London, are you already dreaming of Friday afternoon?

Here at Cheers HQ we’re already thinking about Friday afternoon.

If you’re already planning your Friday night drinks, look no further than the Fox on the Green in Islington for a fantastic deal on Prosecco, where you can get a whole bottle for just £14, or two glasses for £6.

Top Tip: Get a shot of Chambord on the side to give your drink that fantastic extra sweetness.

Cheers!

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Prosecco is the perfect afternoon getaway!

Take the afternoon off with a prosecco brunch!

If you’re looking to take an afternoon break away or just spending an afternoon relaxing, here at Cheers London we recommend The Melody Restaurant as part of our prosecco week. A sophisticated west London restaurant that offers from top European cuisine to afternoon teas combined with high quality prosecco.

What makes the Melody Restaurant so appealing is its afternoon teas. A classic British past time provided in an elegant venue. A claim which the Melody Restaurant pride themselves on. They offer traditional scones, sandwiches and pastries with a choice of teas, coffee and fine wines. A combination that we believe will satisfy any customer. It’s why we at Cheers London believe this to be one of the perfect getaways for an afternoon in London. You can sit back with a glass of prosecco and just enjoy the afternoon.

Not only does the Melody Restaurant provide great afternoon teas, they are known for their exquisite European cuisine. Taking recipes from across the continent and applying them to their West London based restaurant. From seafood spaghetti to their grilled chicken fillet with crushed peppercorns, garlic, capers and lime juice. Perfect meals to go with a glass of fizz. The Melody Restaurant really do pride themselves on customer experience.

If you are interested to try the Melody Restaurant, they are located in Hammersmith ( ). Local tube station would Barons Court Station in which it’s a seven minute walk from. Try their fine dinning today and tweet us with your reviews!

 

By Jack Hoban

5 best places to drink Prosecco in London

Affordable fizz in the capital

Pop the cork and cheers!

There is nothing more luxurious than a glass of fizz, but here at CheersLondon we can tell you where are those the hot spots around town to go and enjoy the best Prosecco at the best prices!

So where are the places to go for some bubbles and for an evening of celebration?

Cork and Bottle, Leicester Sq

If you are looking for a pre theatre drink or just exploring the West end, Cork and Bottle has been at the heart of Soho for over 30 years.

The walls are in need of a lick of pain, but the drinks menu is still as experienced as ever. A glass of Prosecco will be sure to begin or end your evening in theatre land!

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Vinoteca, Chiswick 

Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca brings a bit of the continent to West London. Come and enjoy some italian food along with a wine list that stretches to more than 285 bottles! And a glass of Prosecco will only cost you £6.50, bargain!

 

Sager and Wild Paradise Row, Bethnal Green

Amongst the industrial setting of railway arches and graffiti walls you find this trendy spot. Delicious food, impeccable service and a Not somewhere you pop for dinner or a glass of something, stay for the evening.

So why not enjoy a bottle of Prosecco di Vallodobbiadene ‘Frizzante Naturalmente’, Veneto, Casa Coste Piane.

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Pizza Pilgrims, Dean Street

Pizza and Prosecco on tap- what more could we ask for! It’s simple, pick one from ten pizza choices, order a chilled glass of fizz and enjoy. Need we say any more…

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Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch

This hip and happening Shoreditch pub welcomes all Proessco lovers, with fizz on tap! Frizzanti Classico (Draught) is £5 a glass, or if you fancy something else why not try a bottle of the NV Prosecco Brut, Stella d’Italia.

This is an old pub with a revamped style- exposed brickwork, stripped back plaster work and low slung lighter. Enjoy a chilled glass of something in this ‘brewery’ chic. atmosphere.

 

By Anna Johnston

Bottoms Up!

Bottomless Prosecco at Bounce

What’s better than a bottle of prosecco? Bottomless prosecco! London offers many great events where you can fill your flute as much as you want with that bubbly feeling.

One place where you can chase away those Sunday blues is at Bounce in Old Street. You can eat as much pizza as you can manage, challenge your friend to a game of ping pong all whilst quaffing from a glass that never empties.

Sunday brunch has never been better!

1pm-3pm every Sunday is when their bottomless brunch happens. Guaranteed to leave you squiffy and maybe a tad confused after being in the UV lights having a club experience and then back to the streets of Shoreditch. But a great way to end/start your week! Grab your mates and raise your glass to the fizz!

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To book your Bottomless Brunch visit: http://www.bouncepingpong.com/whats-on/bottomlessbrunch

 

By Elle Vickery 

Big in Japan – the growth of a whisky

We are delving into the world of Japanese whisky, taking a look at what makes it one of the most talked about drinks on the market!

Japanese Whisky

Yes, you heard it right, Japan is the up and coming force in world whisky. Gone are the days where sushi restaurants would be the only provider of Japanese beverages, with them now being a crucial part of any bar’s armoury.

Scottish Beginnings

Inspired by scotch whisky, the world has Masakata Taketsuru’s obsession with the Highlands blends to thank for the Yamazaki and Hibiki that we enjoy today. The legend has it the chief distiller of Yamazaki vowed nearly 100 years ago upon completing a tour of Scotland to not give up until he had made Japanese Whisky the world’s best – well he’s now not far off!

But which one?

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Yes, there is now a vast array of Japanese whisky to choose from, but personal favourite at Cheers London is the 18 year Yamazaki. A texture to match the finest Scotch out there, drink it neat, and let it guide your night.

Of course, you should not limit your palette there. Hibiki and Nikkei stand up to the very finest of tests, and should not be ignored!

Article by John Kent

 

 

 

Which is the London’s favourite fizz: Prosecco vs Champagne?

A bottle of fizz is the definite drink of choice when you’ve got something to celebrate. But do you go with Champagne or Prosecco?

Prosecco can be a delicious, great value for money alternative.

How to pick the best Prosecco?

To be classified as Prosecco, you must look to see if the drink comes from a certain region of North-eastern Italy.

Look for a young vintage, plenty of bubbles and fruity in flavour. Most importantly serve chilled!

Why we love Prosecco

This cheaper alternative to champagne is a favourite of ours and we’ll be sharing all our tips and tricks for the best Prosecco based cocktails and the best deals across the capital.

CheersLondon will find you the best of Prosecco based events happening across London, from afternoon tea with a glass of fizz to a London Prosecco festival… we will have it all. Why not even try a bottomless brunch!

So enjoy a glass of bubbles and thank Italy for bringing us Prosecco!

 

 

 

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Welsh Whisky – Penderyn Brewery

Wales may not have a national drink but they are definitely giving the Scots a run for their money with their whisky offering!

Penderyn is currently the only whisky made in Wales. The distillery produces award-winning single malt whiskies in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.

Their drinks are available in bars across the capital and whether you’re Welsh or not they’re well worth a try. Their range varies from sweet and smokey to smooth and fresh – and all easy to drink.

At the bar for Penderyn Madeira Finish (46%). This whisky is the original Penderyn ‘house style’. It’s light, fragrant, delicate, floral and sweet with a balanced oaky character.

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Penderyn Madeira Finish

For something a little different why not try Penderyn ‘That Try’ (41%). It commemorates one of the greatest rugby tries ever seen, by Gareth Edwards for the Barbarians against New Zealand on January 27 1973.

It’s a sweet and smoky whisky with mild aromas of peat smoke and gives pleasure from the very first sip.

You can buy the Penderyn range at major retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. It’s also available at The Whisky Exchange in Covent Garden and on their website.

Cheers!

By Dominique Starbuck