Tag: London

7 Top London Restaurants Now

As I am the W50 Academy Chairperson for W. North America, I was back in London July 2022 for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, hosted by the one and only Stanley Tucci. In addition to all the special events and meals surrounding W50B awards, I did the usual: packed in a number of restaurants and bars for research. I’ll outline top bars in another publication this year, but here, the 7 restaurant standouts this return to London. Read more →

5 Hours in Heathrow: My Travelux Magazine Feature

My first print feature for Europe’s new Travelux magazine on luxury wine, spirits and travel (from Paragraph, the publishers of Whisky Magazine and Gin Magazine, which I write for every issue). This feature, it’s my guide in where to eat, drink and buy spirits in London’s Heathrow airport: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pnum=62&edid=a5630aa3-9483-4033-acb4-c066436c8e44&isshared=true – Read more →

Distiller Magazine: Top 10 London Bars + Interview with Sacred Spirits Distiller Ian Hart + Interview with Every Cloud Bar Manager Felix Cohen

  In the Summer 2019 print issue of Distiller Magazine:   My article on 10 of London’s best bars (Duke’s Bar, Mint Gun Club, Every Cloud, Satan’s Whiskers, American Bar at the Savoy, Oriole, Cub, Fitz’s Bar at The Principal, 69 Colebrooke Row, Three Sheets). My interview with Sacred Spirits distiller and London craft distilling pioneer, Ian Hart My interview… Read more →

Visiting Beefeater Distillery in London with Master Distiller Desmond Payne

One jumps at the chance to spend a day at London’s Beefeater Distillery, particularly when given a personal tour by Beefeater’s master distiller Desmond Payne. Gracious and mannered, Payne has been making gin for over 40 years, his early days being at Plymouth Gin. An English picnic in Kensington Gardens and a week full of fine food and cocktails at… Read more →

Eating Around London

It was 10 years ago that I spent a month in England, a country I felt immediately at home in. Returning to the incomparable London last month certainly revealed changes – most for the better, including the ignited culinary and cocktail scene (I covered cocktails last issue). Maybe it wasn’t as devastatingly amazing as some claimed (and produce still falls… Read more →

7 Themes in Exploring London’s Cocktail Scene

Twenty-five bars across multiple areas, from Notting Hill to Hoxton… I did some serious exploring of London’s famed cocktail scene, from cutting-edge experimentation to divey comfort, legendary classics to just-opened destinations. I sipped with cocktail luminaries like Nick Strangeway over dinner at Hix, and imbibed incognito. As I dig into the scene in any city I travel, here’s my take-aways… Read more →