London in the Sky returns to London this September with a brand new location and chef line-up. Suspended 25 metres from the ground the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Champagne Taittinger flights for guests looking to enjoy the best food and drink London has to offer, in an exhilarating environment.
This year the view moves from the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf to the iconic vistas around Tower Bridge. The restaurant will run from the 17th to the 30th September 2015 at the prestigious St Katharine Docks.
The table seats 22 guests, with food prepared and served in front of diners by some of London’s finest chefs in the centre of the table up in the sky. Guests are securely fastened in before the platform is raised from the ground and their gourmet experience begins.
Food will come from 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 with further chefs to be announced in due course. Each of these restaurants serves guests a menu of signature during the fourteen-day festival. Dinner guests enjoy a Champagne Taittinger reception with all lunches and dinners being paired with Villa Maria wines.
Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle says of the event “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.”
Tom Aikens of Tom’s Kitchen: “I’m delighted to be involved in such an exciting project. With London in the Sky and Tom’s Kitchen both based at St Katharine Docks this year, it seemed like the perfect fit – it will be great to give guests the opportunity to experience the restaurant both on land and in the sky.”
Lynn Murray, Marketing Director at Hatch Mansfield (sole UK agents for Champagne Taittinger and Villa Maria) comments, “This is the second year that Taittinger and Villa Maria have got involved with this unique, top quality dining experience. There is a great choice of different styles of food prepared by some of London’s finest chefs paired with New Zealand’s most awarded wine producer Villa Maria and Champagne Taittinger – a perfect match to the exceptional canapés being prepared for the dedicated Champagne flights – a very special way of enjoying the London skyline”
Dale Agar of Events in the Sky says of the event “The inaugural London in the Sky event was so successful that we’ve decided to extend the event to two weeks this year offering the public this once in a lifetime experience to enjoy the finest cuisine served by some of the Capital’s most talented chefs. St Katharine Docks is a true London gem and will offer unique views of popular landmarks; Tower Bridge, the Shard and the Walkie-Talkie”.