THE DRIFT- OPENS IN HERON TOWER
Located in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, the drift is a stunning new venue from the team that brought you The Folly, The Anthologist, the parlour and the refinery. A sanctuary in the heart of the City, the drift brims with quirky collectibles, hidden alcoves, a mixology table and fine dining nook, whilst offering delights such as afternoon tea cocktails, a crustacea bar and liquid desserts to die for.
The first floor main dining room overlooks the bar below and features monochrome mosaic tiles that wrap around the marble topped bar. The ‘pontoon’ lounge bar features low-slung comfy chairs and soft banquette seating, whilst the dedicated mixology table is ideal for those who want to mix and muddle for themselves.
For something a little more exclusive, the fine-dining nook is a wonderfully decadent dining area, set back from the main dining room, the hideaway seats 14 and includes a bespoke menu showcasing the best seasonal ingredients. Opulent gold wallpaper adorns the walls, whilst elaborate candelabras, crystal glassware, bone china crockery and intimate lighting all add to the luxurious setting.
Afternoon tea takes an unexpected turn with delights including a cream tea martini – Smirnoff Black vodka, shaken with English strawberries and Earl Grey tea syrup served with mini scones, or the fresh English Earl with Hendrick’s gin, St Germain Liqueur, freshly pressed apple juice, Earl Grey syrup and lemon juice, served with an apple foam and mini cucumber bites.
Take a stroll through the ‘Veg and Herb Patch’ cocktails featuring the ‘skinny’ golden beet martini – golden beetroot, house infused vanilla sugar blended with Smirnoff Black vodka, topped with a black pepper finish; or the green hornet – freshly juiced celery sticks, Green Chartreuse and cachaça.
A selection of punch bowls serving four are great for sharing, whilst a mixology table with your own bartender is available to hire so you can learn some tricks of the trade.
Now, nestled among the tall buildings and city skyscrapers there is finally a place for you to let go and just drift…