Want to Get Paid to Drink Cocktails?

No, it’s not a trick. Organic Swedish vodka, Virtuous Vodka is working with Darwin & Wallace venues to give cocktail lovers the chance to get paid £600 to taste cocktails. Cocktail enthusiasts can apply to the new job, posted by Virtuous Vodka and the collection of independent London bars (No.11 Pimlico Road, No.32 The Old…

Loire Moments Supper Club at Petit Pois Bistro

DrinkUp.London, the group behind London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week, and many other wonderfully boozey festivals around the capital, have launched a new series with Loire Valley Wines called Loire Moments Supper Club. The new series will run throughout the year in different locations, pairing wines from the Loire Valley region with dishes from the…

Renegade Wine Bar

Even if you fancy yourself pretty into your wine, you may not have come across the concept of “urban wineries”. We certainly hadn’t until we discovered Renegade Wine Bar last year under the arches in Bethnal Green. We popped down to their London Wine Week Preview event to see how things were going. Located down…

Renegade Wine Review

We popped into Renegade Wine Bar for the preview event of London Wine Week and got the chance to sample some of their offerings, as well as preview some “works in process”. Renegade Wine Bar is an urban winery that is firmly rooted in London. Launched in March 2016 by owner Warwick Smith and New…

What to Expect at London Wine Week 2018

This year, London Wine Week (14th – 20th May) will be returning to the capital with some old faithfuls and a whole host of new bars joining DrinkUp.London’s efforts to educate, excite and enjoyably inebriate the wine-loving public. Moving from its original hub in Devonshire Square to Flat Iron Square, London Wine Week will offer…

RECIPE: Patrón Mediterranean Margarita

Patrón Tequila recently launched the Margarita of the Year 2018 campaign to celebrate the cocktail, with seven bartenders from across the world each creating unique recipes inspired by their cities. Bartender Yanaida Prado from Barcelona came up with the Patrón Mediterranean Margarita, a blend of Patrón Reposado tequila, orange marmalade and sherry, which is a…

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Region Rumble” Tasting Notes

In celebration of the Spirit of Speyside and Fèis Ìle Festivals, Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) have announced three exclusive membership offers, pitting Speyside against Islay in a “Region Rumble” where newcomers can choose membership with either a bottle of Islay or Speyside whisky, or an exclusive Mixed Festival Discovery Pack.  LIMITED TIME SCOTCH MALT…

What is Scotch Malt Whisky Society?

Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is an international members’ club offering the world’s widest collection of rare and exceptional single cask whiskies to discerning whisky lovers. Each of their whiskies is bottled from a single cask at natural strength without the addition of water or colouring, as has been the case since their launch in…

Islay Whisky

Islay whiskies are some of the best known in the world, but where is Islay and how do its whiskies taste? WhERE is Islay? Islay is a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland with a population of less than 4,000. Two-hours from the mainland, it is accessible by a somewhat unpredictable ferry service…

What is Fèis Ìle?

If you’re a “peat freak” like us, Islay is your spiritual homeland and Fèis Ìle your national holiday. Every year, thousands of whisky enthusiasts descend upon the tiny island via the temperamental ferry, battling intense rainfall and a two-bus-a-day transport service to visit the eight working distilleries and experience the unrivalled hospitality and curiosity of…

It’s our 1st Birthday!

We turned one year’s old on Friday 20th April – that certainly went quickly! Over the past year, we have worked with a lot of fantastic people, brands, venues and PR agencies and have been amazed by the reception Sated has received. A massive thank you to all of you who have been involved so…

Boondocks announces “The Mac Attack” Burger Challenge

Food challenge alert! Boondocks is launching a limited time, mammoth burger that is free if you can finish it. On 11th May Boondocks, the naughty younger sibling of the Feed Your Soul family, will celebrate National Eat What You Want Day with a mammoth food challenge, created by founder Bea Vo. Available for one week only,…

Kitty Fisher’s team to open new restaurant, Cora Pearl

The team behind Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair have announced the launch of their second restaurant, Cora Pearl, which will open in Covent Garden on June 18th. Following the narrative of its sister restaurant, Cora Pearl is named after a celebrated British-born courtesan. Originally from Covent Garden, Cora became the party queen of Paris, and the restaurant…

