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Summer Returns to the Rooftops of Oxford Street at NOTCH LDN

SEEN loves good food, good drink and good vibes in cool places. And that is precisely what you’ll get at NOTCH LDN, a new rooftop pop-up in the heart of London.

SEEN loves good food, good drink and good vibes in cool places. And that is precisely what you’ll get at NOTCH LDN, a new rooftop pop-up in the heart of London.

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Located on the fourth floor of the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, it offers a peaceful skyline retreat from bustling Oxford Street below. The garden utopia that was home to #Roofnic in 2015 – a huge hit with queues snaking round the block – has been transformed into a buzzing, sky-high industrial playground, where Londoners can enjoy Japanese street food, pop open hand-made tuna cans of Negroni and perch on swings gazing over London.

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Accessible via a secret entrance tucked away at the far end of Oxford Street near Marble Arch, the climb up the staircase leads straight to the rooftop, a space described as ‘Williamsburg warehouse meets Berlin yard sale space’. It features an eclectic mix of reclaimed materials: school science tables from a boatyard in the East of England; Edwardian floorboards; bomb-proof lighting from a factory in the Wye Valley; explosion-proof industrial lights from Nottingham; back bar shelving from an architectural salvage yard in Norfolk; scaffolding; and a row of rooftop swings overlooking the city streets.

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But home-made cocktails in tuna cans and swings looking onto Oxford Street are not the only features of this great rooftop venue. Chef Mark Morrans will be delighting customers all summer long, come rain or shine, with a fusion of Japanese, South American, and even Peruvian, flavours and techniques. His signature dishes of tacos, with either Fried Chicken with marinated kimchee mayo, shichimi, chilli and chives or Pulled Beef with anticucho mayo and pickled cucumber promise to delight your tastebuds. Weekly specials will feature, as well as a dedicated brunch menu that will appear later in the summer.

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The bar at Notch has a distinctly summer feel to it, mixing rum, tequila and gin-based cocktails. Choose from a selection of jars such as the Red Pigeon made with Espolon Tequila, Campari, lime, pink grapefruit and sugar, or the Giant Iced Tea with bulldog gin, creme de peche, appleton white, aperol, cynar, lemon juice and ginger ale. SEEN recommends you try the ‘Canned Classics’, which include a Negroni (made with Cinzano Rosso, Campari and Bulldog Gin), Old Fashioned (Wild Turkey 81 and bitters) and Adonis (Cinzano Rosso, sherry and bitters).

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535 Oxford Street
London W1C 2QW
www.notchldn.com

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