London’s latest rooftop destination, set 12 storeys above and far removed from the city’s concrete jungle below, is a bar like no other. A study in experimentation and temptation, the decadent décor, jaw-dropping views, dramatic cocktails and truly savage menus provide a standout venue like no other.
Located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London, Savage Garden demands attention with its floor-to-ceiling windows affording uninterrupted views of the London skyline.
Savage-looking cocktails, developed by Gorgeous Group, are delivered by Head of Mixology André Cavalheiro and mixed, muddled, shaken & stirred to perfection. With a flair for the dramatics, SavageGarden is an Instagrammer’s dream and a cocktail connoisseurs delight. Expect the unexpected as you pick your poison from the innovative cocktail menu – it’s not for the faint hearted!
Creative concoctions include the sinister Evil Eye, a twisted take on a Negroni using tequila, vermouth, Luxardo Bitter Bianco and Jägermeister, finished off with a green ‘eye ball’. For those with a taste for the wicked, the Devil’s Advocate is a devilish, fiery twist on an El Diablo with tequila, grapefruit juice, crème de cassis, lemon and sugar, finished with a drop of ‘Savage Hot Stuff’ and two chilli ‘horns’. The Punk Rock Fashioned – arguably the Vivienne Westwood of cocktails – is a whiskey-based mix laced with hints of cherry, chocolate and mint, and served in black glass encrusted with glowing rose sugar – God Save the Queen!
For fizz with a bit of extra flair, the Savage Spritz is mixed with Plymouth Sloe Gin, Chartreuse, red vineyard peach & hops bitters and finished with a splash of Ayala Champagne. Those in need of a pick me up should look no further than the Lespresso, a confusingly clear coffee cocktail that packs a punch but still saves on calories.
Alongside the extensive cocktail menu that also includes zero proof creations and all the classics,Savage Garden offers an extensive wine and champagne list as well as a wide selection of premium spirits and beers.
Bar food, but not as you know it. The menu at Savage Garden features unexpected flavour combinations and theatrical serves to deliver dishes that look as good as they taste. From pink buns through to squid sticks mounted on pineapples and the barbarous pork tomahawks, Savage Gardenoffers a unique and exciting take on bar food that assaults the senses.
Small wonders ideal to share include charred octopus with fennel, orange chermoula and toasted kasha; roasted cauliflower with labne, zhoug, chilli roasted ancient grains and craisins®; or blackened sesame prawn toast with bacon jam, whilst more substantial dishes come in the form of a pork tomahawk with black pudding fries and salsa verde or a whole baked seabass.
Positively Palaeolithic platters take the hunter/gatherer approach of our ancient ancestors with a sharing carnivorous board featuring coconut beef short ribs, beef sliders and roasted poussin accompanied by fries with black mayo and savageslaw. Herbivores and pescatarians can also take the feasting route with boards laden with the likes of charred radishes with firecracker dressing, plantain chips with avocado hummus and tempura oysters.
Make sure to leave room for dessert with injectable doughnuts and ice lollies in double chocolate, rum & raisin or summer fruits flavours.
Vibrant colours and contrasting textures create a brutal yet decadent vibe. Stone, metal, wood and glass mirror London’s urban landscape below whilst elegant marbled surfaces and plush velvet furnishings create a sultry finish. Burnt oranges and yellows are offset with soft lavenders and cooling blues whilsturban artwork, strikingly set on bronze and glass, draws the eye.
If you can tear yourself away from the seriously seductive interiors, Savage Garden also boasts two terraces with stunning 360-degree vistas that take in some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks including The Shard, Tower of London, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Wildside is an expansive all-weather terrace and events space complete with a retractable roof making it perfect for al fresco cocktail parties as well as indoor corporate events or Christmas festivities. In addition to Wildside, Ferus is the private dining space, perfect for more intimate, private affairs with a capacity of 57.
Facing south is Savage Garden’s stunning, suntrap Beefeater Pink South Terrace. Pretty in pink with banquette seating and plenty of planters, this is the spot for soaking up the enchanting views whilst enjoying a tipple or two.
London’s wildest sky-high destination, www.savagegarden.co.uk