Brother Marcus the Garden Café serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and cocktails just opened in the heart of Balham. The indoor/outdoor café, bar and event location is the brainchild of three school friends Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos. Focused on seasonal, organic and the highest quality produce, Brother Marcus is passionate about every ingredient used from the St Ives eggs to Cypriot Halloumi. On the menu guests will find the BM cold brew, the beans are brewed for 16 hours, twice filtered and served over ice with a slice of lemon. With a retractable glass façade, light spills throughout creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere seating 35 guests inside and 28 outside. The colour palate is a composition of stone grey, creamy vanilla, hues of honey and caramel from the natural wood and vibrant greens from the potted foliage lining the walls.
Welcome in the summer evenings with the launch of Alfresco Aperitivo at Humble Grape Battersea. With the opening of their newly renovated atrium,Humble Grape invites guests to enjoy the perfect summer sundowner with wine loving friends. Humble Grape will be offering over 250 bottles of gem wines to take away prices and in true Italian style, complimentary antipasto will be served as the perfect appetite icebreaker. Expect bites such as merguez sausage roll with black olive tapenade; chargrilled artichokes, almond lemon thyme pesto and parmesan cracker; gravlax, lemon butter, dark rye, fennel pollen; Bella di Cerignola olives; smoked, roasted and salted nuts and biltong.
Myki Sand Bar, Archer Street
Expect to be taken on an epic journey of summer bliss, as Archer Street teams up with Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar, Myki Sand Bar in the heart of Soho. Located on the lower ground floor of Archer Street, Myki Sand Bar will be open until late 2016 and will be furnished with clean white and blue interiors, tropical palms, ceiling sails, glistening golden sand and panoramic shots of the world’s most glamorous beaches, encapsulating the ultimate luxury of European beach clubs.
The London Beer Factory
The London Beer Factory will be opening their garden throughout the summer, hosting a back yard party in association with other local businesses. Serving their extensive range of craft beer from the brewery taproom alongside meats and treats from the BBQ, including mouthwatering delights from Hog Roast Tim and sounds from different live music acts.
Mr Fogg’s Residence
Victorian-inspired Mayfair bar Mr Fogg’s Residence, has opened up its quintessentially British garden overflowing with beautiful blooms, botanicals and bric-a- brac. The Hendrick’s Botanical Garden will be a secret oasis, tucked away down a secluded side street in Mayfair, where guests will encounter all the wonders of the world without setting foot outside London. Avid botanists will marvel at the plants, artifacts and oddities collected by the eccentric explorer on his travels in Around the World in 80 Days.