This year’s St Pancras by Searcys’ summer pop-up takes inspiration from The Art of Travel, transforming Europe’s longest champagne bar into a stylish pre-holiday destination.
The lounge bar is now open from 7am to 11pm until 9 September and guests are invited to enjoy a glass of champagne, a new The Art of Travel Afternoon Tea, and menus that pay homage to twelve European cities and holiday spots.
The Art of Travel by Searcys is in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Globe-Trotter and Sipsmith Gin.
The travel-inspired afternoon tea menu is available throughout the summer and the menu plays on delicacies from European cities – served in a stylish travel suitcase – including the classic French Opera gâteau, Belgian white chocolate mousse, and passion fruit Swiss meringue pie. There is also a Burford Brown’s egg mayonnaise bun, smoked salmon warm crumpet, York ham and wholegrain mustard, homemade scones, and an avocado and quinoa wrap.
The pop-up marks the second stage of summer celebrations at St Pancras with each of the twelve private booths in the Champagne Bar being transformed into a different European city destination. They range from Eurostar destinations such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, to further flung European favourites like San Remo, Porto and Reims.
Guests are invited sit at one of the twelve booths and push the Press for Champagne button for an exclusive experience in champagne tasting. St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys was the first bar in London to introduce the switch back in 2007 when it was launched.
Veuve Clicquot has selected its Yellow Label, Rosé, Extra Brut Extra Old and Rich Rosé cuvées. Meanwhile, English suitcase company Globe-Trotter has partnered with Searcys with a display of its new Riviera collection.
Drinks ambassador Joel Claustre has created a cocktail and champagne list presented in a passport shape cover. The menu includes a selection of Veuve Clicquot champagnes available by the glass and bottle. Four bespoke gin-based cocktails have been created in collaboration with Sipsmith, which includes a special champagne and gin cocktail called Take on the French 75. This combines Veuve Clicquot and Sipsmith with a mix of orange, cocoa and bitters.