|This May, Southbank hotel Sea Containers London is partnering with famed Champagne house Laurent-Perrier to launch the Sea Containers London X Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace. This year’s summer terrace takes inspiration from the hotel’s newly launched ‘HEDGEROW by agua’ skincare and product line, which celebrates the thriving British hedgerow and the indigenous flora that grow within it. |
Launching on Wednesday 19 May, and popping up for the duration of the summer, the terrace will be a plant-filled oasis on the river Thames that brings to life the British hedgerow in the heart of the Southbank. Guests will be surrounded by an urban garden filled with British native woodland trees, ferns and shrubs – such as Field Maple and Hazel trees, Barrenwort and Coral Bells – whilst sipping on Laurent-Perrier champagne and taking in the terrace’s unrivalled views across to St Paul’s and the City of London.
Diners will be able to enjoy Laurent-Perrier’s iconic Cuvée Rosé by the glass or bottle, as well as the delectable La Cuvée and a selection of cocktails, served alongside a menu of fresh seafood small plates and a new Sea Containers Restaurant summer menu. Sustainably sourced and with hedgerow foraged herbs, the new small plates menu will include:
Fruits de Mer: chilled pink prawns, dressed crab, oysters & lovage mayo
Native or Rock oysters, mignonette, sea cress
Pan fried scallops, almond jus, roe, fennel shoots
Lobster, celeriac & toast with dandelion
Avocado and smoked haddock with celery & watercress
To ensure that the terrace honours sustainability and the wild plant life that it celebrates, the urban garden has been created in consultation with Bankside Opens Spaces Trust – a local environmental charity that works to protect, preserve and enhance parks, gardens and other amenities in London’s SE1 and surrounding areas. All materials and perennial plants for the project will be reused in future installation and donated to local community sites such as community parks and gardens, local residents’ groups and the local authority.
As part of the summer terrace collaboration, guests will also have the opportunity to gift a voluntary donation to conservation charity, Plantlife, who are restoring wildflower meadows across the UK and for which Champagne Laurent-Perrier is a Corporate Patron.
The Sea Containers London X Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace is launching in conjunction with HEDGEROW by agua, a new skincare and product line made in-house at the hotel’s renowned spa, agua London. The new products will be made using locally and sustainably sourced British botanical ingredients using techniques drawn from herbalism and aromatherapy and delivered through the medium of massage. Those looking to experience a HEDGEROW by agua treatment before or after their booking on the terrace can find out more via agua London at Sea Containers London from Monday 17 May. The Sea Containers Restaurant x Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace will be open from Wednesday 19 May through to September 2021.
For further information on Sea Containers London, please visit: www.seacontainerslondon.com
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