Handcrafted basket-weave doors open onto a plush, marble floored gathering space with open kitchen. A conference room with floor-to-ceiling windows and flat screen TV becomes a private dining facility in the evening. The spacious, comfortable living room is just the place for relaxing while the indoor bar has an edgier vibe with sleek, black marble counter top.
An alfresco terrace spans levels 30 and 31, the area features an open deck with seats and alcoves framed by trees with huge daybeds and tables. Given the venue’s name, lighting plays a pivotal role while the overall scheme is designed to create a warm ambiance.
A tapas selection includes bagels with smoked Scottish salmon and Russian caviar, wagyu beef sliders and crispy soft shell crab with tamarind sauce. Craft cocktails, wine and a comprehensive beer selection make up the drinks menu with concoctions such as Mad Mango, a chili-infused vodka, mango puree, spicy mango, elderflower, lime, chili and salt; and Giant Pandan, a blend of vodka, grapefruit juice, pandan, a plant common plant to Southeast Asia, lime, egg white and bitters.
London's multi-award winning Montague on the Gardens hotel in Bloomsbury, is launching Mix It this spring. Building on the success of their seasonally-themed drinking and dining installations, Mix It is an interactive and unlimited two-hour cocktail making experience.
For two months, the hotel's garden terrace area will be transformed into a pop up bar and cocktail enthusiasts can create their own drinks using the unlimited complement of the hotel's selection of provided spirits, mixers and garnishes with the help - if required - of their dedicated bartender. Alternatively guests can ask the bartender to mix their personally designed drinks for them or order a cocktail from a bespoke menu specially created for Mix It by drinks producer, Pernod Ricard.
Mix It costs £39 pp and food from the bar menu can be ordered with the drinks at an additional cost.
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