The Secret Garden

Right in the heart of blossoming Bloomsbury this summer, tucked away in a quiet oasis in the midst of bustling London, chance upon the Secret Garden at the Montague on the Gardens.

From 1st May until 7th September, the Montague on the Gardens' Secret Garden will be the perfect place to wile away the balmy English summer evenings. 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 you 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.

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, prawn and crayfish cocktail. To complement 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 menu 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.

Due to popular demand, we encourage you to book in advance on +44 (0) 20 7612 8416 or

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. For all private functions, Jolanta and Siobhan, our events team, will be happy to discuss all of your needs. Email or call +44 (0) 20 7612 8411.

Why not purchase a Best of British Gift Voucher to spoil someone special with one of our Secret Garden Dining options?

If you wish to stay at the Montague over the summer, you might like to tie your Secret Garden experience with our Best of British package, with a standard and ultimate option available.

Inspiring Experiences