While the pace of the City is relentless, escape to a bar and restaurant that wants you to stay, linger, explore and quite simply drift…
Located in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, the drift is a stunning new venue from the team that brought you The Folly, The Anthologist, the parlour and the refinery. A sanctuary in the heart of the City, the drift brims with quirky collectibles, hidden alcoves, a mixology table and fine dining nook, whilst offering delights such as afternoon tea cocktails, a crustacea bar and liquid desserts to die for.
Enter the drift and find yourself in the main bar complete with floating Chinese-style lanterns. An impressive array of oversized shelves run the entire length of the venue and hold an eclectic assortment of antique vintage teapots, vases and china jugs to provide a dramatic backdrop to the seven foot walnut bar. Ascend a glass staircase to the secluded ‘cabana’ where you and up to 11 friends could find yourself face to face with colourful underwater life as you enjoy a captivating view of Europe’s largest private aquarium The first floor main dining room overlooks the bar below and features monochrome mosaic tiles that wrap around the marble topped bar. The ‘pontoon’ lounge bar features low-slung comfy chairs and soft banquette seating, whilst the dedicated mixology table is ideal for those who want to mix and muddle for themselves. For something a little more exclusive, the fine-dining nook is a wonderfully decadent dining area, set back from the main dining room, the hideaway seats 14 and includes a bespoke menu showcasing the best seasonal ingredients. Opulent gold wallpaper adorns the walls, whilst elaborate candelabras, crystal glassware, bone china crockery and intimate lighting all add to the luxurious settings.
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