Scarlett Green to launch in Soho this May

The Daisy Green Collection is thrilled to announce the forthcoming launch of Scarlett Green at 4 Noel Street in Soho this May. Set to chic and spacious surroundings over two floors, the 4,000 sq ft site will deliver delicious, Antipodean-inspired (Australia and New Zealand) food accompanied by bespoke cocktails under the guidance of ex-Coya General…

Scarfes Bar launches new Cocktail Menu

This spring, Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London will launch a new cocktail menu featuring drinks inspired by the satirical work of the bar’s namesake: Gerald Scarfe – the iconic British caricaturist. Following the success of their 2017 menu, Bar Manager Martin Siska (Bar Manager of the Year, CLASS Bar Awards 2018), Head Bartender Greg Almeida…

Callooh Callay relaunches The JubJub Members’ Bar

This May, a “secret” upstairs Members’ Bar will be relaunching above the world-famous cocktail bar, Callooh Callay, in celebration of the venue’s 10th birthday. Members to the bar will either be chosen through application, or by invitation from the bar team, and will be given a special The JubJub key to unlock the door and…

Horatio Street Social Club Review

We were lucky enough to stumble across Horatio Street Social Club on Instagram the weekend it opened and were so intrigued by the sexy looking drinks and glowing recommendations from professional booze-hounds we knew that, half an hour later, we were sitting in the new bar’s home in the basement of The Nelson’ Head. We…

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Midsummer Terrace to launch at Mondrian London

Flowers will be flooding the exterior of the Mondrian London in time for summer, and will be bringing a champagne bar with them. Fans of the bubbly should look forward to a summer of sipping champagne at the Mondrian London, who has partnered with Laurent-Perrier for a very special terrace alongside the banks of the…

Foursquare Rum Distillery Exceptional Cask Selection Preview

Trailer Happiness is to rum lovers what Crufts is to dog show enthusiasts, so it was with great excitement that we accepted industry stalwart Peter Holland’s (Floating Rum Shack) invitation to attend a preview tasting of the forthcoming Foursquare Rum Distillery Exceptional Cask Selection with Master Blender Richard Seale at the Notting Hill venue. With…

Drink Up London launches Loire Moments Supper Club

Drink Up London (the group behind London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week, Espresso Martini Fest, and a tonne  of other fantastic booze events) has launched a new supper club, celebrating wines of the Loire Valley. This first Loire Moments Supper Club will kick off on Thursday 12th April at Petit Pois in Hoxton Square. Loire…

Freak Scene opens permanent site in Soho

Ex-Nobu chef and Kurobuta founder, Scott Hallsworth has opened a permanent iteration of his pan-Asian pop-up, Freak Scene, in Soho. After selling Kurobuta – the “rock n’ roll” Japanese eatery inspired by the “under-promise, over-deliver” dive bars in Tokyo – in July 2017, Scott launched Freak Scene as a pop-up in Farringdon. Whilst considered a…

SPECIAL OFFER: Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership + commemorative bottle

In celebration of Tartan Day this April, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is giving Sated’s readers the chance to grab membership to the world-famous club along with a commemorative bottling of 11.36 Highlander Schmighlander for only £99!  Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is an international members’ club offering the world’s widest collection of rare and exceptional…

Moonshine Minnie’s Bar Review

London’s newest speakeasy, Moonshine Minnie, opened last night under The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. Sated headed on down to the launch to see what the new bar had to offer. We’ve been to The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch a fair number of times but as we enter through the front door, we realise that we have no…

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch launches Nobu Café

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch has announced the launch of the new Nobu Café in the Lobby Lounge of the hotel, serving an eclectic café menu with an exclusive Matcha bar, London’s only Kinto hand-brew Japanese filter-coffee and a luxurious Nobu-style Afternoon tea.    From 7am, Nobu Café will serve a selection of Asian-inspired pastries and sweets…

Free Percol Coffee at “World’s Most Sustainable Coffee Shop” Pop-Up

Percol Coffee will be celebrating UK Coffee Week by bringing “the world’s most sustainable coffee shop” to Old Street Station this April. From Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, an immersive pop-up coffee shop will aim to encourage consumers to make small changes to their daily coffee routine in the view to become more sustainable….

