The spring is springing, the blossom is blossoming, and the sun is (almost) shining. All over the city, Londoners are emerging from their winter hibernation, and if you listen carefully enough, you just might hear the sound of glasses clinking as rooftop bars and restaurants across London open their doors for the long awaited warmer months.
Now if you’re anything like me, the temperature outside reaching anywhere close to double digits will instantly make you want to find a rooftop terrace, order a drink, and soak up some rays whilst admiring the gorgeous views our city has to offer.
Luckily for us, Cavo, London’s hottest new rooftop restaurant has recently launched their Seafood and Sangria Brunch and outside terrace, just in time for us to bask in some springtime sunshine.
It’s everybody’s favourite weekend activity but with a classy, Mediterranean twist, where every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm, you can enjoy a carafe of sangria and a three-course brunch menu that boasts some of the greatest seafood that Cavo has to offer.
The mouth-watering menu features Spanish mackerel, mussels in a puff pastry, and beetroot hummus. Cavo’s signature seafood platter will follow and to finish, a choice of either cheesecake or Sicilian crumble.
Our senior staff writer, Tamsin, went to try it out. She said: “The seafood and sangria brunch is perfect for those afternoon drinks with friends, when you feel you need to eat a little something too. Despite the number of courses, everything is super light and served as sharing plates; it’s a grazing situation as you natter away.”
“The stand-out appetiser for me was the Spanish mackerel – light and salty, with a lovely olive oil drizzle – while the seafood platter main was exquisite. The lobster, prawns, mussels, oysters, and clams were all lip-smackingly meaty and juicy; my only complaint is that there wasn’t more, as it was so tasty. When it comes to dessert, oh my, that Sicilian crumble is divine; I had to ask how they got the cream so light. Everything was accompanied by a refreshing carafe of white wine sangria, and it was a really special way to enjoy afternoon drinks and a natter. I actually felt like I was on holiday!”
You’ll find this alfresco haven on the fourth floor of the new Outernet building on Tottenham Court Road (it’s lovely and peaceful up there, despite the buzzing nature of the ground level), and can enjoy a menu that celebrates ingredients and dishes from Turkey, Greece, Spain, and beyond. Basically, your taste buds will be taken on an adventure across the Mediterranean, without you even having to leave zone 1 – what more could you ask for?
With it’s super central location, it’s unique and delicious menu, and it’s jaw-dropping views of London; this seafood brunch menu seems like a total catch to me (see what I did there?).