South Bank’s iconic OXO Tower offers cocktails to suit the stunning Thames-side views.
The champagne certainly flows – the bar serving its very own brand of Brut – and of course there are classic cocktails. Try originals though, like the bitter and uplifting Southbank Cocktail with pink grapefruit vodka, ruby grapefruit juice and Beefeater Gin. Even non-alcoholic offerings are inventive, like the After Hours Cosmo – replacing vodka and Cointreau with fruit tea, Siberian ginseng and orange flower water. A crowd-pleasing modern European menu dazzles in the restaurant and experienced sommeliers will happily find a wine to go with each and every course.
Don’t be surprised to see client-wooing and business meetings alongside family celebrations and marriage proposals – the OXO Tower has earned its status as a special occasion destination, and for very good reason.
— Laura Richards, @Lala_Richards