Jidori Covent Garden opens for lunch

The recently-opened Jidori in Covent Garden, the second site from the team behind the much-loved original in Dalston, has announced that they are now opening for lunch with a set of exclusive dishes alongside a number of ‘Extras’, including their famous Katsu Curry Scotch Egg available from Wednesday to Saturday (12pm – 3pm). Head Chef…

Bar Three Review

The bartending brothers behind Dalston’s industry haunt and much-loved neighbourhood bar, Three Sheets, have launched a new basement venue in Spitalfields Market. Sated descended down to the den on a busy Friday night to see if the new spot lived up to the Venning brothers’ reputation. We wander into Blixen and, after a cursory glance…

Donovan Bar reopens with new menu from Salvatore Calabrese

This April sees the reopening of the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel following its complete re-design by Olga Polizzi and Inge Moore (Co-Founder of interior design studio, Muza Lab). The new look will be accompanied by a new drinks menu curated by the legendary Salvatore Calabrese (former President of the United Kingdom Bartender’s Guild and…

Heinz Beck set to launch Beck at Brown’s

Three-Michelin-starred chef, Heinz Beck has announced he will return to London next month with his much-anticipated new restaurant Beck at Brown’s, slated to launch on Monday 16th April at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. The new restaurant, designed by Rocco Forte’s own Olga Polizzi, will offer a brand-new casual dining menu of classic Italian dishes, reinvented…

Porter’s Gin Review

New gins aren’t exactly in short supply in the UK, with a new brand brought to our attention every week. Most are small batch, homegrown tipples that are pleasant enough but not exactly groundbreaking, whilst others are characterful and divisive, with a very niche audience. Both have their perks and place in the market and our liqueur cabinet…

Porter’s Gin

The world appears to be saturated with small batch gins, with new ones popping up seemingly every other week. In the same way that, in the UK beer industry, “craft” seems almost inseparably from the adjective “hoppy”, “small batch” has come to be seen within the gin-quaffing community as a synonym for “quality”. Whilst we…

The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch launches new speakeasy bar, Moonshine Minnie’s

The team behind The Blues Kitchen are slated to launch Moonshine Minnie’s, a new speakeasy-style bar in Shoreditch, on 29th March. Hidden in the basement of The Blues Kitchen, Moonshine Minnie’s is positioning itself as a soulful escape from the high-octane hustle and bustle of Shoreditch. Expect delicious drinks, soulful southern American bar food and…

Berners Tavern introduces new Spring Menu

Spring is here (even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet in most parts of the country). In light of the occasion, the award-winning Berners Tavern at The London EDITION will unveil its new spring menu. Showcasing dishes made with in-season ingredients, Head Chef Phil Carmichael has developed a set of new plates such…

BAO Fitzrovia launches Fried Chicken and Whisky Nights

Fried chicken, whisky and bao – what more could you want out of life?! On 26th March, BAO Fitzrovia will launch Fried Chicken and Whisky Nights – a series of suppers celebrating the BAO founders’ love of Taiwanese fried chicken and Asian whisky. The evenings will be brought to life through the graphics of Jean…

Threadneedle Bar launches “Smoky Cocktail Menu”

Drinking and dining for us at Sated, is largely about experience. When choosing a venue, we look for sights that will hold our gaze, tune our ears to the ambiance a cacophony of strangers’ voices can create, pick our seat to support the slump or lean of our energy levels, and hanker after something that will…

Dandelyan launches new “The Modern Life of Plants” cocktail menu

Dubbed “World’s Best Bar” at last year’s Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, and runner-up at World’s Best 50 Bars 2017 (to name only a few of their more recent titles), Dandelyan is almost synonymous with innovation in the hospitality world. Since its opening in October 2014 off the Thames path in Mondrain at Sea…

Win a “whole cow” at Smith & Wollensky

Vegetarians – turn back now. This is not one for you. American steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, are offering diners the chance to win “a whole cow” this March. Executive Head Chef, Tom Cook, has created a 14-course menu inspired by the tradition of ‘nose-to-tail’ dining, which subscribes to the opinion that “If you’re going to…

