I really like going up tall buildings in London.
The views are always spectacular, especially if you manage to catch the sunset!
Not to mention when I went for Christmas Dinner at the Shard. That’s still one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had!
But I’ve found somewhere new that actually comes pretty close to topping it…
I’m talking about the OXO Tower Wharf building.
Shoot up in the lift to the 8th floor of this tucked away gem, and you’ll discover the award-winning OXO Tower Bar.
It’s got it all: yummy food, fabulous cocktails and, of course, STUNNING views.
Just see for yourself!
I was invited down a few weeks ago to have a taste of their fantastic menu, try
a few a lot of their amazing drinks and, most importantly, get stuck into their fabulous Summer Superfood Ice Cream flight: The Nice Cream Trio.
We started the evening with several rounds of perfectly balanced cocktails, created by the lovely Head Barman, Ian Goodman.
Now, can I just say: their drinks menu is IMPRESSIVE.
The cocktail menu alone is several pages long, and it really does have something for everyone.
I loved the freshness of my lychee based Southbank Cocktail, and I also had a taste of Thorne’s fabulous Gothic Manhattan, a staff favourite of bourbon, liquorice and cherry.
The English sparkling wine was also spectacular, and well worth investing in with friends for a special occasion (or, y’know, if you’re a moneybags, I suppose you could just pay the cool £55 price tag on your own…)
After a couple of drinks, we decided food was needed to line our empty (and already tipsy) stomachs.
We ordered a selection of bar nibbles to pick on, including chorizo, olives, falafel and the most diviiiine crispy squid with parmesan aioli.
(We may or may not have also ordered another round of drinks at this point….)
By now we were well-lubricated, well-fed and sooo ready to fill our dessert stomachs.
The OXO Tower Bar, alongside artisan ice cream company Taywell Ice Creams, has created the most amazing selection of superfood ice creams and served them up as one amazing collection of healthy and delicious ice-creamy goodness.
They’re super Summery, super English and combines a whole bunch of healthy superfoods.
I mean, it’s so healthy it’s basically a salad.
My favourite was the Baobab, Chia Seed & Cranberry. Smooth, creamy and served with a beetroot crisp, it was absolutely delicious.
And Beetroot is a vegetable so basically it counts as one of my five a day.
The other flavours were Bee Pollen & Raspberry Ripple, and Charcoal & Strawberry Ripple. Both nice, with fab textures and colours, but just not ones I’d order again on their own.
We had a fab night and it was so lovely to have a proper catchup with everyone.
Much hysterical laughter was had and I don’t think poor Thorne knew what to do with himself when faced with a herd of semi-intoxicated blogger females.
Our mission of the night became to make him blush as much as possible.
Thank you so much as well to the lovely team at the OXO Tower Bar, who were all so attentive and kind.
I absolutely loved this place and this it’s an amazing spot for a romantic date or a fancy girly catchup!
OXO TOWER WHARF
BARGE HOUSE STREET