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The Top Of The Gherkin Has Transformed Into A Gorgeous Champagne Garden

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The Top Of The Gherkin Has Transformed Into A Gorgeous Champagne Garden

Searcys at The Gherkin has transformed into a gorgeous, green glasshouse for the summer.

Created in partnership with Perrier-Jouët Champagne, this beautiful pop-up has brought a spot of nature to one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Taking over the Gherkin’s Iris Bar from now until September 1, you can expect all the gin cocktails, Champagne pairings and seasonal grub — and not to mention the incredible, panoramic views over the city! The whole place is adorned with exotic flowers and plants, and you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle.

The cocktail menu, created by Iris Bar mixologists, features delicious concoctions such as the iconic Gherkin Spritz with gin, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, pickled gherkin juice and elderflower essence, and the London Fields with sloe gin, cox apples, fresh fruit, lemonade and lavender extract. Alternatively, get involved with The Glasshouse Gin & Tonic Trio, where you’ll have the chance to experiment with different garnishes and tonics selected by Searcy’s master mixologists. Guests can also indulge in a selection of Perrier-Jouët vintages, or take part in a Champagne Masterclass where groups can try a tasting flight of three different cuvées.

The food menu at the Glasshouse boasts the best of British produce and includes the likes of Dressed Portland Crab with seashore vegetables; Colchester Rock Oysters and shallots; Oakchurch Farm Strawberries and Cream; and a gorgeous Lemon Posset with lavender shortbread.

The sky-high venue also offers fancy private dining experiences for those special occasions. Perrier-Jouët’s Table of Tastes takes place inside one of the Gherkin’s stunning private dining rooms, which replicates the look and feel of the glasshouse but on a much smaller scale. Within the room you’ll find a gorgeous installation featuring an array of tropical flowers and botanicals, all inspired by the tasting notes of different Perrier-Jouët cuveés. You’ll be served Champagne alongside brilliant British fare, and the experience can be booked for anything from leisurely brunches to lavish dinners.

You’ll find The Glasshouse on the 40th floor of the Gherkin from July 15 to September 1. It’s open from 7am to 9pm. Head to Searcys at the Gherkin’s website to find out more and book

Also published on Medium.