Is This London’s Poshest Rooftop Bar?

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
10th July 2019

There are a number of places that VVIPs head to when they jet into London; maybe it’s TV studios, rounds of interviews at the BBC, a quick gig at the O2, papped stumbling out of Mahiki or The Groucho. But regardless, there’s one constant: mega suites. You or I may think that a hotel’s luxurious when there’s posh soaps to steal, when there’s a bottle of bubbles waiting or when the adult channels aren’t disabled. No, a hotel room’s smart when it’s bigger than your house. When everything (except maybe the bed) is made from marble and you’ve a butler on-hand. It’s a level of luxury that, let’s face it, you’re not going to be able to experience yourself unless you’ve £20,000 a night to drop.

Until now. Because the seriously posh Residence at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, one of London’s smartest hotel suites, has just opened one of the capital’s most exclusive rooftop bars. And you’re invited.

Ten Trinity Square have worked with assistant to the stars and VIP relations expert Lee Caulfield to create this one-off rooftop pop-up. Caulfield is the ‘go to guy’ for the word’s most high profile individuals and spends his time advising entertainment industry A-listers, and now Ten Trinity Square. He’s designed the concept and has ensured that it’s upto the standards of even the most discerning Kanye or Kym.

The Residence itself, a series of beautifully designed self-contained flats within the five star hotel, are phenomenally luxurious. A four-bedder will set you back £5,000 a night (for a minimum seven nights stay!). And the balconies all look out across the nearby Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the winding Thames beyond. Which is where the new pop-up rooftop bar is positioned. And visiting is £5,000 a night cheaper than staying the night.

So what can you expect from this luxury pop-up rooftop bar? Well the view’s a given, but so are cocktails, created by Harry Nikolaou, Head Bartender of the hotel’s Rotunda bar. The exclusive cocktails include The Daisy, a twist on the classic margarita, with flavours of mango, agave mixed with Strawberry & Ginger flavoured sparkling Voss Water and The Colada, a minimalistic Pina colada combining rum, coconut water, pineapple, lime and spices. Meanwhile the wine list includes a selection of wines from Cloudy Bay.

The drinks will be served alongside a selection of signature dishes from the hotels’ excellent Asian restaurant Mei Ume.  Think Chinese and Japanese light bights and dim sum, the restaurant’s signature spicy tuna uramaki with truffle karashi and parmesan flakes plus a selection of Japanese inspired salads.

And in the midst of all this, the luxurious surroundings, the sixth floor residences balcony will be scattered with loungers, swings and deck chairs while you’ll be waited on hand-and-foot by an attentive staff more used to the likes of Hollywood stars and world leaders.

If, like us, you’re a collector of rooftop bar experiences then add this one to your bar bucketlist, not least because it won’t be around for very long, the popup, which runs each week between Thursday and Saturday, will be open only over summer.

To make an enquiry, email diningreservations.tri@fourseasons.com or call 0203 297 3799.

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Here’s what happened when we checked out The Residences at Four Seasons Trinity Square

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