Jamie Jones, one half of The Liquorists bar consultant team in Manchester, was this month crowned the world's best gin bartender and the G'Vine Gin Connoisseur 2013

Manchester barman named world's best gin bartender

By Peter Ruddick

Jamie Jones, one half of Manchester bar consultants The Liquorists, has been named as the world's best gin bartender in an annual, week-long, invitation-only contest held in France earlier this month. 

Libertine nightclub will open at 4 Winsley Street on 27 March

Chinawhite nightclub set to re-open as Libertine

By Luke Nicholls

Chinawhite, the Fitzrovia nightspot which has become a popular haunt for celebrities, will re-open later this month as ‘Libertine’ as the venue’s director looks to ‘update the nightclub formula and offer some new experiential twists’.

The new-look venues feature new designs, updated menus and ‘more competitive’ prices

Late Night London revamps restaurant & bar offering

By Luke Nicholls

Late Night London, the subsidiary of Novus Leisure which owns 45 restaurants, bars and nightclubs across the capital, has just completed the refurbishment of three of its venues and is set to re-launch another next month.

Downstairs at Harrison’s will feature intimate booth seating and a bar running along the wall

Harrison’s restaurant closes for extensive refurb

By Luke Nicholls

Harrison’s restaurant in Balham has closed for a month to undergo a major refurbishment with the conversion of the basement area into a New York-style cocktail bar, a general refreshment of the upstairs with the addition of a private dining room, and...

Flat Iron's owner Charlie Carroll holds a simple philosophy of selling high-quality steak at affordable prices

Flat Iron goes permanent with new Soho restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Following a short-term residency above the Owl and Pussycat pub in Shoreditch, new steak concept Flat Iron is to move to a permanent site in the heart of Soho in December.

The Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel has unveiled its new look bar; The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace

Hilton Brighton Metropole relaunches its hotel bar

By Peter Ruddick

The Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel has relaunched its bar and terrace with a new menu and cocktails after a renovation project which reflects the heritage of the beachfront venue.

Triumphant sommeliers celebrate after winning the competition for the first time

Sommeliers win against bartenders at Imbibe Live

By Emma Eversham

A group of sommeliers showed their bartending counterparts they were capable of matching their skills and more for the first time at the Bartenders v Sommeliers competition at on-trade drinks show Imbibe Live earlier this month.