I’m always on the hunt for cool rooftop bars around the city so you can only imagine my excitement when I visited the Whispering Angel Terrace at The Rooftop. Situated on the seventh floor of The Trafalgar St. James, this sky-high retreat (and other London venues such as Sky Garden and Aviary) has teamed up with a Provence winery, Château d’Esclans, for the ultimate summer escape. Did it live up to the hype? Read on to find out.
Overlooking iconic landmarks such as The Shard and the London Eye, The Rooftop had a gorgeous offering to match its beaut views. We were feeling quite thirsty so dived into a selection of pink wine-laced concoctions. Our favourite had to be the Taste of Provence (£16), which was made up of homemade lavender syrup, a touch of soda water and fresh notes of the good stuff. I’d also suggest giving the Angel’s Secret (£16) a whirl if you’re a fan of fruitier cocktails. Fresh raspberries were married together with rosé and Grand Marnier to create a light refreshing tipple.
You best believe this haunt also rosé to the occasion on the food front. Some standouts included the rib steak brunch burger (£24) which was succulent, juicy and oozing a tasty BBQ chipotle mayonnaise. I also quite enjoyed the crab and crayfish brioche (£25) topped with a perfectly poached egg. To add to the decadence, there was a dash of yuzu and creamy chive hollandaise.
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Fancy transporting yourself to the South of France? You’ll get your fix over at The Rooftop’s Whispering Angel Terrace. The floral summer space is absolutely gorgeous and it boasts a lip-smacking menu to match. While drinks might come on the pricier side, it’s definitely worth it for the city views and about 100 snap-worthy moments.
💰 The damage: About £115 for two dishes and four cocktails.
📍 The location: 7th Floor, 2 Spring Gardens, St. James's, London SW1A 2TS.
👌 Perfect for: Rosé and rooftop lovers.
⭐ Need to know: The Whispering Angel Terrace will be available until the end of August.
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