A festive pop-up restaurant with a cozy alpine feel by The Berkeley in London
Imagine five cozy wooden cabins, each seating up to six diners, glittering with flickering candles, decorated with wreaths courtesy of McQueens, and surrounded by a forest of fir trees and fairy lights. Now put them on one of the most charming culinary terrace spots of London.
Straight from the Slopes
Talking about the new festive addition of The Berkeley Hotel, “Winter at The Garden” which will offer a perfect wintertime dining experience with an alpine-inspired menu, raclette grills included!
Armed with blankets and heaters to keep warm, guests will be welcomed at the Winter at the Garden with fondue and toasted sourdough – a signature touch from the team. Starters include a trio of rostis flourished with different toppings – beetroot cured smoked salmon, Ibérico Bellota ham and watercress, and sautéed cep and king oyster mushrooms. Alongside will be smoked beef hot dog ‘sliders’ topped with sauerkraut, jalapeno and smoked cheddar and a hearty oxtail soup with toasted Gruyère croute. Next comes the main event – each cabin will be provided with its own authentic raclette grill, straight from the slopes, for ‘build your own’ indulgent dishes.
A feast of carefully-sourced cheeses, meats and vegetables will be bought to the table for diners to pick and choose, customise and grill – Morbier, Gouda, pastrami, smoked duck, Coppa ham, baby potato wedges, confit pickled onions, chestnut mushrooms and artichokes are all among this smorgasbord of delicious ingredients. Additional star ingredients will be also available to add on and order – Gorgonzola, native lobster tails, Wagyu beef, grilled tofu and vegetable skewers, lamb Merguez sausages and shaved black winter truffle are all on this very special menu. Guests will be encouraged to grill their own Wagyu or give their lobster a final sizzle.
Time for desserts
Decadent desserts are designed to share, comfort and wow, from apple and raisin strudel and pear and blackberry crumble, to a hot chocolate brownie complete with molten centre and accompanied by bourbon vanilla ice cream. The flambéed baked Alaska is set to be a standout dish, and will feature three different flavours of ice cream – chocolate, orange and macadamia. Finally, the Winter Garden team will be on hand to present a very special hot chocolate tableside – served short and punchy – as Valrhona chocolate is mixed with a generous glug of either rum or whisky.
Info: Winter at The Garden is open from Thursday 3rd December 2020. Dinner sittings are 6pm-8pm or 8.30-10.30pm seven days a week, with two lunch sittings – noon-2pm and 2.30-4.30pm – on Friday – Sunday. Cabins are priced at £450 per sitting, for up to six guests. This includes three abundant courses of alpine fare with choices available. In line with government guidelines, these six people can be from different households due to the outdoor location. Should diners wish to make a night of it, guests of The Garden will be offered an exclusive 20% off rooms at The Berkeley. See more here!