Round-up: Luxury to luscious – three unique London venues to try this month

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From a new cocktail bar, dinner on a super yacht, to an immersive dining experience, Vada rounds up three completely different, and unusual venues to try in London this month.

Murder Inc. cocktail bar

Murder Inc. will be the latest cocktail bar from The Cocktail Trading Company, opening later this month. Located close to Tottenham Court Road tube station between Fitzrovia and Soho, the site is perfect for those from both areas looking to experience a new post-work cocktail.

The interior is inspired by the gangster noise of the 1940s and 50s, with striking artworks and red neon signs.The drinks at Murder Inc. still have the tongue in cheek theatricality that Cocktail Trading Co. has become known for, but with a simpler, more refined sense of style. Featuring takes on evocative cocktails such as the below:

  • Adonis – Lillet Blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry, bitters & bubbles
  • Slipper & ‘ting – Pisco el Gobernador, Melonade, lime & grapefruit soda
  • Rusty Nail in the Coffin – Ardbeg, Drambuie, barbequed marmalade vermouth
  • Cannonball Collins – Flor de Cana 7, Hennessy VS, triple sec, clarified sweet pineapple soda
  • Frozen Banana Ramos – Jagermeister, banana milk, coconut cream, egg white, citrus, stout

Prices start from £9, and Murder Inc. offers a ‘happy hour’ until 7pm.

Murder Inc. is located at 36 Hanway St, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1UP.

Sunborn Hotel yacht hotel Lands' End Restaurant

Dinner on a super-yacht

Did you know that London has a hotel in a super yacht in London? Not only this, the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel has just appointed a new head chef, Paul Hegley to its Lands’ End Restaurant.

Having previously served 2 Michelin Star dining at The Vineyard in Newbury, Paul’s menu is heavily influenced by classic British dishes, using seasonal ingredients, sourced within the UK. Guests can expect dishes including Pan fried cod, white beans, smoked mussels & Somerset cider and Suffolk pork belly, celeriac and potato dauphinoise, burnt apple and young vegetables.

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel is moored at the ExCel London, and the nearest DLR stop is Custom House.

Dinner Time Story Banquet of Hoshena

Dinner Time Story – Banquet of Hoshena

The company behind immersive dining experience Dinner Time Story (which we have previously reviewed) has produced a new story, Banquet of Hoshena, which will transport guests to an imaginary land where flavours and emotions are intrinsically linked and Kings, Queens, fairies and volcanoes come alive on the plate.

Using cutting edge 3D visual technology, image mapping, experiential props and effective storytelling through flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes, London’s newest dining experience takes guests on an immersive journey to restore the Kingdom of Hoshena to its former glory. During the 2-hour show, guests will dine on five courses accompanied by wine and cocktail pairings and the food offering will perfectly correspond with the storyline, with each dish representing an emotion. Accompanying the menu are clever props, sounds, illusions and scents, allowing guests to whisper their fears into a pouch and create confusion with dry ice.

Prices start from £85 per person and booking is essential.

Until 7th August, Dinner Time Story Banquet of Hoshena is located at Westfield, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF.

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