CLASS Bar Awards 2018

The best of the UK bar trade scene will come together on Tuesday 20th February to recognise the most innovative bars and bartenders in the country at CLASS Bar Awards 2018. This year’s shortlist holds some of Sated’s favourite bars and we can’t wait to see which prove triumphant. Follow our social media coverage of…

Caorunn Gin unveils new bottle design

Scottish gin lovers will no doubt be familiar with the premium Speyside gin, Caorunn; it has certainly had pride of place on our HQ bar for the past five or so years and we take great pleasure in sipping it in a G&T with its recommended apple garnish. Its unusual, pentagonal-shaped bottle stands out proud…

Sated’s Actually Interesting Valentine’s Day Guide 2018

So, Valentine’s Day is upon us once more and if you’re anything like us, you want to celebrate it away from the heart-shaped chocolates, vomit-inducing pink foil balloons and the overpriced, over-booked restaurants where swooning couples recite clichés at one another and try to refrain from arguing on this most romantically pressure-ridden of days. How…

Orrery Relaunches For 21st Birthday With New Design And Dishes

Marylebone-based Orrery is getting set to celebrate its 21st birthday  on 10th February and, like any coming of age, it’s time for a bold new look for the French restaurant. Having been serving up fine French cuisine since 1997, the award-winning Orrery has now had its doors closed since mid-January to prepare for a fresh,…

Linje Tio, Sweden’s Best Bar, pops up in London

January is finally over and those who remained faithful and abstained from alcohol can rejoice as a pop-up of one of the world’s top ranked bars is here to welcome them back to fold. Named the 44th best bar in the world at World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2017, and the only Swedish one to make…

Maison Champy Wine Tasting at Patron Cave à Manger

The new year is well and truly upon us and the festive season is over. We’re meant to be slowly shedding our thermals and woolies and looking forward to (a very distant seeming) Spring. However, January went on for an eternity and the weather is still biting, so we at Sated are continuing to indulge…

3 St James’s Square Wellness Members’ Club Review

A couple of months ago, we were shown around the bare-bones building site destined to become Mayfair’s first, high-tech, wellness members’ club, 3 St James’s Square, by its founder, Mark Chamber. He painted a picture with words, gesticulations and contagious passion of what the club would stand for, who it would cater to and the…

Sated Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s nearly Christmas! When the f**k did that happen?! You’ve still got to buy presents for the family, the colleagues you actually like and those friends who keep getting you heartfelt gifts so that you are now forced to reciprocate. Don’t panic – we’ve got your back with a selection of unique gifts that the…

Win a Three-Month Subscription to The Courtyard Dairy Cheese Club!

The multi-award-winning champions of farmhouse cheese, The Courtyard Dairy, are offering Sated’s readers the chance to Win a Three-Month Subscription to their Cheese Club! Their cheeses make up the cheese courses of Michelin and AA Rosette restaurants across the UK and have been lauded as some of the best in the country. All you need to…

The Courtyard Dairy Interview

The Festive Season is upon us, and for us at Sated, that means our diets will consist of little other than cheese and wine for the next quarter (granted, not a far departure from our usual regimes throughout the rest of the year, but there is a certain special relationship between the Winter months and…

Durham Gin Review

The spirits industry is known for being somewhat male dominated. Whilst Masterblenders and Distillers are no longer solely silvering men, the fact that a 28-year-old female chemist has been bringing her own brand of classic gin to the cobbled streets of Durham is still an slightly exciting oddity. Sated catches up with Head Distiller of…

Whisky-Me

We admit that when we think of a whisky subscription, we see wooden boxes cradling clear, glass bottles stamped with Serif-lettered labels, making their way to greying patriarchs who will cluck at the named distilleries and laud the various vintages. That stops now. Whisky-Me is the brand new, unpretentious and accessible monthly delivery service from…

“Into the Wild” with The Botanist Gin and Sager + Wilde

As whisky “peat-freaks”, Islay holds a special place in our hearts. However, the single malt Mecca is also home to one of our favoured gins – The Botanist. This London Cocktail Week saw The Botanist gin pair up with Sager + Wild for a series of “Into the Wild” dinners inspired by the Hebridean Island’s…

