5 of the Best: London Winter Terraces to Visit This MonthBy Angelica Malin
Christmas is over for another year (sad to say goodbye to our afternoon snack of cold cuts), but there’s still chance to visit these London winter terraces. We’re talking about après ski-inspired chalets, whisky cocktails and a new leafy hideaway.
The Lowdown: Laurel’s On The Roof hastransformed into a cosy winter alfresco terrace from December reimagined as; Winter Chalet, at Laurel’s On The Roof by Grey Goose in partnership with the premium vodka brand.
Eat and Drink: A new cocktail menu incorporating Grey Goose vodka into an eclectic range of wintery serves include; a Plum Martini with Umeshu and Briottet White Cacao; Pear + Elderflower Collins with Grey Goose Le Poire, St Germain and Lime juice and their Strawberry and Lemongrass Spritz with Grey Goose Essences Strawberry and Lemongrass, Noilly Prat and Ginger Ale. These will sit alongside other crowd pleasing favourites such as their Grey Goose Nitro Espresso Martini cocktail and Hot Chocolate Orange.
Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
The Lowdown: The Happenstance’s new Enchanted Forest Terrace winter pop-up is a brand new all-weather heated terrace dressed top-to-toe with vibrant green foliage, twinkling lights and enchanting décor.
Eat and Drink: Embrace the whimsical spirit and sip on a selection of three bespoke Tanqueray gin cocktails, including the Winter Negroni – a twist on the classic combining gin with Aperol & Sacred Vermouth, or try the Apple Punch – a warming hot toddy blending gin with fresh apple juice, winter spices, sugar and lemon. Finally, the Bee’s Knees cocktail is the best way to keep those colds at bay with gin, soothing honey, and lemon.
Where: 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX
The Lowdown: God’s Garden is a new experiential winter garden set within the grounds of One Marylebone Church. Promising guests a cosy oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, this new hidden heated hideout combines high quality food and drink with live and experiential entertainment.
Eat and Drink: Enjoy cocktails from drinks connoisseurs Soul Shakers as well as tipples from the Moët Hennessy bar which will serve signature cocktails and winter staples including the ‘Hot Angel’, Whispering Angel’s take on mulled wine. Don’t miss the Apres Ski Brunch Party, running every Saturday.
Where: 1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ
The Lowdown: Glenfiddich has collaborated with Rosewood London to launch a first-of-its-kind terrace which allows visitors to enjoy a moment of calm, and it’s open until March 2023.
Eat and Drink: A menu of exquisite Glenfiddich cocktails, created by Rosewood London’s Head of Mixology, Yann Bouvignies and team, include an innovative new Reversed Coffee, (Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Evaporated Tonka & Coffee, Pandan Cream), a deceptively clear concoctiondisplaying technical skill with strong flavours.Other cocktails will include Sweet Hours (Glenfiddich 21 Year Old – Gran Reserva, Roasted Bee Pollen & Aloe Vera, Samphire Oloroso) and Time After Time (Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, Palo Santo & Banana, Fino, LE Tonic).
Where: 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
The Lowdown: Pergola Paddington has transformed into ‘Pergola on The Piste’ – a picturesque Alpine ski lodge, bringing après-ski style partying to London until early Spring.
Eat and Drink: The food offering transports guests to the snow-capped mountains with a new menu of Alpine inspired dishes, including much loved favourites such as baked whole camembert, crispy truffle mushrooms, Alpine charcuterie and more.
Where: 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central W2 6PY