The Darwin Brasserie, situated on the 36th floor of The Walkie Talkie building, commonly known as The Sky Gardens, (aka 20 Fenchurch Street). Talk about an electric atmosphere, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday they have live entertainment known as Sky High Sessions, which then turns into a DJ. Forget about happy hour in Dirty Martini, with a 360 degree views of London this is the place to be on a Thursday evening.
I had booked dinner in The Darwin Brasserie for Isaac’s birthday present. It serves traditionally British food in a laid-back nature inspired environment. An hour prior to your meal you are allowed access to the Sky Pod Bar, which is an eccentric garden, serving the most exquisite and bespoke cocktails I have ever tried. The Sky High Passion is my ultimate favourite, and you can be sure to always find a spot tucked away in the foliage to enjoy your cocktails with either a view of The River Thames, The London Eye, The Gherkin, The Shard, St. Pauls, you name it you can see for miles from The Sky Pod Bar.
After numerous round of cocktails we headed through the jungle of plants to the Brasserie, where we had our own personal waitress who was brilliant. Talk about service, she bought us everything we asked for within minutes and kept the drinks flowing! Both Isaac and I went for the Rhubarb’s handmade confit duck burger a truffled duck egg in a toasted seeded bun with red cabbage, ketchup & a basket of fries. Delicious doesn’t even come close, it was mouth watering and went down very nicely with our peach bellini’s!
With it being London’s highest public garden, you would expect the prices to be sky high (excuse the pun) but reasonably, cocktails range from £11.50 – £14.50, and our dinner was approx £30pp. It may not be reasonable for your every Friday after work drinks destination, but a as a monthly occurrence it would be rude not too.
The Darwin Brasserie brings high-rise dining to a whole new level!