The weather outside may be frightful, but you'll be none the wiser as you shelter from the cold in the most decadent of settings in these glorious winter pop-up drinking spots in London...
Lodge D’Argent - 18th Nov to 28th February 2017
Coq D’Argent’s stunning après-ski themed bar and winter terraces; ‘Lodge d’Argent’ offers guests the winter-warming comfort of a traditional French ski chalet. A selection of special winter warming cocktails will be available on the Bar Menu, as well as indulgent holiday favourites like tartiflette, venison burger and chestnut macaroons, whilst surrounded by vintage
ski props, luxurious furry blankets draped over the backs of chairs to keep you warm, miniature polar bears tucked inside stunning snow-globe-style jars on table tops, and rich green foliage lining the terrace; Lodge d’Argent will be your perfect escape in the heart of the city.
London EDITION Apres Ski Lodge - 23rd Nov to 31st January
From the 23rd November until the end of January, The London EDITION’s basement venue will be transformed into a fantastical après ski lodge. This cosy wood-panelled chalet, complete with snug throws, lanterns and antler heads, guests can sip on a selection of punches from The London EDITION’s award winning bar, the Punch Room, including Dickins Hot Punch-with earl grey tea and grapefruit and lemon oleum – and prosecco. Sharing boards of cheese, charcuterie and crudities will be served alongside sumptuous bowls of risotto and warming pie from The Berners Tavern kitchen.
The Berkeley’s Rooftop Winter Cinema - Throughout December
The Berkeley Health Club & Spa will be transforming its rooftop terrace into a cinema once again. Hotel guests the public can book to watch ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ or ‘Santa Claus: The Movie’ on the big screen, while huddling between plenty of cushions and hot water bottles. Towering high above bustling Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park, this lavish outdoor theatre is London’s only private cinema with just eight seats. Wilton Place, Knightsbridge SW1X 7RL; the-berkeley.co.uk
The Courthouse Hotel Soho - 15th November to 28th February
Perched above Carnaby Street, The Courthouse Hotel’s Central London rooftop will, yet again, become a luxurious après ski terrace for winter. Guests can snuggle up together on the plush fleece chairs covered in comfy cushions and blankets by outdoor heaters and ski lanterns. And with their Grey Goose Vodka collaboration, there will be a number of exclusively designed cocktails to go along with some of the Hotel’s festive nibbles. 19-21 Great Marlborough Street W1F 7LH; courthouse-hotel.com
The Dalloway Terrace - 8th November to 18th January
This winter, Bloomsbury’s Dalloway Terrace has been transformed into an enchanting frosty hideaway complete with large outdoor heaters, rich and creamy hot chocolate cocktails, mouthwatering cheese fondue and a weekly film club. The Dalloway Terrace will also be providing hot water bottles and complimentary shots of Génépi liqueur (a digestif similar to Absinthe) on the heated terrace to guarantee the perfect cosy evening. 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3NN; dallowayterrace.com
One of our highly recommended restaurants for Cantonese fare is MOTT 32. With global outposts in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Cebu and Seoul, we sampled their tasting menu at their original restaurant in Hong Kong, and it did not disappoint.
"Our cuisine is all about making the best use of seasonal ingredients. Because of this, we always strive to find the best ingredients according to the time of year,” explains Daisuke Hayashi, chef and owner of the first Kaiseki restaurant in London, Roketsu.
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