The Trading House’s Christmas Menu Review

Christmas is round the corner and it’s time to start eating like it. In a truly daring escapade, Sated battles the mania of Bank at rush hour to preview The Trading House’s Christmas Menu. Contained in a Grade-II-listed building, The Trading House is a restaurant-bar exhibiting all sorts of knick-knacks and peculiarities, from taxidermy and…

3 St James’s Square Private Members’ Club

Sated sneaks a peak at 3 St James’s Square – a brand new private members’ club launching this November – and picks its Founder’s brain about the exciting, unique and controversial things he is doing that make the club different from anything else out there. This past year has seen a resurgence of the private…

Win a Pair of Tickets to The Spirit Show 2017

Sated is offering our lovely booze-hound readers the chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to The Spirit Show 2017. Returning to the Business Design Centre 1st – 2nd December, The Spirit Show will showcase the very best spirits from around the world. These will include the usual suspects (whisky, gin, rum, vodka, and what…

The London Cheese Project Returns this November

There are few things in life greater than a cheeseboard. That – unless you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or wrong – is just a fact of life. Cheese choice is abundance is what the people have called for and this is exactly what they will receive next weekend. On 4th and 5th November, the grounds…

Interview with Takamaka Rum’s Bernard d’Offay

Sated sat down with Bernard d’Offay, co-owner of Takamaka Rum, to find out what makes this rum from the Seychelles different to anything else we’ve tried.  How did you come to start Takamaka? My brother, myself and my dad started Takamaka Rum in 2002. Both my parents are from the Seychelles but my brother and I…

Burleighs Gin Pink Edition Review

“Do not judge a gin by its bottle”. This is what we at Sated HQ had to keep repeating to ourselves when confronted with the outrageously coloured Burleighs Gin Pink Edition. Whilst we found the matte, baby pink frontage hard to stomach, we were happily surprised by its contents. Burleighs’ gins are distilled in the Charnwood…

MasterChef duo, Billy & Jack, team up with Christopher’s

Timeless martini bar and restaurant, Christopher’s, are joining forces with MasterChef alumni Billy and Jack for a stateside-inspired three date supper club this October. In a five-course feast from 18th – 20th October, Billy and Jack team their passion for wholesome American dining with Christopher’s Francis Agyepong’s 20-year experience to take guests on a gastronomical journey…

Cub Restaurant Review

Those of you who read Sated on a regular basis know that we are not exactly coy about our gastronomic crush on the Mr Lyan brand and all that comes about under it. Whenever we hear of something new from the team – whether it be the crowning of Dandelyan as World’s Best Cocktail Bar;…

Old Fashioned Week 2017 Announced

We’ve made our way around The Whisky Show, survived Cocktail Week and had our brief dalliance with Tequila & Mezcal Fest, but there is more to come! Introducing, Old Fashioned Week – a celebration of the Louisville classic cocktail that returns to the UK for its second year. Sated was lucky enough to go to…

Best Bars in London – World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2017

Last night, the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2017 had those in the bar world at the edges of their seats (or more literally, sneakily watching the action live on their phones whilst working a shift). In an exciting turn of events, The Savoy’s American Bar knocked The Dead Rabbit in New York off of…

Arthur Hooper’s Review

We first came across home product design company, Buster + Punch, a number of years ago when they had just moved into their “long-term pop-up” (as it was then described) showrooms in The Hop Exchange in London Bridge. We’re not usually the types to get overly excited about light switches and bulbs, but these guys…

A Guide to London Cocktail Week 2017

One of our taste buds’ Darlings and our livers’ greatest trials, London Cocktail Week, returns to the capital for its eighth year, with many old favourites and a few new tricks up its liquor-sodden sleeve. For cocktail lovers who have so far managed to miraculously avoid this week of discovery, or those veterans who need…

Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017

Phew! Well this took a while! We at Sated have come up with an area guide to the Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017 so that you don’t miss out on some fantastic goings-ons. Squirreled away in there are some sneaky previews of the cocktails you will be sampling. To find out about the…

Best Events at London Cocktail Week 2017

With so many events taking place, it’s hard to figure out which to go to. Luckily for you, we at Sated have created a cheat-sheet guide to the Best Events at London Cocktail Week 2017. To find out about the Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017, read our events guide here, and you can find…

