Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland to launch first London rooftop bar

Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland has just announced the opening of Sabine on 20 May – its first London rooftop bar.

Located on the 7th floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s on Godliman Street, the 415m², 200-cover botanical bar has been developed in collaboration with hospitality consultancy Gorgeous Group.

With its own entrance and express lift, Sabine has a feature oval-shaped island bar at its centre plus two al-fresco terraces, both overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, one with a retractable roof for all-weather drinking and dining.

The impressive interiors, by Garuda Design, seamlessly blend the outside with the inside. As well as an abundance of hanging foliage and planting, a glazed roof ceiling provides a clear view of the sky, whilst natural wood ribbing around the bar, and wall and floor panelling, create a garden in the sky vibe. Soft furnishings, pendant lighting and contemporary seating in verdant greens and azure blues add touches of tropical colour.

The menu features accessible and seasonally-changing small plates that take you to warmer climes, from burrata with white peach, pistachio and toast; and chilli and lemon crab sticks with brown crab ketchup; through to larger sharers of grilled octopus with Mojo Rojo sauce. Cocktails, like the décor, take a botanical theme, and sit alongside a range of craft beers, local gins, premium spirits, wines and champagnes.

Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland are part of the Fattal Group. Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, said, 'As we continue to increase our presence in the UK, we are delighted to add a destination bar to our portfolio. Sabine’s expansive rooftop terraces and views over St Paul’s will offer just the space that Londoners are looking for as the country moves out of lockdown.”

Robbie Bargh of Gorgeous Group added, “We wanted to create a garden in the sky - the décor, food, and drink, transport you to somewhere far removed from the concrete jungle and everyday life.”