For the winter of 2015-6 The Queen of Hoxton is turning its rooftop into a bar inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales, with nods to Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Repunzel, with cocktials like Hot Gingerbread Apple Toddy, and Gardener's Grog, and food like Chicken Shnitzel, and Magic Bean Stew. Open Mon-Sat from 22nd October - Don't miss it!
"Welcome to Queen of Hoxton’s new winter rooftop pop-up and get ready for our most ambitious concept yet. Once Upon A WigWam, opening 22nd October, will cast its spell over the skies of East London with the help of festival production maestros, Mad Ferret. Inspired by the the Grimms' brothers Fairy Tales, look out for interpretations of well-known stories like Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel as you get lost in its fantastical forest and magical menu, bringing you a drinking and dining experience London’s yet to offer.
Wander up the vine-covered winding stairs and spot hundreds of books leading you to the giant keyhole entrance of Queen of Hoxton’s magical land. Inside, a new tree house with a raised mezzanine elevates you even higher up East London’s iconic rooftop. Expect ornate mirrors, silhouettes of gnarly branches, and look out for watchful faces amongst the golden trees. Meander through hanging clocks and apples, branches laced with ivy and meadow flowers where you’ll find a gingerbread house-inspired bar. You can even gorge on the real gingerbread panels from time to time!
As ever, no Queen of Hoxton rooftop experience would be complete without food, drink and an immersive event or two to keep those hands and minds busy. See below for menus and upcoming events.
The Golden Apple
Hot gingerbread & apple toddy
Hot blackcurrant, blackberry & rosemary gin punch
Sour cherry & apple vodka martini
The Big Bad Buttered Rum
The Queen’s famous hot buttered rum
The Lambkin & The Little Fish
Pulled slow roast shoulder of lamb with rosemary, juniper and anchovy jus
The Golden Bird
Chicken schnitzel with caramelised apple sauce
Magic Bean Stew
Bean stew with sweet potato & herb dumplings
Roast potato, turnip and garlic with harissa and orange
Winter greens with optional bacon butter
When - Thursday 22nd October until end of March 2016
(Free entry, except when there are events on - check listings here
Where - The Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
Link - Queen of Hoxton
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