Belgian Spirits Company

When we imagine the antics of the average 15-year-old boy – not that this is something that takes up much of our time – we do not envisage them planting 150 grape vines in their parents’ garden and making fruit wines, however, this is precisely what the teenage Pieter-Jan Frooninckx did. Now, at the age…

PJ Gin Review

Created by the young and ambitious flavour genius, Pieter-Jan Frooninckx, the eponymously named PJ Gin is a new brand developed under the Belgium Spirits Company that employs a methodical process, 13 years in the making, to create a range that is clean, smooth and true to its ingredients. For more information about the process, read…

Havn Gin Review

We at Sated love our gins. I mean, we love them. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at our ‘To Drink’ section, which reads like the receipt at an out-of-the-way gin bar. However, we can safely say that in our tireless trials of the globe’s best gins, Havn Gin has surpassed all…

Jay Rayner and Ravinder Bhogal team up for charity

On 8th October, Chef Patron, Ravinder Bhogal (previously of Michelin-starred Trishna, Le Café Anglais and Mark Hix), and renowned food critic Jay Rayner will join forces to create a feast in aid of Action Against Hunger’s Love Food Give Food campaign. ‘The Cook & The Critic’ event will take place at Ravinder’s restaurant, Jikoni, in…

Sophie’s Steakhouse to open new venue in Soho

Sophie’s Steakhouse has been bringing a taste of New York’s famed meat cuts to Londoners for over a decade, and now it is expanding with an impressive new Soho location. After fifteen years running a hugely successful Chelsea location serving up some of the finest steaks in London, Sophie’s Steakhouse owners, Sophie Bathgate and Rupert…

Inigo to open in Soho

Inigo – a grab n’ go sushi kiosk with a difference – will open in Soho on 11th October. Created by Australian entrepreneurs Jeremy Bliss and Charlie Hall, of CODE Hospitality, Inigo will bring the Japanese-inspired sushi hand roll to Great Windmill Street. Inigo hand rolls combine what you would expect from a standard futomaki roll with the…

Villa Mama’s to open in Chelsea

With its first restaurant making a name for itself in Bahrain, the second site of Villa Mama’s will open in Chelsea this September. Bahrain’s Villa Mama’s was founded in 2011 by chef and restaurateur, Roaya Sahel. Driven by a passion instilled in her from a childhood spent cooking at home with her mother and grandmother,…

Gin Festival 2017

Celebrating its fourth year, Gin Festival 2017 brought a greater variety of gins, events and bars to Tobacco Docks this August. Established in 2013 by husband and wife team, Jym and Marie Harris, the event was born of a desire to give lovers of the Juniper Goddess access to brands they would never normally hear…

Paxton Chocolate’s Marbled Chocolate Thins Review

Stylish, chic and multi-sensory – Paxton Chocolate’s Marbled Chocolate Thins are so much more than mere sweets. Sated samples the new Summer flavours and delivers its verdict. Paxton Chocolate was founded in December 2012 by Caitlin Paxton, who with a background in fashion design and architecture, decided to instead follow in the footsteps of her…

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen Review

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen is a well-known and much-loved, canal-side venue in Hackney Wick, offering fantastic food made from locally sourced produce; an expansive drink menu – including an array of exciting cocktails and, as you might expect, a strong range of craft beers; art and music events; and phenomenal service. Aware that it…

Fudge Kitchen’s Mixology Confection Review

Fudge isn’t product we would usually consider gourmet, refined or adult. Saccharine by nature and often presented in huge blocks at County Fairs and Village Market Stalls, it’s not a confectionary that we thought we would ever have cause to promote on Sated. However, Fudge Kitchen’s Mixology Confection has given us something to shout about….

