Botanic transformation for Vista Roof Bar
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:20
Situated on the sixth floor of The Trafalgar Hotel, the open-air garden offers sensory stimulation and striking visual landscaping against a metropolitan London backdrop. The plum slate rockery, punctuated by large sandstone-effect rocks, marries sight, smell and taste with an array of fragrant and colourful plants including basil, rosemary, mint, thyme, lavender and aloe vera.
Designed by Ambius, the garden is reflective of Vistas seasonal menu offerings, many of which are inspired by botanical fusions. Elements of the new garden can be seen in cocktails such as Mr Harry - a herbaceous blend of fresh basil and Gin Mare - and the Leila Lavender Martini, with its olive, thyme, rosemary and basil tinctures, finished with a sprig of fresh lavender.
Manifesting itself as much in the food as the cocktails, the garden is echoed in a variety of favourite dishes such as yoghurt and mint marinated lamb, and lemon monkfish marinated with garlic, olive oil, oregano, lemon thyme, sea salt and crushed black pepper, served with spicy tomato.
Graze at Vista is a summer dining concept taking Mediterranean and North African influences and applying them to healthy, fresh produce. Guests are invited to explore a create your own approach, with an array of meat, fish and vegetables to choose from - all marinated in-house and cooked using the outdoor clay-oven. Accompaniments include a wide selection of salad leaves, toppings, herbs, dressings, small bites and grilled breads.
Beat Ganz, Director of Operations at The Trafalgar Hotel, said, The new herb garden embodies the contemporary style and creative flare synonymous with The Trafalgar Hotel, as we continue to mould a unique and inspirational environment for guests. This latest addition to Vista is a leading example, and one which truly demonstrates the innovative food and drink offerings at the hotel.
Situated in the heart of London on Trafalgar Square, Vista offers stunning sky views of The London Eye, Big Ben, Nelsons Column and the iconic St Martin-in-the Fields Church, designed by one of Britains most influential architects, James Gibb.
Open Monday to Saturday 12pm to 1am and Sunday 12pm to 12am, there is a £5 cover charge with £1 going to charity. Donations are split between Cancer Research UK and Hilton in the Community Foundation, the official charity of Hilton Worldwide in Europe which supports disadvantaged young people. Food at Vista is served from 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm daily.