20 May 2021
Named after the bird whose migratory travel is influenced by the seasons, Sabine is London’s hottest new destination in the sky. This stunning botanical new rooftop bar, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, provides the perfect place to escape the concrete jungle below. Breathtaking views of the cathedral can be enjoyed from every angle against a backdrop of vibrant foliage and contemporary design, and with two outside terraces – one with a retractable roof for all-weather drinking and dining – Sabine is truly a bar for all seasons.
An array of beautifully crafted cocktails reflects the bar’s botanical theme. Each creation, courtesy of head bartender Davide Valvano, in collaboration with mixology experts, Gorgeous Group, is perfectly presented in suitably stylish glassware, and delicately garnished for those Insta-worthy moments. Cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy signature serves such as What The Dickens, mixed with Beefeater 24 Gin, Grand Marnier, orange and lemon juice, fresh raspberries, and topped with Fever-Tree Blood Orange Soda; and Whizz Fizz, a refreshing choice made with Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger, elderflower cordial, crème de cassis and lemon juice. Non-alcoholic cocktails are also on offer, with options such as the Everleaf Raspberry Spritz, which features fresh raspberries and mint muddled together and topped with sofa.
Sabine also boasts an extensive choice of premium spirits, including over 13 types of gin, many from local London distilleries, and an extensive selection of wine and Champagne, with a range of beers and ciders also available.
From afterwork appetisers to leisurely weekend lunches, Sabine offers an accessible menu of seasonally changing bar bites and impressive sharing plates that are sure to delight. From burrata with white peach, pistachio and toast; and roast asparagus with boquerones, serrano ham and truffle mayo; through to exquisite sharers of grilled Lebanese chicken flatbread with roast biber peppers, tamarind yoghurt and pickled red onions; and tandoori monkfish skewers with green mango salsa, hot pickled radishes and raita; there’s something to please every palate.
Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in an Elderflower & Lemon Tart Sherbet, or Vegan Strawberry Meringue.
With its own destination entrance and private lift, Sabine is a secret garden far removed from the busy streets below. Luxe furniture and fabrics sit alongside a stunning array of hanging plants and lush greenery, drawing the outside in; whilst the oval-shaped statement bar is naturally lit courtesy of the glass roof ceiling, providing a clear view of the sky above. Natural woods and soft furnishings in verdant greens and azure blues bring a cool, calm vibe to the bar.
Perfect for al fresco cocktail parties, and with space to cater for all styles of gathering, Sabine boasts two suntrap terraces. One features a retractable roof and floor to ceiling windows, making Sabine the perfect choice whatever the weather, and an all year round ‘must visit’ destination.
7th Floor, Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s
10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