Updated 15/10/21 with menu and opening date
With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.
Their new hotel is part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia London. On the ground floor there will be a an artisanal food market from The Stratford Grocer & Co plus a café.
One floor up is the main restaurant, Union Social. An all day restaurant, the menu here by Italian chef Salvatore Coco takes a fairly brisk run around the world for inspiration. Dishes on the launch menu will include:
- Prawn croquettes with aioli
- Tarragon risotto with roasted autumnal vegetables
- Sesame glazed sea trout with white miso tamari-mirin infused ginger broth
- Greek lamb meatballs, tzatziki, pickled red onion with pine nuts
What's perhaps more interesting is the drinks side of things. They've brought in Walter Pintus (ex-The Ritz and The Connaught) and who we recently reported is also working with The Conduit in Covent Garden. Here he's put together a 'Travelling Urban Flavours' cocktail menu so their Paloma is infused with British beetroot and thyme and Pina Colada comes with a touch of salted caramel. Union Social also has a separate bar, Coupe at Union Social, focusing on all things sparkling from UK fizz to sparkling cocktails and spritzes.
But it'll be the rooftop bar, up on the top of the building that'll be the big draw we expect for East London residents (and there will be outdoor terraces there too). The Sky Bar will be the highest rooftop bar in East London when it opens. And it's promising great sunset parties with live music and DJs.
More about The Gantry London
Where is it? 40 Celebration Avenue, Stratford, London, E20 1DB
When? Union Social opens on 11 November 2021. The Sky Bar will open in early 2022.
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