SquareMeal Review of
Searcys St Paul’s Cathedral
Wherever there's an iconic building crying out for some fizz, there’s a branch of Searcys ready to oblige – its swish bars have staked their claim in several modern monoliths, from the art deco grandeur of St Pancras International to the top floor of The Gherkin. By-the-glass bubbles, house selections and fizzy cocktails such as French 75 or Kir Royale are perfect for a boozy lunch or sophisticated send-off without breaking the bank. However, Champagne aficionados can also enjoy a selection of almost 30 marques, ranging from rare gold-plated vintages to interesting finds such as a 2005 special-edition Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé. Tasting flights and curiosities including a gargantuan 30-litre Melchizedek complete the potable picture, while the fizz-friendly menu ranges from dreamy smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to pristine seafood platters – plus afternoon teas or strawberries and cream for sweet-toothed revellers.
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