A stunning new dining venue, featuring the highest rooftop gardens in London and tipped to be one of 2015’s hottest tables, Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street will span three floors and offer uninterrupted views across the City of London.
“rhubarb” – known for its highly creative approach to fine dining and creating exquisite events for everything from Relais & Châteaux Dîner Des Grand Chefs through to Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball – will be launching Sky Garden in early January.
Served by two express lifts, Sky Garden features a beautiful landscaped garden, an open air terrace, an event space and two restaurants.
The Sky Garden will be a truly unique space and has been designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure offering visitors a rare chance to experience London from a different viewpoint.
Main Contractors for the £3m project are WFC.
The venue’s three beautifully designed floors will be elegantly enveloped by landscaped gardens, which have been designed by multi-award winning landscape architects Gillespies.
Power breakfasts, lunch meetings and dinner events can be enjoyed at Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill on Level 37. The all-day restaurant evokes traditional charm and taste with a modern twist; serving only the finest oysters, fish and crustacean as well as seasonal game, meat and vegetarian dishes.
Seafood cocktail with lobster, roasted day boat cod with Judion beans and chorizo, and fillet steak on the bone with marrowbone shallot sauce will be signatures. The restaurant also includes a beautiful private dining room with space for 18 guests, to host small events from business meetings to personal celebrations.
Darwin Brasserie on Level 36 has an all-day accessible brasserie offering. The concept is inspired by nature and has a modern, stylish setting. Overlooking the Thames, the restaurant will serve classic European cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients: signature dishes include carpaccio of Scottish beef with truffled mascarpone rocket and parmesan; Cornish lamb cutlets and bubble and squeak with Cumberland jelly; and “rhubarb’s” croissant-doughnut combination with passion fruit curd and coconut ice-cream.
From brisk breakfast meets to more leisurely lunches and late-night cocktails, Sky Pod bar on Level 35 will be a contemporary, all-day food and destination bar offering lunch time snacks and British charcuterie in the evening with a focus on local London produce and suppliers: highlights include artisan charcuterie boards with air-dried Hereford beef, chilli and red wine, and black Gloucestershire pork. Come sunset, the space will transform into a decadent drinking destination for cocktails and stunning views.
Finally, three event spaces and a private dining room are available for hire across Level 35, 36 and 37. From intimate groups of 20 through to large-scale parties of 450, Sky Garden is set to become the place for any fashionable and stylish event.
20 Fenchurch Street is a 160m (525 ft), 38 storey tower, jointly developed by Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group and completed in 2014. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, 20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive form which spectacularly flares outwards from a narrow base.