03 Nov 2018
Swap the Northern Lights for the star-lit City skyline this winter and migrate east to Aviary’s Arctic Rooftop Escape for a high-altitude pop-up like no other.
Open from 8th November – 16th March 2019, venture 10 storeys up, on the restaurant’s expansive terrace to find some of the most stylish, Nordic-inspired igloos in town. Accommodating up to 10, the igloos will provide a nod to traditional Icelandic-style, with rustic natural wood decor, hints of stone, hanging winter foliage and pine, alongside flashes of copper, plush faux fur and warm lighting.
An exclusive Reyka cocktail menu reflects the spirit of Iceland with a steaming hot ‘I’m Coming Home for Christmas’, combining Envangelista Ratafia, raspberry puree, homemade vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and star anise syrup, cranberry juice and double cream. Or, opt for the ‘Apple and Spice’ cocktail, which muddles Belsazar vermouth, homemade apple, cinnamon and cloves syrup, pernod Absinthe and ginger ale; all made using the handcrafted vodka, which has been filtered through lava rock and distilled in Iceland’s first geo-thermal distillery. Sustenance comes in the form of sharing, festive platters featuring the likes of rare roast beef and Yorkshire pudding canapés with creamy horseradish; pigs in blankets; and turkey brochettes topped with brussel sprouts and roast potatoes; as well as vegan bites of Kentucky fried cauliflower with piquillo pepper ketchup.
Whether it be cocktail sipping at the opulent bar, dining from the restaurants expertly crafted Christmas menu or simply taking in the view from the warmth of an igloo, elevate your festive celebrations this winter at Aviary.
To book an igloo, please visit Aviary’s website, here. Packages start from £200* (maximum of 10 people) which includes arrival cocktails, a selection of snacks/ bar bites and a mimimum bar tab of £130.
10th Floor, Montcalm Royal London House Hotel,
22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
0203 873 4060
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