Sky High Dining is London’s newest, highest, most restless restaurant.
Much-mocked, oft-forgotten, and yet – somehow – the winner of the TfL World Cup, the Emirates Air Line doesn’t grace the pages of Secret London all that often. That changes today though, as they’ll welcome Sky High Dining to the lofty heights of east London this summer – making it, to our mind, the first TfL transport system to boast its own restaurant. Take that, London Underground!
Wandering chef-for-hire Jimmy Garcia (who’s also running the food at this ace summer pop-up) will bring the temporary restaurant to the Emirates Air Line from June 12th, with dates running until mid-September. You’ll be welcomed to the experience with bubbles and canapes, before the feasting begins with a dish of scallops with chickpea, chorizo, and cauliflower.
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The flight begins in earnest once you board your four-person dining car, with a main of lamb rump, potato terrine, pea and mint puree, and onion jus awaiting you. Meanwhile, the ricotta gnudi should cater for the veggies amongst you. Once you’ve touched down with meal safely consumed, a kind of yo-yo experience begins, as you’re lifted back to the heavens for dessert – ‘Mint Aero in the Clouds’, featuring flavours of white chocolate, passionfruit, and coconut – and then once more for espresso martinis and petit fours. You’ll be stuffed full of delicious food and even more delicious views once this is over, that’s for sure.
Sky High Dining will run on Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer, but there are a couple of caveats. One, you can only book tickets in pairs, which mercifully sidesteps the awkwardness of turning up to find one randomer in your cabin. And two, it’ll cost you £100 per person, since dinner amongst the clouds doesn’t exactly come cheap. Still, until the Bakerloo Line gets a dining car, this is definitely your best option! Find out more here.
Would you rather feel the wind between your toes? Don’t miss this sky-high pop-up just around the corner…
Also published on Medium.