Milk & Honey (bar)

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Milk & Honey
Milk and honey logo july 2009.jpg
Milk & Honey Logo
Restaurant information
Established 2002
Current owner(s) Jonathan Downey & Sasha Petraske
City Soho
State London
Country United Kingdom
Reservations 07000 mlkhny (07000 655 469)
Other locations New York City
Website www.mlkhny.com

Milk & Honey is an award-winning cocktail bar in Soho, London and the Flatiron District, Manhattan.[1][2][3] The London branch is operated as a private members' club, although non-members can visit before 11pm with a prior reservation.

House Rules[edit]

The club operates a set of House Rules [1], which are:

  • No name-dropping, no star f-ing.
  • No hooting, hollering, shouting or other loud behaviour.
  • No fighting, play fighting, no talking about fighting.
  • Gentlemen will remove their hats. Hooks are provided.
  • Gentlemen will not introduce themselves to ladies. Ladies, feel free to start a conversation or ask the bartender to introduce you. If a man you don't know speaks to you, please lift your chin slightly and ignore him.
  • Do not linger outside the front door.
  • Do not bring anyone unless you would leave that person alone in your home. You are responsible for the behaviour of your guests.
  • Exit the bar briskly and silently. People are trying to sleep across the street. Please make all your travel plans and say all farewells before leaving the bar.

Membership[edit]

Membership of Milk & Honey London also includes automatic membership of The Player in Soho [2], The Clubhouse in Chamonix [3], The East Room in Shoreditch [4] and access to Milk & Honey NY.

In their words,

Our membership scheme is not a traditional one - there are no formal vetting and approval procedures, no referees or contacts required. In short, nothing wanky. Just apply. Act like a grown up and you can enjoy easy late drinking in London, New York and the French Alps for a change.

There are no free memberships, so please don't ask. It doesn't matter who you are or who you think you know.

Awards[edit]

Milk & Honey London has won the following awards:

  • Flavour Magazine Best Bar 2003
  • Flavour Magazine Best Customer Service 2003
  • Class Magazine Best Bar 2003
  • Class Magazine Best Bar 2004
  • Class Magazine Classic Bar 2004
  • Time Out Best Bar 2004
  • Observer Food Monthly Best place in Britain for a drink 2004
  • Australian Bartender Magazine Best Bar in the World 2007
  • Class Magazine Best Bar 2008
  • Australian Bartender Magazine Best Bar in the World 2008 [5]
  • Drinks International No 1 in their Top 50 Best Bars in the World Feature 2009
  • Tim Philips CLASS Magazine Bartender of the Year (Milk & Honey) 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milk & Honey". mlkhny.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "London's top five Soho cocktail bars". The Guardian. July 27, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Simonson, Robert (May 29, 2012). "Moving On, Adding a Sign Out Front". The New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°08′12″W / 51.5137°N 0.1366°W / 51.5137; -0.1366