With spring set to envelop the city in a cloud of pollen and flowers, some may be looking for a rooftop escape where their hayfever isn’t so quickly set off. Well, one of London’s newest rooftop bars, Florattica, may just be the place to go. Despite also being packed with florals, it’s more a design and drinks-based choice. They shouldn’t set off any sneezing attacks! And you should be safe from the pollen far above the bustling streets of London.
Florattica, which only just opened in December, has a drinks menu from London cocktail bar royalty, and small plates that cater to any tastes. If you’ve already visited the bar since it opened, be prepared for a whole new spring-inspired menu, because Floraticca is all about seasonality.
At Florattica guests can take advantage of both indoor and outdoor spaces, with inside seating that flows out to an expansive, covered outdoor terrace. They’ve given careful thought at Florattica to making sure that guests can enjoy the view in complete luxury.
And what a view it is, stretching across iconic London landmarks from St Paul’s, to Canary Wharf, and the Thames. That’s if you can tear your eyes from the bar’s impressive interiors, with eye-catching ceilings adorned with floral installations inspired by East London’s textile industry and silk woven floral patterns from the 17th century.
On the menu
The floral inspiration extends over to the bar’s cocktail menu, where drinks take guests on a sensory journey through the elegant and aromatic world of flowers. Head Mixologist, Serena Carrino, previously of Nightjar, mixes up herbal and floral drinks that promise to dazzle the tastebuds, with equally delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Drinks include the Alma, a herbal cocktail mixing up Casamigos Blanco, Hibiscus Amores Espadin, Ancho Reyes, Lavender syrup, and citrus, and the cherry blossom-inspired Kimiko, with Roku Gin, Lillet Blanc, Tio Pepe, Cherry Blossom Liquor, and Absinthe. Meanwhile non-alcoholic drinks make use of ingredients ranging from jasmine and elderflower cordial, to green tea, to Three Spirit’s non-alcoholic spirits, and more.
The food, meanwhile, is simple, yet refined. Expect dishes ‘From the Sea’ and ‘From the Land’, such as oysters with champagne, raspberry, and white balsamic vinaigrette and the traditional lobster roll with crème fraîche, lemon oil, and chives, as well as beef tartare with confit egg yolk, crispy tartlet, and fresh black truffle, as well as sharing charcuterie boards and plenty more.
Florattica rolls with the seasons
Having opened at the height of the festive season, they delivered plenty of Christmassy delights, including the popular Noel cocktail. They followed that up with a delectable Valentine’s special event. And you can bet they’ve got even more in the works for upcoming holidays and occasions.
For International Women’s Day, for example, they’re hosting female-led DJ workshops with the founder of Hub 16, Samantha Nelson. Workshops take place across March 9&10, and will guide guests through core mixing techniques, and the basics of beat matching. Head to their socials to find out more!