Soak up the South Bank on our Laurent-Perrier x Sea Containers Terrace this summer.
This year’s summer terrace takes inspiration from the hotel’s newly launched ‘Hedgerow by agua’ skincare and ingredients line, which celebrates the thriving British hedgerow and the indigenous flora that grow within it.
Launching on Wednesday 19 May, and popping up for the duration of the summer, the terrace will be a plant-filled oasis on the river Thames that brings to life the British hedgerow in the heart of the Southbank. Guests will be surrounded by an urban garden filled with British native woodland trees, ferns and shrubs – such as Field Maple and Hazel trees, Barrenwort and Coral Bells – whilst sipping on Laurent-Perrier champagne and taking in the terrace’s unrivalled views across to St Paul’s and the City of London.
Diners will be able to enjoy Laurent-Perrier’s iconic Cuvée Rosé by the glass or bottle, as well as the delectable La Cuvée and a selection of cocktails, served alongside a menu of fresh seafood small plates and a new Sea Containers Restaurant summer menu. Sustainably sourced and with hedgerow foraged herbs, the new small plates menu will include a fruit de mer platter with prawns, crab, oysters and octopus; lobster and celeriac remoulade on toast; oysters by the dozen and more.
To ensure that the terrace honours sustainability and the wild plant life that it celebrates, the urban garden has been created in consultation with Bankside Opens Spaces Trust – a local environmental charity. All materials and perennial plants for the project will be reused in future installation and donated to local community sites such as community parks and gardens, local residents’ groups and the local authority
As part of the summer terrace collaboration, guests will also have the opportunity to gift a voluntary donation to conservation charity, Plantlife, who are restoring wildflower meadows across the UK and for which Champagne Laurent-Perrier is a Corporate Patron.
*Our terrace is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Please note the terrace is not bookable, tables will be allocated on first come first serve basis depending on availability.
Originally founded in 1812, the House of Laurent-Perrier has been defined by its pioneering role in innovating champagne throughout its history. Internationally recognised as one of the foremost names in champagne, its success can be attributed to a deliberate policy of challenging conventional techniques, whilst honouring traditional values: a respect for nature and the terroir above all, a passion for quality, and strong, lasting relationships. Laurent-Perrier’s success must also be attributed to the energy of the de Nonancourt family, headed by the late Bernard de Nonancourt, who assumed control in 1948. Working in a demanding business environment, Bernard preserved the independence of his champagne house and its related values, taking the house from one of hundreds to its current position as one of the region’s leading houses. These same principles guide the current management team led by his two daughters, Stéphanie Meneux de Nonancourt and Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt. As growers and producers of fine Champagne wines, Laurent-Perrier is committed to ceasing all practices or actions which may irremediably damage the environment. This pledge is translated and put into action in all our activities, showing a continual respect for the environment and natural resources. Our long-term policy in grape growing and wine elaboration is based on sustainable methods Laurent-Perrier places care for the environment as part of its winemaking process from grape to glass, through practices such as minimising production waste, reducing pollution, and promoting the regeneration of soil nutrients through sowing floral fallow plants. We at Laurent-Perrier strive to ensure that all our actions show a continual respect for the environment and natural resources.
Taking its sustainability efforts further than just the vineyards in France, Laurent-Perrier has also partnered with likeminded UK wild plant conservation charity, Plantlife, becoming a Corporate Patron. The brand will be working on further activations later this year to support Plantlife’s efforts.
Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi. Plantlife own nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales. Their team of dedicated conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation organisations, community groups and governments, pushing boundaries to save our rarest flora and ensure familiar flowers and plants continue to thrive. HRH The Prince of Wales is Plantlife’s Patron and Champagne Laurent-Perrier is the only Champagne House to bear the Royal Warrant of HRH The Prince of Wales.