This is a sponsored post on behalf of ICEBAR LONDON
Heddon Street is lively with drinkers and diners on a Friday night but one end particularly holds a queue of people in search of an alternative nightlife experience – one in a bar made entirely of ice and kept at -5 degrees. We went along last Friday to test-drive a special deal, combining the cool of the Northernmost Attitude ICEBAR with the warm of their modern European restaurant.
Descending the stairs, all is cosy and serene in ICEBAR’s belowzero restaurant. A virtual fire flickers on the wall, seats are comfy and attentive service warms the cockles. Pay attention to your waiter though, the menu options for this deal are a little complicated, but the food is great with a good vegetarian selection and the choice to dine tapas style or take a traditional 3-course meal. The cocktails are imaginative and made with care and aside from enjoying our dinner, we admired the space-age plates and unexpectedly intimate setting.
The ICEBAR runs to a tight schedule, with visits timed for 40 minutes and a ticketing system for drinks. One of the bonuses to this deal is that you’ll skip the normal ICEBAR queue and be scooted to your sub-zero appointment ahead of those who haven’t lined their stomachs downstairs. Don your thermal cape, put on your gloves and be first at the bar. Don’t spend too long marvelling at how pretty it is, get your cocktail order in and find an ice ledge to hang out at. With up to 60 people in the bar each session, it’s pretty lively and excitable, with lots of smartphone snaps going off and an upbeat house soundtrack. Find a good vantage point and you’ll be grinning at the contemporary Frost Fair style gathering you’re a part of.
Want to try this evening of contrasts for yourself? Enter the simple prize draw below for a chance to win an ICEBAR & Dine package for two people to the value of £79. That’s dinner for two in the warm plus the uber cool ICEBAR experience, including thermal cape and gloves and a cocktail served in an ice glass.
Drop your details in the form and hit submit. A winner will be picked at random on Friday 11 May at 5pm and notified by email.
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You must be over 18 to enter this competition. Usual competition policy applies.
Book your ICEBAR & Dine experience: Midweek from £27.50, Weekends from £35.50. Includes ICEBAR thermal cape and cocktail. To find out more, call the ICEBAR reservations team on 0207 478 8910 or head to www.icebarlondon.com.
ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL London is at 31-33 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BN.