit know-how. Booze journos Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley are running loads of workshops throughout the weekend on stuff like – 'learn how to blend your own gin' and a masterclass on 'vodkas from around the world'.  Grandad might be disappointed you don't know the capital of Uruguay but can he tell you the botanicals in that bottle of gin? Exactly. We know who the winner is here. 3. With unlimited tastings it's an awesome daytime date - with no stress about whose round it is. And if they're boring, just get yourself into a super in-depth chat with Jim the craft vodka maker, he can't wait to get talking about his distillation processes. 4. Choctails.  Chocolates filled with cocktails. Hell yeah! choctails-2 5. Try niche spirits that you won't find in your local Tesco like Curio – a Cornish Gin that tastes kinda like the sea.  Plus loads of awesome rums on Rum Row. Our new favourite London street. 6.  All tickets include a free street food dish. Mac n cheese, dawgs, lamb tortillas, perfect for soaking up the samples. 7. Drink gin and save Dumbo - Elephant Gin will be there, and as well as tasting pretty awesome, with their rare South African Botanicals, but they give 15% off their earnings towards saving elephants, (Sir David would be proud). 8. Go au natural and try out organic spirits. Don't let hangovers kill your festival vibe, these bottles are made using only the good stuff so there shouldn't be any sugar dips that leave you feeling like you've been hit by a bus. If BarChick did medicine... vermouth-2 9. You get a free tasting glass – (we’re so over smuggling it out) 10. BarChick’s fave cocktail party crew - The London Cocktail Club – will be knocking up some killer concoctions at the bar. Let the good times roll. Friday 9th - Saturday 10th December// Sessions: Friday: 12pm-4pm, 5pm-9pm. Saturday: 12pm-5pm // Business Design Centre Ltd, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH // thespiritshow.co.uk // Just message us for 50% off your code! " ["post_title"]=> string(46) "A Christmas Booze Festival Is Coming To London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(37) "the-spirit-show-2016-london-islington" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-05 11:05:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-05 11:05:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59484" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#411 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59466) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-11-23 10:00:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-23 10:00:46" ["post_content"]=> string(14128) "From mozerella in your Martini to cocktails served with buttplugs: get your Instagram at the ready because here's where to find the most bat sh*t crazy cocktails in London. It gets wilder, just message us for free and BarChick will book your table. 1. Shrub & Shutter  Looks a bit like your mate's kitchen, with bottles, books, kitchen appliances, ingredients and herbs, but they take cocktails to the next level here, with fresh seasonal ingredients, crazy garnishes and imaginative vessels. BarChick once had a Disney cocktail out of the genie's lamp. It was smokin'. Try: The Pop Brixton - like a throwback to your school tuck shop visits, served in a plastic pop bottle with a candy lace garnish. 336 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8QH shrub-and-shutter-pop-brixton 2. Three Six Six The kings of insane cocktails - these guys aren't afraid to push any boundries - they once used a plastic doll covered in red syrup as a garnish - now that's creepy sh*t. Then there's the Fetish & Fantasy menu, with butt plug and gag ball garnishes. It might scare your date away, but it'll sure make for a killer Instagram post. Get your table sorted - message BarChick Concierge. Try: The Gag Ball 126 St John's Hill, SW11 1SL  three-six-six-gag-ball-cocktail 3. NightJar Officially one of the world's best bars - it's a 1920's style speakeasy's with a seriously killer cocktail menu, with creations made using voodoo smoke, mozzarella, insects, chilli sweets and peanut butter ice cubes. Totally off-the-wall, but some of the best serves in London. It's no surprise this place books up fast, don't miss out - get BarChick Concierge to save you a spot. Try: Buffalo Fizz, inspired by summers in Italy, with salty mango butter and a giant red metallic ball thats actually a sprayed dried lime, 'cos why not? 129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB nightjar-buffalo-fizz 4. Oriole NightJar's Rosie & Edmund have nailed it again with this place which recently won the Best New International Cocktail Bar accolade. Come and try the drinks and you'll know why. Old World, New World, Orient, Sharers… it’s all in here so expect original, daring and adventurous creations served up in beautiful and weird vessels. This one's super popular, get booked in with BarChick Concierge. Try: The Ryoan-Ji with blue rose milk, Japanese whisky and seaweed syrup, served in a ceramic egg basket - kind of like Easter on acid. East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH oriole-ryoan-ji 5. The Walrus Room Through the Looking-Glass is the theme, with cocktails named after lines in Lewis Carrol’s poem The Walrus and The Carpenter, e.g. Of Cabbages and Kings (Kamm & Sons, Greengage Liqueur, Stinging Nettle Cordial, Lemon, Celery Bitters) and A Bitter Tear (Bols Genever, Rhubarb and Rosehip Cordial, Campari, Carpano Antica, Rhubarb Bitters). Try: The Ninha Colada - served out of a fisherman's head, with a chocolate slab garnish, which is set on fire - just y'know another standard Walrus Room serve. 