We might soon be able to go to a pub garden and enjoy a drink but social distancing will still leave the experience lacking. The drinks-to-home business is booming, as you would expect, and Lollipop is joining the fray with its bar-grade cocktails by post.
There’s no shortage of fine restaurants in London, even around the more tourist-friendly areas of the city, so to find ourselves in the Arado restaurant inside the Melia White House hotel felt a little like we were cheating on the city’s thriving food scene.
Sparks showered the hearth as another chunk of oak was placed on the fire and the last drops of a favourite Islay whisky fell into the crystal tumblers. The empty bottle sat before us, a rather sorry sight. But with the warmth of a fine single malt inside, it’s easy