The cool vibe of Barcelona’s best beach clubs has been transported to the heart of London Docklands this summer, offering cavas and sangria cocktails.
The Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames pop-up has been created in the 17th-century Grade I-listed Columbia Wharf at DoubleTree Hilton Docklands, running until the end of September.
Decorated with a palette of white and gold, the pop-up features plush sofas, branded cushions, comfy deckchairs and oversized parasols. Come sundown, fluffy white blankets and flickering lanterns set the mood for evenings of live Spanish music and chilled-out DJ sets.
It offers a full list of sparkling Anna de Codorníu cavas, from the Anna Blanc de Blancs to Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Noirs, which uses 100% red Pinot Noir grapes, and the Anna de Codorníu Rosado with notes of berries and green apple. The Anna de Codorníu Dulce is designed to be served on the rocks while Codorníu Zero allows you to enjoy all the flavours but without the alcohol.
The menu also features sangria sharers, including Crystal Sangria made with white wine, Grand Marnier, Anna Blanc de Blanc and elderflower, and the Lady Sangria with rosé wine, Cointreau and rum. The Rojo Sangria combines red wine, citrus, forest fruits and cloudy lemonade while the Royale Sangria is a fruity, refreshing mix of Anna Blanc de Blanc, peach schnapps, elderflower, citrus, cucumber and mint. There is also a selection of Spanish beers, ciders and spirits.
The food menu of classic Spanish pintxos and tapas plates takes inspiration from Barcelona’s famous food market, La Boqueria, where dishes arrive paired with a different cava. Meat aficionados can tuck into chorizo and manchego bocadillos (sandwiches), serrano jamon with cherry tomato salsa, or albóndigas de carne (meatballs). Seafood options include frito whitebait with lemon and sea salt and ensalada de gambas, served with a zingy paprika and lime dressing. The tapas line-up also features classic patatas bravas, generously-filled risotto and artichoke croquettas, and calamari and aioli.
At weekends, the pop-up offers the Anna Tasting Brunch, featuring a flight of four cavas and a tapas-style dish from the brunch menu, which ranges from chorizo tortillas to seafood paellas. Priced £32 per person, it is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Later in the day, the Anna Afternoon Tapas comprises three tapas dishes and two glasses of Sangria for £21, available between 3pm and 6pm.
Throughout the summer, the terrace pop-up will host a series of events inspired by Barcelona city life. Foodies can book themselves a place at the Codorníu Summer School, where paella masterclasses and “fizz nights” explore the full Anna range. Event updates are featured on the DoubleTree Docklands website.
Currently Europe’s largest privately owned wine estate, Codorníu was the first Spanish company to produce sparkling wine using the traditional method with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Anna de Codorníu is a combination of traditional Catalan, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, named after the last family member to use the Codorníu surname. Currently available only in the on-trade, they are being introduced to the UK market through this pop-up.
DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW
Tel: 020 7064 4464