Bloomsbury restaurant and bar Dalloway Terrace is transporting its guests to Sri Lanka for spring, with a new botanical design and offering.
Taking inspiration from The Bloomsbury Set’s Leonard Woolf novel The Village in the Jungle, the space features a “luscious overgrown jungle canopy”, complete with giant banana plant leaves, tropical ferns, palms and bright bursts of fuchsia from orchids and passion flower.
A selection of botanical cocktails and a new seasonal menu – all inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka – have also been created to add to the experience.
Cocktail highlights include the Ceylon Punch, made with mango-infused Ceylon Arrack, Ceylon Black Tea, citrus shrub and coconut water, and the Jungle Old Fashioned, a “fiery” blend of Ron de Jeremy Spiced Rum, ginger, falernum and orange bitters.
New on the food menu for spring 2019 is a smoked jackfruit salad with lime and chilli dressing and a Sri Lankan curry with tofu, chickpeas, lime pickles and poppadum.
Guests will also be able to enjoy a new Afternoon Tea, with a “Sri Lankan twist”. A mango & coriander tart with pink peppercorn meringue and lychee & coconut cake sit alongside sandwiches and traditional scones, served with clotted cream and raspberry jam.
Dalloway Terrace has also announced a new partnership with the National Literacy Trust, a charity that works with schools and families in disadvantaged areas to improve literacy skills for children and teenagers.
The restaurant will be donating £2 from their Beer Battered Fish & Chips on the All Day Dining Menu, raising money towards Literacy Toolkits to be delivered to local London schools.