The Terrace is a sanctum of elegance. It is located in a very secluded area at the back of the hotel with a direct and hard to find passage to the Whitehall Gardens by the Embankment. The Royal Horseguards Hotel, set in a Victorian building, is steeped in history, once it was the Secret Service's HQ and has served as a background for various past and recent films, how cool is that?
Back to The Terrace, where we had a fantastic time celebrating the Summer Picnic Hamper with delicious nibbles and excellent cocktails. The DIY picnic basket gives everyone the chance to build your own picnic from a huge selection of cold meats, speciality bread, humus, crudities, apples, grapes, cheeses and tasty Summer sweets including Chocolate dipped strawberries and Macaroons. The basket also comes with half a bottle of Taittinger Champagne; the hotel preferred bubbly.
The hamper can be enjoyed while lounging around The Terrace or at Whitehall Gardens, weather permitting. To experience this luxury picnic will set you back £59 per couple. A very reasonable price tag for handcrafted treats and alfresco dining with breathtaking views.
|credit: Guoman Hotels|
The hotel also serves delectable cocktails and nibbles at The Terrace, menu here. We sampled a few:
|Aperol sobert and champagne - very addictive and refreshing|
|Quintessentially British - Pimm's!|
|Inverness and Berry Crush (vodka based) and Gin & Jam|
A full list of dishes to build your own picnic by choosing 9 items from the selection below as per their menu:
Warm baguette & grilled sourdough | Woodhalls Cumbria Salami |Salami Milano | Air dried Oxspring Home roasted Grangemoor Beef | Balsamic Onions | Parma Ham | Hummus with pumpernickel | Cream cheese stuffed peppers | Black pepper pastrami | Rocket leaves
Warm baguette & cheese biscuits | Alex James, Farleigh Wallop | Barkham Blue | Celery Sticks | Elmhirst Black Bomber | Apple & port chutney | Celtic Promise | Baby carrots | White & black grapes | Green apple
Chocolate Brownies | White Chocolate Blondies | Chocolate dipped strawberries | Macaroons | Truffles | Fruit Tub."
What a treat!
|Which hamper will you choose?|
2 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2EJ