From giant fans of banana plant leaves through to bright pops of passion fruit flowers, a jungle has wound its way around one of London's prettiest outdoor spaces. Inspired by Leonard Woolf's 'The Village in the Jungle', Dalloway Terrace in Bloomsbury have created a Sri Lankan wilderness for their spring 2019 theme. Using plants native to the Asian island, such as fuschias and orchids, the gorgeous terrace has been given an eye-catching transformation. The menu has also been caught in the tendrils of the jungle as a new selection of cocktails has been devised for the warming weather.
Using plenty of the Sri Lankan spirit, arrack, the list includes refreshing choices such as Ceylon Punch - a nod to the country's tea production with a blend of black tea, coconut water and arrack, as well as the punchier Jungle Old Fashioned (spiced rum, ginger, falernum and orange bitters). Food comes in the form of Sri Lankan curries and a smoked jack fruit salad, while the afternoon tea has been boosted with nibbles such as mango and coriander tart, pineapple and red chilli terrine, and lychee and coconut cake.
Dalloway Terrace can be found at 16-22 Great Russel Street, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN. For the spring pop-up, they have partnered with National Literary Trust and will be donating £2 from every fish & chips.