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Best Cocktail Bars in East London

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East London is home to some of London’s best cocktail bars. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best cocktail bars in East London.

Night Jar - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

Nightjar, known for being a hidden glamour bar on the edge of Shoreditch, is one of the ultimate speakeasy cocktail bars in East London, and did we mention it is a destination for the discerning drinkers to linger, relax and meet – yes please. With a reputation for breathing new life into those old forgotten cocktails and bringing classic recipes to life with probably the best presentation in town. Serving up quality cocktails with a nightly jazz live band and contemporary tapas to get you through the night. Be prepared to be amazed by the 1920’s décor of candlelit tables, tin cup cocktails with the jazz bands entertaining the night. It’s no surprise that Nightjar features on The World’s 50 Best Bars (2017).

Playing cards illustrate the pre-prohibition, prohibition and post-war years in history, while showcasing Nightjar’s signatures, which is interestingly also how the menu is ordered. A very cool experience that is a must try. Alongside the cocktail menu is a great spirit and wine list for those that are not in the cocktail mood.

There are no cocktail bars like this in East London, let alone Shoreditch, like this. Nightjar is seating only and bookings are essential. A cover charge is needed for live music nights which will be conveniently added to your bill. Be sure to get a seat next to the bar to watch the bartenders in action at one of the best cocktail bars in East London.

Coupette - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

After launching in 2017, Coupette has since gained an international reputation becoming known for their unique style. Coupette is known for winning the industry’s top awards and not to mention Coupette has retained a spot for being listed as the 23rd ‘World’s Best Bar’ in 2019. More reason to have a night out of cocktails at Coupette. Owner Chris Moore is an expert in the industry and the bar has been able to create some of the most famous cocktails.

All cocktails are served elegantly and are presented in beautiful classic glassware. They are designed to be enjoyed simply and effortlessly with quality, regional produce and lesser-known spirits. Each cocktail is created by combining techniques with quality ingredients.

Coupette’s award cocktails, such as the most famous ‘Champagne Pina Colada’, which is a lighter version of the classic, made with Bacardi, pineapple, Agricole, coconut and not to forget Moet & Chandon, as well as ‘Apples’, made using Calvados and freshly pressed apple juice. With a French inspiration and focus, Coupette is one of the best specialist bars with authentic French ingredients. Coupette offers live piano to your cocktail experience between 8-11pm on Monday and Wednesdays.

Coupette may be small but is perfect for its simple, clean interior of the bar.

The Gibson Bar

The Gibson Bar offers the ultimate cocktail experience to jazz piano solos in there renowned Edwardian Tardis. The cocktail bar takes its name from a classic ‘Edwardian’ cocktail (a classic Martini served with the famous pickled onion), invented in the 1900’s. The cocktail menu is designed to take you on a journey through time including classic pickled cocktails. There are over 40 inventive cocktails that will transform your night, so go on and book a night that will transport you to different seasons in different eras.

The menu is designed to give drinkers a history lesson (an exciting lesson) about many of the cocktails involving art deco, history and naturalist imagery. The menu will take you on a journey where you are encouraged to choose a season you would like to visit, then select a month and a drink from that month – this will set the co-ordinates of your destination in history. The menu has been expertly designed with great skill that involves a significant number of ingredients. Expect a stylish, unique and sophisticated cocktail bar with an abundance of a great atmosphere including jazz and blues music.

Join Marian Beke and his team every night from 5pm to 2am Mondays to Saturdays and 1pm to 10.30pm on Sundays.

Silver Lining - Hackney

Silver Lining cocktail bar in Hackney, East London is the UK’s first dedicated orange and skin contact wine bar and shop. The bar echoes the relaxed and stylish surroundings while still feeling like you are a local in your new favourite bar. For the love of good food, wine and cocktails, the cocktail bar was founded by couple Alistair and Sarah Maddox. Alistair and Sarah share a passion to showcase small independent producers, growers and winemakers from around the world. Silver Linings is a shop by day selling a range of orange and skin contact wines with great coffee and food, and by night you can expect cocktails and delicious French inspired snacks in the cosy neighborhood of Hackney, East London.

Sit at the bar and sample the wine or French inspired snacks or simply choose to have a full dining experience with an eclectic range of international small plates, an excellent wine list and of course cocktails. Silver Linings is designed to be considerate to all dining needs from intimate dates to communal dining for groups.

Found - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

Found is one of the most incredible speakeasy cocktail bars in Shoreditch that is accessed via a discreetly marked doorway next to Casita on Ravey Street. This speakeasy is all a bit ‘hush hush’ on exactly how you get there, follow these steps to find this speakeasy: Head towards 5 Ravey St in Shoreditch and make your way downstairs. Pop your head through the velvet curtain, head down a stairway to an old-fashioned cocktail bar. Step in to find low-hanging lights, a backbar filled with a stunning range of bottles, and plenty of nooks to snuggle up in. Boasting one of the best bars you’ll find anywhere in East London, this is definitely a spot that will become a new favourite drinking haunt and is really all about the cocktails.

Found comprises of four rooms and also happens to be the perfect date location – with nooks and comfy seating that are perfect. The venue is rather small and it does get busy on weekends so bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Opened by Casita’s previous head mixologist – Oskar Klimaszewski – Found has a menu of only twelve cocktails (including house drinks and twists). We recommend trying zingy Heaven and Hell (cachaca, framboise,  jalapeno agave, lime and raspberry) – the citrus kick with a touch of agave and raspberry but with a light spicy finish. The menu is masterfully-mixed to a level of quality that’s unparalleled by most.

Little Nan's London

Little Nan’s opened their doors in early 2013, using owner Tristan’s late Nan’s furniture and treasured heirlooms. Tristan opened the bar in honor of his late Nan, with a mission to spoil guests with a homely environment. Little Nan’s is located within two arches underneath Deptford’s ancient railway lines.

