Following the last instalment of Mile High: Destination Gothenburg at the beginning of the year, the intrepid crew now ventures onward to Beirut, which will be departing 1-4 May, with an inbound trip scheduled 8-11 May.
The ‘secret’ venue is more central this time around, located somewhere on South Regent Street, and will be reminiscent of the 1950s ‘café culture’. We’ve been promised that the long standing and over-familiar shisha pipes and mint teas, as delightful as they are, will not be making an appearance.
As before, guests will ‘check in’, have some pre-flight cocktails, and interact with follow diners and crew ‘on board’. Chef Oliver Templeton is back for this second helping (sorry, couldn’t resist) and flying foodies will be presented with four-courses of authentic, modernised, Eastern dishes such as Smoked Labneh with Sour Cherries, and Rose Water and Pomegranate Jelly.
A host of inflight DJs man the (flight) decks to round off your evening of wilful suspension of disbelief and you ‘may also be lucky enough to have a drink with the captain’. Oh, Fresh.
Wait, so, who’s watching the plane? We are? Awesome.
Mile High will take place in a secret London location. Return tickets cost £65 (Wed to Sat) and includes two cocktails, a four-course meal, and access to the departure lounge and in flight entertainment. Weekend Departure Lounge ticket (Fri and Sat) costs £15 and includes a unique Mile High cocktail and entry to the exclusive Mile High departure lounge. Opens at 9pm. Mid-Week Departure Lounge ticket (Wed and Thurs) – it’s free! Get booking!
Photographs by Chloe Crewe-Read