The best bit about summer is enjoying a tipple on a sunny afternoon or after work in an alfresco spot and this summer Bar 31 and Tanqueray Gin have collaborated to create a stunning garden terrace in the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, which you all know is my favourite London landmark!
The Bar 31 terrace is open until the end of September so there is lots of time to check it out, as long as the weather is in your favour, and it’s location is perfect, a little oasis in the hustle and bustle of London Bridge!
They have a fantastic range of citrus inspired Tanqueray gin and tonics to choose from, and we tried the Royal Blush cocktail – made with Tanqueray No. TEN, rhubarb, lemonade and fresh raspberries and the Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla, with Sevilla orange essences and other fine botanicals and served with Fever Tree Tonic and Orange, which was lovely and zesty.
The best part is that you can even order a picnic box to share on the super comfortable picnic benches complete with a picnic themed tablecloth, The picnic box ingredients are incredible with a spread of half a roast chicken, Cornish Yarg Cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy (which is amazing), freshly made sourdough bread from Bread Ahead, piccalilli, salad, grapes and a homemade hummus to tuck in to! It’s perfect to share between 2 and a fantastic date idea!
The picnic box is priced at £20 and is intended for two people. It can also be paired with two Royal blush Tanqueray Gin No. TEN cocktails for £38 which is excellent value!
If you’re looking for a lovely spot for a date or to catch up with friends, the Tanqueray garden terrace is open until the end of September.
Opening hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00am to 10:00 p.m. and Thursday through to Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00 p.m.
Reservations are not required, and tables are available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Find out more: https://bar31.com/