Looking for inspiration on where to go this weekend? Why not check out one of London’s latest bars or restaurants. The city is constantly seeing new places pop up and I’m here to fill you in on what’s worth the hype…and what is not.
First up is Sama. Situated on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, you will find two spacious floors which are ideal for large groups. In all honesty the cocktails at the launch party were awful. We ordered a Martinez and some sort of sour from the menu but the bartender acted as if he had never made a drink in his life. After almost 10 minutes of waiting for the drinks and watching half of the staff spend most of their time looking at the specs, it was clear that they had not been trained well. The Martinez was served with ice (WHAT) and neither drink tasted good. If they hadn’t been free I wouldn’t have paid! After the cocktail debaucle we stuck to prosecco and it seemed that everyone else was on the beers and bubbles too. The atmosphere was good and seems like one for drinks after work with friends or colleagues. You just might want to think twice about ordering anything that requires a shake or stir! I won’t be heading back any time soon…
🚇 High Street Kensington
While not technically a new opening, Dirty Bones has reopened its Kensington location after months (seemed like years) of renovation. Dirty Bones is one of my favourite restaurants in London because it’s so simple yet SO good. The launch did not disappoint – service, drinks and food were all amazing. This place is all about the meat – the Slow n Low ribs and Fried Chicken was delicious. Although even the veggie dishes were tasty.
If you’re after a fun night then make sure you book a table in the evening when the live music is on. Grab a craft beer or Lavender Martini (honestly, so delicious) and enjoy the good vibes.
🚇 Covent Garden
Saving the best for last…with Eve. If you are a foodie or fan of Masterchef, then you may have heard of Adam Handling’s new restaurant, Frog. Beneath is the swish speakeasy, with an Adam + Eve theme. There is no need to book and the policy is super laid back…we’ll see how long that lasts! The bartenders are amazing, the decor is plush and every drink we tried (and we had a few) was spot on. My favourite is pictured above on the right. I haven’t had such inventive cocktails since Dandelyan’s previous menu and I was massively impressed with Eve. Highlights include the Paradise Lost + Adam’s Apple – these were ordered a few times by our group! If you are looking for somewhere to impress then look no further than Eve.
London Girl ✖️