This summer, Gordon Ramsay Group are offering Londoners the chance to celebrate the British summer inside or out, with the opening of two stunning gardens in partnership with Bacardi brands; The Allotment, inside Bread Street Kitchen in the heart of the City and a Secret Garden, outside neighbourhood favourite London House in Battersea.
London House has transformed its al fresco terrace into a secret garden. Entering into the garden, guests are transported to an enchanted space with cascading wisteria, plants and flowers.
The Secret Garden is a hidden gem in London, offering the ultimate outdoor space to enjoy drinks and food this summer. Inside the garden, a hidden rustic door creaks open to reveal a stunning semi-private dining area, where parties of up to eight can enjoy the garden setting.
The Secret Garden cocktail menu comprises of cocktails infused with fresh herbs which guests can enjoy alongside the a la carte menu. At London House, cocktail options include Wimbledon inspired cocktails – we began our evening with two such cocktails – The Federer blends rosemary infused gin, grapes, limoncello, lime juice, cranberry, egg white and honey whilst The Djokovic is a combination of Woodford reserve bourbon, Kummel liquor, Pedro Ximenez, Cocchi Americano, lemon, orange and angostura bitters.
Whilst enjoying our aperitif, we nibbled on the moreish deliciousness of the ham & cheese House Croquettes.
To start our meal amongst the flora & fauna, my dining companion ordered the Fried Duck Egg & Asparagus with Pickled Mushrooms.
I chose to start with the Smoked Scottish Salmon with Beetroot, Fennel, Orange and Almonds.
Following our starters, the main courses were served…
I had the Goosnargh Duck Breast with Carrot, Orange and Chicory which was simply delicious.
My dining companion loves lamb so its no surprise he chose the 9oz Bone-in Herdwick Lamb Steak which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Sides include the Garden Peas with Baby Gem and Mint – a dish full of flavours of the season.
Also worth sampling is the Isle of Wight Tomatoes that taste as good as they look.
To finish, I chose the indulgent Cambridge Burnt Cream – an English version of crème brûlée thought to have been originally created by the cooks at Trinity College Cambridge in the nineteenth century.
My dining companion enjoyed the Buttermilk & Vanilla Pannacotta served with fresh English strawberries – this dessert is a culinary celebration of the seasonal summer berries.
The Garden at London House is open for bookings seven days a week, with extended hours on the weekend, and is the perfect location to kick back with friends, family and loved ones this summer and enjoy al fresco dining in an idyllic setting of this enchanting secret garden.
7-9 Battersea Square, Battersea Village, London SW11 3RA