Living in London, it’s normal to expect the British weather to be unpredictable. In fact, it’s not uncommon to carry both sunglasses and an umbrella on the same day! This summer has been no different. With some days boasting scorching 28-degree heat, swiftly followed by icy 15-degree days. So I wanted to share my review of the Secret Herb Garden – a unique end of summer experience from The Royal Horseguards Hotel.
What is the Secret Herb Garden?
The Secret Herb Garden was launched in partnership with premium tonic brand, Fever-Tree. This special experience allows guests to enjoy a range of G&T’s and tapas in the gorgeous garden terrace of the iconic London hotel. The G&T menu was designed in collaboration with Fever-Tree and each cocktail presents a distinct refreshing taste paired with hand-picked herbs to enhance the flavours.
Hosted by the 5-star London hotel, you can be sure to enjoy your drinks in their beautiful terrace restaurant area. The seating area offers great areas for both couples or bigger parties and is hidden within the greenery backdrop of Whitehall Gardens.
What’s on the menu?
My first choice was the rosemary and pink grapefruit ensemble. I absolutely adore rosemary with gin, and first discovered this aromatic combination last year and now can’t have a G&T without it! I love that they serve it in what can only be described as a glass chalice – it’s huge! You are also able to add rosemary from the selection of fresh herb plants on your table. I thought this was a nice touch as you can then add to your own personal taste.
Served alongside the G&T’s is a delicious platter of tapas, specially selected to complement each of the unique cocktails. The food makes for a great pairing with the range of G&T’s and is a perfect partner to enjoy with your drinks.
The tapas menu comprised of a range of meat and veggie options including;
- Manchego cheese, served with spiced apple cubes
- Roasted padron peppers
- Chorizo, aubergine and fried egg
- Grilled tiger prawns
What’s the offer?
The Secret Herb Garden’s daily special offer is available 7 days a week between 5pm and 7pm – includes two Monkey 47 G&Ts and a tapas selection for only £20*.
(*The G&T and tapas offer is available every day between 5pm and 7pm at £20 per person.)
If you know me at all, you know I love a good cocktail or two – and the Secret Herb Garden does not disappoint. It’s a perfect way to enjoy drinks in the city and tease your senses into believing it’s still summer! The location is around a 2-minute walk from Embankment underground station. So it’s perfect for those looking for a quick drink after work or somewhere to start your night out. It’s open until the end of September so do head down if you’re in London!
Have you had a chance to discover the garden menu yet? Or have you ever stayed at the Royal Horseguards Hotel? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below…
DISCLAIMER: I was invited to review the Secret Herb Garden with complimentary food and drinks, but all opinions expressed are my own.