London in the Sky returns to the capital in July with a brand new location and chef line-up. Suspended 100 feet from the ground, the restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon and evening drink flights
Now in its third year, the view will move from the Southbank skyline to the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts, so that guests may take in the iconic vistas around Chelsea Embankment.
The table seats 22 guests, with food prepared and served in front of diners by some of London’s finest chefs in the pop-up kitchen located in the centre of the table while up in the sky.
Guests are securely fastened in before the platform is raised from the ground, by a mobile crane, and their gourmet experience begins. With nine sittings per day, guests have the choice of breakfast (£50), lunch (£125), dinner (£150 for the early flight and £200 for the sunset flight, including champagne reception), afternoon drinks (£75) and late evening drinks (£75).
Michael Reid from M Restaurants, Robert Ortiz from Lima, Calum Franklin from Holborn Dining Room, Kim Woodward from Skylon and Mike Denman from Plum + Split Milk are some of the chefs taking part. Each restaurant will serve guests a menu of signature dishes during the 12-day festival.
Guests are securely fastened in before the platform is raised from the ground, by a mobile crane, and their gourmet experience begins
‘This is the second year I will be cooking from 100 ft in the air as Holborn Dining Room returns to London in the Sky,’ says Calum Franklin. ‘What better way to showcase our seasonal and locally sourced British brasserie than with this unique experience overlooking London.’
‘We’re looking forward to London in the Sky 2017,’ adds Dale Agar of Events in the Sky, ‘which will have another stellar line-up of the capital’s best chefs and restaurants. Guests will enjoy a breathtaking dining experience with spectacular views up and down the Thames.’
Concerned over how one might pop to the loo? The platform is lowered to the ground after each flight for comfort breaks where there are facilities provided.
London in the Sky runs from 19-30 July 2017, before visiting Newcastle (24-29 August 2017), Bristol 7-10 September and Southampton (21-24 September 2017). Tickets on sale eventsinthesky.co.uk