Exploring London: Martini and Meringue’s at Quaglino’s

Martini and MeringuesOne of the fabulous things about living In London is that there is always something new to discover. Last week I was invited to the launch of the Martini and Meringues pop-up launch for Quaglino’s in London. The event is exclusive to the month of June and features an array of bespoke cocktails and desserts.

Quaglino’s is actually a seafood restaurant. It’s located in Mayfair just behind Fortnum and Mason’s in Green Park. Their decor is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn’t believe I had never been here considering how amazing their menu is!

Quaglino's Restaurant

The Concept

Quaglino’s Executive Pastry Chef, Jack Smith, has teamed up with the Meringue Girls for the spectacular Spring pop-up. As part of the exclusive event, they prepared a gorgeous selection of martinis. They also match these with meringues and desserts to complement each unique cocktail.

There was also a fabulous edible installation on display. This featured a selection of mini meringues, flowers and a rainbow of bright colours.

Meringues Girls

The Favourites

My ultimate choice from the Martini and Meringues menu would have to be the ‘Rose Kiss’ martini. This was served with a pistachio and rose meringue kiss. The cocktail was made up of Hennessey rose water, lychee juice, orgeat syrup and lemon juice. The complementing dessert for this was a beautiful strawberry and rose pavlova.

Martini Meringue Pop-up - Rose Kiss

Martini Meringue Pop-up Quaglino's

Whilst the ‘Rose Kiss’ was my favourite cocktail, my favourite dessert was actually the ‘Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie’. I’m literally drooling thinking about this again! In fact all the desserts were beautiful, in taste, and to look at.

The Verdict

Well if you know me at all, you’ll know I love cocktails. And, I always have room for dessert! So this was a perfect night out for me. I would advise having dinner beforehand though. In hindsight, all those cocktails consumed with that much sugary goodness on an empty stomach might not have been the best idea.

Still, it was a wonderful evening and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys cocktails and desserts! The exclusive pop-up is only around until the end of June. So if you fancy something a little bit different, do check it out.

Have you ever dined or enjoyed evening drinks at Quaglino’s before? Have you been to visit the Martini and Meringue’s Spring pop-up yet?

Disclaimer: I was invited down to the launch of this event, but all opinions are my own.

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25 Comments

  1. Melissa
    14th June 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Wow these look so good! I’m going to have to try this place out when I head to London!

  2. 14th June 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I have never been to London before, so I haven’t had the chance to dine at Quaglino’s. The food and drinks look so good! It looks like a really nice place. How fun they have pop-ups like that.

  3. 14th June 2017 / 8:42 pm

    To be honest, I’ve never even heard of Quaglino’s before until you mentioned it. It seems like a very beautiful and exquisite restaurant! I LOVE seafood.

  4. Amanda Clare Appiagyei
    14th June 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Ohhh I love the look of this. I need to check it out, I also love how instagrammable it is! 😂

  5. 14th June 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I don’t drink but the decor is amazing. I love seafood restaurants so I would love it!

    • arcasela
      14th June 2017 / 9:17 pm

      The desserts alone are worth it! Still need to test out their seafood though 👍🏼

  6. 14th June 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I ALWAYS go for a rose flavoured cocktail – it’s one of my favourite flavours and this one looks amazing. The meringue too!

  7. 15th June 2017 / 10:04 am

    The decor is superb, never mind the actual martinis wow!

    • arcasela
      15th June 2017 / 10:12 am

      I know right! Gorgeous!

  8. Kara
    15th June 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Omg that looks amazing! I have to go thanks for sharing

  9. Ashleigh
    15th June 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I love cocktails and desserts too, so definitely adding this one to my ‘must visit’ list!!

  10. 16th June 2017 / 1:10 am

    Love anything cocktails and desserts so would love to try these out! London is beautiful!

  11. 16th June 2017 / 1:51 am

    Well this just made my “to do” list next time I’m in London! Thanks!!

  12. 16th June 2017 / 2:55 am

    I love when food looks like art. It makes the drinks look gorgeous!

  13. Lynne Harper
    16th June 2017 / 11:07 am

    Oh my I’m always super jealous of people living near London and being able to visit some awesome eateries and cocktail bars. What a fabulous place to visit, the food looks amazing and such amazing attention to detail, love it x

  14. 17th June 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Looks like an amazing trip Amanda!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. 19th June 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Fun drinks like this are the best!! This all looks awesome!

  16. 19th June 2017 / 6:14 pm

    How fun! I never been to London and I can’t wait to visit it in spring some day! 🙂 I’ll be sure to pop in to this restaurant when I do. Cheers!

    P:S Thanks for stopping by on my blog X

  17. 20th June 2017 / 2:11 am

    Wow, that all looks so luxe. A beautiful space and beautiful cocktails. I’ll have to put it on my list to try!

  18. 24th June 2017 / 11:50 am

    This looks amazing. Sadly, I’m not London based but will certainly be making an effort to visit here the next time I visit the Big Smoke!

  19. 24th June 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Wow, looks like a gorgeous place! I love their presentation and interior design. I appreciate the advice to have dinner beforehand!

  20. 28th June 2017 / 10:31 pm

    This sounds like such an amazing place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat, the decor is so eclectic as well.

  21. 30th June 2017 / 2:46 pm

    What an amazing place to visit. I’ve just had a look at the Meringue Girls site, and OMG their products are all so beautiful!

  22. 17th July 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I haven’t been to Quaglino’s for years, I clearly need to go again soon!

  23. 18th October 2017 / 1:23 am

    Ooh the rose kiss martini sounds divine as does the deconstructed lemon meringue. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time at Quaglinos!

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