This December, East London will see the launch of a brand new rooftop bar, Florattica, with views stretching across iconic London landmarks from St Pauls, to Canary Wharf and the Thames.
On the edge of The City, Florattica boasts seating that flows from the inside to an expansive heated and covered outdoor terrace, providing a wonderful spot for cocktails and small plates throughout the winter, high above the fast-paced city workers below.
The elegant and refined interiors will feature ceilings adorned with floral installations inspired by East London’s textile industry and the silk woven floral patterns created by local 17th century French Huguenots. As one of the most exciting winter openings in London, the bar tucked away on the 11th floor, will make an exclusive, sought-after venue for Christmas drinks and celebrations.
The cocktail menu is designed and created by Head Mixologist, Serena Carrino, previously of Nightjar, and has been developed with premium spirits and local ingredients, providing a clean and crisp selection that represents a sensory journey through the elegant and aromatic world of flowers that Florattica takes its inspiration from.
Drinks include Alma, a herbal cocktail made with Casamigos Blanco, Hibiscus Amores Espadin, Ancho Reyes, Lavender Syrup and Citrus, Cynara a savoury and herbal blend of Black Garlic Infused Tanqueray, Campari, Mancino Rosso and Clarified Artichoke Juice and a sweet and sour tipple, Inca made from El Gobernador, Maraschino, Marigold Syrup, Lemongrass Air and Citrus.
Non-alcoholic drinks are given just as much consideration, Elixir made with Three Spirit Elixir, Jasmine Cordial and Green Tea and the Aphrodita with Three Spirit Livener, Elderflower Cordial, Citrus being staples on the menu.
This impressive range of cocktails are accompanied by a simple yet refined offering of small plates, with dishes ‘From the Sea’ including Native Oysters with Champagne, Raspberry & White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Salmon Tartare with Chilli Mayonnaise, White Sesame & Squid Ink Tuile and a Traditional Lobster Roll with Crème fraîche, Lemon Oil & Chives.
The second section of the food menu is a selection of dishes ‘From the Land’ featuring Goat Cheese Mousse, Heritage Baby Beetroot, Caramelized Pecan & Beetroot, Beef Tartare with Confit Egg Yolk, Crispy Tartlet and Fresh Black Truffle and finally a Charcuterie board with Capocollo, Speck, Bresaola, Salame Finocchiona to share between two.
Florattica will evolve with the changing seasons, and the opening menu with highlight selection of warming Christmas cocktail specials, like the Noel with Glenturret triple wood, Porto wine, flavoured pink peppercorn milk, Nutmeg, and grated Cinnamon on top, and the Wine Not made with Florattica mulled wine, Italicus and Tio pepe fino sherry.
Florattica will be setting the tone at their inaugural New Year’s Eve party. Tickets will be available to their evening soirée with a champagne cocktail on arrival, a glass of Moët at midnight alongside canapes and small plates throughout the evening.
A DJ, live saxophonist and an acrobat will provide the entertainment to see in 2023 in style with views across London offering a panoramic view of fireworks around the city.
Bookings are now live for tables in December, making their festive oasis a must-visit for a seasonal tipple this Christmas.