New bar spy - Savage Garden

Savage Garden is a new rooftop bar promising theatrical cocktails and 'unexpected' dishes


Savage Garden

Last updated . By Tom Capon.

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DoubleTree by Hilton in the City are giving their twelfth floor Sky Lounge a major makeover. Throwing away the tamer aesthetic, they are embracing a ‘brutal yet sultry, urban yet opulent’ interior, which basically means everything’s a bit more bold, brash and open for a party. They’ll be boasting a north-facing terrace that’s been weather-proofed by a retractable roof, and this can be booked for private parties too. But once the warm weather kicks in, there’s a south-facing gin terrace, giving the venue 360 views of the London landscape.

What we say:

It’s not just the aesthetic that’s getting a revamp. Their cocktail list is curated by mixologist Andre Cavalheiro, who has created a theatrical menu with drinks like Wild Poison and Devil’s Advocate. Meanwhile, their Executive Chef Damien Chorley has created a small plates menu that aims to give the dishes ‘unexpected twists in flavour, presentation and/or plateware,’ so we're sitting squarely in "outside the box" territory here, folks. They plan to follow through on their name too, with a roster of DJs, musicians, and events to keep the party going.