Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland announces the opening of Sabine on 20th May – its first London rooftop bar.

Located on the 7th floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s on Godliman Street, the 415m², 200-cover botanical bar has been developed in collaboration with hospitality consultancy Gorgeous Group.

It was Robbie Bargh, founder of Gorgeous Group, who said of lockdown “I want us to go back to something better than before, and this is our opportunity.”

This was at a time when most other industry statesmen were being vocally negative about virtually everything, and especially about the future.

Perhaps Bargh had the likes of Sabine in mind when he said those words.

With its own entrance and express lift, Sabine has a feature oval-shaped island bar at its centre plus two al-fresco terraces, both overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, one with a retractable roof for all-weather drinking and dining.

The impressive interiors, by Garuda Design, seamlessly blend the outside with the inside.

As well as an abundance of hanging foliage and planting, a glazed roof ceiling provides a clear view of the sky, whilst natural wood ribbing around the bar, and wall and floor panelling, create a garden in the sky vibe.

Soft furnishings, pendant lighting and contemporary seating in verdant greens and azure blues add touches of tropical colour.

The menu features accessible and seasonally-changing small plates that take you to warmer climes, from burrata with white peach, pistachio and toast; and chilli and lemon crab sticks with brown crab ketchup; through to larger sharers of grilled octopus with Mojo Rojo sauce.

Cocktails, like the décor, take a botanical theme, and sit alongside a range of craft beers, local gins, premium spirits, wines and champagnes.

Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland said: “As we continue to increase our presence in the UK, we are delighted to add a destination bar to our portfolio.

“Sabine’s expansive rooftop terraces and views over St Paul’s will offer just the space that Londoners are looking for as the country moves out of lockdown.”

Leonardo Hotels is the European division of Fattal Hotels Group, founded in 1998 by David Fattal in Israel.

Leonardo Hotels have been represented on the European market since 2007, with more than 90 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Spain & the UK and Israel.

All across Europe, Leonardo Hotels are known for their excellent locations in attractive destinations as well as for their distinctive ambience, individual design and atmosphere.

Each Leonardo Hotel has its very own regional character that symbolizes the strong relation between the hotel and its location.