40 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EE the-walrus-room 6. Artesian This epic hotel bar is renowned for quirky vessels and killer serves, from levetating clouds, to cocktail served in a Dali-style teardrop ring, to a giant robot elephant vessel.  Sure Alex and Simone aren't at the helm anymore but they're still knocking out the kind of drinks that'll blow your date's mind. Try: It's all about The Colony Cocktail - a giant copper ant bearing a granola style mix on the top and a milky boozy concoction of Absolut Elyx, Wheat, Almond, Juniper and Bergamot - mix it all together for a crazy drink that's rich in texture (and will probably give you nightmares). 1C Portland Place, London W1B 1JA artesian-join-the-colony 7. Purl You'll find all sorts of crazy boozy sh*t going down at this New York-style cocktail den where it's inventive cocktails galore, with all sorts of crazy garnishes, from toothpaste tubes, to lollipops and even a frickin' balloon. There's lots of space in here, but it books up fast - ask BarChick to sort you some seats. Try: The Mr Hyde, served with a plume of coffee and chocolate fog. 50 Blandford St, Marylebone, London, W1U 7HX purl-london 8. The Alchemist It may look like just another city slicker bar, but the cocktails here take 'insane' to another level. Cooked on copper pans over camping stoves, and then bubbling over with dry ice. You're gunna want to get the film rolling for this one. 6 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7BA Try: The Red Dead Zombie, popping and bubbling over like it's alive or something. the-alchemist 9. The Gibson With the legendary Marian Beke (ex-Nightjar) rocking the show you can count on this place for a seriously epic cocktail list. Along the same kinda otherworldly, theatrical vibe to NightJar/Oriole where each cocktail comes with its own kitsch serve and extravagant garnishes. There's not much space here, so make sure you book - ping BarChick Concierge and we'll fix it up. Try: The Electric Earl, served in a lightbulb glass, with a 'buzz button' garnish - pop it in your mouth for a rollercoaster taste sensation like nothing else you've ever tasted before. 44 Old Street, London EC1V 9AQ the-gibson 10. 69 Colebrooke Row It might be low-key on the decor (and name) but their playful cocktails are bucket list material. For example, their Lipstick rose, garnished with a printed kiss mark, is often sent back 'cos people think it's a used glass - these guys! Try: The legendary Prairie Oyster - this twist on a bloody mary looks just like an oyster with a reformulated tomato juice egg yolk, served up with horseradish vodka and Oloroso sherry. 69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA 69-colebrooke-row 11. Lounge Bohemia Hidden underneath a kebab shop in Shoreditch you'll find this intriguing cocktail den, where the sky's the limit in terms of creativity - on BarChick's visit she licked boozy sap from a tree stump, and ate a gin dew drop from a leaf. Seriously. Try: Go for the Tasting Menu (it changes regularly) and now prepare for some really mad sh*t 1 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3EJ lounge-bohemia 12. London Cocktail Club BarChick's fave party guys also dish out some pretty epic showstoppers. From a giant sharing skull bonfire to their renowned bacon and egg martini (which weirdly works). Message BarChick Concierge to get booked in to your nearest LCC. Try: Heisenburg - their take on Tommy's Margarita, with a Breaking Bad-style twist. Served in a science beaker it's blue as day, with a cheeky lil' packet of powder popped on top (don't get too excited, it's only sugar). Various locations london-cocktail-club-hiesenberg-breaking-bad-cocktail 13. ABQ If the above got you all hyped up, you should definitely check out this badass bar, which takes the Breaking Bad theme to a WHOLE other level. Set in an RV van, get ready to make your own science baby! From tea foam, to boozy bubbling potions and infusions in gas canisters - what you gunna cook? Try: The Mr Wallabee - use dry ice to infuse your drink with mint and cucumber. It looks awesome, and it's f*cking delicious. 455 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY abq-london 13. Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour Hidden behind a jade door in China town is 1920's Shanghai. Drinks come with an oriental twist, and many come served in traditional China teapots, which you can pick out yourself. Want in right? Message BarChick for free and we'll sort your booking. Try: But make sure you try their trademark Opium Number 6, with Olmeca Altos tequila, cactus, pimento, ginger, oolong tea, all served up with gushing dry ice, like some kind of witches caldron.  15 -16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE opium-number-6-opium-cocktail-and-dim-sum-parlour 14. Cocktail Trading Co. Okay you thought all that was pretty epic, wait 'til you see what CTC have in store - each cocktail is like some kind of work of pop art. They've done it all here, from cocktails disguised in Chinese noodle boxes with chopsticks, served out of a Wellington boot, hidden in snow globes and even mini trash cans. Try: The Bag O Chips looks like your 4am snack, but it's actually booze - trippy. 