Uncover the ‘Secret Garden’ this summer at the Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury

  • Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The ‘Secret Garden’, designed in association with prestigious floral designer and fragrance creator Kenneth Turner, will be the perfect place to take afternoon tea this summer, enjoy some Pimm’s or an evening barbecue. Charming lanterns will lure guests through to an English garden decorated with birch, entwined and rambling Leanna vine and summer flowers such as roses and hanging wisteria, to create a colourful, inspiring and relaxing garden space.

Guests can dine on a Best of British tasting menu which includes; devils and angels on horseback, potted shrimp, Scotch egg with homemade piccalilli, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, mini fish and chips, Balmoral smokie fishcake, Cumberland sausage and mash and prawn and crayfish cocktail. To compliment the tasting menu is a mini Pimm’s cocktail menu with 10 Pimm’s cocktails each with a unique twist on a favourite British summer drink. Try a refreshing Ginger Pimm’s, a punchy Southern Pimm’s Punch or a flirty Summer Passion Pimm’s.

To celebrate the numerous exciting events occurring in the capital this summer, the Best of British afternoon tea will feature a fun selection of pastries such as a Wimbledon pistachio cupcake, some Queen of tarts and Victoria sponge in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and a nod to Ascot with a chocolate and praline top hat. Not forgetting of course a range of delicious savoury finger sandwiches and Kentish strawberries and cream.

No sunny summer evening would be complete without a barbecue and the ‘Secret Garden’ barbecue will have all the favourites including gourmet burgers, sticky baby spare ribs, seafood skewer, grilled tuna steak, corn on the cob with chilli salt, marinated halloumi cheese skewers and a crowd pleasing 14kg rosemary and garlic marinated suckling spit roast pig for group barbecues.

The Montague’s ‘Secret Garden’ will run from May 1st to September 7th and will be available for private hire throughout the summer. Due to popular demand, guests wanting to visit are encouraged to book in advance. Guests wishing to stay at the Montague over the summer can avail of its wonderful Best of British Maiden Voyage package which includes an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Guests will spend two nights in the Guv’nors’ Suite, enjoy a full English breakfast, afternoon tea, a Fortnum & Mason hamper, pink champagne and strawberries as well as two tickets to the British Museum which is just a stones’ throw from the hotel.  Prices are from £896 per room per night based on two people sharing.

The Montague on the Gardens, the luxury four-star hotel in Bloomsbury, is an elegant and long-established Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking a secluded private garden square. The 100 luxurious rooms and suites, including one two-bedroom apartment, are elegantly understated, furnished with luxurious fabrics capturing the timeless elegance of Bloomsbury and its literary heritage. This four-star hotel is within strolling distance of the West End and The British Museum, and a mere five minutes from the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. Guests find themselves just minutes from London's Financial District, Covent Garden, shopping on Oxford and Bond Streets, the West End theatres and Russell and Bloomsbury Squares. The Montague on the Gardens is part of Red Carnation – a luxury collection of five and four-star boutique hotels.

The Secret Garden at The Montague on the Gardens