Tag: London

Manager Profile: Ben Clark

The Zetter Townhouse, London, was nominated for two awards 2012’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, taking out the World’s Best New Cocktail Bar award. We met up with its Aussie ex-pat bar manager, Ben Clark for a couple of drinks when he was in Sydney recently.

The Devonshire

While the small and casual bar trend rages it is reassuring to know that there’s still a movement promoting the crisp and clean experience that comes with a tablecloth.

David Hobbs to manage Seamstress/Sweatshop

Seamstress / SweatShop has announce that David Hobbs will be joining their team as General Manager at the end of January. David is leaving his position of Bar Manager at Milk & Honey in London after over 2 years.

WEBWATCH: Dwink.com

Dwink.com is a London based drinks site that has been launched by Tom Sandham, ex-editor of CLASS magazine in the UK.


The Theme Magazine Bar & Restaurant Awards for 2009 have announce their finalists (or shortlist) as they call it. The ‘New Bar’ and ‘UK Bar’ categories always create generate a lot of interest in our offices, especially if anyone is heading over to the UK before the chill sets in..

Greece is World Class

We’ve been keeping up to date with all the action at Diageo’s Global World Class Competition in London and we can report that the winner is… (drum roll, please): Aristotelis Papadopoulos from Banquet, Thessaloniki, Greece! Click here to find out all the gritty details from the week in London…

London Update… Would I Lie to You?

So the UK’s a great place to be at the moment. We have swine flu running rampant, as a nation we are more in debt than we were at the end of the Second World War, and unemployment has just hit 2.2 million.

London Update… Shorts, Sun and Rising Sap

Earlier this week, I went to the shops WEARING SHORTS AND A T-SHIRT. Yes, Spring has arrived in London, and with it a taste of Summer sun. It must be a feeling unique in countries that experience severe winters, but walking along Tooting High Street that day, the world felt different…

London Update… Doctor’s Orders

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown isn’t exactly flavour of the month around here. Before he moved his chair behind the big desk at 10 Downing Street, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer and pretty much everyone is blaming his policies, past and present, for the God-awful state of our economy.