09 Apr 2018
Take a walk on the dark side this summer with a visit to Savage Garden – a new dramatic sky-high destination bar opening in the City this June.
A study in experimentation and temptation, enter a decadent and twisted world, 12 storeys above, and far removed from the corporate streets of the city below. A bar where the botanical becomes brutal, the atmosphere is unapologetically untamed, and the cocktail serves savage.
This all-day bar and cocktail lounge, located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London, boasts stunning 360-degree vistas that take in some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks including The Shard, Tower of London, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral, but it’s much, much more than just a great view.
Inside, the interiors are brutal yet sultry, urban yet opulent with reflective, scored and savaged surfaces contrasting with plush velvet finishes and marbleised floors. Stone, metal, wood and glass reflect London’s urban landscape whilst colour assaults the senses with soft lavenders and rose pinks set off by burnt oranges. Screens, simulating light and shade, and bespoke artwork further underline the uncontrolled nature of Savage Garden.
Outside, a large all-weather north facing terrace, available for private hire, is set-up for all seasons, from lunching al fresco and sundowner cocktails in the summer to hot toddies and watching the fireworks come autumn, courtesy of Savage Garden’s retractable roof. A second south gin terrace is the perfect place to while away warmer days, whilst looking over the City.
Hard liquor meets savage tinctures in captivating cocktails, fiercely executed by mixologist Andre Cavalheiro (formerly of Caprice Holdings). Find in theatrical serves like the Wild Poison and Devil’s Advocate.
Aside from mindful mixology, Executive Chef Damien Chorley has created a menu that focuses on small plates and savage feasting with lunch and dinner dishes given dark and unexpected twists in terms of flavour, presentation and/or plateware.
Add to this a roster of exciting DJs and musicians, and the chance to take your savagery to the dark side in Savage Garden’s unique private room – a place to embrace your wild edge.
Savage Garden – not for the faint-hearted!
*Anna Rice, 1985.
7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF