Date Night: Savage Garden Tower Hill
Typically, when visiting a rooftop bar we would usually look for three things: great atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails and a spectacular view. Believe us when we say Savage Garden gave us all three in abundance.
Located on the 12th Floor of the Double Tree by Hilton, which is a five minute walk from Tower Hill station, Savage Garden has two terraces which provides 360-degree views of the London skyline including The Shard, Tower of London, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The view really makes you appreciate London’s skyline at night.
We headed to Savage Garden on a Wednesday night, where a chic and dimly lit bar awaited us. After being politely escorted to our table, we were instantly taken back by the view. Nothing screams romantic than a candle lit dinner whilst the elegance of Tower Bridge is in the corner of your eye. The resident DJ, available Wednesday – Saturday, played upbeat music to set the atmosphere but not overbearing so you can’t hear your date’s voice. The mood was just right to get our evening started with drinks and starters.
For our opening drinks to accompany our starters, we went for the traditional whisky sour and the Millionaire #4 (Havana Club Rum, Sloe Gin, lime juice and pomegranate syrup). For our starters, we opted for the Citrus Buttermilk chicken sliders, crispy squid sticks and a side of fries. The presentation on crispy squid sticks is one to behold as it is embedded within a pineapple and complimented with a scrumptious pineapple condiment that brings the squid to life. We would highly recommend.
With conversation flowing and the bar becoming a little busier, it was time for our second round of drinks and mains. Prior to visiting Savage Garden, previous guests have ranted and raved about their signature cocktails so it was only right that we gave it a try. As a rum lover, I opted for the ‘Blood Mile’ which consists of Havana Club rum, lime, sugar syrup, meloncello, mint leaves, black pepper, Franklin pineapple and cardamom soda. It reminded me very much of a Mojito but with an additional kick and I was very much here for it. 100% worth the hype. The Savage Spritz was the second signature cocktail we went for, which had Plymouth Sloe Gin, Chartreuse goosed with red vineyard peach & hops bitters finished off with Ayala Champagne. This luxurious and bubbly drink perfectly summed up Savage Garden as an experience.
For our mains, we went for the Pork Tomahawk and Coconut Beef short ribs. Cooked to perfection, for each dish the meat just slid off the bone and went down a treat. The portions are quite large, so it’s definitely designed for a couple with an appetite.
Spring time approaching means rooftop bar season is nearly upon us and we cannot speak highly enough of Savage Garden. Whether it be date night, after work drinks or just a simple catch up with friends, you cannot do any wrong by visiting this delightful rooftop bar.
How to book
Telephone: 020 7709 1044
Address: Floor 12, 7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF