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Walkie Talkie Update: The Restaurants of 20 Fenchurch Street

Posted on: February 2, 2015

20 Fenchurch Street restaurants

It’s been a while since we’ve written about what’s going on in the Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie (or 20 Fenchurch Street as it prefers to be called). But the restaurants are open now so head over to our Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill profile page to see what the critics think of the flagship operation. Or have a look at the Sky Garden website to see how the Darwin Brasserie¬†turned out or gasp at the views from the Sky Pod Bar.

 

In 2013 we wrote:

Londoners are getting more and more options for high-rise dining all across town. In the last 12 months, the Capital’s established restaurants with a view, such as Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows were joined by newcomers Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba at the Heron Tower in the City and Oblix at The Shard (where more restaurants are yet to open).

In April 2014 it will be the Square Mile’s turn again. Between Liverpool Street and Monument tube stations (and not far from Heron Tower), 20 Fenchurch Street will open, a shapely 37-storey building nicknamed the “walkie talkie”.

We care most about floors 35-37, where a Sky Garden will offer not only sweeping views, but also three dining venues. Catering company rhubarb plans to run a food bar on Level 35 (think champagne and canapés), serve an international menu at Darwin Brasserie on Level 36, and open elegant Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill on Level 37.

As Bloomberg reports, Heston Blumenthal will be involved in creating the menu for special events in the tower’s four event spaces. Liquid nitrogen cocktails are being developed and dishes from Blumenthal’s restaurants, such a the iconic Meat Fruit are expected to make an appearance.

Follow us on twitter or facebook and we’ll keep you up to date as we learn more about the restaurants, including chefs, first opinions and early bookings.

[20 Fenchurch Street / rhubarb / Bloomberg]

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