Rosé the summer days away with festivals, tastings and bottomless brunches dedicated to our favourite refreshing pinky-toned drink
Words Sabrina Nunez
Rosé is having a major moment in the city, popping up and featuring heavily on menus during the warmer months. Venues across London are getting creative with their offerings, coming up with exciting ways to enjoy the drink. If you weren’t on board before, now’s the time to trade in your reds and whites for the pinks that pack a punch. Here’s where we’ll be enjoying ours…
Frosé at Camino King’s Cross
With the welcomed heat of the summer, nothing sounds more refreshing than an adult slushie after a long day at work. The cooler, more sophisticated cousin to the margarita, Camino’s frosé is made by combining Belsazar Rosé Vermouth, rosé and strawberry. The pop-up bar serving the pink creation is open Wednesday-Sunday through September. A few glasses of frosé and some tapas bring everything good about a Spanish holiday to the capital. If that hasn’t fully convinced you, Camino’s courtyard is revamped and ready to fully embrace al fresco dining.
Bottomless Rosé Lunch Vinoteca Soho
Vinoteca Soho is taking full advantage of the longer summer days by carving out four hours on weekends to spend leisurely sipping and eating with a bottomless drink option at lunch. The menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm for £15 with the purchase of a main or fixed price lunch. With a constantly changing menu of dreamy starters, inventive mains and a sinful selection of cheeses and desserts, you’d be sorry not to rosé all day.
Rosé Festival at the Geffrye Museum
Summertime festivals are branching beyond music and offering guests more interactive experiences. The inaugural rosé festival will take place at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. Food, entertainment and loads of flowing blush-coloured goodness are in store for 21-23 July. Opera, Shakespeare recitals, jazz bands and DJ sets will keep you busy over the weekend. Indulge in cool street food as you take in some culture and have a hard time deciding between 30 variations.
Crayfish Brunch With Bottomless Rosé at Aster
Obviously, we couldn’t escape this post without another bottomless rosé offering. Aster is adding crayfish to its brunch menu starting 15 July, allowing the drinks to flow over two or three courses. The Wiltshire crayfish is a good place to start, continuing the seafood theme with some crab linguine with prawns for your main. We also recommend enjoying a bit of fika – the Swedish answer to afternoon tea. It is brunch, after all.
Rock and Rose Bar
Coolness epitomised, Richmond’s restaurant is featuring a rosé bar for the summer featuring carefully curated drinks. From the garden to the florals and the artfully adorned cocktails, Rock and Rose is the perfect spot for happy hour and specials. The Pan-Asian menu offers quick bites alongside hearty British classics like Sunday roast, making it the perfect summertime hang.
Summer Rosé Soirée at the Trafalgar Arms in Tooting
If you’re interested in learning about alternatives, the Trafalgar Arms is doing just that on 11 August. The four variations you’ll sample are Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence, Vina Toricida Rioja, Sessola Pinot Grigio and end with Corte Delle Calli Raboso Rosato. The drinks will also be paired with food to round out an evening spent brushing up your knowledge in this charming pub.