Rooftop Bar in the City
Savage Garden is a beautiful rooftop bar in the City on the 12th floor of the Double Tree by Hilton in Tower Bridge. The bar boasts stunning views overlooking some of London’s most iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge and the Shard. The Wildside Terrace is perfect for alfresco dining and watching the sunset of an evening. For those winter months, the roof is retractable, meaning it can be a rooftop destination all year round!
The interiors are bold and decadent with marble floors, vibrant colours and bespoke artworks. The bar is high end without being too pretentious, which is always a winning combination.
Mixologist Andre Cavalheiro has developed an experimental cocktail menu at Savage Garden. Creative concoctions include Horny Beast (£15): Beefeater Pink Gin, Aluna Coconut Rum, almond, lime, green strawberry, smoke and oak bitters, apple, rhubarb and cinnamon soda served with a strawberry, lime and black pepper cracker. The cinnamon soda shone through but did not overpower the drink which had light coconut tones.
The Bitter & Twisted from the ‘Liquorless’ section (£9) was impressive. With seedlip spiced non alcohol, aperitif syrup, apple & rhubarb soda and a tongue kiss of cinnamon, this packed a punch!
From the gin menu we had the Lady Pink with Beefeater Pink, wild strawberries & herbs de provence, and Franklin & Sons Tonic. This was served in a large gin balloon spritz style which was perfect in the summer weather. Alongside the creative cocktail menu, Savage Garden offers an extensive wine and champagne list as well as a wide selection of premium spirits and beers.
The menu at Savage Garden features unexpected flavour combinations including smaller sharing dishes and larger dishes. We were impressed with the roasted cauliflower with labne, zhoug, chilli roasted ancient grains and craisins (£12). For larger groups there are meat, pescatarian and vegetarian platters to share.
We loved the injectable doughnuts served with salted caramel sauce and strawberry and basil sauce. They were four warm sugary balls of goodness that you self-inject with the sauce and then tuck in!
Savage Garden is a beautiful rooftop bar in the City with amazing views and cocktails. Expect to feel special in this amazing space and therefore be prepared to pay a little more than normal.
East London Girl: Savage Garden
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