ARRIVING at the seventh floor of the Trafalgar St. James hotel, a picturesque scene of London’s skyline glistens in today’s sunshine The Rooftop bar and restaurant creates a perfect date spot with a tapas themed menu. In partnership with Whispering Angel, this spot is the perfect place to catch the final rays of the summer.
Seated in front of glass windows to admire the city below, we are treated to a glass each of Provence rosé as we begin to scour over the menu. Deciding upon a wide selection of cold to hot plates, we opt for the Crispy Prawns with lime, vegan ‘nduja, chilli, and green onions, alongside a serving of Halloumi Fries that carry a pomegranate, mint, and molasses dressing.
For a cold option we get Cured Salmon and Seaweed Salad, at the recommendation of our lovely waiter, but to round up we choose the “KFC” Korean Fired Cauliflower and Crispy Vegetable Gyoza with red pepper pesto.
After we order, we are talked through a range of Whispering Angel based cocktails like the Taste of Provence, which features a tender homemade lavender syrup and a splash of soda water, which by the way is absolutely delicious, and the Angel’s Secret with a refreshing blend of crisp raspberries and a drop of lemon.
This is quite frankly the perfect destination for a warm summers day.
Once our food arrives, we waste no time in trying everything that is available. My personal favourites are the Crispy Prawns and Korean Fired Cauliflower as I feel they sit perfectly with the rosé. The spice adds another explosion to the palette which is quite a rare find during warmer months.
As we finish up with our mains, we enjoy our last cocktail watching the bustling streets get ready for a hectic nighttime routine, but we make sure not to leave before ordering dessert.
Delivered to the table is a large portion of Profiteroles, stuffed with pistachio and white chocolate, a truly unique take on the traditional Italian pud, alongside a plate of a luxury Tiramisu. Each go down a treat and are the best send off to round up our Sunday.
I urge you to make the most of this profound spot whilst we’re lucky enough to have the sun still around, I know I sure will.
by Alicia Tomkinson