68 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GQ bag-o-chips-cocktail-tradiing-company We think you'll also love: London's best secret bars 50 best bars for a first date in London Our badass free app and Conceirge booking service" ["post_title"]=> string(42) "Where To Drink London's Craziest Cocktails" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(39) "crazy-cocktails-in-london-cocktail-bars" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-11-25 14:38:39" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-25 14:38:39" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59466" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#412 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59405) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-11-20 13:29:58" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-20 13:29:58" ["post_content"]=> string(28025) "The festive pop up scene is looking pretty banging. There's the secret forest cinema behind a Narnia-style wardrobe, then there's the cocktail lagoon ride to a hidden cocktail tavern and not forgetting the party in a glass igloo overlooking The Thames, you can't make this sh*t up! Need more ideas or help booking in? Message BarChick Concierge, we can sort it.   1. Winter Terrace at Rib Room Get stuck into small batch, rare and aged whiskies, teamed with a badass rare Cuban cigar in this epic Scottish pine forest - a themed pop up bar, set in The Rib Room's heated terrace. It's a collaboration with Glenfiddich and The Balvenie whiskies, and the place has been done up with barrel furniture, fairylights galore and, those classic tartan cushions and blankets. There's a festive cocktail list and the food is a twist on classic Scottish dishes, like Haggis and lamb neck fritters with winter spiced bramble jam and and “Cock-a-leekie” pasties served with sweet cured bacon and Scotch whiskey jam. Then there's the tasting dinners and pairing masterclasses, find out more here - it's all going on! 20 November 2016-25 January 2017 // Open daily // Fridays and Saturdays 7pm to 10pm for live music // Jumeirah Carlton Tower, 1 Cadogan Place London, SW1X 9PY the-rib-rooms-whiskey-pop-up 2. Mac & Wild’s winter pop up & whisky bar in the city City types can now get in on the delicious Mac & Wild action for a limited time in this huge heated pop up winter terrace and restaurant with a late night whisky bar to boot (open 'til 2am, which is rare for this part of town). Here you can warm up on Scottish small batch cocktails, with spirits and vermouths infused with locally sourced Scottish herbs and botanicals.  9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN // Closes mid-late January. mac-and-wild 3. Dram and Smoke Transport yourself down a cobbled side street, into a wintery Highland sacnturary and celebrate Christmas the Scottish way, with an epic five-course feast. With swathes of tartan, booze cured salmon, whisky based cocktails and nightly live music join the Dram and Smoke boys from the 10th December at their two week pop-up. Want £10 off their Sunday sessions, message our Concierge and we will make it happen. 10 December 2016- 23rd December 2017 // Weekdays – 7pm till late, Sunday Sessions -4pm till late // Tickets: £45 and five course tasting menu and welcome cocktail// 2 Black Swan Yard, London SE1 3XF, UK dram-and-smoke   4. Bompas & Parr Christmas Cocktail Lagoon Travel down a 20m lagoon on a small boat, past the waterfall and diamond mine before you arrive at the Aladdin's cave, filled with gemstones, which leads to a hidden cocktail tavern with mermen mixologists and marine-inspired drinks. FYI: Tickets not available just yet, but we'll keep you posted when they do! 9th December -23rd December // Tickets: £15 and include the experience plus two drinks //Westfield shopping centre (exact location TBC) //  5. Ginvent Gin geeks The Gin foundry are popping up in Soho for three days with a gin bar and 24 'Ginvent' gins (basically one artisanal gin to try for every day leading up to Christmas. There'll also be masterclasses, tasting sessions and speed tastings. Get all the lowdown here - or text BarChick Concierge for the info. 16th-17th-18th December // Vinyl Factory, Soho   6. Mr Fogg's Residence Presents The Hendrick's Winter Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland not your bag? Thought not. How about slipping down a secluded Mayfair side instead, into this Victorian-style Winter Botanical Gin Garden, with pine cones, cosy blankets, fir trees and a while load of boozy Christmas cocktails - just the kind of peaceful sanctuary you're after right. 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD 7. Camino Bankside's Winter Lodge A wonderland of fairy lights, lanterns, tree garlands and Christmas trees. Best off - an outside bar serving classic festive drinks like mulled wine and Spiced Sangria. Let the good times roll! Opens: Wednesday 9th November // 5 Canvey Street, SE1 9AN  camino-bankside 8. Dine in a glass Igloo at Coppa Club The view from Coppa Club Tower Bridge is insane, but it's sadly a bit cold for sun terrace drinking now, good thing these guys have planned ahead and ordered in a whole load of glass igloos for us to wine and dine inside. Take BarChick for a date here, and she's yours. 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AH
