Lady Abercorn Launches Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo Menu at Andaz Hotel

With her fierce independent streak, passion for exploration and love of whiskey, it’s no wonder that Lady Abercorn – the fictious landlady of Andaz London Liverpool Street’s pub – has teamed up with bourbon bad-arses, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, to host a series of pop-up events and menus throughout October and November. Lady A has given…

The Botanist Gin’s Foragers’ Table Dinner

Islay-based gin fiends, The Botanist Gin, returned to London Cocktail Week following their incredible “Into the Wild” Dinner series last year, bringing more of that foraged goodness to our tables. This year, the gjn-sters teamed up with Craig Grozier (Founder of Fallachan and in-house chef for The Botanist Gin) and top London-based mixologists to create…

Cub x BlackTail, London Cocktail Week Takeover Dinner

This year’s London Cocktail Week saw London’s top zero-waste restaurant, Cub, from the award-winning Mr Lyan Group and Silo’s Dougie McMasters, join forces with BlackTail – the NYC-based, Cuban-inspired sister-bar to The Dead Rabbit – to put on a Cuban Takeover Dinner. We were lucky enough to swing an invite to this one-night-only event in…

London Cocktail Week 2018

London Cocktail Week returns for its ninth year, to revel in the capital’s incredible bar scene and whilst pulling in some of the world’s greatest mixologist for the celebration (Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October 2018). We’ve put together a little guide of the new developments, returning favourites and the not-to-be-missed events! When Whilst LCW…

London Mezcal Week 2018

In honour of the agave spirit mezcal, the second annual London Mezcal Week will give the capital a very Mexican flavour between 10th – 16th September. Celebrating many lesser-known, traditionally made mezcal brands, the week-long mezcal fiesta will take the form of a series of events across London, including tastings, dinners, talks and parties, plus…

F’EAT 2018 – London’s Fanciest Food Crawl

We had the absolute pleasure of attending the press tour preview of F’EAT – a free-to-attend, one-day promotion on Thursday 13th September, where attendees can eat and drink their way around Fitzrovia’s deliciously diverse food quarter.  We were completely blown away by what was on offer within a two-minute walk and just had to share…

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: London Brunch Fest

Smashed avocado on toast, perfectly cooked poached eggs, overnight oats and bottomless prosecco – the nation has been overtaken by a hunger for brunch. So, it’s no surprise that this year will mark the introduction of the capital’s first London Brunch Fest. What’s more, we are offering our readers an exclusive 10% off to the…

Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals Review

This month saw the launch of the first of three new Mr Fogg’s venues slated to open this year. We sauntered down to Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia to see how the latest addition to the Inception Group family stacked up. Those familiar with any of Mr Fogg’s other establishments will instantly recognise…

Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club Summer BBQ Review

On 28th June, Sated had the pleasure of co-hosting one of Boozers without Borders’ monthly shindigs at Stepney City Farm. They brought the craft beer, we provided the premium cocktails, the farm organised the food, and this ridiculous Summer heatwave meant we actually had sun for our English BBQ?! We look back at the fantastic…

Bar Swift Review

Multi-award-winning, Soho cocktail bar, Bar Swift (sister restaurant to Oriole and Nightjar), has launched a brand-new drinks menu of reinvented classics and simple serves for its downstairs bar. We made our way to the industry haunt to see what the team had created. Located at “the other end” of Old Compton Street, Bar Swift’s shop-front entrance is…

Bombay Sapphire CANVAS Pop-Up Review

We were lucky enough to attend the launch of Bombay Sapphire’s CANVAS pop-up event in Shoreditch, which will be running from 18th – 21st July. Here’s what was what! Bombay Sapphire have positioned CANVAS as destination designed to inspire creative self-expression through the mediums of art and gin (something we can certainly get on board…

Oriole Bar Review

Since its opening in November 2015, Oriole has swept up enough international accolades to rival its world-famous sister bars, Nightjar and Bar Swift. We popped on down to the basement jazz den to try a few of the cocktails from the exhaustive menu and sample the new bar “snacks”. Over the passed few years, London…

The Lake District Gastronomic Guide

The Lake District is renowned for its breath-taking natural beauty, quaint slate towns and the impact it had on some of the UK’s most canonical writers. However, in recent years, the region’s gastronomic offerings have exploded. We went on a weekend wander to the “loveliest spot that man hath found” to check out some choice…

Forest Side Hotel Review

Located at the heart of the Lake District amidst forty-three acres of lush gardens and grounds, Forest Side Hotel is the perfect escape for city dwellers looking for an idyllic spot to unwind and indulge in. With fantastic staff, elegant rooms and a Michelin-star restaurant, we couldn’t ask for much more. There is something about…

Untitled Restaurant and Bar Review

There are few things better in London during the Summer than leisurely drinking the long days away in a good Beer Garden. So, when we heard that mixology guru Tony Conigliaro was about to launch an Asahi Moon Garden at the back of his Dalston joint, Untitled Restaurant and Bar, serving up cool beers and…

Ollie Dabbous’ Hide Restaurant

If you’re looking for a restaurant that can do it all, then Hide – the new partnership between Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous – should be on your list of spots to check out. Ollie Dabbous certainly has some clout in London, so when he closed his restaurant last year it became an intrigue to…

EVENT: Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club

We at Sated are thrilled to announce that we are co-hosting the free-to-attend Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club with Boozers without Borders on 28th June. Ever wanted to raise money for charity by drinking fantastic craft spirits, beers and summery cocktails on a farm, surrounded by goats and friendly faces? Of course you have,…

The Natural Philosopher Review

Are you ready for a twist? A world which is upside down? Sated revisited a neighbourhood favourite, The Natural Philosopher – a bar that has been built into a well in the ground in a venue that used to be a Mac repair shop during the day, serving simple but strong drinks at night. More…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…