The Royal Horseguards Hotel has just announced the launch of their second Terrace Chapter…the SUMMER CHAPTER. The historic 5 star hotel, located in the heart of London’s picturesque Embankment, has opened its newly refurbished outdoor terrace alongside Whitehall Gardens, offering breathtaking views of the Thames and the London Eye in a relaxing haven away from prying eyes.
We took advantage of the brief spell of sunshine and paid the terrace a visit – after all the offer of a build your own picnic and half a bottle of champagne (Taittinger no less) was too good to miss.
Indecisive, we asked our lovely hosts to pick the selection for us – the norm is to pick a selection of nine from the items below:
Charcuterie Selection: Warm baguette & grilled sourdough | Woodhalls Cumbria Salami |Salami Milano | Air dried Oxspring Home roasted Grangemoor Beef | Balsamic Onions | Parma Ham | Hummus with pumpernickel | Cream cheese stuffed peppers | Black pepper pastrami | Rocket leaves
Cheese Selection: Warm baguette & cheese biscuits | Alex James, Farleigh Wallop | Barkham Blue | Celery Sticks | Elmhirst Black Bomber | Apple & port chutney | Celtic Promise | Baby carrots | White & black grapes | Green apple
Sweet Selection: Chocolate Brownies | White Chocolate Blondies | Chocolate dipped strawberries | Macarons | Truffles | Fruit Tub
The selection was divine, soft cheeses, meats, dips and fresh bread followed by desserts – what a treat! We had an absolutely delightful evening in the sunshine sitting in comfy wicker sofas with blankets around our legs when it got chilly. The staff are friendly, attentive, and always around when we needed them, ready to top our glasses right on cue.
The Terrace is decorated with a myriad of colourful spring flowers and is a luxurious hidden gem that literally transports you away to a serene secret garden getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of busy London – here you can relax and while away hours eating good, honest picnic food and drinking champers.
Served on a traditional gingham tablecloth, each luxury picnic hamper serves two people for a cost of £59.00 (including half a bottle of Taittinger Champagne).
To make a reservation (24 hours in advance) please call 020 7451 9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.