It’s time. Time to snuggle up in giant knits, gorge on comforting carbs and generally get your festive on. One place that’s particularly well suited to all this is the Boundary London Rooftop Winter Terrace. Situated high up on the Shoreditch skyline, the views from up here are pretty special. A favourite pastime of ours is being able to peek into local’s abodes (we like to imagine ourselves living somewhere so stylish whilst we’re here.
Despite the rooftop location it’s nice and toasty, thanks to the open fire pit, heated umbrellas, pyramid patio heaters, blankets and innovative heated seats – so you can visit come rain or shine.
As this is all in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, it’s absolutely essential you kick off with a glass of the good stuff, with champagne cocktails and even a champagne pairing menu available to accompany your meal.
Which is just as well because we visited the day after we did the legal bit of our wedding, so were definitely in the mood for champers. It’s certainly a romantic spot but would also be spot on for any special occasion.
We kicked off with little spiced monkfish tempura pieces, accompanied with a fresh yoghurt and cucumber dip, coconut and lemongrass. Chargrilled sirloin was presented on sticks with a punchy horseradish sauce and parsnip crisps.
There are main courses for one, such as the garlic and chilli tiger prawns or the oh-so-comforting chicken with ’nduja cassoulet, however, for us, the whole menu leads up to the sharing section. The big question is will you canoodle over côte de boeuf, cocotte de fruits de mer, raclette or the fondue savoyard?
Having gone for the raclette last season, this time we went for the fondue – a great big cast iron pot full of gooey, oozy molton cheese, made from a combination of comte, emmental, beaufort chalet d’alpage, Hennessy V.S., white wine and garlic. It arrives with crispy croutons and cornichons but you might want a side of something green to cut through all the indulgence. Try the roasted forgotten vegetables with tahini and za’atar.
Desserts were excellent. The brioche had a perfectly caramelised, golden crust, akin to the top of a lasagne, served with malt ice cream and ginger crunch pieces – the ultimate comfort food dessert and the only thing I want to eat this winter.
Boundary London Rooftop Winter Terrace is now open, to make a booking visit: