Winter at Dalloway Terrace: Is this London’s Most Festive Pop-Up?
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If all you desire this festive season is indulgent comfort food, cosy winter décor and a touch of Alpine glamour, you can find it in the heart of London. The Dalloway Terrace has undergone its annual winter transformation, with the Alpine interior designed by Nikki Tibbles Wild At Heart, adorned with snow-covered pine garlands, twinkling Christmas trees and traditional Swiss cow bells for its Gstaad theme. All the apres-ski glamour and not a snow plough in sight? Count us in…
What to Eat: Dalloway Terrace Winter Pop-Up
The classic menu at the Dalloway Terrace has been updated with some alpine classics, including a Swiss-inspired afternoon tea, rosti, Swiss cheese boards and, of course, fondue. It is here that you should start your order, with a fondue for two (with shaved truffle-topped cheese, should you wish) served with sourdough and pickles. And while you wait for the cheese to bubble, sample a warming cocktail from the Gstaad-special menu, which will be served with a Retro Image Viewer, showing images of the snow-capped mountains of the Alpine resort. Pick from The Golden Pass Espress made with Amaro Nonino, Espresso and Caramel Syrup or the Apline Toddy, with Nonino Grappa, Chamomile Flower and Supusawa, or the indulgent white chocolate Chocolat Chaud, with Nonino Williams Pear.
Seasonal specials include a roasted butternut squash risotto, gorgonzola and pine nuts, game rigatoni, and sprout salad or order the daily special for the likes of pan-fried trout with cherry tomato risotto (completely delicious). Picking your side from buttered savoy cabbage stacked with bacon, truffle and parmesan fries, grilled squash or avocado salad is close to impossible, so best to order one of each on the pretence of sharing.
If you have any space left after cocktails, fondue, mains and sides, firstly, congratulations on your eating abilities. Secondly, lucky you, because the dessert menu is full of culinary delights, from the Swiss cheese board to the apple crumble pie and the black forest sundae, all available with perfectly paired dessert wine or digestif.
Known for being one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in London, the Dalloway Terrace is more than just a pretty face, and this latest winter menu just might be the most festive foodie treat in the capital. Just wear stretchy trousers.
Winter At Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury hotel is open daily from 8am – 10:30pm. 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN. For more information or to book please visit dallowayterrace.com.