There’s nothing quite like summer in the city, and while London is not best known for its balmy seasonal temperatures, this year, Searcys at The Gherkin is bringing the sunshine to the capital with a six-week pop up celebrating the Great British Seaside.
Think candy coloured beach huts, deckchairs, blue skies, and a fishing boat– all at the lofty heights of one of the most iconic buildings in England’s capital.
On hand to create the most sumptuous summer menu will be Executive Chef Barry Tonks. Having designed a beautiful French Riviera themed menu last year, his attentions will take a patriotic focus for 2017, on the seasonal offerings from farms and producers across England’s bountiful landscape.
Signature dishes to include:
- Fresh Seafood including; langoustine from Scrabster (Britain’s most northern mainland port in Scotland), cod from Peterhead Scotland, scallops, lobster and crab from Portland in Cornwall and oysters from Colchester.
- Gourmet Fish and Chips, cod poached in butter served in squid ink scrap, pea puree, tartare sauce and triple cooked chips.
- Beef Wellington, 35-day aged Lake District beef fillet, wrapped in layers of mushroom duxelle, thin pancakes, English cured Suffolk ham and puff pastry served with potato puree, English heritage carrots, English watercress and red wine sauce.
- Wide selection of British Charcuterie sourced from Dorset, Woodall’s, Cobble Lane London and the Scottish Highlands.
A British Favourite, Pork Pie – homemade style with short crust pastry, pig’s trotter jelly made from the cooking liquor, pork shoulder and belly is minced, chopped and marinated with sage, onion and spices. Served with our very own homemade piccalilli.
- Best of British Cheeses, sourced and matured by Harvey & Brockless including: Montgomery cheddar, Keens Mature, Billie, Ashlynn, Blanche, Edel de Cleron, Shropshire Blue, Slack Ma Girdle, Petit Munster, Cremet Mini.
Connoisseurs in the best of the bubbles, Searcys at The Gherkin are delighted to be celebrating sparkling wines produced in England’s very own vineyards.
Raise a toast to the Great British summer with a perfectly chilled glass of Nyetimber, accompanied by the panoramic views from the Beach Hut Bar or Coastline Pop Up Restaurant.
Guests to the Beach Hut Bar also have the chance to truly revel in summer’s long evenings with a special allocation of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Jeroboams and vintage Magnums. Experience England’s finest sparkling wines served with sophistication and showmanship from these grand bottles, aged to perfection.
Guests to the Coastline Pop Up Restaurant will be welcomed with a Nyetimber trolley and invited to enjoy Nyetimber’s collection of celebrated sparkling wines, expertly paired by the talented Searcy’s team with the finest seafood and London’s most breath-taking view.
Summer in the Sky is also partnering with Plymouth Gin, the oldest working gin distillery in England. The medieval building dates to 1431 and the distillery’s historic bar, The Refectory, is believed to be the room where the Pilgrim Fathers spent their last night before setting sail on The Mayflower for the New World.
The team at The Gherkin has taken the inspiration of the Mayflower voyages to create this summer’s cocktail serves.
From a classic Plymouth Gin martini and gimlet through to a summer glass reflecting the flavours and ingredients of the trading routes explored by vessels departing from Plymouth harbour, the list is sure to satiate seasoned cocktail fans.
While the iconic rooftop restaurant is commonly only open to members only, this exciting six-week pop-up will be welcoming the public for lunch and dinner sittings – an experience that promises impeccable service, an immersive setting, mouth-watering food, and of course breath-taking views.
N.B: Sunshine subject to availability.