City restaurant Coq d’Argent have once again launched the summer series of Voga classes in collaboration with House of Voga. A lift will elevate you from the city below, up to Coq d’ Argent’s stunning rooftop garden oasis where you’ll strike a pose overlooking the most impressive views.
We weren’t too sure what to expect, but Voga is basically a fusion of yoga and ‘vogueing’, taking participants through dynamic dance to dreamy disco, Voga combines the breath-synchronized movement of Yoga with the expressive moves of a dance class, fusing power and strength with attitude and flamboyance, where alignment is key. We laughed until we CRIED. The atmosphere was upbeat with more of a festival feel to it than a serious fitness class and everyone was really friendly, singing along to the best tunes. Even the instructor couldn’t help but laugh along with us when we messed up the moves!
Guests are strongly encouraged to wear florals and you even get a mojito style mocktail & fresh fruit to cool you down after the class. If the sun is shining, you won’t want to leave.
Luckily you don’t actually have too as Coq d’Argent serves up an indulgent brunch from 12-4pm, priced at £26pp for two courses, and £29 for three courses. You’ll undo all that hard work just by looking at the menu, but hey, it’s Sunday right?
Portions are really generous (and decadent!) so we think this is a cracking deal. Keep things light and seasonal with Asparagus, hen’s egg and truffle shavings and Hollandaise sauce or go traditional with garlic snails, served in the shell.
Mains are equally impressive, featuring a French take on the classic Sunday Roast, beef is served perfectly pink with a giant Yorkshire pudding, stuffed with roasted veg and finished with red wine sauce. Alternatively, slices of seared Duck Breast sit atop a mound of the smoothest mash potato.
Knowledgeable but unpretentious staff will helpfully suggest wine to accompany your dishes, or get into the flower power vibes with a Blossom City cocktail – the Blooming Orchid combines Tanqueray 10 gin shaken together with orange marmalade, camomile and yuzu syrup, orange juice and is finished with Champagne – the ultimate aperitif.
We suggest sharing dessert, the La Fraise is easily enough for two and reminds us of summery days at Wimbledon – a French version of strawberry Eton Mess complete with mint meringue disks.
Confirmed dates and themes for summer 2016
17th July – Madonna practice class (11am-12pm, £15)
31st July – Madonna party class with DJ Alex and Like a Virgin mocktail (11am-1pm, £20)
14th August – Ibiza practice class (11am-12pm, £15)
28th August – Voga Jam with DJ Alex, summer mocktail and fruit (11am-1pm, £20)
11th September – Voga Bollywood practice class (11am-12pm, £15)
25th September – Voga Bollywood party class with spicy mocktail and fruit (11am-1pm, £20)
To book tickets please visit: https://yplanapp.com/london/house-of-voga-at-coq-dargent-43071/