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition Review

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition reached the top of the world, literally speaking, when Alan Chambers MBE decided to bring it with him to the North Pole, giving new meaning to the serving suggestion “To be drunk chill or on ice”. Initially launched in the Summer of 2016 as a limited edition by The Lakes…

The Lakes Distillery

Last month, The Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, placing it alongside the likes of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Most will know the region for its picturesque scenery, numerous trekking routes and the impact it has had on some of the UK’s most canonical…

La Fromagerie’s third site to open in Bloomsbury

Cheese lovers rejoice! La Fromagerie’s third site is slated to open in Bloomsbury on Wednesday 27th September 2017. Established in 1991, La Fromagerie is now well known for its shops and cafes in Marylebone and Highbury, a thriving online retail shop, as well as supplying cheese to some of the best chefs and restaurants in…

Treatment Suite at Canary Riverside Plaza

Ever push your chair away from your desk, stretch your arms up in the air and go “I could really do with a massage”? Not just us? Didn’t think so. Whilst there are many little massage parlours dotted about the capital that it Is possible to duck into for a quick lunchtime massage, from our…

La Hechicera Fine Aged Rum

We at Sated were lucky enough to attend a rare foray into the making of premium Colombian spirit, La Hechicera Fine Aged Rum, at 68 & Boston. Third generation rum-maker and brand co-founder, Miguel Riascos, took us through the company’s riveting history and hosted an unusual masterclass where we were encouraged to sample 96% extra…

MasterChef duo bring Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to Southbank Centre

MasterChef duo Billy & Jack, finalists who met on the 2016 BBC cooking show, bring their sell-out Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to the top floor of Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for Summertime 30th July – 28th August 2017. This will be the first supper club to take up residence in Southbank Centre’s stunning St Paul’s Pavilion…

Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine’s 4th Birthday Celebrations

Last week, we at Sated had the pleasure of attending the birthday party of a “rather precocious, slightly tipsy 4-year-old”* – the multi-award-winning Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine company, at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in Southwark. The evening comprised a Blending Salon hosted by Digby co-founder, the gregarious Trevor Clough, followed by a romp through their…

Hendrick’s Summertime Garden at Worship Street Whistling Shop

Any London-dwelling cocktail lover worth their salt will have heard of Worship Street Whistling Shop – a low-lit, subterranean bar filled with wingback leather armchairs, moody Chesterfields and Victoriana that is known for its inventive take on mixology and love affair with gin. However, the old favourite is about to get even better. For the Summer,…

Boisdale Jamaica Garden Terrace

Until the end of August, Boisdale restaurant, an iconic Scottish institution in the heart of London, will play host to a “Little Jamaica”, bringing vitality and good vibes to Canary Wharf. Sated popped on down to the launch on a beautiful Summer’s eve to see what was what. Reminiscent of the palm fringed beaches of…

Tom of Finland Vodka

The Pride season is upon us once more, with Pride in London this weekend and many more marches, events, talks and parties planned over the coming months. With this in mind, Spirit of Tom has created Tom of Finland Vodka that embodies the tenacity, strength and passion of the original LGBTQIA+ movement. Inspired by the pioneering…

Hoppers is launching its second site

Following on from the phenomenal success of the first Soho venue, Hoppers is launching its second site in St Christopher’s Place this Autumn. The concept of hoppers was unfamiliar to most Londoners prior to October 2015. Those with familial ties to Sri Lanka or Tamil Nadu may have had fond memories of aunties swirling the pale…

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin Review

We don’t know about you but we’ve been reading all sorts of studies lately that suggest that drinking gin helps alleviate the symptoms of hay fever! Whilst we at Sated don’t usually suffer from such things, we thought it best to be pre-emptive in such matters and give the curious new Conker Spirit Dorset Dry…

Disappearing Dining Club: Tasting Menu with Côtes du Rhône Wines

Earlier this week, Côtes du Rhône teamed up with Disappearing Dining Club to host a delectable six-course tasting menu with Rhône Valley wine pairings at DDC’s newest brick and mortar premises, Studio DDC in Hoxton. Never the types to pass up the opportunity to learn more about wine, we slogged through the rain to get…

Mr Lyan and Silo chef to launch new London restaurant, Cub

World-renowned mixologist, Ryan Chetiyawardana (a.k.a. Mr Lyan) has teamed up with chef Doug McMaster to open a new restaurant, Cub, on the former site of his pioneering cocktail bar, White Lyan. The venue is set to blur the boundaries between food and drink by approaching them as a united entity and presenting guests with the…

Craft Gin Club or Sparkling Wine Club?

