Perched in a prime position overlooking Piccadilly, the terrace is an elegant spot to sip on a glass of Champagne in the open air, away from the central London crowds. But it wasn’t just any old Champagne – we tried the new Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, made to be enjoyed with ice.
It’s a refreshing summer party drink, served in a sleek white bottle, and its fruity notes make it perfect for sparkling cocktails. It goes particularly well with the bar’s specially-created Rose Royale (Locally Grown Raspberries, Chambord Liqueur and Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial).
Champagne purists may be divided by its sweetness, but I found it delicious and very easy to drink.
The Moët & Chandon Summer Terrace is inspired by the Terrace Grill & Bar’s original use as home to the hotel’s swimming pool in the 1930s. Now, the swimming pool can be found indoors at Le Méridien Piccadilly, but the terrace recreates the pool party vibe with chic Moët & Chandon striped deck chairs, life rings and a pop-up bar.
We were also treated to bite-size tastes of Chef Michael Dutnall’s new summer bar menu. We grazed on Stilton port and walnut pate, “London Cure” smoked Scottish salmon rosettes, Carlingford rock oysters, mini fillet steak & lobster burgers and stunning mini desserts covered in edible flowers.
As the London weather is set to get hotter and hotter over the next few week, pull up a deck chair and cool down in style.
The Moët & Chandon Summer Terrace is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 10:30pm, until 31st August. For more information, visit www.terracegrillandbar.com/summerterrace