The menu features over 85 cocktails named after loyal regulars, our favourites include Lady Council Princess & Sebby Seb Seb and Lord Roy Walker along with some classic soap stars, Lady Pat Butcher and Bet Lynch. Cocktails are served in teapots with names such as Sir Christopher Marlowe or Lord Paddy Ashdown. Pop round for classics such as disco fries, cat food cakes (you read right), good old-fashioned cups of tea, matcha lattes and tipsy afternoon teas.

Enjoy a Bottomless Boozy Brunch to the soundtrack of 90s anthems and disco hits. Book for a celebration such as birthdays and Little Nan will name a Cocktail in your honor featuring all your favourite spirits and flavours, served in a Vintage Vase.

The Alchemist - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

The Alchemist, the unconventional, dark and controversial masterminds of mixology and demons in the kitchen, create every cocktail with great attention to detail while presenting cocktails with a dash of theatre and drama, be prepared to be bedazzled. The Alchemist can be found throughout various locations in London and are unsurprisingly, one of the best when it comes to attention to detail with mixology and in the kitchen. If you are looking for some theatre, ‘The Colour Changing One’ is highly recommended as the cocktail transforms before the eyes.

Alchemy means making amazing transformations which is done with cocktails. No matter the occasion, The Alchemist has created many experiences filled with wonder and delight, from mobile cocktail bars, late night bar reservations, delicious all-day dining with a twist and corporate events. Become a master in mixology and experience how to become a true Alchemist by joining their renowned Masterclass of Mixology or just simply join for a fun cocktail experience, hens’ night out or girls’ day activity.

Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere, creative cocktails, delicious all-day dining with of course the theatre and drama.

The Alchemist has taken a take on sustainability by introducing there five pillars of change, public commitments to support their long-term goals of sustainable operations and community outreach programs. The Alchemist has set a trend and change in the industry unlocking the power of there bars to enhance the quality of life for everyone involved.

Barrio

Barrio in Shoreditch is guaranteed for a good night out, enjoy a cocktail menu paired with freshly made Latin inspired street food. Barrio hosts various events, Monday-Friday from 12-7PM are amigo days and 80’s musical bingo bottomless brunch every Saturday or join the new Sunday Sesh with Bottomless deals and DJ’s until 8pm.

Barrio is a fiercely independent cocktail bar run by a passionate family of Latinophiles. Founder Ferdie Ahmed has put people at the core of everything that Barrio does since opening in 2007. From guests, their experiences, wants & desires to loyal & happy staff serving with bottomless energy.

Enjoy Barrio’s take on classic cocktails, Latin inspired cocktails and summer inspired drinks the Barrio way.

Be At One

With over a dozen locations across the UK, it will be hard not to miss a night out at Be At One cocktail bar to get your night started with a cheeky cocktail. What better reason to head to one of the best cocktail bars in East London. No matter the occasion, Be At One has the cocktails, tunes and vibe to get you in the mood. This chic nightspot is a popular spot for tourists and after work mangler’s.

This sleek basement cocktail bar is home to 150 different types of cocktails and an extensive drinks menu. Be At One cocktail bar will please everyone with such an extensive menu of cocktails and spirits, there will be a cocktail for everyone. Be entertained with the expert mixologists showing off some skills and creating a great upbeat vibe to get your night started the right way.

Be sure to find out about the signature cocktail masterclasses, perfect for birthdays, hen nights or office party activities and learn the tricks of the trade. While Be At One is known for there creative cocktails and excellent happy hour deals at two for one to see you through the evening, they also have a great food menu to see you through the night.

The London Cocktail Club

The London Cocktail Club owned by JJ Goodman and James Hopkins are the personalities behind the series of fun at The London Cocktail Club. Enter down a darkened staircase and experience a classic LCC vibe inspired by downtown LA. You’ll find graffiti-covered walls and sexy urban artwork at this true rapper’s delight.

Expect an outlandishly themed bar, world class cocktails that are each defined by a signature spirit – ‘gangsters Tequila parlour’ and ‘punk gin palace’.  The best bartenders mix up cocktails that range from white-hot classics such as ‘Aviation’, and also including the famous ‘Oyster Bomb’ – an oyster shell filled with Jägermeister. We hear the ‘Red Bull jelly’ is definitely a winner that has a bit of a spicy kick.

The menu caters to foodie favourites such as pimped-up hot dogs or beer-battered fish, everything is served with a helping of feel-good style. The London Cocktail Club prides themselves in providing amazing live entertainment performing the best of the 2000’s paired with regular happy hours guarantees a full house. Don’t forget to capture your night out in the photobooth and take part in the ‘hot contest for a stool seat’ at the bar.

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The Best High Tea in London

November 26, 2021 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

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Inspired by the Duchess of Bedford’s guilty pleasure of enjoying tea and delicious delights just hours before dinner and setting a trend which has evidently become a national tradition, below is a list of the best high tea in London.

 

Landmark London

 

The Landmark is a 2019 award winning high tea restaurant located in Marylebone. The main vocal point of this magnificent grand two listed building is the stunning atrium and the amazing Victorian winter garden which are an experience not to be missed. In the atrium, ornate high palm tree takes centre stage, standing tall and proud whilst the atmosphere is calm, warm and relaxed, with the sound of a soft subtle piano playing in the background.

Whilst you relax and indulge yourself in an assortment of delicately arranged finger sandwiches or hand-crafted delicious desserts, you can peacefully sip your tea in a tranquil space or go simply go to town by choosing one of ‘the Landmarks’ finest selection of champagnes on offer. Traditional high tea has been served for over a century here and this is why this is one that shouldn’t be missed.

 

Farmacy

 

Opening in 2016 and distinctively known for its unique biodynamic plant-based and vegan food is Farmacy in Notting hill. It’s abundant and deliciously nutritious menu is full of locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients making it additive free, chemical free, as well as having no refined sugars or added dairy. Behind the scenes, a team of highly trained professionals work together emphasising natural power and clean eating. Adding to this empowering dynamic, the beautiful light airy space, natural wooden décor and scenic plantation helps guests bring the outdoors in.

Complimenting the environmentally friendly interior, the presentation of the the three-tiered exotic plates of cakes, pastries and sandwiches, all decorated with pretty glossy foliage intertwined on its handles, really enhance the concept of natural and organic. Despite serving an unusual but unique high tea menu, Farmacy is also known for its legal Cannabidiol infused truffles, all of which are served with a sprit of hemp loose leaf tea or a faramaceutical tea of your choice. We believe Farmacy offers some of the best high tea in London.

 

Harrods

 

Housed on the fourth floor of one of London’s most exclusive and famous shopping malls in Knights Bridge, is Harrods Tea Room. Behind the scenes of this delightful setting is a team of expertly trained chefs, producing a range of exceptional dishes on a daily basis. High tea at Harrods can be served seven days a week in the lush once called ‘Georgian room’. Set with its highly decorative cornice ceilings and impressive handcrafted skylight, the room brings the outdoors in with a lot of natural lighting which spotlights down on the beautiful centre piece, oozing with colour to show off the velvet red upholstery, all of which compliments the shiny silver cutlery and exquisite placement settings.

The high-class table on the other hand, is filled with many scrumptious sweet and savoury delights and desserts from; exceptionally filled finger sandwiches, indulgent and rich chocolate sponge cake, creamy custard tarts and a variety of teas from around the world. The experience at this venue included in the best high tea in London can be a one-off choice or a little treat suitable for any occasion.

 

Mirror Room - The best High Tea In London

 

Voted as the best contemporary afternoon tea in the UK in both 2017 and 2018, is The Mirror Room, located in Holborn. Hidden within the Rosewood Hotel and taking inspiration from the world-famous artist Picasso, this traditional afternoon tea setting continues to push creativeness and artistic elements making it an ‘high-end tea experience’ to remember. Using primary colours and exaggerating mirrored walls and ceiling, not forgetting the unconventional wacky furniture and dimmed lighting, this lounged styled setting really sets the scene for the modern colourful menu of what is yet to come.

Led by executive pastry chef Mark Perkins and incorporating his love for Picasso’s finest artworks throughout his cooking, Perkins has incredibly put together a quirky menu, recreating artwork in an edible form. Taking centre stage on the menu, are three artistic and smartly crafted representation of; ‘Oh those Guitars’ consisting of an almond meringue sponge, orange blossom honey ganache and Turron whipped chocolate cream, ‘The Dream,’ consisting of Valrhona Fivara chocolate mousse, orange almond genoise, with a passionfruit and mango jelly, and finally, ‘Head of a Woman’ which is a pistachio crumble with citrus vanilla cheesecake, inserted with wild strawberry. Impressive or what! All of the above can be served with a rare brew of your choice or even better a glass of the finest ‘Dom Perignon Vintage.

 

The Best High Tea In London - Fortnum & Mason

 

The next in our list of the best high tea in London is this venue, once known as St. James’s restaurant, this sophisticated tearoom was opened in 2012 by her majesty in formal honour of her visit. Set in Piccadilly, on the fourth floor of the upmarket famous department store is ‘Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason’. No matter what the occasion, this chic and elegant tearoom is a truly sensational hotspot for traditional afternoon tea. Based in the ‘Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon’ customers are greeted by smartly dressed waiters, Camellia China tea-ware and pretty glistening chandeliers.

Adding to the high-end interior, the menu offers a selection of exquisite sweet and savoury sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones, some of which are out of this world. Using both the finest ingredients and unique combinations high tea here, is fit for a queen. One famously known sandwich version in particular, with its original recipe dating back to 1953 is the ‘Coronation Chicken Sandwich’ which entails, sweet mango chutney, plump raisins and fresh fragrant coriander. In addition to these luxuries, you can choose from many rare teas or have a pot of Fortnum’s famous tea which it is renown for. However, if you are feeling a little bit extra special, guest can choose from one of Fortnum’s Grand champagnes or organic sparkling wines.

 

 

With numerous awards and included in the awards for best high tea in London by Timeout Magazine in 2020, British Vogue in 2021 and also holding 3 Michelin stars is Sketch. Set in Mayfair, this traditional townhouse in fulfilled with beautifully coloured, vibrant walls, flooring and furniture, one being its bubble gum pink-oyster velvet seats that truly entice you. The mix and match array of unusual features, quirky artwork, shapes and colours make you feel as though you are in a scene of the magical ‘Alice and Wonderland.’ The centre dome complimented by the soft lighting around the perimeter, nicely comes together adding to the high level perfectly executed, fine art scrumptious creations.

For example, the delicious range of hand-crafted finger sandwiches, whether it be Coronation Corn Fed Chicken, Black Truffle Croque Monsieur or even Free-range egg, all nicely accompanied by many exotic teas, high-end bubbly or even alcohol-free alternatives. In addition to this, the aromas of other home-made treats such as; cakes and pastries are all equally as inviting, not forgetting the signature gateaux and cheesecake which are to die for. This tearoom is a unique and out of the ordinary setting, undoubtedly worth exploring. Trust us, you won’t be sorry!

 

The Ritz - The best high teas in London

 

Known as one of the most charming afternoon teas in Mayfair, is The Ritz, located in Palm Court. With its elegant and sophisticated interior, golden antique chandeliers, Victorian high walls and marble pillars, not forgetting it’s impressive stylistic flourishes, it is as to no wonder why this setting is famously known for being one of the best ‘high tearooms’ in London. ‘The Ritz London,’ is also renown for having the only certified, expertly trainer tea Sommelier, Giandomenico Scanu, who travels all around the world to find only the best brews to bring back to the glamorous London Location. The music ensemble (a pianist and harpist) also adds to the ambience making it a simply unique and unforgettable experience.

