Cocktails and lobsters on the 39th floor - what's not to love?
If you’re looking for an outstanding location for dinner this week head down to the sky-high Searcys restaurant at The Gherkin. Its currently featuring a pop up until September which celebrates the Great British Seaside. Think candy coloured beach huts, deckchairs, blue skies, and a fishing boat– all on the 39th floor of one of the most iconic buildings in the capital with breathtaking views across the London skyline.
With sumptuous food by Executive Chef Barry Tonks who designed last year’s French Riviera themed menu, all ingredients come from farmers and producers across England. Signature dishes include 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. Plus 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.
Since its in Collaboration with Nyetimber, you can try a selection of gorgeous English sparkling wines from the South of England including rare vintages including Blanc de Blancs 2003 Magnums. Arrive with time for a cocktail first. The cocktail menu in partnership with Plymouth Gin featuring a range of summer drinks using fresh English ingredients and botanicals, is to die for.