London has no shortage of restaurants with decent views but once you've eaten at London in the Sky everything else must pale by comparison. After all, what bricks and mortar restaurant can compare to being winched 100ft up in the air so you can dine suspended over the city?
For the past four years this restaurant has been popping up all over London and for 2018 it's trebling in size and putting on an impressive roster of chefs.
Setting up shop by the South Bank this summer, there will now be three Sky Tables side by side - giving amazing views over the river and central London. Each table will serve a different menu; choose from dishes by Pascal Aussignac of Michelin-starred Club Gascon; Robin Gill from critically acclaimed Sorello and The Dairy; or Lee Westcott from Bethnal Green Town Hall’s Typing Room.
So on Pascal's table you'll get Gascony Pie: chicken ballotine and aromatic lobster served with a bisque sauce. Robin’s will have a one-year lamb merguez with aubergine, miso and artichoke, and Lee’s will offer diners sea trout with heritage tomatoes, gooseberry and green almond. All of which sound good enough to take your mind off the fact that your feet are dangling over 100 foot of thin air.
Oh and the answer to the question that everyone really wants to know? Going to the loo mid-dinner is easy. Trouble is they just have to bring the whole table down to the ground every time someone has to go.
More about London in the Sky
Where is it? Upper Ground Road, South Bank, London, SE1 9PU
When does it run? 5-15 July 2018
Opening hours: It'll serve breakfast (£50), lunch (£125), high tea (£75), dinner (£150-£250) and cocktails (£75) with flights running from 8.30am to 10.30pm each day.
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