Winter has truly come to London and the coldest season has me unpacking my snuggly jumpers, a thicker coat, gloves and scarves; but best of all it marks a return of my favourite winter terrace. The Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury is all dressed up in her winter finery and looking gorgeous!
Frosty pine cones and lamps hang from the ceiling, branches are tipped with snow and fairy lights glitter throughout this beautiful not-so-secret garden.
You can choose to sit inside on the covered terrace or dine alfresco on the adjacent space but which ever you choose, you’ll be toasty warm with heaters, cuddly blankets and even hot water bottles.
It’s quite simply my favourite space in London and despite it’s popularity, it still remains a little oasis of calm. It was only natural that a few of us would gather here for our final brunch before heading off for Christmas either at home or travelling. We even agreed to wear festive jumpers, with me sporting the ‘Dalloway colours’ in celebration of our return.
Warming beverages were ordered and served as ever in the terrace’s beautiful china and soon our brunch orders were delivered.
You can’t go wrong at Dalloway Terrace and there’s plenty of sweet options for brunch such as French toast with or without bacon, buttermilk pancakes with lemon curd, pastries and granola. Or you can go for Burford Brown eggs shakhuka style, omelette or eggs benedict. If you’re anything like us brunch can easily turn into cocktails and there’s some delicious specials available on the terrace this winter.
I seriously don’t think you can beat a good glass of mulled wine over the festive season and it’s made with the signature spice mix.
Despite the name, ‘Just Another Rum Punch’ is something a little different. Containing Havana club, Butterfly pea flower, Amaro Nonino, Manzanilla sherry and tonka bean syrup, the cocktail actually changes colour.
The spiced pear flip was also a firm favourite made up of Xante pear, Ron de Jeremy spice, spiced syrup, magle syrup and a whole egg.
Finally not only delicious but cute as well is the Bourbon Brittle which contains peanut butter bourbon with frangelico, hot chocolate and mozart dark chocolate – accompanied by a ginger bread man.
You’re probably thinking, Angie you’ve told us about the Dalloway Terrace before, how about something new? Well, the terrace actually has a new little sister, that’s just as beautiful and ever so instagrammable.
An art deco jewel designed by acclaimed Martin Brudnizki, The Coral Room is set to be the hottest new destination in town. You can prop up the bar on one of these gorgeous coral bar stalls and or one of thirty different English sparkling wines.
Or order from the all day menu and take a seat in the comfy lounge with some friends or catching up on emails in style. Huge Murano glass chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling while stylish prints adorn the coral walls. We all felt quite at home in the cosy space and already vowed to return for breakfast (and lunch. and dinner. and cocktails).
I’ve written about the Dalloway Terrace many times on this blog and it really is with good reason. It’s a home away from home that’s ridiculously beautiful too.
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