Are you looking for a date spot this December? If so, be sure to check out Grind for amazing cocktails, swanky vibes and superb service. Located just outside Liverpool Street Station, Cult London coffee and restaurant brand, Grind has a three thousand square foot location that brings Grind’s all-day offer of coffee, food and cocktails to Broadgate Circle. The restaurant and cocktail bar offers a dedicated grab-and-go café for takeaway, alongside its all-day dining menu. This December why not try the seasonal cocktails? The Snowman, which is topped with cream is a real winner. But if you’re looking for more of a classic cocktail then the Lychee Martini is a great shout.
38 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
The Orchid Lounge at Pan Pacific London
Afternoon tea at a luxurious hotel? Sounds like a good idea to us. Well, The Orchid Lounge at Pan Pacific London is the perfect spot. Their new Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea is delightful. Executive Pastry Chef Francesco has created four exquisite new patisseries, beautifully presented on mirrored plates for a mesmerising play on light and reflection.
For all those who want something a little different from their usual traditional afternoon tea then this is the afternoon tea to try. Not only does this hotel deliver on the chic and sophisticated vibes the service from staff is also flawless, most certainly an afternoon tea to add to your list this year.
Available noon to 5pm seven days a week or meet with friends and colleagues for a special twilight afternoon tea amongst the city’s twinkling festivities from 6pm – 8pm on Mondays. Prices start from £78 per person on Monday – Thursday, £85 per person Friday – Sunday. Add further sparkle with a crisp glass of English Sparkling Wine at £10 per person.
80 Houndsditch EC3A 7AB
We are huge fans of Piazza Italiana and with good reason. This month, you will be in for a treat, as this restaurant is pulling out all the stops. The new cocktail list is superb and worth trying! If whisky is your thing, opt for the Snowball Old Fashioned (£20) – with Woodford Reserve and cotton candy garnished with Maraschino cherries. For a festive twist on a Daiquiri, the Merry Berry is a must-try, with Cut Spiced Rum, strawberry syrup, cranberry juice and egg white (£16). Piazza Italiana’s brand new Christmas cocktails will be on the menu up until 22nd December.
38 Threadneedle Street EC2R 8AY
CORD by Le Cordon Bleu
There are a number of excellent fine dining joints in the City. However, there’s one that really stood out to us this month – CORD by Le Cordon Bleu. This restaurant, situated in a grade II listed Lutyens designed building, on Fleet Street, CORD is a perfect combination of timeless elegance, innovative menus, and superb service. Each dish is beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. This restaurant is spectacular and located in the heart of the City and it’s the perfect choice for a special occasion or a fine dining experience.
85 Fleet Street EC4Y 1AE
CORD Restaurant – By Le Cordon Bleu
Pasta e Pizza
If you’re looking to impress your date with delicious food and classy vibes, then Pasta e Pizza is the place to try. The pizza is cooked extremely well and tastes fantastic, the perfect mid-week date night option. The service is also fabulous, staff are both attentive and friendly. The dessert menu is also great and worth checking out. Most certainly a restaurant to try if you’re out and about in the City this month.
135 Bishopsgate EC2M 3YD
Restaurants – Eataly London
If you’re looking for a sophisticated afternoon tea to check out this month – then be sure to visit Andaz Hotel. Located moments away from Liverpool Street Station this hotel is classy and chic and never fails to deliver on great service. Be sure to visit 1901 Wine Lounge for afternoon tea with Moët & Chandon. This afternoon tea will showcase the best of Moët & Chandon, paired with an extensive selection of premium Jing teas on offer. Guests will also be presented with an elegant display of savoury and sweet delicacies, including Gravlax Salmon, Cream Cheese, Avocado & Dill Cress, and Raspberry & Rose Mousse, along with the classic addition of Scones with Jam & Clotted Cream. A great afternoon tea that will have you and your date easily impressed.
Sabine Rooftop Bar
This month be sure to check out, Sabine Rooftop Bar, perched high above the city’s bustling streets. This New Year’s Eve event, the “Space Cowboy Disco” is going to be one to remember. Prepare for a night of cosmic revelry and futuristic vibes as you dance your way into 2024 with a great view of the Shard’s NYE countdown.
Get ready to groove to the beats of DJ Katx Music and witness a mesmerising performance by disco head and space cowgirl dancers. A night full of fun and magic, it’s time to get booking!
Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 8:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Oblix at The Shard/ The Shard
Why not treat your date this month to a wonderful Afternoon Tea with stunning views of London’s skyline at Oblix at The Shard, located on the 32nd floor. The festive menu offered from 27th November 2023 until 7th January 2024, is an absolute delight and will be sure to impress your date with ease. The sandwiches are delicious – the mini prawn and lobster roll is our favourite and most certainly one to try! The presentation of the sweet offerings is simply delightful and the service is also impressive. Despite there being a number of wonderful afternoon tea spots in the City, this is certainly one that deserves to be tried. Excellent service, delicious food and stunning views – sounds like a winner to us!