As well as having a selection of over 18 types of loose-lease teas to indulge yourself in, highly trained chefs pride themselves to producing top-notch quality of classic sandwiches, a delicate selection of afternoon cakes and also the traditional freshly bakes scones. If you’d like to go all out, we’d recommend the ‘Champagne Afternoon Tea,’ fulfilled with traditional elements with the addition of adding a glass of sparkle to your day. This is certainly among the best high tea in London.

 

Savoy London

 

Dating all the way back to the 1840’s, the iconic The Savoy is world famous for its traditional English afternoon Teas. This 2019 award winning, glass domed tearoom is located in the Thames Foyer in the heart of The Savoy hotel itself. The menu has been mastered and put together by top pastry chef Daniel Pearse and his amazing team, consisting of an assortment of freshly baked lavish cakes, pastries and scones, all of which are complimented by teas with beautiful aromas. How can one resist?

One particular favourite and worthy of a try is the selection of the finest herbal and flower based ‘Jing’ teas. Serving sweet indulgence from the offset, this high tea experience can also be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and Halal on request. The masterminds behind the menu have inventively created traditional alternatives suitable for all. A glass of ‘Louis Roederer Brut Premier or the deluxe ‘Deutz Rose’ can also be added making your afternoon experience even more extra special.

 

Wolseley - The best high tea in London

 

Located in Mayfair, close to two major underground stations and within walking distance for commute is The Wolseley. Once inside this Michelin star award winning restaurant, guests are blown away by the interior which boasts its antique high ceiling and pillars. The Wolseley itself is renounced for its spectacular interior, immaculate furnishing as well as its amazing service.

The classic afternoon tea exacerbates many English traditions, one being the homemade luxurious fruit scones, filled with velvet red jam and topped with fresh clotted cream – To die for or what! This delight is also accompanied by many popular teas of your choice.

If you are looking to impress a loved one for a particular special occasion or just want to indulge yourself in this fine experience, we recommend the “Champagne Afternoon Tea,’ consisting of all the above with a glass of crisp ‘Pommery Brut Royal Champagne.’ Furthermore, it also has an extensive list of freshly made sweet and savoury treats such as; tasty Macaroons, Eclairs and Battenberg which are well known classics.

 

XU Teahouse & Restaurant

 

In walking distance from Piccadilly Circus and located in the heart of London’s theatre land is Taiwanese inspired Teahouse and restaurant XU. Situated over two floors, the ground floor being the tearoom and first floor being the dining room, this uniquely reminiscent of Taiwanese culture and cuisine offers interiors of glamour and elegance, by incorporating warm and rich wooden features complimented by an emerald and marble bar.

Unlike the traditional high tea, we all know, at ‘XU teahouse ‘and particularly taking inspiration from Asian culture, both sweet and savoury dishes are served with an authentic twist. Firstly, unlike English traditions, a majority of the seasonal brews are presented cold, which is said to cleans and refresh your palate before tucking into XU extensive collection of flavoursome foods. The selection of Taiwanese sweet pastries is to die for, some of which including; ‘Fried Cinnamon Mochi,’ ‘Set Almond Milk, ‘Steamed Red Bean Buns’ and Hei Tang Cake.’ Although, if you do not have a sweet tooth, you can opt for a savoury option including; ‘Sweet potato Taro Dumplings, ‘Char Sui Girolles Puff,’ or even ‘Roasted Turnip and Chive Oil Steamed Egg.’ Yes, we know what you’re thinking…this is an experience beyond compare and definitely one of the best high tea in London.

 

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Best Restaurants With A DJ In London

November 1, 2021 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

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London is home to some of the best restaurants with a DJ. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best restaurants with a DJ London.

Mrs Riot - Best Restaurant with a DJ in London

Mrs Riot is a lively bistro and cocktail bar located in Covent Garden that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. Mrs Riot was one of the first role models to change the course of history. This cocktail bar plays live music every night, with some nights you’ll be dancing to their resident DJ, live jazz performances and salsa music to get you in the mood. Every day there is always a party happening at Mrs Riot.

Expect a menu of mouthwatering bits, from the freshest creamiest Italian burrata served with a Spanish themed charcuterie that is just calling your name. Mrs Riot has recommended to dine with a Spritz, which conveniently also comes in a low-alcohol option. The cocktail menu also boosts a variety of classic cocktails, enjoy the famous ‘Frothy Pink Bellini’ and the ‘St Germain Spritz’.

Mrs Riot can’t wait to welcome you.

Ayllu

Discover Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, located beneath the hustle and bustle of Paddington Central.

Ayllu offers a unique fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines that will transport you to South America through a fusion of dishes and a celebration of zesty bold flavours.

The restaurant showcases some of the very best contemporary Nikkei cuisine – sharing plates (which is based on the Incan tradition of sharing). The menu, designed for the table to share, boosts innovative small plates that combine the traditions of Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influence.

Expect amazing freshly made sushi and sashimi with innovative cocktails. A perfect suggestion from the Chef is to pair the tasting menu with a unique cocktail that features the very best dishes, will take you on the most amazing culinary journey you never expected.

With its warming dark green interior and comfortable seating, walk into a cosy setting featuring lovely dark green walls and extravagant décor.

The restaurant offers a bottom-less brunch of free-flowing prosecco on weekends from 12pm. And we couldn’t think of the most perfect way to start or end the weekend.

Visit Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, to enjoy this stylish intimate restaurant, while the resident DJ performs from Thursday to Saturday evenings, including the infamous free-flowing Saturday brunch.

Buddah Bar

The Buddha Bar, is known for pan-Asian dishes, great music and gorgeous interiors, making London’s Buddha Bar one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. They also hold the prize of Best Restaurant Bar 2014 & 2015 at the London Club and Bar Awards. Expect elegance at this international destination, go for lunch, light dishes and cocktails in the afternoon and more of an upbeat evenings with a live DJ.

Here the décor simply dictates how East meets West, the main dining room and private dining room is set over two floors, is the perfect place to host a corporate dinner or, celebrate a special occasion. We loved the exotic and soothing drinking and eating experience. The menu is inspired with blends of Eastern and Western flavours; Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Eastern flavours on the menu, with some classic dishes like Seared Sesame Tuna and Wok Fried Beef ready to wow diners with great flavours, textures and smells. Cocktails are unique and experimental, feature with mixologists making some of the coolest drinks in London. If you looking for a more sophisticated experience, the bar has an extensive wine and sake list that perfectly compliments the menu by including a wide selection of both world renowned brands and unusual names.

Visit Buddha Bar every Thursday night for there ‘1001 Nights’ event which showcases live music from 8pm, singers from 9.30pm and belly dancers from 10.30pm. With live DJs together with a mix of classic hits, Buddha Bar caters for a good mixed crowd.

Courtesan - Best restaurant in London with DJ

Indulge yourself at Courtesan, this modern dim sum restaurant, tea room and yes late night cocktail bar is now open till late with a resident DJ and live performances on the weekends. Just another reason why they are one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Expect fineries of Imperial China at this hidden gem located in Brixton. Pop inside this intimate restaurant to discover the vintage décor reminiscent of a Chinese opium den.

The Courtesan pride themselves on their exquisite hand-made Dim Sum, specialty teas and unique house cocktails. Be delighted by an all-female chef team led by Feng Juan He, who honour the regal origins of Dim Sum. The team take pride in what they produce, while at the same time producing a modern and imaginative menu that takes advantage of ingredients from around the globe. The server recommended ‘Wasabi King Prawn Dumplings’ and the ‘Tortelli Al Vapore’ – a different type of Italian Tortellini. The cocktails couldn’t be any better, a top seller is the ‘Wang Zhaojun’ made with Violet liquer, jasmine tea, Haymans London gin and Finlandia vodka, is described as ‘so beautiful that birds fall from heavan’. 

The venue also features a private room with cocktail bar downstairs that is more than a match for a party, dinner, or any corporate functions. Courtesan’s two cocktails bars are now open late-night at the weekends, featuring live music, resident DJ’s and cabaret ‘till 2am. No wonder this is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Located in South London, The Courtesan displays a real neighbourhood feel while still being a versatile venue offering high quality across the board, including the finest modern dim sum and carefully selected teas, cocktails and wines.

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Café Royal, is a legendary Regent Street location that has long been London’s place for fine food, wine and socializing. The history of Hotel Café Royal is that Oscar Wilde chose Café Royal – and its supreme wine selection – for his salon, while Winston Churchill enjoyed the steaks and stilton. Albert Adrià, three Michelin-starred chef, continues the story and history today, who is praised as the one of the world’s best pastry chefs.

One of our absolute favourite experiences is cakes and bubbles, open Monday to Sunday from 12pm until 10pm, offers probably the most amazing line up of extraordinary desserts ans fancy pastries. And yes this is served alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, this experience also caters for a savoury ‘all day dining’ menu for lunch and dinner reservations.

Enjoy live music at the Green Bar while Soho Live Studios Band will perform weekly every Friday & Saturday 18.30pm – 22.00pm. Most Saturdays also include a live resident DJ to enjoy your Saturday.

Hovarda - best restaurant with DJ in London

Hovarda, perfect for date nights and dancing nights, takes a huge influence from the Aegean Sea, specialising in the most amazing Greek and Turkish-inspired dishes. Located in Soho, walk into this two-story restaurant and be invited by the downstairs dining area and head upstairs to the cocktail bar for more of an upbeat night. Here is where all the dancing happens and live entertainment events.

Hovarda brings a taste of the Mediterranean to London with open fire grills and a large open kitchen and counter dining.

Expect traditional Greek flavours, a range of fresh fish and grilled meat dishes. We highly recommend ordering the Greek salad to share, mains include the classic Kleftiko, slow roasted lamb with sauteed king oyster mushrooms and get ready to be transported to Greece and Turkey. The Chef changes the menu daily based on seasonal produce and determined by what the day boats catch each day from around the British Isles.

After dinner head to the lounge bar where you will be invited by renowned DJ’s and artists. An extensive cocktail menu awaits at the bar, the mixologist recommended the ‘Bumblebee’, made of Patron Silver, lime juice, orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Sea Containers

The Sea Containers London is a dining experience with fabulous views across the river Thames while live entertainment plays on Sundays. We definitely enjoyed a glass of champagne and a lovely meal on the Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace.

Sea Containers Restaurant is conveniently located with just a short 10 minute walk from the Waterloo station. Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers has been a London landmark. The recent developments have boosted the restaurant to have a cruise-ship sized dining room, casually decorated with a yellow submarine above the bar.

The menu is designed to be shared while celebrating and enhancing the seasonal produce. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the a la carte menu offers a variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food. Brunch, served only on the weekends, of course involves the choice of bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco with live music every Sunday to start the weekend right.

We opted for small plates to start with, including crab on toast with avocado and pickled jalapeños, the shaved mushrooms with pine nuts, cheese and brown butter vinaigrette for a salad. For mains, it was suggested to have ‘family’ plates to share, we ordered a Sunday style lunch of a leg of lamb roasted in the clay oven, designed to serve three people, which is perfect as a family. The dessert menu boosts classic desserts, a must try is the rhubarb tart with Champagne jelly.

MNKY HSE

MNKY HSE (Monkey House) is the one-stop party palace, that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, is a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar hidden behind a discreet entrance at 10 Dover Street.

Expect all the elements of a good night out — bar, restaurant and nightclub — yes all under a single roof.

The inspiration is lively, energetic with an edgy and chic spirit. The team at MNKY HSE have put a focus on sensory lighting, accessories and sophisticated low seating, the LNGE (Lounge) is designed to be HSE’s living room – the perfect lounge to socialize.

Head Chef Mark Morrans, is the mastermind behind the menu, recreates the Latin American cuisine into a bold and indulging sharing menu, with using his extensive knowledge and skills to enhance the MNKY HSE’s focus on the authentic original Latin American flavours. Due to the love for experimentation, Chef Mark Morrans recommended his signature dishes; Hamachi Tostadas, Seabass Ceviche, Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin and the popular dish Lamb Shoulder Tacos. Of course we didn’t expect anything less than a huge spirits list with plenty of pisco, rum, and Tequila of course.

To get your night started, our award winning mixologists will shake up your evening with a selection of unique and classic cocktails. MNKY HSE has established itself as the place in London to ‘eat, drink and party’; with its mix of Latin American cuisine and Late night DJ sets from DJ Kaveh on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Piano Works - Best restaurants with a DJ in London

Piano Works, located in a Victorian basement hidden in the heart of Farringdon,  serves up a brunch with live pianists and live music. This venue ticks all the boxes for a bubbly and lively afternoon out. Whether you go for brunch, dinner or drinks, you will be sure to have a great time.

Expect classic cocktails and endless entertainment with a live DJ and pianist. The venue is also great for lively dinner parties, birthdays and corporate events.

What we love is that you can request your song on a request slip and hand to your waiter or the musicians to be performed – this is perfect for all occasions and a bit of a personal touch. The cocktail menu boosts a selection of cocktails and exclusive wines, all elegantly paired with the dinner menu. Small plates are also available if you are looking for a small bite while enjoying a cocktail.

Salvador & Amanda - Best restaurants with a DJ in London

Salvador & Amanda, the fiesta of Spain, has been bringing the traditional Spanish flair to Leicester Square. Expect high flavours and of course a fiesta making this lively restaurant one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Make a reservation to unwind in this stylish atmospheric restaurant, with rich leather booths and candlelit tables.  Enjoy the Spanish classic tapas, that is authentic, Sangria (of course), classic cocktails such as the ‘Raspberry and Elderflower Collins’ all with vibrant music to get the fiesta started. We guarantee your tastebuds wont be disappointed.

The resident DJ starts the festivities on Thursdays and Saturdays while the restaurant turns into a fun-time late night bar where you can dance the night away till the early hours of the morning.

We loved the three-course bottomless Spanish brunch with live authentic Latin inspired music, hosted on Saturdays, with the option of bottomless drinks or non-bottomless. A must try to make your Saturdays more Spanish.

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The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or just a place to be cosy and relaxed, below is a list of just a handful of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

Looking for a Spanish tapas Paradise? Barrafina located both in Drury Lane and Adelaide Street are known to be London’s best Spanish restaurants, inspired by the famous Cal Pep tapas restaurant in Barcelona. Dury Lane being more cosy, surrounded by brick walls, quirky windows and glossy floors and Adelaide Street more modern and contemporary, both serve authentic regional dishes from and around Spain, including Catalan and Mallorcan tapas dishes. From those who like to try new food and experimenting with their taste buds, the daily changing specials menu is a perfect choice with exotic foods, like braised Ox tongue with crushed potatoes, cuttlefish empanadas and courgette flowers complemented by the finest cherries, Cava’s and wines to match. A personal Spanish recommendation being, the strong and deep flavoured, minimal filtered sherry, known as En Rama.

Cinnamon Bazzar - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Also, known as one of the best Indian restaurants in London, Cinnamon Bazaar is placed in the admirable grade II listed Westminster Library. Guests are greeted by the unique and colourful interior, which has been inspired by the exotic and busy markets of India. The area is adorned with hand painted Indian artwork consisting of a pallet of gold, blues and greens with the addition of ornate tiles. Combining traditional Indian heritage with an urban London twist this cultural hotspot provides small plates of wholesome vegetarian and meat dishes. Cinnamon Bazaar also specialises in one of India’s most popular street foods, serving a range of savoury Chaats. Each individual dish is infused with various herbs, spices and chutneys, to even the unthinkable of pressed watermelon with can be nicely complimented by some traditional chai.

Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in London, Clos Maggiore gives you a taste of elegant French cuisine at its best surrounded by sheik country inns of both Tuscany and Provence. Guests are greeted by the ravishing cherry bloomed conservatory which features a retractable glass roof, giving customers both a natural and airy dinning sensation throughout the summer months along with a more intimate, snug feel in the winter months. At this peaceful French retreat, bow- tied waiters will make the scene by delivering delightful Provencal cuisines recreated by head chef Marcellin Marc. Not only does the restaurant provide an award-winning tasting menu and a la carte dishes, they are also recognised for reasonably priced pre-theatre menu and extensive wine cellar, which includes over 2500 labels.

Cora Pearl - The best restaurants in Covent Garden


Based in a chic townhouse, Cora Pearl is the sister restaurant from the team behind Mayfair famous Kitty Fishers. Serving a variety of hearty comfort food and hand crafted cocktails, it’s a real gem of a find! Upon arrival guests are greeted with attentive staff, complementing the cosy rich surroundings. The sublime culinary experience focuses on seasonal British cuisine, in a boldly flavoured manor. Not only is this bistro like restaurant ideal for a pre-theatre dining experience but also great for a night canoodle! If you get peckish I’d recommend the ham and cheese luxury toast, nicely complimented by pickle. You may think, why would I go out of my way for a sandwich but this delicious treasure is worthy of a try.

The Frog - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Opening in 2017 and located in the heart of Covent Garden, Frog is Adam Handling’s flagship restaurant site. Not only has the Frog been labelled as ‘one of the best restaurants in London, it has also won various prestige awards, from best newcomer restaurant and best overall wine list. With a contemporary interior, yet having a relaxed and luxurious feel as Adam once said; ‘Frog can provide fine dining without having a stuffy atmosphere.’ Not only is there an open-kitchen and dining space, the venue also contains a private dining room too, fulfilled with its own kitchen and bespoke furniture. Customers can choose between two exquisite seasonal tasting menus or a variety of a la carte dishes which are nicely complimented with Head Sommelier Kelvin McCabe expertly selected wine selection. The food and ambience is a mixture of local cuisine with a British contemporary twist, worth a few precious hours for an experience which is beyond measure. Clearly one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

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In the impressive grade II listed building known as Petersham Nurseries based in Covent Garden, lies the vibrant Italian restaurant La Goccia. Guests can opt between an indoor botanical yet alfresco atmosphere or the secluded floral courtyard. The open kitchen,
containing typical woodfire ovens and flaming grills, allows chefs to prepare dishes in front of guests adding an element of drama and entertainment. Whether it’s serving proportioned appetisers, known as Apertivo in Italian or even traditional pasta and risotto dishes, this restaurant brings a small taste of Italy to our very own Covent Garden. Very much ideal for a deliciously polished regional menu in a stunning atmosphere.

Red Farm - The best restaurants in Covent Garden

Tucked away in the busy streets of Covent Garden lies the home of traditional Chinese cuisine, Red Farm. Along with taking a clean and inventive approach to Chinese cooking, this award winning, New York influenced celebrity haunt, brings signature creations and small plates of hand-crafted delightful foods with a twist. Situated next to Covent Garden’s Balthazar, the restaurant features white brick walls, a modern but rustic décor, along with seating at tables and intimate booths considered to embody a laid back and casual dining experience. Master Chef Joe Ng and highly respected food expert Ed Schoenfeld have collaborated to produce a menu which includes unique dishes like; cheeseburger spring rolls, pork and crab soup dumplings, to even the famous pastrami egg roll with the addition of quality traditional beverages.

TThe Barbary

Taking inspiration from the Barbary coast, Neal yard in Covent garden is home to The Barbary. The cosy and warm restaurant reflects a museum, portraying a story of culture, travel and trade with the addition of sharing dishes and recipes which have been collected from visited areas from the Atlantic Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea. Once entering the restaurant guests are greeted by the unusual lay-out, which has stools spiralling around the kitchen giving diners an exclusive insight how their meals are prepared. Ranging from scrumptious dips for appetizers, to even a variety of juicy meats and delicious seafood, no wonder this spot in Covent Garden has been rated ‘one of the best restaurants in London’ by Timeout. If you like grilled seafood, the slow-braised orange and bay leaf infused octopus is to die for, being soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Tredwells

For those who are looking for something a little different, Treadwells is the place to go! Taking inspiration from both root and plant based foods, this west-end award winning eatery procreates high-quality contemporary British cooking. Once arrived, dimmed lights, shades of green and dark woods entice customers giving relaxed and warm atmosphere, nicely complimenting the welcoming and friendly service. Chantelle Nicholson known as Chef Patron of the restaurants is the master-mind behind the seasonal menus, particularly emphasising unique plant-based eating. For you carnivores, they also serve Lake District Venison to even Creedy Carver Duck Breast, not forgetting the unique selection of desserts such as ‘Gin & Tonic Cheesecake to even plant based Jaffa Cake Truffles. Mouth-watering, isn’t it? Definitely one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

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The Best Restaurants in Kensington

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Kensington is home to some of London’s best restaurants. Capital A List have put together a guide to best Restaurants in Kensington.

Ours - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

In the heart of Knightsbridge, The Restaurant Ours, bought to life by Tom Sellers has been a huge success, with Head Chef Daniel Phippard serving a menu of European Cuisine with British Influences, which are accompanied by delicious hand-crafted cocktails and carefully chosen wines to accompany specific dishes. Ours is both a restaurant and cocktail lounge, both menus highlighting the high-standards and excellence of their culinary creations.

Tom Sellers restaurant has a simple, yet elegant interior, the neutral colours of the furniture enhance the beautiful main feature point of the restaurant being a tree lit up with golden lights, a simple yet effective aspect to the restaurant. To begin, I had the ‘Butterfly’ Cocktail found under the signature section of the cocktail menu, featuring Gin, homemade blackcurrant jam, lychee liquor and lime, a unique, yet delicious combination of flavours.

In regards to dining, the food is just delicious. To begin, the Halloumi Popcorn served alongside a black sesame mayonnaise was the perfect starter, not too filling yet full of flavour. For a main course, I chose the Lemon Sole Fillet Mugnaia, which alone was divine, however served alongside a bed of new potatoes, capers and lemon zest, there were no complaints. To finish the meal, the spiced pineapple carpaccio with coconut sorbet and coriander syrup was the ideal dessert to compliment a faultless meal.

If guests are after a private dining space, Ours has their own private dining room seating a maximum of 20 people. The Bloom Room is furnished with plush interiors, making your experience both formal and elegant. Paired with The Bloom Room is a set group menu, making the evening for exclusive for guests.

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8 was introduced to Kensington in 2009 with head chef Mark Kempson earning the restaurant its first Michelin Star in 2011. The restaurant promotes a relaxed, friendly, neighbourhood atmosphere for diners to enjoy a taste of one of Kensington’s best restaurants.

Diners are in for a treat at kitchen W8, who’s menu is English with French influences. The A La Carte menu is full of delicious, unique dishes created for diners to explore new flavours. As well as an A La Carte menu, the restaurant offers a tasting menu, again exploring a variety of different flavours and French influences. Kitchen W8 also offers a Sunday Menu, not only offering a Roast Rump of Beef, but also dishes such as Caramelized Parmesan Gnocchi and Roast Breast of Guinea Hen.

Kitchen W8 is one of Kensington’s very best, unique restaurants serving up some delicious traditional flavours as well as some new, unique combinations. Image sou

De Mario - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

Located in a beautiful 120 year old building on Gloucester Road, De Mario upholds a traditional, classical style creating a unique ambience to one of London’s Italian Restaurants.

London is full of excellent, authentic Italian Restaurants; however De Mario exceeded all expectations and can’t go unnoticed. To begin our dining experience, we started with a Bruschetta, a typical Italian favourite, featuring the freshest, juiciest tomatoes and crumbled Goats Cheese, the Goats Cheese added that extra flavour a Bruschetta doesn’t normally hold. To follow we had undoubtably one of the best pizza’s to be found in London. Topped with Parma Ham, Fresh rocket and Parmesan, the ‘Regina’ pizza should certainly be considered as a menu choice when visiting. De Mario also has an extensive wine list, offering diners a variety of high-quality red, white, rose and sparkling wines to accompany their meals. De Mario is certainly worth a visit when in the Kensington area.

