This summer the unique dining experience that is London in the Sky will return to the capital. Previous years have proved so popular that organisers have decided to add two extra sky-high tables so more diners can book this daredevil al-fresco eating experience. Three Sky Tables will simultaneously be suspended 100ft in the air above the South Bank.
The pop-up will run from 5-15 July based at Upper Ground Road, near the South Bank. Diners will enjoy backdrops of some of London’s most iconic buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral, OXO Tower, the Shard and the Millennium Bridge.
Exclusive menus have been created by leading chefs and will be available for lunch and dinner throughout the festival. Each of the three tables will serve a menu from either Pascal Aussignac of Clerkenwell’s Club Gascon; Robin Gill, the man behind Clapham’s much-loved Dairy (and more recently Sorella); or Lee Westcott from Bethnal Green Town Hall’s Typing Room (why doesn’t it have a Michelin star yet? Our reporters want to know).
Pascal’s menu will include a Gascony Pie: chicken ballotine and aromatic lobster served with a bisque sauce; Robin’s will showcase one-year lamb merguez presented with aubergine, miso and artichoke, and Lee’s will offer diners sea trout with heritage tomatoes, gooseberry and green almond. In addition to their menus being served throughout the duration of the pop-up, on 6 and 13 July, the chefs themselves will appear, cook and host their tables for dinner guests that evening.
Each table seats 22 guests with the culinary team cooking from the centre of the table. Diners are securely fastened in at ground level before their elevated gourmet experience begins and the Sky Tables are lifted 100ft into the air.
The pop up will serve breakfast (£50 pp), lunch (£125 pp), high tea (£75 pp), dinner (£150-£250 pp) and cocktails (£75 pp) with flights running from 8.30 am-10.30pm each day.
Tickets available from 10 am today (Wednesday 21 March) from eventsinthesky.co.uk only.