Sweet Temptation At The Savoy

The most famous grand hotel ever is probably The Savoy. The most famous chef ever is probably Auguste Escoffier. His most famous dish ever is probably the Peach Melba, created in The Savoy – as it so happens – where it was initially rolled out on a swan made out of ice.   So, for The Savoy’s…
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Mr Fogg’s Tavern Opens In Covent Garden

Cosy tavern, gin parlour and salon styled in the period when Phileas Fogg set off around the world, the new cocktail bar from Inception Group brings their famously eccentric touch to London’s Covent Garden.   Sister venue to the award-winning Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair, Mr Fogg’s Tavern is the latest quirky bar to come from Charlie Gilkes and…
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The World’s 50 Best Bars

As part of London Cocktail Week, 8 Northumberland staged the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2012. Hosted by Lucy Britner, Editor of Drinks International and ‘King Cocktail’ Dale DeGroff, around 400 drinks industry professionals gathered to witness the unveiling of regional winners and the number one venue itself. Described by DeGroff as ‘an extraordinary group…
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Singapore Slings

What is it about bars being incapable of serving their signature cocktail (or the one they were key in popularising) to an acceptable standard? Mojitos at Hemingway haunt, La Bodeguita? Old measly mint and mean rum portions. Daiquiris at Florodita ‘Cradle of the Daiquiri’, in Havana? Blended slush. Old Fashioned’s at the Pendennis Club in…
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Bar 150: Go Big or Go Home

If you just happen to be a premiership footballer who has become disgruntled with their current clubs lack of ambition by failing to expend vast sums of money on new talent, then you may want to consider the latest offering from those lovely people at the May Fair Hotel. Showing no such lack of ambition,…
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