London has never been one for skyscrapers and high rise buildings, yet development is escalating and so are some glorious buildings with amazing bars and restaurants offering views over the sparkling London city horizon. One such venue is the Sky Garden building in London’s Bank district just next to the River Thames. This astonishing new structure is home to some amazing restaurants and bars, as well as a viewing platform to soak up the jaw-dropping outlook.
Located on Level 36 of the new tower, Sky Garden Bars & Restaurants offer the perfect chance to enjoy a delectable meal, celebrate a special occasion or simply relish some indulgence and stunning views.Walking in, the huge loft style room is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with glass skylights allowing guests to soak up the one of the most incredible view’s the city has to offer. Vegetation lines either side of the room, making it a live greenhouse full of plants and flowers. With two restaurants Fenchurch and Darwin Brasserie, as well as three bars the Sky Pod, City Garden or Fenchurch Terrace, visitors are more than spoilt for choice!
On a Sunday afternoon, we dined on Darwin Brasserie’s Brunch, watching as the sun set over the city below, whilst enjoying copious amounts of bubbles. Walking up the stairs past the sprawling green garden we entered a room perched above Sky Pod Bar, presenting views of London below. £44.50 will get you unlimited starters and desserts plus a main course. We began with delicious starters including Cured Salmon, Salads and more, before moving onto mains of Burgers, Roast Sirloin of Beef or the Full English Breakfast. Leave room for the dessert buffet which is any sweet tooth’s wet dream, featuring unrestrained freedom to gorge on Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Tarts, Choux buns, Tiramisu, Cheese, Fruit salad to name a few.
Later, we visited Sky Pod Bar to enjoy the dazzling night view and some amazing cocktails. The bar is impressive, decorated with plants aplenty, keeping in touch with the venue’s garden theme. Ferns, bottles of skull vodka, magnums of rosé and champagne adorn the bar top, tempting you with their refreshing allure.As a cold winter’s night in January it was definitely chilly in London, but luckily we could warm up with some of their Hot Cocktails. Opting for the De Fine Nutty (£12) this amazing alcoholic hot chocolate equivalent was a vibrant mix of amaretto liqueur, cognac, cinnamon and dark hot chocolate – it was absolutely delectable and decadently rich. Crowning the top sat two chocolate sticks, perfect for sipping the drink up and infusing the chocolate notes even further.
Meanwhile the Dulce Martini (£12) is ideal for those who love salted caramel or the classic espresso martini with a gorgeous twist on the traditional. Served in a coup with a thick foam layer – the tell-tale sign of an expert Espresso Martini creator- it contained Black Label whisky, dulce de leche, mascarpone & espresso coffee. The caramel infusion from the dulce de leche was addictively good, acting as the picture-perfect liquid dessert.
For those after a light snack to accompany their cocktails, the Evening Bar Food has a range of sharing boards including British Charcuterie, Vegetarian, Seafood plates and a Cheese Platter. The displays looking tantalising, teasing our full tummies!What a top spot to make the most of the London cityscape, and as the European summer approaches is quite the place to be and relish those long English evenings full of daylight. Make sure you pay Sky Garden whether a local or visitor, with such amazing food and drinks, it’s definitely a place to add to your bucket list!
1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF
Open 7 days a week, from early till late.
I Ate My Way Through drank as guests of Sky Garden