Friday, 20 March 2015

Darwin Brasserie at The Sky Garden, London

Those with a head for heights, a love of stunning views and a taste for delicious food can indulge all three at one of London’s newest attractions.

The Sky Garden, in the impressive ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, in Fenchurch Street, offers the opportunity to view the capital from an ear-popping 35 floors up and enjoy the terrific indoor gardens at the top of the tower.
The green spaces contrast with the rigid glass interior of the building, add in the awe-inspiring views of London so far below and you’re left with an other-worldly feeling.

Visitors can register to ascend the plush lifts online, although there is quite a waiting list.
But on the evidence of my visit, it is very much worth the wait.
Plus there are three places to eat and drink in the urban treetops, atop the greatest city in the world. 

The Darwin Brasserie offers a fabulous choice, with fine rib-eye steak mains and stand-out starters like beetroot-cured salmon on an extensive menu.
I enjoyed the perfectly-presented beetroot-cured salmon as I watched HMS Belfast below, the Shard opposite and seemingly tiny buses, cars and trains busying themselves around London Bridge.
My dining partner opted for a fabulously-presented tortellini, which I could not resist trying and was simply divine.   

Desserts, including a rich and delicious salted chocolate pavé are also available.
A fish restaurant, which has been open for around 10 weeks, and café are also located up in the clouds above the City. 

A spokesman said “Sky Garden truly takes London dining to the next level, complete with sweeping panoramas across the City.”
I could not agree more. 

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