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9. The Night Before Christmas at Sketch Sketch turns all Xmas fairytale this Christmas, with each room telling a different part of a a magical story. First weave your way through a forestscape, into Sketch’s enchanted woodland bar, The Glade, which will be immersed in blooms from florist JamJar. Then on to those legendary pod loos which will be turned into snow-covered shrubs. To add to the festive vibe, there'll be live choirs and carollers performing every afternoon. 13th November 2016 - 6th January 2017 sketch 10. Slap Ya Papa's Christmas pop-up 'Christmess' at The Vaults Deep-southern feasts, late night parties and a glittering Big Top Christmas bazaar is all happening at these Victorian railway arches. Launching on 24th November, which is also Thanksgiving time, there'll be celebrations with a special Reveillon Feast, live music and lots of entertainment baby. 24th November until Christmas // Leake St, London SE1 7NN 11. Winter Ski Terrace at The Courthouse Hotel The rooftop of the hotel is being turned into a cosy lil' ski terrace, with fleece chairs, comfy cushions and boozy Grey Goose tipples to warm you up on a cold winter's eve. The food menu has caught our eye too, especially the Piping Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding. Yes please. 15th November - February 2017 // The Courthouse Hotel, 19 – 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7LH winter-ski-terrace-at-the-courthouse-hotel 12. Lodge d’Argent @Coq D'Argent The rooftop winter lodge is here again, this time inspired by Little Red Riding Hood with rustic wooden walls and those obligatory winter-pop up fur blankets and cushions. All with those epic Coq D'Argent dishes and cocktails - awesome for a City-based date. 23rd November - end of February // No. 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ 13. Backyard Cinema's 'The Winter Night Garden' Slip through the magical wardrobe, through a secret tunnel of trees into the indoor enchanted forest. Then pull up a tree stump and tuck into warm mulled wine and a mince pies while you watch some epic Christmas films, you guessed it - Home Alone and Love Actually is on the menu, along with other classics. Message BarChick for the lowdown on the film dates and price packages. November 18th-6th January // Standard ticket £16.50 with food and booze packages available. Book tickets here // Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6DR 14. Apres Ski Lodge at The London EDITION The hotel's basement is being transformed into a cosy wood-panelled apres ski lodge, complete with fur throws, laterns, antler heads - and special menus from the Punch Room and Berners Tavern crew. You'll be drinking boozy Dickins Hot Punch, with earl grey tea and grapefruit and lemon oleum. FYI - its all about the pre-booked parties here, you can't just rock up. So grab a crew (+ your boss's credit card) and get BarChick Concierge to book out the place.  23rd November - New Year’s Eve // Monday-Saturday: 5.30pm - 12amSunday: 5.30pm until 10.30pm // 10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP 15. Vauxhall Winter Village Vauxhall Arches and Vauxhall Street Food Garden will be turned into a pop up ski village - there'll be a Cable Car Photo Booth with Retro Ski Wear, a bookable alpine cabin booth (we'll sort it), Winter Sports Bar showing the latest winter sports/ice hockey, and a Fondue Lodge. There'll also be classic festive tipples like Egg Nog and other spiced drinks. Thursday 10th November 2016. Monday-Friday: 11.30am-10pm- mid-January 2017 // 6A South Lambeth Place SW8 1SP
vauxhall-winter-village   16. Bump Roller Disco at Southbank Centre Get creative on date night and head to this pop up rollerdisco, with special themed nights and DJs on weekends. Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK bump-roller-disco   4. The Gardening Society at John Lewis Break up the painful Christmas shopping and head to the John Lewis roof for a bit for boozy festive fun. It'll be transformed into a festive and immersive winter forest (forests are SO in this xmas), with Mac & Wild on the food. There's bookable lodges with Downton-style service bells for drinks, board games and your own sound system - best start sharpening up that Spotify party playlist. There'll also be outdoor picnic tables and mulled spiced Negroni cocktails. Head into Narnia and purchase your own tree from the rooftop tree lot. Message BarChick and we'll book you a table! Monday 7th November-Friday 30th December (book from 31st October) // 300 Oxford St, London W1C 1DX gardening-society-john-lewis 18. The Last Days of Shoreditch RED Market’s winter pop up opens up in East London for winter baby! There’s a new in-house mezzanine restaurant, and a whole load of food stalls – along with that all important roof. There's loads of seating (outdoor but heated). You say 'f*ckin cold' we say 'romantic'. Get into the party mode with live DJs from Bugged Out Weekender, Eastern Electrics and others. There's loads of cool spaces you can book here for an epic Christmas party, message BarChick to sort it out. 28th October - Saturday 17th December // Thursday, 5pm – 11.30pm, Friday 5pm - midnight and Saturday 6pm - midnight // 288 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA 
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19. Little Feast

A street food feast in an English winter garden with huge Christmas trees and sparkling fairy lights. There's five different street food people there - game from Bull & Rancher, sexed up croquettes from Nanny Bills, crab burgers from Claw or meaty burger action from Cheeky Burger and THOSE buns from Le Bao. No need to argue with your hippy vegan date then, 'cos there's something for everyone. Keep warm with blankets and mulled wine and cider in the covered, heated bit, with room for 240 of you. If you've got a party to plan, consider booking the whole place out. Message BarChick and we can help sort it out. Enjoy! 

Until December 23rd // Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED. Wednesday-Friday: 6pm – 11pm. Saturday: 12pm – 11pm. Sunday: 12pm – 8pm // Shepherd’s Bush Yard, Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8HA 20. Smith & Sinclair pop up boozy candy bar at The Sanderson Think Willy Wonka, but with a boozy twist - these guys do alcoholic sweets that change colour and taste as they are poured and drunk. Trippy. There'll also be The Flavour Room with edible perfumes and a sherbet wall, which you can also buy. Secret santa = sorted. Friday 18th November-Christmas Eve // The Purple Room at The Sanderson, 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG smith-and-sinclair   21. Petersham Nurseries Get your craft on this Christmas at this huge fairylit gardening shed, filled with Christmas trees and hanging baubles. Crack on with a Wreath making workshop, or wine tasting, if that's more your style. Check out all the events here - or message BarChick for more info/ to get booked in. Church Lane, off Petersham Road, Richmond, London, TW10 7AG petersham-nurseries 22. The Lodge Clapham If you've been to Jimmy Garcia's pop ups before, you'll know you're in for a good night. A feast of warming winter tipplers, fondue and wild game - all set in a cosy lodge. Don't just rock up, this'll be hot stuff - get BarChick Concierge to book you in. 409 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT 23. Through The Shutters Set in a 1900's winter warehouse-turned art studio, think jazz pants baby at this Ronnie Scott-style pop up restuarant, adorned with fairylights and set among the props of the film and photography shoots. Be greeted by the in house mixologist with a boozy South East Saw Dust cocktail. Then settle into the long shared dining tables, where chefs from Kitchen-Party will be cooking up a Mediterranean feast (with a Christmas twist), then get jiving to The Debt Collective who'll be pushing out jazz, blues and swing numbers. Oh yeah! 2nd & 16th December // Prices start at £55pp, book here // Ravensbourne Wharf, Norman Road, Greenwich, SE10 9QF 24. Forza Winter They Forza Wun us over a long time ago with their banging burgers and boozy milkshakes, now these guys have swapped their usual supper club action for a four course feast of festive English classic treats, like globe artichoke with parmsan butter, and short ribs with juniper. 1 sitting a night: 7.30pm-11.30pm // £35 pp // Unit 4.1 , 133 Copeland Road , London, SE15 3SN forza-winter 25. Dulwich Winterlights

