SquareMeal Review of
Sky Pod at Sky Garden
The upper reaches of London airspace have become a merry-go-round of epicurean fantasies, so it’s no surprise the ‘Walkie Talkie’ has unveiled a bar on the top floor. The Sky Pod is the focal point of the Sky Garden, a three-storey open-plan atrium (complete with garden) showcasing the building’s curved crown. The view is an awe-inspiring widescreen but the bar itself is dwarfed and lacks intimacy due to the amount of surrounding empty space. Signature cocktails include a tangy Fresh Mary, combining gin with notes of cherry tomato and basil (£11.50), alongside reasonably priced classics, a range of wines and spirits, and sharing platters for snacking. As part of its green credentials, the space has no climate control and on our visit the staff wore woolly hats and coats. No evening reservations make Sky Pod great for heady stargazing, just remember to dress for the temperature.