Better Late Than Never
First up, it’s a belated one: The Berkeley Bar & Terrace. Launched in July, the new bar looks just perfect for a crisp autumn night. Highlights include a short cocktail list (nine is the perfect number), extensive wine collection, and small plates including crab and lobster beignets and camembert chicken tulips. They also have oysters and caviar: yes, please. We’re also a bit late on Milroys’ new location in Spitalfields. If you’re a fan of their small Soho spot (they have the largest whisky collection in London and a great hidden bar – The Vault – downstairs), this location is larger: three bars including a cocktail, whisky and member’s bar and has a townhouse vibe.
Rosé All Day
Rosé’s not just for summer (and skiing), it seems. Open from the 7th of November, Rosé on The Roof, a collaboration with Laurent-Perrier, is the new winter terrace at 12th Knot, Sea Containers London. There will of course be Champagne, as well as wintery Champagne cocktails, twinkling lights, cushions and blankets for wrapping up. Check their website for opening times and booking info.
Over at Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, Enoteca is a new aperitivo evening in The Delicatessen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5-9PM. Expect wines, Italian charcuterie and cheese, live music – and you can then carry on for dinner at one of their two restaurants.
Did you know that Hawksmoor won best international bar for two years running at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans? Neither did we. To continue pushing boundaries, they’ve torn up their old menu and created a brand new one. Expect 20 innovative cocktails and a new bar menu, available from tomorrow.
So, we know it’s good to drink less, and we’re almost interested in these non-alcoholic wine and beer options. But we’ve tried quite a few, and still haven’t found one that we think is okay to drink. If you have an all natural, low sugar option that actually tastes good, please get in touch! Failing that, we’ll stick to Seedlip, thanks.
Lastly, in Brooklyn, the famed bitters destination, Amor y Amargo (of New York’s East Village), has opened its second location. As with the original, the bar does not stock any juices or syrups, focusing solely on amari, bitters, vermouth, and spirits, and only serves stirred drinks. With 20 seats, this bar is slightly bigger than the original, eight-seater ‘little bar that could’. Go!