Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.


Recently relaunched by DHP Family, iconic venue The Garage has been given a thorough refurb throughout, with new sound-system and décor as well as the addition of a stand-alone, all-day bar and cafe: The General Store. This July, The General Store has launched a dedicated summer cocktail menu which features an array of fruity, frozen and refreshing summer tipples including ever-tempting classics such as The General Store Mai Thai alongside the enticing concoctions such as the zingy English Garden.

The General Store IMG_7600 copy

A venue steeped in musical history – The Garage has hosted the likes of Radiohead, Bring Me The Horizon and Red Hot Chilli Peppers – The General Store now offers music fans, gig-goers and non-gig goers cocktails that live up to the calibre of the musical performers.

Drawing inspiration from its name – The General Store at The Garage – takes subtle design details from an American filling station stores across small-town America. This reinvented, bright and light-strewn spot is the perfect summer stop-off to grab a post-work cocktail. SEEN is pleased to report that it is a lovely friendly bar and sports a very on-trend shade of green throughout, ideal for a pre or post-gig drink to keep you in that party spirit. Its openness and natural light make it a refreshing change from darker, more enclosed bars.

The General Store at the Garage
20-22 Highbury Corner
N5 1RD

Seen this week

Categories MusicPosted on

Port Cities play the Slaughtered Lamb

Canadian band PORT CITIES are still bathing in the afterglow of November’s Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. SEEN has certainly been enjoying their beautiful vocals. In light of such accolades then, its only …

Categories ArtPosted on

My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

Categories DesignPosted on

Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

Categories MusicPosted on

Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …