5 New Bars To Try This Month

From two top restaurants which have transformed into evening wine bars to a Moët & Chandon pop-up in Selfridges, here are five new spots to try in the capital this autumn.

London Calling Bar at Selfridges, Marylebone

Champagne house Moët & Chandon has opened a bar in Selfridges. Named ‘London Calling’, the four-month pop-up is housed in a space inspired by one of the capital’s most recognised objects – the classic red telephone booth – and features an exhibition of photographs which celebrate London from 1908 to the 1990s. Upon entering the ‘Moët Telephone Booth’, guests will be invited to sit down, put their mobile phones away and order from a range of Moët & Chandon wines including its Moët Impérial and Rosé Impérial styles. There will also be a series of six champagne cocktail and wine-tasting masterclasses which will be hosted in London Calling throughout its duration. Bars involved will include Mr Foggs, Heads + Tails, Coupette and Disrepute, plus Moët & Chandon's champagne ambassador, Ethan Boroian, will be hosting wine-tasting masterclasses that will take participants on a journey from grape to glass.

400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB; masterclasses will run between 6th October and 25th November 

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Kriedel, Hoxton

Yann Florio – a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist in 2019 – and Graham Brittain – director of events company Far Out Food – have launched Kreidel, a new space in Hoxton operating as a bar, kitchen, events space and media studio. Guests can either book one of the six booths – seating up to four – or grab a stool at the 12-cover bar. Here, all customers will be offered complimentary canapé-style dishes throughout the evening, paired with whatever drink is ordered. The wine and cocktail bar is led by Joe Sanders (previously director of Ély’s Cocktails in Paris) who has created cocktails with a focus on using foraged, seasonal garnishes and flavours. The list will rotate with the seasons and aims to consistently include drinkable, low-ABV serves that are easily paired with food.

227-229 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 5LG

Visit Kreidel.co.uk

Silo Wine Bar, Hackney Wick

Zero-waste wine bar Silo has relaunched as Silo Wine Bar. The reconfiguration has seen chef and founder Douglas McMaster work closely with his development team to create an all-new zero-waste menu and drinks offering designed to complement the space. Wines have been selected to continue the team’s approach of sourcing minimum-intervention wines from small, artisanal producers such as Sussex-based wine producer Ben Walgate of Tillingham Wines and wine masters Gut Oggau from Burgenland, Austria. To accompany the wine list, next door Crate Brewery is supplying beers showcasing a range of styles that complement the menu, and a new cocktail list has been put together by award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, drawing heavily on spirits sourced from Copenhagen grain-to-bottle distillery Empirical Spirits. Silo Wine Bar is initially open in the evening from Thursday through Saturday and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

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Swift, Shoreditch

The Swift team has opened a new bar on Great Eastern Street. Swift Shoreditch follows on from the huge success of the team’s first venture, the multi-award-winning Swift in Soho. Bringing an all-day offering for the first time, the new venue is from 8am ​on ​weekdays and 11am on weekends, serving artisanal coffee and brunch-style dishes (such as Neal’s Yard Dairy toasties; wild mushrooms with parmesan and egg yolk on St John’s sourdough; and sauternes-soaked peaches, raspberries and mascarpone on waffles) in addition to Swift’s top cocktails. Adopting a similar aesthetic to the ground floor of the original bar, Swift Shoreditch is an elegant and bright spot with art-deco touches and plenty of greenery throughout. Aperitif-style cocktails are available into the evening, including the team’s renowned spritz menu, sgroppinos and Irish coffees.

93 Great Eastern S​treet, Shoreditch, ​EC2A 3H

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Stoney Street, Borough

Alex Hely-Hutchinson’s Borough Market restaurant now transforms into a wine bar in the evening. ‘Stoney Street by Night’ showcases a curated list of natural wines from across the world sourced from acclaimed wine suppliers including Modal Wines and Les Caves de Pyrene, alongside a selection of small plates. Available every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of signature snacks such as honey sweet melon with prosciutto; and ​lamb merguez sausage wrapped in filo and​ served with peach chutney. Working with artisanal wine suppliers, there is also a short but considered list of wines available by the glass and the bottle for guests to find their desired drink. To accompany the wine list and for those looking for something a little stronger, there will also be a selection of classic cocktails including a tarragon collins and ​vodka blackberry shrub.

2-3 Stoney Street, Borough, SE1 9AA

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