In the latest edition, we examine The Cocktail Report. In partnership with the research gurus at Cardinal, a stack of stats allows us to mull over the trends, flavours and influences that are directing customers in their mixology elections. Elsewhere, we visit the newly refurbished W London Leicester Square and The Perception Bar. A team of 11 bartenders and mixologists under F&B manager Ben Cowtan have developed an playful cocktail menu worthy of the brazen Instagram-inducing bar in which it is served. At The Bloomsbury hotel, we check into The Coral Room, a 1920s-inspired lounge bar offering some classic, some original and some very classy tipples from cut glass.
The Coral Room is the latest in a stunning portfolio
of innovative F&B concepts, writes Joe Bill