Every year we wait in eager anticipation for Dalloway Terrace’s new spring look. With the arrival of spring (arguably the best season) the renowned Bloomsbury restaurant has once again been magnificently transformed, this time into a tropical paradise adorned with the unique flora of Sri Lanka.
Inspired by the Bloomsbury Set’s Leonard Woolf’s novel ‘The Village in the Jungle’, the space is now a wild jungle of silk foliage stems creating a luscious overgrown canopy with iconic banana plant leaves creating the perfect oasis in the capital, a refuge from the busy streets of central London. The new transformation will literally transports guests to the wild and unspoilt beauty of Sri Lanka with an abundance of tropical ferns, palm and vibrant bursts of fuchsia by glorious orchids and passion flower.
The new spring décor brings with it a new seasonal menu laced with Sri Lankan influences that has our mouth’s watering from smoked jackfruit salad with lime and chilli dressing (£16) and side dishes such as moong dahl lentils (£4.75) alongside delights such as Sri Lankan curry with tofu, chickpeas, lime pickles and poppadom (£16).
Guests will be able to relax and enjoy Dalloway Terrace’s gorgeous new floral installation with an exclusive list of botanical cocktails inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka. Highlights of the new cocktail list include Ceylon Punch, created with Mango-Infused Ceylon Arrack, Ceylon Black Tea, Citrus Shrub, Coconut Water (£12), Jungle Old Fashioned, a fiery blend of Ron de Jeremy Spiced Rum, Ginger, Falernum, Orange Bitters (£12) and Tropical Negroni a delicious twist on a classic made with Mór Pineapple Gin, Belsazar Dry, Cinnamon Tincture, Pink Grapefruit & Kumquat Shrub, Amaro Montenegro (£12).
Guests will also be able to enjoy an all-new afternoon tea with a Sri Lankan twist. Highlights of the enticing new menu include mango and coriander tart with pink peppercorn meringue, lychee and coconut cake with lime glaze and pineapple and red chilli terrine with red vein sorrel.
Dalloway Terrace have also added some Sri Lankan options to their extensive range of teas, and the afternoon tea also includes sandwiches as well as the traditional scones served with clotted cream and raspberry jam which is priced at £40 per person. Finally, Dalloway Terrace’s spring jungle also serves breakfast and weekend brunch… Top tip: Dalloway Terrace gets booked up fast so we recommend booking in advance.
In partnership with the National Literacy Trust, Dalloway Terrace have also announced that they will be donating £2 from their beer battered fish & Chips on the all day menu to raise money for the charity. The National Literacy Trust charity works with schools and families in disadvantaged areas to improve literacy skills for children and teenagers and the money raised will go towards literacy toolkits that will be delivered to London schools.
To find out more information about Dalloway Terrace or to make a reservation visit the website here or contact the restaurant on 0207 347 1221.
Images, Sarah-Louise, @the_adventuresofus, Dalloway Terrace