A steak plate at Aviary in Finsbury Square.
The Facts
NAME: Aviary
IT'S: A rooftop restaurant and terrace bar

05-12-2016

OPENED: December 05th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: ETM Group
DID YOU KNOW: It’s brought to you by the same people behind Burdock on the hotel’s ground floor
LOCATION: Finsbury Square
ADDRESS: 10th Floor Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
CLOSEST TUBE: Moorgate
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Sunday 7am-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3873 4060
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INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Aviary

OPENED December 05th, 2016

Aviary, a rooftop restaurant and terrace bar, is one of the best new places to eat in East London.

If you love a great view with your meal, then this is the place for you.

Rooftop Roosting

A seafood meal at Aviary.

Located between the City and Shoreditch, ten floors above Finsbury Square, Aviary boasts some pretty unbeatable views of London’s cityscape. The locale means it’s also a great place for City workers to flock at the end of the day.

Designed by Russell Sage Studio, the 6,000 sq ft space features a central bar, which partitions the main dining area off from the lounge. It has an eclectic feel – the hanging planters bring the outdoors in, but are contrasted with more luxurious elements, like gold drinks cases, plush single seatings, and banquettes. The heated terrace means you can sit outside, even if you’re still marginally freezing (think of the view… think of view).

Booze + Botany

Aviary also offers cocktails and other drinks.

Like the décor, there’s also a botanical theme to the cocktails. The drinks feature all-natural ingredients like Manuka honey but used in an inventive way. And if for you, style is just as important as substance, the drinks here, presented in chic copper tankards and copper pineapple sharing serves, are just as easy on the eye. Totally Insta-worthy.

Feeling peckish? The kitchen is headed up by Dan Loftin, previously of Kensington Place. Aviary is big on traceability and responsible sourcing. They use British meats supplied by small livestock farmers and fish sourced from south coast day boats and British fishing ports. Everything is cooked over live charcoal at temperatures of up to 550°C in Aviary’s very own Bertha coal oven.

Talk about a “room with a view.” Aviary’s got both – and at 6,000 sq ft, it’s a whole lot roomier than you’d think.

Aviary is the latest venture by restaurant and bar operator ETM, who count The Botanist amongst their list of venues. ETM is by no means new to the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. Just last month, they launched Burdock, the café, bar and restaurant on the ground floor – another belter in its own right.

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Words by Stephanie Ang

The Facts
NAME: Aviary
IT'S: A rooftop restaurant and terrace bar

05-12-2016

OPENED: December 05th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: ETM Group
DID YOU KNOW: It’s brought to you by the same people behind Burdock on the hotel’s ground floor
LOCATION: Finsbury Square
ADDRESS: 10th Floor Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
CLOSEST TUBE: Moorgate
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Sunday 7am-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3873 4060
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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