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Latest openings: Savage Garden, the Library Bar at the Ned, Sleeperz Dundee and more

19 July 2018 by
Latest openings: Savage Garden, the Library Bar at the Ned, Sleeperz Dundee and more

Savage Garden

Cocktails developed by the Gorgeous Group include the Evil Eye: a take on a Negroni using tequila, vermouth, Luxardo Bitter Bianco and JÁ¤germeister, finished off with a green 'eye ball'. The Devil's Advocate is a fiery twist on an El Diablo, with tequila, grapefruit, crème de cassis, lemon, sugar and a chilli kick. Savage Garden also offers a wine and Champagne list and a selection of spirits and beers.

The bar menu offers unexpected flavour combinations and theatrical presentation, including pink buns, squid sticks mounted on pineapples and pork tomahawks.

Use of stone, metal, wood and glass in the interior mirror London's urban landscape, combined with marbled surfaces and velvet.

Savage Garden also boasts two terraces: Wildside is an all-weather terrace and events space complete with a retractable roof and 57-cover private dining space, Ferus. Facing south is the Beefeater Pink terrace.

Opened 28 June
Covers 432
Head of mixology André Cavalheiro
General manager Rimantas Jankauskas
Design Darren Grapes
Typical dishes Charred octopus with fennel, orange chermoula and toasted kasha; roasted cauliflower with labneh

Beefeater Pink Terrace


Bottles is a new Italian wine bar in London's Old Spitalfields Market, from the co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano in Southwark, in partnership with pop-up restaurant concept Sood Family. The lower floor space features an open kitchen, while the first floor has a mozzarella bar.

Covers 50
Typical dishes Wild seabass crudo, spicy cantaloupe sauce; burrata in tomato elixir

Herman ze German

Herman ze German has opened its fourth site in west London's White City. It serves German sausages sourced from the Black Forest with toppings include sauerkraut, gherkins and crispy onions. It will also serve its very own craft beer, the BLK Forest Brew.

Founders Azadeh Falakshahi and Florian Frey
Typical dishes Currywurst and paprika-spiced fries; schnitzel; cheesy fries; potato salad; 'vegan wurst'; and bockwurst

Kitsune No Yomeiri

Kitsune No Yomeiri has opened in London's Moorgate, offering cocktails, express lunches and casual evening dining. Staying true to traditional izakayas, which have a drinks focus, the lower ground floor is home to Levels 46, a late night cocktail bar with a capacity of 300 and a licence until 5am.

Covers Ground floor 28; upper floor 48
Typical dishes Chicken katsu; udon noodles; kitsune hot wings; and miso aubergine

Library Bar at the Ned

The Ned in the City of London has opened its 17th bar, the Library Bar. The space has a 1930s design with restored antique furniture and old-world club chairs. The menu features 30 Champagnes sold by the glass or bottle, a martini trolley and a selection of classic house cocktails, including 'Breakfast at Emily's', with essence of marmalade and toast.

Covers 18
Bar manager Anthony Callegari

Sleeperz Dundee

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, Sleeperz' fourth property, has opened as part of a £14m redevelopment of Dundee Railway Station managed by Dundee City Council. The new hotel has a team of 40 staff and features handmade Sleepeezee mattresses, Grohe showers and bathroom fittings by Villeroy & Boch.

Bedrooms 120
General manager Manny Baber

The Lost Alpaca

Lima Floral has re-launched its basement bar with a new name and menu. The Lost Alpaca serves cocktails showcasing Latin America, from Mexico's mezcal and tequilas to Brazil's cachaÁ§ and Venezuelan rums as well as Peruvian bar snacks. The bar has also undergone a refurbishment, with distressed brick walls and a bar counter carved from reclaimed timber.

Covers 30

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