A rooftop sanctuary tucked away amidst the city’s vibrant streets with decent drinks. What’s not to love? That’s where I found myself at PocketSquare, a hidden gem with views of the sun-drenched skyline of East London. With its sprawling terrace offering stunning views, a new summer cocktail list inspired by our favourite characters from pop culture, and a menu of tantalising Sicilian aperitivo dishes, it was a haven of enchantment that begged to be explored.
At PocketSquare, mixology draws inspiration from our beloved fictional characters. Imagine sipping on a drink that pays tribute to infamous villains, legendary heroes, and iconic comic characters.
I started with the “Marauder” cocktail with Appleton 8-year rum, Caribbean liquor, a touch of sugar, invigorating citric acid, refreshing guava and lime soda, it transported me straight to the high seas. But what truly stole the show was the presentation—a stunning ice skull sculpture floating gracefully in the glass. It was a feast for the eyes and a tantalising adventure for the taste buds.
Then there was the “Hunny” cocktail, a delightful concoction that paid homage to everyone’s favourite bear, Winnie the Pooh. Served in a real wax cup, it was as whimsical as it sounds. The blend of Toki whisky, Beesou, bee pollen chutney, and golden honey was a symphony of sweetness. It was like a warm embrace on a scorching summer day—a drink that made you want to slow down and savour every moment.
Sicilian Aperitivo Delights: A Culinary Journey to Remember
As if the cocktails weren’t enough to entice, PocketSquare had a menu of Sicilian aperitivo dishes that made my taste buds dance with joy. One bite of the Fritto Misto, crispy tempura-battered market seafood and courgettes, dipped in a rich black ink aioli, transported me straight to the shores of Sicily. It was pure bliss—crunchy, succulent, and bursting with flavour.
And let’s not forget the Polpette, juicy beef meatballs swimming in a luscious tomato sauce, topped with Parmesan and fragrant oregano. A comforting reminder of the rich culinary heritage of Sicily.
Unwind in Nature’s Embrace: Discovering the Enchanting Meadow Terrace
Imagine a terrace transformed into a lush meadow paradise. At PocketSquare, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Vibrant blossoms, delicate fairy lights, and the gentle breeze whisked away all traces of city life. It was a haven of serenity—a place where you could unwind, bask in the warm glow of the sun, and let your worries melt away.
If you’re eager to embark on this enchanting summer experience at PocketSquare, the meadow-themed terrace, with its breathtaking views of the city skyline, operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure you secure a spot in this picturesque setting, it’s advisable to arrive early.
However, if by chance the terrace isn’t available, PocketSquare has a contingency plan to ensure that every guest can enjoy the magnificent views. The interior seating area also boasts tables strategically positioned to overlook the panoramic vistas.
If you’re looking for a summer adventure that transcends the ordinary, PocketSquare is a place you can lose yourself in the world of pop culture-inspired libations, indulge in Sicilian aperitivo dishes that will transport you to the Mediterranean, and find solace in the meadow-themed terrace that invites you to unwind and savour the moment.
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