After dark, up goes the lights across the front of the Gallery’s historic building - there's a winter lights trail around the grounds. There's also an 'enchanted' cottage with Christmas storytelling and roaming choirs. There'll also be mulled cider on hand at the Christmas Cabin and a full on Christmas market on Saturdays and Sundays.

6th-18th December // Tuesday - Sunday: 6pm – 10pm // Adult tickets from £12, get them here

26.Winter market terrace at German Gymnasium

Up in Kings Cross, German Gymnasium is turning its terrace into a German winter market. Lined with traditional pine chalets and those classic fern wreaths and twinkling fairy lights. As predicted there's roasted fresh chestnuts and a sausage fest, with Currywurst and Bratwurst hot dogs - or if you're more swish than that, there's oyster and caviar dishes there too. Then there's the boozy winter warmers, like the Mulled Convair 340 cocktail with hot red wine, dark rum, grenadine, oranges, lemons and spices (a twist on the traditional Glühwein served at German markets).

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27. Pergola On The Roof  Wind proof, water proof and snow proof – they've turned this Mediterranean-style rooftop into a Nordic winter haven. More forest action, set 100-feet-high you'll find four restaurants and two bars all under a canopy of holly, ivy, winter flowers and forestry foliage. There's silver birch trees and low level lighting (oh hello) and blankets to snuggle under with your hottie date. 3rd November - 23rd December // Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ pergola-on-the-roof 28. Piste at Archer Street Get piste at this pop-up alpine bar, smack bang in Soho. There'll be log fires and antique skis, along with apres-ski themed cocktails such as the Cable Car, with vodka, sloe gin, lime, gomme syrup, mint leaves and ginger. Thursday 10th // 6pm - 8pm// 3-4 Archer Street, South Soho, London W1D 7AP 29. MADE.COM PRESENTS For something wholesome, check out this Made.com ten day pop up in Shoreditch's Truman Brewery where there'll be lots of creative stuff going down, with trend's talks from big shot interior's people. But BarChick'll be heading for the ‘MADE to Taste’ café serving coffee and cake in the day, then cocktails in the evening, with bartender gods like Rudi Carraro, Roberta Mariani and Simone Caporale serving up some badass drinks. There'll also be chocolate and whiskey tastings, life drawing classes, along with DJ sets from Josh Parkinson (this dude). Or, if you can't be a*rsed to do anything, just kick back and chill with a coffee. Check out what's on here, or message BarChick for the lowdown. Friday 25th November - Sunday 4th December // 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL 30. Winter season at Dalloway Terrace You know you can bank on Dalloway Terrace for a winter pop up to remember. The heated hideaway with be adorned with snow-covered Narnia-like foliage, where you can snug up with a hot chocolate cocktail under sheep skin rugs. If you're still not warmed up, there'll be hot water bottles and complimentary Génépi liqueur shots on hand too (a digestif a bit like Absinthe - pow!).  BarChick's there for the savoury (cheese) and sweet (white chocolate) Fondue - yum. Don't disappoint your date, get BarChick Concierge to book you a table. Tuesday 8th November 2016 // 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN 31. Gingerbread cabin at York & Albany OK so there's only lunchtimes left in December now. But this is WELL worth skiving off work for. There’s space for up to 12 in this sugar-coated cosy cabin. With menus inspired by the cabin’s storybook setting, like Butternut squash, with a gingerbread man crouton and venison croquettes. Feeling creative? Order a giant gingerbread man to decorate yourselves. And if you’re all about the ginger, go for the Gingerbread Afternoon Tea. We’re after a Gingerbread Espresso, with Gingerbread-infused Grey Goose l’Orange, Kalhua, Amaretto and espresso.  127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS 32. Queen of Hoxton’s Winter Rooftop Presents ‘SKYE HALLA’ This rooftop WigWam has been transformed into a Viking stronghold - it's a Nordic hideaway with a longboat and feasting hall along with fire pits, driftwood sculptures and a sh*tloads of drinking horns.. Designed by the production people at Fables (Secret Garden Party, Shambala etc) so you know it's gonna be pretty epic. Get up there. If you need after party ideas, message BarChick and we'll sort it. 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Need more ideas? You know the drill: Message BarChick Concierge.  The Vault You might not know, but London’s oldest whisky shop is rocking its own speakeasy neighbourhood cocktail bar in the basement. Head to the bookcase at the back, give it a nudge, and up opens a secret door. Down you go into this snug little cocktail bar; decked out with old chesterfields and bare brick walls. You’ve just stumbled into one of Soho’s best secrets. Want in? Message us and we'll sort you out a spot. 3 Greek Street, London, W1D 4NX Basement Sate Found the kinky lingerie shop? You're almost there. Down you descend, to the door that reads 'This is not a brothel'. Down here you'll find a hidden cocktail and dessert bar - housed where Soho’s iconic drinking hole, The Player, used to stand. It’s been given one helluva transformation by Cathleen McGarry, owner of killer Paris bar, Sherry Butt, and now boasts exposed brickwork, dark wood panelled snugs, copper-topped tables and low lighting. Sexy for sure. Got a date to plan? Message BarChick and we'll book you in! 8 Broadwick St, London W1F 8HN basement-sate Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour You'll find it behind an unassuming jade door in the middle of Chinatown. In you go, up into 1920's Shanghai. The cocktails are all inspired by the orient and they are served with flare. Try their signature 'The Opium Number 6', served with gushing dry ice. This place is epic, there are two sprawling floors of fun to be had, with countless rooms, each with a different personality. We'll get it booked.  