Royal Exchange launches California food & cocktail summer theme

Specially for the summer months, London's upmarket Royal Exchange dining and retail site has launched a brand new summer menu, vibrant cocktail list and decorations all under the theme of California Dreaming.

Served in the light and open surroundings of The Grand Cafe, Chef Stefano Leone has created dishes such as Lobster Cobb Salad, Tuna Poke Tacos, and Glazed BBQ Salmon with sweet miso, edamame, spinach and donburi sauce, all inspired by the vibrant colours and flavours of California’s western coast. Guests who order a dish from the California menu will receive a complimentary California cocktail until 31 August.

Upstairs the Threadneedle Bar will be collaborating with designer swimwear, Orlebar Brown, and Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka. Located within The Royal Exchange, Orlebar Brown will be offering a 10% discount on selected items for all customers at The Grand Café and Threadneedle Bar who purchase an Orelbar Brown cocktail.

During the summer, with a nod to Orlebar Brown’s Slim Aaron-style swimwear, mixologists have created a brand new cocktail list drawing inspiration from some of their favourite cosmopolitan and beach holiday locations across the globe.

Examples include Hollywood Green with camomile infused Ciroc vodka, lemon juice, camomile syrup, cloudy apple juice; LA sour made with Bulleit bourbon, muscovado syrup, lemon juice, angostura bitter, egg white & peach bitter and the Pink Mai Tai which uses Gold rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, lime juice and fresh raspberries.

Furthermore, continuing the Californian theme, Cîroc will be bringing the sound of summer to The Royal Exchange with their live 'Cîroc Summer Sessions; every Thursday evening throughout August.