Gin enthusiasts, this is for you.
To mark the start of spring, OXO Tower Restaurant have teamed up with The Botanist Gin to bring a little hint of Islay to the restaurant terrace. A bespoke cocktail menu and 4-course gin themed experience, take inspiration from the 22 foraged botanicals used to flavour this beautiful gin. Start your meal sipping on a fresh Islay Breeze; Botanist Gin muddled with fresh lemon balm, lime juice and topped with Elderflower tonic, served tall over crushed ice.
View The Botanist cocktail menu HERE
For foodies who love a good Gin, our head sommelier and executive chef have crafted a bespoke 4-course gin themed menu. Dishes include a Botanist Gin cured sea trout to start and a lemon meringue tart with gin sorbet to finish, each course carefully matched with a gin cocktail. Bookable for 6 people only, and with only 20 ‘experiences’ available, this is the perfect opportunity to take over a part of the restaurant terrace, adorned in ivy with a rustic table and wild botanicals growing around you. All enjoyed with the famous OXO view of the River Thames and St Paul’s, it’s the perfect way to pass a nice spring afternoon or evening. With each course comes a little insight into the Gin itself from our head sommelier.
To find out more or to book the Botanist menu (up to 48 hours in advance) please call our reservations team on 0207 803 3888.
View The Botanist experience menu HERE
Available Tuesday – Friday 12 – 3pm | Tuesday – Thursday 6 – 9pm
A little bit about the Isle of Islay and The Distillery
Available until the end of May, our collaboration with The Botanist takes inspiration from the beautifully remote and wild location from which it is created. The Isle of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland is better know for producing whiskeys since as early as 1771. The Bruichladdich distillery was purpose built and opened up by the Harvey brothers in 1881. Considered cutting edge at the time, it was built from sea stones, compared to other distilleries which were mostly redeveloped farm buildings. What makes them stand out is they still use much of the original Harvey era machinery today. Including the original ‘open’ 7-tonne “mashtun”—the only one on the island, and one of only a handful still in existence.
The island itself is known for its fierce weather, perfect for the growth of the wild botanicals used in the creation of The Botanist gin. Everything is made by a team of skilled artisans using original equipment and good old fashioned ‘talking’ to relay messages. No computers are used in the process, something the team are quietly proud of. Now in its 10th year of production, we are pleased to bring a little taste of Islay to the OXO Tower Restaurant with The Botanist Gin.
View The Botanist video HERE