15 -16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE opium-china-town Peony A secret bar within a secret bar - you'll find it nestled inside Opium (above).  It’s like some kind of mix between your glam nan’s boudoir (complete with hanging teapot collection) and a Chinese opium den. 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They already run 3 of Paris’s best bars, so decided to get on the Euro* and mob up London. With a 3am licence , there’s a sweet smell of naughtiness, but done in a wonderfully chic way… 13a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 5PS experimental-cocktail-club-soho-london-bar If you're all over this, you'll love: London's 15 best secret bars 50 best bars for a first date 50 bars every Londoner should have been to  " ["post_title"]=> string(47) "6 Awesome Secret Soho Bars We Can Book You Into" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(47) "secret-soho-bars-secret-bars-london-speakeasies" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-11-16 13:18:44" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-16 13:18:44" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59476" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(5) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#409 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59585) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-07 05:31:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-07 05:31:51" ["post_content"]=> string(13252) "From a late-night whisky den, to an Andy Warhol inspired bar  and a hot new rooftop – London just keeps churning out sexy new bars. Here's 10 you've got to try. Want BarChick to book you in? No problem. Just hollar and we’ll sort it. 1. Swift In a nutshell: Some epic names behind this new Art-Deco style Soho cocktail bar. Upstairs = aperitivo vibes. Downstairs = think dark and sexy with piano vibes. Who’s behind it: It’s a killer bar team as two cocktail power couples join forces - Bobby and Mia (from Dead Rabbit fame) along with Rosie and Edmund aka. Nightjar & Oriole legends. Why you should go: There’s a badass whisky collection downstairs, with 250 bottles to choose from. FYI: None of the insane garnish game like at Nightjar / Oriole, but when drinks taste this good who needs a cherry on the top? Want in? We can get you in, you just gotta ask. 12 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ // Open now swift-team 2. Mac & Wild Late Night Whisky Bar In a nutshell: New late night whisky bar in the city (open ’til 2am, rare for this part of town). Who’s behind it: From the Mac & Wild guys - famous for their epic game dishes from the Scottish Highlands. The bar is part of Mac & Wild’s pop up terrace and restaurant at Devonshire Square. Why you should go: There’s Scottish small batch cocktails, with spirits and vermouths infused with locally sourced Scottish herbs and botanicals. FYI: While you are there, check out the Gun Room - a virtual shooting room, lined with christmas trees, transporting you to a shoot in the highlands!  9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN // Open now, closes mid-to-late January mac-and-wild 3. Disrepute In a nutshell: A slick new members club and cocktail bar in Soho. Who’s behind it: From the guys behind Barrio and Sovereign Loss Why you should go: Think expertly created cocktails – these guys know their stuff, where the menu is told in stories. FYI: You’ll find it where the infamous The Kingly Club used to stand - (Audrey Hepburn used to party here in its 1960s heyday).  Paying homage to its heritage, it’ll be all about ’60s baby. 4 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PW // Open now disrepute 4. The Holy Birds In a nutshell: Birds and 1960’s style cocktails from a legendary bar guy - that's the name of the game think ‘Posh (boozy) Nandos’. Who's behind it: Winging its way to East London from the Calabrese brothers Gerry and Jon ( the guys behind Hoxton Pony and Wringer & Mangle) with their pa Salvatore Calabrese on the cocktails (the dude who invented the Breakfast Martini). Why you should go: Cocktails inspired by classics from the same era. BarChick’s excited for the Moscow Mule with homemade ginger sorbet. Yum. FYI: There’ll be all sorts of bird on the menu – from chicken, duck, quail, pheasant and more (all free-range). Need a table booked? That's where we come in. 