We have good and bad news – so let’s rip off the plaster first. Europe’s longest Champagne bar at St Pancras International is closing temporarily for the summer on the 25 June, which means bottles won’t be popping at the iconic destination for the next couple of months. The good news is that St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys is set to undergo a major makeover which will see the space completely transformed.
Better still, guests are invited to run the bar dry with a special mystery Champagne offer for the last two days of trading before the refurbishment plans begin (24-25 June). A selection of mystery bottles will be revealed over the two days for guests to enjoy, with every single one priced at £71 regardless of type or vintage. Specific bottles will be confirmed on the day, but exciting bubbles to look out for include Drappier, Veuve Clicquot, Lanson and Searcys own Selected Cuveé Brut.
There will be plenty of tasty dishes on offer to tickle your tastebuds, too. The bar is set to serve a series of small and sharing plates, as well as main dishes. Look out for things like sweet pea and broad bean risotto with confit tomato and Searcys signature Creedy Carver chicken pie with tarragon. Snacky plates include cheese and charcuterie boards for something light but tasty to pair with Champagne.
So, what will the new St Pancras Champagne Bar look like? Set to re-open in September 2022, updates include a modernised bar designed to emphasise its Champagne collection, plush booths, marble-topped tables and a new seafood bar. And before you ask, the bar’s ‘press for Champagne’ buzzers at each table are set to remain.
If September seems a little too far away, then do note that the art-deco St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys will remain open throughout the summer, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea seven days a week.
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