The Ivy

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a beautiful restaurant found at 96 Kensington High Street, being part of The Ivy Collection, The Kensington Brasserie is a wonderful, relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant that continues to uphold the excellent reputation of The Ivy brand, serving delicious food and excellent cocktails.

Featuring some delicious courses, The Ivy menu caters for everyone, offering a wide variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. As well as an A La Carte menu, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has a weekend brunch menu including brunch favourites such as an Eggs Benedict / Eggs Royale as well as new inclusions such as a watermelon and quinoa salad for those who are after something different for brunch.

In terms of Private Dining, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has a semi-private dining area seating a maximum of 12 people. Set aside from the main restaurant, the private dining room promotes an intimate setting whilst still maintaining the ambience of the main restaurant.

Clarkes

With its dark, sophisticated exterior, Clarke’s Restaurant upholds its reputation throughout the entire dining experience. Serving European/British Cuisine to diners, Clarke’s Restaurant is Certainly not one to be missed if you’re looking for one of the best restaurants in Kensington.

Aside from their delicious A La Carte menu, Clarke’s also offer three set menus, Lunch, dinner and Sunday menu’s. The A La Carte menu at Clarke’s is full of a variety of different experimental flavours, each bringing new tastes and experiences for diners to try. A particular favourite found on the dinner menu was the Roasted Scottish Halibut, accompanied with a sauce of prosecco and chives, alongside Romanesco, carrots, purple sprouting broccoli and pink fir potatoes.

Clarke’s restaurant also features its ‘Wine Room’. A space for up to 28 guests, ideal for accommodating larger parties/those celebrating special occasions. Sample menus are available for those who are interested in booking the venue.

Ceru

Just a short walk away from Chelsea and Knightsbridge, Ceru, which seats up to 40 guests serves brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails to their guests.

Located on Bute Street, Kensington, Ceru provides an All Day menu, containing nearly 100 ingredients and over 20 different spices. The flavours in our meal were truly delicious, showcasing unusual flavours from across the Eastern Mediterranean. The hummus we shared to begin was divine, the rich flavour of chickpeas was beautifully complimented by green chilli’s which enhanced the flavour of the dish wonderfully. For a main, I chose the Galata Crab cakes, an unusual menu choice for me however one I would certainly have again. The wonderful flavour of the Crab meat was complimented excellently with the distinct pumpkin flavour, a light yet delicious dish.

Ceru is certainly one of Kensington’s best restaurants, not only for the food but the service was faultless. Our waiter was extremely attentive, ensuring we had a wonderful experience. For a reasonably priced, Mediterranean delight, Ceru is the restaurant to come to.

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If you’re looking for an excellent seafood restaurant, then look no further than Wrights Brothers. Found at 56 Brompton Road, South Kensington, Wrights Brothers serves up some of the best seafood to be found in London.

In 2002, the Wrights Brothers began new careers into the world of delicious seafood. In 2005 the first Wright Brothers restaurant opened, with the intention of introducing the world to their love and passion for excellent seafood.

Serving a combination of simplicity combined with excellence, the menu at Wrights Brothers is any seafood fanatic’s dream! Offering small plates, main courses, side dishes and seasonal dishes of the day there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a lover of Shellfish or are after a classic dish such as Dover Sole, we can guarantee that the flavours in each and every dish will be divine.

As well as the South Kensington restaurant, Wrights Brothers has a total of five restaurants across London, Battersea Power Station, Soho, South Kensington, Borough Market and Spitalfields. So wherever you are in London, the Wrights Brothers won’t be far away, this is one of the best restaurants in Kensington and truly isn’t a restaurant to be missed.

Min Jiang

For a taste of authentic Chinese Cuisine, Min Jiang is one of South Kensington’s best Restaurants. Found at 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT, Min Jiang is certainly not one to be missed.

With stunning views across Hyde Park and London’s Skyline, the simple black, cream and red interior brings a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience to the restaurant. As well as the main restaurant, Min Yiang has a private dining room which seats a maximum of twenty guests and features a stylish, modern bar.

The menu explores the excellence of Chinese cuisine, with Min Jiang having their own signature dishes, they also feature an extensive variety of dishes for diners to try. To begin I had the Sweetcorn soup with Blue Swimmer Crab meat, followed by Stir-fried Corn-fed Chicken with Sweet Basil, served in a Sanpei Sauce. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, an explosion of beautiful flavours, that wouldn’t be found anywhere else in London.

For a beautiful taste of delicious Authentic Chinese Cuisine, a sample of class, elegance and sophisticated, Min Jiang is one of the best restaurants in Kensington to come to.

Yashin Ocean House - The best Restaurants in Kensington.

Yashin Ocean House is one of South Kensington’s modern Japanese Restaurants, serving diners Japanese Tapas both hot and cold dishes set in a beautiful dining hall surrounded by unique Edwardian Architecture bringing a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience to the restaurant.

Found at 117-119 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, Yashin Ocean House is renowned for it’s excellent Sushi. The interior is very simple, nude seating and décor which compliments the beautiful blue surface of the seating bar. The neutral tones assist in enhancing the true beauty of the centrepiece. As well as the décor being wonderful, the food is equally as spectacular. Sashimi is my guilty pleasure, therefore I began with a Sashimi platter, which included Salmon, Tuna and Yellowtail, it was truly divine. I then followed the Sashimi with the the Paradise Prawn Tempura, which was the highlight of my visit, the crispy tempura was just enough to enhance the wonderful flavours of the prawn.

Being one of London’s very best Sushi restaurants, and certainly one of the best restaurants in Kensington, Yashin Ocean is undoubtedly worth a visit

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