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ // Open now holy-birds-london 5. Nape In a nutshell: Casual Charcuterie bar in Peckham with wines and small plates to eat in or take away. Who’s behind it: From cured meat guys Cannon & Cannon at Borough Market. Why you should go: The wine list is rocking (from UK wine merchant O.W. Loeb) there’ll be a load of natural wines on there, along with some rotating specials (and takeaway bottles if your date’s going super well – wink). FYI: There’s date-night booths, bar stools and room for standing – so they’ve got you covered whatever your vibe. Hot date? Send us a free message and we'll book you a spot. Camberwell Church Street // Opens first as a pre-Christmas pop-up from 8th-24thDecember, but then it’s back in early February for good this time. nape 6. Untitled In a nutshell: Hip new Andy-Warhol inspired bar in Dalston Who’s behind it: Only bartender legend Tony Conigliaro (the dude behind 69 Colebrook Row and Bar Termini). Why you should go: Aside from the above? This is a one-stop-shop for your cocktail/food/arty needs. FYI: The design hints at Andy’s 60’s-80’s New York studio Silver Factory, with polished concrete and silver walls – so hip it hurts. 538 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH // Opens December untitled 7. Enfant Terrible In a nutshell: Barbershop by day, tiny 12-stool Parisian-inspired wine bar by night Who’s behind it: The hot stuff team behind Pidgin (this lil' gem clinched a Michelin star earlier this year) Why you should go: Daily changing wine list, starting at £4.50 per glass. Plus a short but sweet cocktail list. FYI: Charcuterie is off the menu, but they do small plates and a rotating croque special - Sausage, epoisses, pickled onion, sauce vin rouge 'pho' sounds damn delicious. 51a Greenwood Road, E8 1NT // Open now 8. Aviary In a nutshell: New. London. Rooftop. Who’s behind it: ETM Group – the guys behind Soda Room (Liverpool Street's late night party den) and game restaurant The Jugged Hare. Why you should go: Rooftop view in the City/Shoreditch baby! FYI: It opens at 7am for breakfast – pow! For group bookings bigger than 10, send us a text and we'll get you up there. 10th Floor of Montcalm Royal London House, Finsbury Square // Open now aviary 9. Pitch Black In a nutshell: Get blind drunk. Novelty totally pitch black bar in Shoreditch Who’s behind it: Lee Baker and Dom Balfour from Soho’s Graphic and Shoreditch’s Loves Company. Why you should go: 90 minutes in the pitch black. 5 drinks to get through. It’s a no-fail Tinder date option right? FYI: Good job we can get you 20% off your tickets then hey? Message us and we’ll sort it. Side Entrance, 104-122 City Rd, Shoreditch, London EC1V 2NR // Open until 23rd December pitch-black 10. Dickies Bar In a nutshell: Big news for us cocktail fans Who’s behind it: Dead Rabbit (‘The World’s Best Bar’ ). mixologist Gregory Buda heads up a seasonal cocktail menu this hot new bar based in Corrigan’s Mayfair Why you should go: Food and drink inspired by both Gregory Buda’s and Richard Corrigan’s Irish and American heritages, with fresh, organic ingredients from Corrigan’s garden and farm at home. FYI: This place is standalone, with its own identity, cocktail and bar snack lists, plus a separate entrance. Want a table booked? Just message BarChick 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH dickies-bar 11. Temple & Sons In a nutshell: Think old-school grocery themed bar and restaurant in the city with a chef legend heading it all up. Who’s behind it: Jason Atherton – so get ready for some banging food. Why should you go? Cocktails served out of tuna cans, mustard pots and milk bottles. FYI: Upstairs there’s a 80-seater restaurant, with custom built grills using wood, charcoal and hay. Expect more hearty British dishes, like grilled fish, meat and poultry served whole or in big chunky cuts. Tower 42, International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HQ12. temple-and-sons 12. Hopscotch In a nutshell: Fun Brick Lane bar with cocktails, bombs and buns – open ‘til 1am baby! Who’s behind it: Jonathan Cowley – the guy behind the legendary Milk & Honey, Chick 'n Sours and Bleeker St. Burger. Go there for: The buns and the booze – there’s the Nanny goat with warm spice and hot sauce and the Maryland Crab Cake. Then on to the Hello Kyoto cocktail with Japanese whisky and plum wine. 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WHEN

Aqua Nueva

2$$

5th Floor, 240 Regent St, London W1B 3BR

Tel: +44 20 7478 0540

Oxford Circus

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:45pm,
6pm - 11pm,
Sun: 6pm - 11pm

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 25/10/2016

We love Aqua for it’s summer rooftop bar that has epic views over London’s skyline and the long, light and airy bar serves some killer cocktails. The ‘Inspired by Spain’ cocktail menu have things like the #NoFilter (pistachio liqueur with Don Julio Anejo, lime, sugar, chocolate bitters and egg white.) on and is as Instagrammable as it sounds so come along and hashtag away.

Their tapas are banging and there’s no shortage of them to choose from (try the Galician Style Octopus Carpaccio with a potato foam and paprika). Just don’t rock up here expecting a charming little Spanish tapas joint with dried chillies hanging from the ceiling – the head chef prides himself on using only the freshest ingredients and the place is as shiny and contemporary as they come.

The outside rooftop is always a winner, but when it’s full, or for the other 364 days of the year when the sun isn’t shining, you’ll find us at the bar.


Good For

Take a client, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mistress, Take your mum, Awesome views, Food, Parties, People watching, Roof terrace, Wine, Daytime, Evening