Champagne Bar in St Pancras
Searcys is a gorgeous champagne bar in St Pancras and the home of the longest Champagne bar in Europe. You can sip champagne in one of their iconic platform level booths in the heart of St Pancras or step into their stylish brasserie for a sit down meal.
We love the outside area at Searcys St Pancras. The booths are designed like train carriages with plenty of space for groups.
Either stop off for (obviously) a glass of champagne or indulge in a delectable afternoon tea.
We absolutely loved the Art of Travel tea inspired by over 10 countries and served in a stylish suitcase. They change up their afternoon teas fairly regularly so make sure you check!
- York ham, whole grain mustard, Rye bread
- Prawn and crab cocktail, Bloody Mary sauce
- London smoked salmon, chive and lemon butter, warm crumpet
- Burford Brown hen’s egg, mayonnaise, mustard, watercress, celery salt
- Quinoa, pomegranate, spiced avocado wrap
- Warm plain and fruit scone with clotted cream and jam
- Opera gâteau
- Peach and raspberry macaroon
- Belgian white chocolate mousse
- Passion fruit Swiss meringue pie
What an absolutely wonderful selection – £26pp with tea or £38pp with a glass of champagne. A real bargain.
Champagne Tasting @ The Brasserie
Searcys offer champagne tasting with expert sommeliers talking through the history, production and taste of the bubbles. We visited during English Sparking Wine week for a special tasting.
The brasserie is a glamorous space, with booths, vintage lighting and curtained off private dining spaces. We settled into one of the pretty private dining areas for our tasting with our incredibly knowledgeable sommelier and host Bruno. He guided us through our tastings with obvious passion for the wine, without a hint of condescension. We learnt so much and appreciated his hands on and fun approach.
We sampled three champagnes which were paired by expertly crafted dishes. The first champagne was the Greyfriars, Cuvee Brut from Surrey. This was paired with a Cheltenham beetroot, chicory, watercress, coconut “cheddar” & candied walnuts. It was a light champagne with an ever so slightly sour note on the palate to finish and was our favourite of the three.
Next up we tried a Furleigh Estate Rose Brut from Dorset. We did not realise that sparkling rose is literally made by adding red wine to sparkling white wine! It was paired with a beautifully tender and flaky seared sea trout fillet with broccoli, creamed Wye Valley asparagus sauce.
Lastly we had a sweet champagne, Nyetimber, Cuvee Cherie, Demi-Sec from West Sussex paired with yorkshire rhubarb fool with cinnamon crumb. Trying this wine with dessert meant the sweetness of it was perfectly balanced and enhanced the sharpness of the other flavours sitting beneath the initial sugary hit you get when trying dessert wines. The food pairing perfectly brought out the flavour notes of the wines and was a great way to understand how the two work in harmony.
We were also impressed with the seasonal, fresh menu that celebrated English sourced ingredients. Bruno’s open approach to discussing wine and it’s history from the ground up made for a genuinely informative evening. We loved discussing everyone’s individual tasting of the wine and what their favourites were.
Searcy’s St Pancras stock a huge range of Champagne including small independent growers. The evening was a real hit for Champagne lovers or anyone curious to discover more! We would highly recommend the lovely tastings priced from £49.50.
East London Girl: Searcys St Pancras
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