A Sky-High Botanical Glasshouse Comes To London

By Lottie Woodrow |
15th June 2019

This dreary weather is becoming a bore. We’re itching to crack out the maxi-dresses, sandals and down a few cocktails without having the fear of a potential downpour at any moment. Alas, we’ve found somewhere that’s guaranteed to bring a splash of fun to our British summer and that’s the new botanical glasshouse opening at Searcys at The Gherkin.

From July 15th, you can be immersed in this new natural haven. Decked out with exotic plants and flowers, The Glasshouse will become an oasis of greenery – despite being at the top of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers. Created in partnership with Perrier-Jouët Champagne, guests can enjoy Champagne pairings by Perrier-Jouët along with a floral gin cocktail menu and seasonal menu truly shining light on the best of British produce.

For the bougie champagne lovers, parties of all sizes can take part in a champagne masterclass and indulge in a tasting flight of three different cuvées. All the while staring out in awe of the panoramic views of the sun setting over the city.

Lets face it, we all have a never-ending bucket list of cocktails spots to try across the city, but the new botanical inspired menu at Searcys’ is being fast-tracked to the top of our list. The Iris bar mixologists have worked incredibly hard to design a menu of botanical gin-based cocktails, filled with natural ingredients.

Highlights include the iconic Gherkin spritz, made with gin, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, pickled gherkin juice (trust me on this one) and elderflower essence; and London fields, a tantalising mix of Plymouth sloe gin, cox apples, fresh fruits, lemonade and lavender extract – a true homage to the British countryside. Or if you’re in of a thirst quencher, opt for a classic G&T. The Glasshouse gin and tonic trio, made with garnishes and tonics that have been expertly curated by Searcys’ mixologists.

Those wanting to sample a slice of the British summer can enjoy a summer menu created by Searcys’ Shaun Rowlands in the Helix Restaurant. You’ll find a pocket sized version of the Glasshouse making its way onto level 38, with the Table of Wonder taking centre stage of the room, showcasing plants and flowers inspired by the tastings notes of different Perrier-Jouët cuvées. It’ll feel as though you’re eating amongst the clouds.

And, if you’re still holding out for more, then how does Table of Tastes sound? The divine experience is home to a room of blooms which’ll feature epically on the Gram, and you can enjoy the space all to yourselves through private hire for corporate events, birthdays, drinks receptions or perhaps you just fancy the most aesthetically pleasing lunch going! Find out more here…

The Glasshouse arrives at Searcys at The Gherkin on July 15th, running until September 1st, at 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP, www.searchysatthegherkin.com

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