“That’s what I go to school for, Even though it is a real bore” sang Busted in their Ofsted-nightmare-scenario hit song (sidebar: we actually had a Miss Mackenzie at our school and this song was wholly inaccurate). But what I definitely would go to school for is Searcys Champagne School, which has just arrived at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys.
Famously the longest Champagne bar in Europe, the new Champagne school will offer masterclasses so that guests can learn all about Champagne and English sparkling wines, either as part of ticketed events or as a private party and making best use of the new-look Tasting Room and Kitchen Bar.
Masterclasses will run on the first Wednesday of each month, hosted by Searcys’ Drinks Ambassador, Joel Claustre and taking guests on a palate-enticing tour of Champagne with each drink accompanied by expertly paired sharing plates.
The Champagne School is part of a wider celebration of 150 years of St Pancras Station, the iconic Gilbert Scott gothic monolith. And the art deco brasserie has undergone a facelift providing flexible spaces perfect for informal meetings and meals, as well as catering for parties of different sizes, throughout the restaurant and in its new private dining room.
All-day-workers (are there any other sort?) will be welcomed at the Kitchen Bar, a new addition filled with high tables and chairs, ideal for breakfast meetings and business lunches. The Kitchen Bar seats up to 37 guests and looks into the open kitchen, giving them a chance to ogle the chefs but also, with an events hat on, perfect for anyone looking to arrange a chef demo event.
So get down to Searcys and their 98 metre bar to find out what you should’ve gone to school for.
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys: Grand Terrace, St Pancras International Station, Kings Cross, N1C 4QL, www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk