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As one of London’s leading specialist PR and marketing agencies working exclusively for bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs, we’ve been communicating British hospitality to the media since 1992. Back then eating and drinking out didn’t have a great reputation. Now it’s got a fantastic status, nationally and internationally. We’re proud to have played a part in that evolution.
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ARE YOU SHAKEN OR STIRRED?
The City slick and stylish champagne bar, Voltaire, is launching an inspired series of seasonal cocktail masterclasses, designed to educate and inspire budding mixologists and aspiring cocktail connoisseurs alike. Boasting an impressive line-up, neatly themed by ingredient and brand, this is a unique opportunity to bring colleagues together to celebrate the skills and art of majestic mixologists, observing the secrets behind the perfect cocktail. From champagne and spritz to the perfect winter warmer, there is something for everyone and every taste.
Available for group and corporate bookings between 6 and 24 people (larger groups can be split into several sessions to accommodate over 24), you will learn the secrets behind contemporary and classic favourites, before combining the finest ingredients to make your own signature tipple under the watchful eye of Voltaire’s head barman Joel Lawrence.
COMING SOON, ETHOS
From September, let your taste buds travel the world with a visit to Ethos; a new ‘fast-casual’ dining experience located on Eastcastle Street near Oxford Circus. With abundant displays of beautifully crafted food, the self-service venue will specialise in serving nutritious and deliciously different meat-free cuisine, available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and everything in between.
Serving a global menu with an eclectic range of fresh and satisfying dishes, Ethos will offer everything from your morning coffee to vibrant, seasonal salads, right through to spicy curries, hearty Tuscan stews and creative cocktails. For show-stopping dishes, sample one of the venue’s signatures including unique, homemade BBQ ‘ribs’ and Hyderabadi Scotch eggs that will appeal to all food lovers.
THE KING OF THE CASTLE
Up and coming Tooting Broadway has a new local to love – The Castle has reopened its doors following a contemporary makeover oozing understated cool. Right on the high street, the striking, 19th century façade hides a spacious oasis boasting a stunning garden, orangery and seasonal British menu. A selection of spaces to choose from and the friendly team of staff make The Castle perfect for post-work pit stops, family Sunday lunches or stylish private parties.
Once an iconic music hall that saw the likes of Rod Stewart and Peter Sellers perform, head through the vibrant, cosy bar, passed open fireplaces to the elegant main dining area and beautiful Orangery with its exposed brick walls; turn left through French doors, grabbing a blanket on the way, to the stylish garden, complete with eclectic lighting, pergola and bookable wooden ‘mini castles’.
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT ONE CANADA SQUARE
How do you make a delicious brunch of perfectly cooked eggs, the smokiest bacon and tangy Bloody Marys more tempting? By making it bottomless! One Canada Square located in the lobby of the iconic landmark building on Canary Wharf is now offering bottomless beverages to accompany the set brunch menu on Saturdays.
Discerning diners can feast on beautifully made dishes inspired by Europe, the USA and Asia created by head chef Jamie Dobbin, formerly at the Ivy Club, whilst sipping on endless Raspberry Bellini’s, classic Bloody Marys, Prosecco or ETM white, red or rosé wine for only an extra £15 added to the set menu.
COMING SOON – ITALIAN SIMPLICITY IN THE CITY
The 14th July sees a little slice of Italy land on the City’s Sandy’s Row in the form of exciting new Italian restaurant La Tagliata.
Launching with an opening offer of 50% off food from 14th – 25th July*, the restaurant will specialise in the traditional Italian steak dish of its name, serving a handful of dishes based on authentic Italian recipes.
Wave arrivederci to menu minefields and hours of deciding what to eat – choose from a simple menu of pasta starter, hand made daily, with a choice of three seasonal sauces; la tagliata main course (sliced steak served on a bed of rocket with parmesan), or a vegetarian option; and Italian desserts all prepared by Head Chef Antonio Tonelli and team.
BEAT THE HEAT WITH PAUL
Forget the cooling can of soda or the zesty flavour of an iced pop; it is time for your taste buds to experience a colourful alternative that will quench your thirst and keep you from melting. Leading French artisan bakery and patisserie, PAUL UK, introduces a moment of cool in the form of a moreish Macaron Frappé.
Containing PAUL’s delicious homemade macaroons in every cup, the master baristas will carefully blend your chosen flavour; Raspberry, Madagascar Vanilla, Chocolate or Pistachio into the drink of your dreams. Adding a dash of milk, a sprinkle of vanilla and a handful of ice, this is a magical fusion you won’t find anywhere else!