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Carrubo and In Horto: Two new food and drink spots coming to Borough

It’s the latest venture from the people behind Flat Iron Square

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David Ellis, On the Sauce at Le Magritte: A work of art

Fresh from Glastonbury, David Ellis discovers an inventive cocktail list in a classic hotel bar

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London’s best bars for drinking English wine

Whether it’s award-winning bubbly or a roof-raising red, the capital is a hotspot for home-grown goodness

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David Ellis at Gerry’s: Bermuda Triangle? Try Soho’s isosceles of ruin

Your recollection of this place is probably about as reliable as mine, says David Ellis, even if you’ve never been

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Inception launch first new bar in four years, Mr Fogg’s Apothecary

The new venue is something like a club without a sub, co-founder Charlie Gilkes told the Standard

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Lisa Goodwin-Allen takes Stafford’s American Bar back to its roots

It arrives in conjunction with a high-concept cocktail list from Benoit Provost and Salvatore Megna

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10 fail-safe spots for a first date in London

Angelica Malin on her go-to spots for getting a first date off on the right foot

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David Ellis, On the Sauce at Trivet: A wardrobe to another world

Geeks will find a safe space; the indifferent will simply see an upmarket restaurant with a hell of a wine list that’s good to be in, says David Ellis

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Gasping for a Guinness? London’s top pubs for the black stuff

Happy St Patrick’s Day! The perfect pint is out there — if you know where to look for it

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It’s said we pour “the best Guinness in central London” — here’s how

The landlord of the Guinea Grill, Oisin Rogers, explains how his pub picked up a reputation for its pints

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Hangover, begone? The Standard hotel to launch nootropics cocktail bar

Mind-boosting mixology will be on the menu at this 10th-floor hangout

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The best bars for a date in London

Whether you want to curl up in one of London's most romantic hideaways or are just looking for somewhere to drink away the awkwardness, London has you covered, says David Ellis 

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David Ellis at Negroni’s: What’s in a name? Well, not what I thought

Expecting a bar with a knack for nailing Italian classics? Guess again, says David Ellis

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Swift named London’s best bar as capital dominates new ‘50 best’ list

London venues counted for half of the 50-strong ranking, including six out of the top 10

Food + Drink

A £73m shrine to Guinness is coming to Covent Garden

Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard will offer tours, limited-edition brews, an open-fire kitchen and more

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A first look at Seed Library, Mr Lyan’s first bar in three years

In a break with his typical style, Chetiyawardana will take “a lo-fi, analogue approach to bartending” at his latest venue

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Izakaya-inspired Aubrey opens in old Bar Boulud site

The new izakaya-inspired space “will feel like you’re in a house party”, according to its owners

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I run ‘London’s best gastropub’ — it’s people that matter, not food

Guinea Grill landlord Oisin Rogers on what it takes to run to a great pub

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Guinea Grill named as London’s best pub for food at top awards

Six familiar London names made the list, but just one London spot made the top 10

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Silverleaf: The City set for new late-night bar from Milroy’s team

The bar will stay open until 2am, seven nights a week, offering a Japanese and Singaporean-influenced menu of drinks

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New LGBTQ+ bar and social space Common Counter to open on Brick Lane

The bar’s drinks menu has been designed as “a celebration of queer history”

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Banishing the booze: London’s best mocktails

Your guide to the tip-top tee-total tipples to see you through Dry January

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David Ellis, On the Sauce at his 10 favourite bars of the year

It’s a tough gig but someone has to do it — David Ellis names his favourite boozing haunts of this cursed year

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Connaught Bar named top in world but London overlooked by 50 best list

Ago Perrone and his team hold onto their hard-earned crown for another year, as UK listings fall from nine to three

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Amaro: Savoy’s former head mixologist launches new cocktail bar

The 38-seat spot will be staffed by bartenders from HomeBoy, Kwānt and beyond

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David Ellis, On the Sauce with ‘hair of the dog’ hangover cures

From a Rogers’ Bucks Fizz to Guinness bombed with coffee, David Ellis runs over his favourite liquid cures for a night gone too far

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David Ellis at the Drunken Butler: A great passion for golden oldies

David Ellis takes a negroni-fuelled trip back in time at this cosy Clerkenwell spot

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David Ellis at Claridge’s: I’m living an increasingly silly life

David Ellis narrowly misses out on being named “last man standing” at a booze-fuelled bar crawl in one of London’s loveliest hotels

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Five classic cocktails everyone should know (and where to drink them)

London’s best bartenders teach David Ellis and Jochan Embley the five pillars of every top cocktail menu

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Jackson and Frank Boxer to open new Soho dive bar Below Stone Nest

The new Shaftesbury Avenue spot marks the second collaboration for the brothers, following Brunswick House

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Pop-up offers claret at £850-a-glass and city’s biggest range of fizz

The Coravin bar in Mayfair will run from November 2 until the end of January next year

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London Cocktail Month: 10 must-visit events this October

From rum-themed masterclasses to gin and oyster pairings, here’s where to drink up

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Five wallet-busting dishes and drinks to rival Salt Bae’s £630 steak

From truffle burgers to velvet cloth-dried tea, why pay less than you have to?

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David Ellis at Soma: I left fond of the place, but not sure why

Soma is, the menu says, “In Search Of The Divine”. David Ellis wonders if they got lost