I love nothing more than being outdoors on a hot summer’s day as lets be honest…those days are rare so every moment needs to be lived to the fullest before the onset of Autumn! This year, the The Four Seasons hotel on Park Lane has truly outdone themselves with an epic very summery and luxurious Veuve Clicquot ‘Secret Garden’ hidden terrace complete with a new laid back ground floor ‘Hennessy Lounge.’
We popped in for some delicious chilled Champagne and to try a few dishes from the tapas style sharing menu, by Chef de Cuisine, Eliano Crespi, which offers a variety of street food from around the world. such as Mediterranean, Italian and Indian flavours alongside seasonal summer cocktails and signature serves.
The first aspect I noticed was how pretty it all was, dressed up with beautiful flowers such as white begonia flowers, blue salvia and agapanthus to complement the Hennessey lounge on the lower level, as well as hydrangea, canna lily and more begonias to garnish the first floor Veuve Clicquot Champagne terrace. This has all been designed by Four Seasons Floral Designer, Rosalind Ackerley.
The Champagne Terrace is just so gorgeous and perfect for those Instagram photos. How cute is the yellow SMEG Veuve Clicquot fridge?
We started off in the lower level lounge area with some chilled Veuve Clicquot champagne and it was just the perfect way to cool down in 30 degrees sunshine. We popped our sunglasses on and sat back and relaxed in the gorgeous hidden Mayfair space, people watching and enjoying the vibe and ambience in the Secret Garden.
It was literally the perfect spot to sit and catch up with friends, and it was so quiet and tranquil – a true hidden gem in the heart of bustling Mayfair. I almost felt like I was abroad on holiday and felt so chilled out.
Soon some of the Tapas dishes arrived and we tucked into a selection that included Piadina Romagnola with Stracciatella chese, which look kind of like quesadillas (these are normally served with parma ham but due to dietary requirements we had it without the ham), sautéed spicy padron peppers with Maldon salt, Chicken Skewers with Malaysian Peanut Sauce and Grilled Pineapple and finally, Scamorza and Pecorino Croquettes served on a bed of Basil Pesto.
The food was utterly delicious and the perfect accompaniment to the Champagne. There are summery Champagne cocktails available too, if you fancy something different. I know I will be back to try these on another day as glancing around to other tables having them put that desire in my mind as they looked so pretty!
I think this is one of my favourite outdoor spaces right now. I had visited during winter when they had a winter themed terrace which was all snuggly and cosy, and I absolutely adore the Summer Secret Garden and so glad it will be on till about end of September, depending on our fabulous British Summer!
This is such an ideal place to pop in for some light food and a chilled glass of bubbles on a nice evening or afternoon, and a fabulous place to catch up with friends too. It is so bright, adorably decorated and the service is excellent.
The Secret Garden is open daily from 12:00 noon until 11:00 pm and operates a no-booking policy.
I was a guest of Four Seasons London Park Lane but all views and photos are my own.