London In The Sky: Fine dining suspended 25 metres in the air
Calling all foodies with a head for heights! Move over The Shard and Walkie Talkie – this is fine dining with a view with a difference. A new pop-up restaurant is coming to London in September with diners suspended 25 metres (82 foot) above the ground. London In The Sky will be offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and Champagne Taittinger sessions while hovering over St Katharine Docks.
Twenty-two guests can be accommodated at a time, with diners being securely fastened in to their seats before the platform is raised from the ground. Some of London’s finest chefs will be in the centre of the table preparing meals in front of their customers. Among the chefs taking part are Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle, Robert Ortiz of Lima, Sophie Michell of Pont Street, Michael Reid of M Restaurants, Martin Morales of Ceviche and Andina, Tom Aikens of Tom’s Kitchen, Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Rooms and Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwell’s from Marcus Wareing. They will be serving up a menu of signature dishes, with dinner guests being treated to a Champagne Taittinger reception before their meals. All lunch and dinner guests will have their food paired with Villa Maria wines.
Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle enthused: ‘London is now one of the leading food cities in the world. As if that wasn’t enough, we took it to another level with London in the Sky. It’s a view we are used to at Duck & Waffle being located on the 40th floor but to have the opportunity to cook outside suspended with a view of one of London’s landmarks, Tower Bridge, and being able to directly connect with our guests is something very special indeed.’
- London In The Sky takes place on 17 – 30 September 2015. Tickets go on sale on 17 July 2015. Breakfast: £50 per head, Lunch: £125 per head, Dinner: £200 per head and Taittinger In The Sky flights at £75 per head. For more information and booking, visit the Events In The Sky website.
- NB: Since publication, this event has now changed location from St Katharine Docks to the Southbank. It will now take place at 99A Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PP. Nearest station: Waterloo.
For a guide to what’s on in London in September, click here.