Following the success of last year’s Lodge d’Argent winter pop up, City restaurant Coq d’Argent, one of the Barbican Life editor’s favourites, will once again be creating a magical winter wonderland on its rooftop space for the festive season, this time with an Arctic theme.   Coq d’Argent is brilliantly located at No.1 Poultry with is roof terrace overlooking the Bank of England, the Mansion House and the Royal Exchange.

Running from 21st November until the end of February, this year’s Arctic theme sees two cosy igloo tents installed on the heated ring terraces joining the familiar array of festive lighting, fur blankets and snowy decorations. Furthermore, an ‘Aurora Borealis Cube’ will be installed in the restaurant’s lift entrance area, allowing guests to step inside for a simulated visual experience of the Northern Lights.

A brand new cocktail list has been created by Bar Manager Filippo Testa to reflect the colours of the Northern Lights in hues of green, blue and purple with such examples as Green Sky with Hennessy fine de Cognac, Jasmine, and Chandon; Star Walk with Hennessy fine de Cognac, Finca Malbec, creme de figue, vanilla, lemon, glitter jam and raspberries; and for something extra warming Arctic Wilderness, a unique hot cocktail combining Hennessy Cognac, grape tea, moscat sweet wine and ginger candy syrup.

A winter warmer menu by Head Chef Damien Rigollet focuses on hearty dishes including Venison meatballs with a red berries sauce; classic Tartiflette; and Whole baked Vacherin cheese & croutons while desserts include Chestnut macarons and Warm waffles with hot chocolate and chantilly cream.

Situated above the hustle and bustle of The City, on Coq d’Argent’s terraces, Lodge d’Argent is the perfect winter retreat, and offers an ideal space for festive drinks and Christmas parties