If the first half of 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that few things in life are certain. Perhaps that’s why, in these ambiguous times, we at Sated are looking for something strong (in alcohol content) and stable (in service). Enter, the UK’s number one gin subscription club – Craft Gin Club. Every month, members…

Ketel One Brunch at Paradise Garage

Day-drinking has become not only acceptable but celebrated with Boozy Brunches popping up left, right and centre all over London. Whilst most offer the expected and easily top-up-able Prosecco or Bloody Mary’s, Paradise Garage – in collaboration with Ketel One Vodka and London Food Month – has gone a different route with a carefully crafted…

Marcello Tully at Kinloch Lodge

Nestled at the foot of a mountain and facing an expansive loch on the exquisite Isle of Skye sits Kinloch Lodge. Once the hunting lodge for nearby Armadale Castle, the 17th century building remains in the possession of Lord and Lady Macdonald, who have seen fit to convert it into a cosy 14-guestroom boutique hotel….

London Food Month

This June, London Evening Standard and Diageo World Class Drinks have paired up to deliver London Food Month – a celebration of gastronomy in Kensington Gardens, featuring pop-up food stands and bars, as well as over 400 events across the capital. Sated meandered on down to the opening of the Night Market to see what…

Nobu Shoreditch to open in July

This July, Nobu Shoreditch, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire and hotel group will open within the new Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, located just off of Great Eastern Street. The 240-seat restaurant will lie at the heart of the building, span almost the entire footprint of the hotel and provide an exciting new…

The Napoleon Hotel & Bars

We at Sated love a new concept, but even we were somewhat baffled by the announcement that the storied pair behind Worship Street Whistling Shop and Black Rock had decided to open London’s smallest grand hotel, encompassing one guestroom and – wait for it – three bars. Our interest peaked, we decided to head on…

Best Cocktail Bars in Paris

Paris is synonymous with wine. It figuratively flows through the streets and any Parisian comes with the assumed responsibility of knowing all about its many marvels. However, whilst behind the curve a little for a capital European city, Paris is finally waking up to the endless possibilities that inventive mixology has to offer. And so,…

The Blind Pig

When we found out that one of our favourite London bars – Jason Atherton’s The Blind Pig – was launching its first new cocktail list since the speakeasy opened in 2013, we were a little more than a tad excited. However, once we learnt that the menu had been inspired by classic children’s literature, including…

Café des Abattoirs, Paris

With food trends going the way of vegetarianism, veganism and [insert protein or sugar group]-free inconvenience, it is a refreshing change of pace to come across a venue that unabashedly describes itself as a “meat restaurant”. Fittingly named after a slaughterhouse, Café des Abattoirs, Paris, is a nostalgic godsend to the carnivores amongst our number….

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Interior Designer, Inge Moore, and her London-based design studio, Muza Lab, has recently completed the refurbishment of 48 guestrooms and suites in one of the world’s most iconic hotels – Cape Town’s Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. The design intent was to recreate the original spirit of the grand hotel, which first opened its doors in 1899,…

Interview: Pritesh Mody, World of Zing

World of Zing is the UK’s first ‘Contemporary Food & Drink Emporium’, trading in spices, sauces, ready-made cocktails and much more. Their team ranges from chefs to street foodies and mixologists, all set on creating inspiring ranges of produce and ingredients that add a touch of ‘Zing’ to their customers’ culinary lives.  Sated sits down…

Best New Bars and Restaurants in Bethnal Green

A few years ago, Bethnal Green was a little-known stop on the Central line, beyond the lights and sounds of bustling Liverpool but not quite in that “not really London” zone which starts around Stratford. The inimitable E. Pellicci and White Horse Kebab House (boasting its ranking as one of the ‘Top 5 Kebabs in…

Soho Whisky Club

I belong to a whisky club. Now, prejudicial creatures as we humans are, the reader of such an assertation might well presume that I am an older aged, white of hair English gentleman, probably from a wealthy background, whose proclivities for the finer things in life have resulted in the onset of gout and a…

Interview: George Keeble, Soho Whisky Club

Gone are the days when Private Members’ Bars were reserved for society’s elite, privileged and frankly quite annoying. Sated catches up with George Keeble, Soho Whisky Club’s inimitable General Manager, to find out what sets this venue apart from the plethora of other tipple houses around London. First things first, let’s talk numbers: how much…