“Woah, awesome corridor,” exclaimed a visiting Yank, perfectly on cue, as we walked down the shadowy passage and into the sleek interior of Oblix. The floor-to-ceiling windows and low lighting perfectly frame the lights of London beneath. If you’ve come for the view, you’ll return for the impressive new bar menu. All of the cocktails are inspired by America’s history - whether that be “geographical, historical,
Fans of Masterchef: The Professionals better sort out a booking pronto to judge Monica Galetti's latest London pop-up. She'll be putting on a special menu at Searcys The Gherkin in the New Year. For a series of dates between January and February Monica's set lunch and dinner menu will be on offer - which means the normally private members club on floors 39 and 40 will be opening to the public.
The restaurant's Head Chef Renee Miller, pictured above with
The list of London restaurants with views is set to expand briefly over the summer as the 40th floor of the Gherkin opens up for a Moroccan-themed popup. The space, which has 360 degree views over London, is usually only open to members, so it's an opportunity to get a new perspective on the City if you haven't had a chance to wangle an invite before now.
At the level 39 restaurant there'll be a five course tasting experience, the ‘Art of Spice’ (from
If you feel you're not getting a sufficient sense that the British summer is underway - we may have a suggestion to remedy that. Duck & Waffle and Petersham Nurseries are joining forces for what sounds like a rather magical day. The Richmond-based cafe and nurseries will be transforming the City skyscraper restaurant into a garden in the sky. And it sounds like this one will be rather more successful than the one at Sky Garden down the
While it looks like the good weather is with us for a short while, there's another option to sit out in the garden if you prefer the security of a cover over your cocktail.
The Sky Pod bar at Sky Garden (at the top of the Walkie Talkie building) is launching an Eccentric English Country Garden pop-up. It'll come with a smattering of faux lawns and daffodils with some new cocktails too including Rooibos Tea Party
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