The Rockwell

Deep in the heart of the world’s greatest city, lies a botanical hideaway perfect for the discerning, green fingered socialite.

Only a few metres from one of London’s most famous landmarks, Rockwell pays homage to Sir Archibald Rockwell whose travels, imagination and discoveries are celebrated throughout this magical setting.

As you walk in to Rockwell from under the watchful eye of Lord Nelson and the cacophony of sound that is Trafalgar Square, you are treated to a spectacular contrast from the fifty shades of grey streets of SW1, to a scene from The Secret Garden.

The curved double doors are adorned with plants and tropical flora welcoming you inside where the botanical theme continues with clever rainforest drapes falling silently down the pillars and walls. The artwork fashioning the walls at Rockwell are a joy to behold; drift away in the fantasy world of Sir Archibald whilst lounging in the plush red velvet sofas and leather bound curved booths. The long marble bar lined with teal leather and brass stools provide the ideal spot to watch your drinks being crafted and add further colour to the artist’s palette.

Dining at Rockwell is an experience not to be missed. The perfectly formed menu will have you struggling to choose from starters such as Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Ginger. Or how about a Ceviche Taco with Seabass and red cabbage Mains include Denham Vale Beef Burger, cheddar, pickled slaw and triple cooked fries all washed down with a palette cleansing Pineapple Carpaccio

The Scoop

Secluded booths provide the perfect setting for those exciting first dates. Intimate conversations can be enjoyed in total privacy and, washed down with some of Rockwell’s finest liquid creations.

Perhaps for him, a Wolf’s Foxglove Chivas Re gal Compass Box Whisky, chamomile syrup, Palo Santo Infused Mancino Rosso Vermouth, a dash of lemon juice topped up with ginger ale whilst for her perhaps a Hummingbird Hyssop Wry Vodka, lemon juice, citrus j am, Fernet Branca, British white wine cordial and topped up with soda water. Both concoctions are sure to fire up any date night encounter.

Take your date to one of the many special occasions on offer at Rockwell; All That Jazz showcases some of the capital’s finest jazz trios every Thursday evening. If a late night bite and a bespoke beverage is more your thing, be sure to book a booth at The Late Late Hour and sample some of Rockwell’s finest appetisers along with their mixolo gist’s greatest accompanying creations.

Attention to detail graces every inch of this extraordinary experience making Rockwell the ideal venue for any occasion. Whether for your intimate first date; a place to celebrate birthdays or the best bar in town to savour those after work drink s Most of all for those with a love for the fantastical.

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181-183 Cromwell Rd, Kensington
drink // live music // classy // unique
first date // just cos // early days
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