Open Now (until end of March 2018)
This winter the Queen of Hoxton invites you to a hideaway inspired by the far-flung desert realms and romantic splendour of Marrakesh.Escape the grey city pavements to our Rooftop Riad high above the streets of East London, where you’ll find our bar inspired by the intoxicating colours, sights and scents of Moroccan souks. A treasure trove of brightly coloured Babouche slippers, ceramic tiles, twinkling lanterns, cushions and drapes awaits inside our unique rooftop WigWam.
Climb into our secret snug hidden inside a giant Moroccan lamp and enjoy a Spiced Hot Buttered Rumor Shimmering Gold Pomegranate Bellini amongst the luxurious cushions and dancing lights. Sample delightsfrom our kitchen such as Halloumi Fries, Lamb and Apricot Tagine or a Rainbow Vegan Mezze Board.
Outside the Wigwamwe’ll pay homage to one of the most Instgrammed places in the world; The Jardin Majorelle –or the Yves Saint Laurent garden in Marrakesh, with green cacti set against the iconic cobalt Blue walls with canopies of fairy lights overhead to illuminate. Moroccan spices and Shisha scents will permeate the night air as you sit around crackling cast ironfire pits.
Wander across our blue oasis through tiled archways to the bar, where you’ll find decadent warming treats such asSweet Cardamom SpicedCoffee and pots of Fragrant Mint Tea with Rose (available with or without booze).
SAMPLE DRINKS MENU
Kasbah Coffee Martini (hot)
A hot Espresso Martini made with Amaro di Angostura, Tia Maria and Espresso, with Cardamom (hot)
Casablancan Mint Tea
A fragrant brew of Gin, Fresh Moroccan Mint Tea and Rose Water (hot)
The Majorelle Man
Orange liquor, whiskey, homemade date and pistachio puree, served on the rocks (Cold)
Spiced Hot Buttered Rum
Our rooftop classic with a Moroccan spiced twist made with Sailor Jerrys, Apple Juice and Moroccan spices served in a mug(hot)
SAMPLE FOOD MENU
Deep Fried Halloumi cheese garnished with pomegranate seeds, mint, fresh chilli and harissa yoghurt
Lamb and Apricot Tagine Served with Pomegranate and Mint Couscous
Shwarma Chicken Wrap
Shawarma Chicken Thigh, shredded Onion Salad, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Harissa
Mezze Bowl for one of Board for 2 (Vegan Mezze)
Colourful Vegan Mezze of Pistachio Falafel, Vegan Spiced Kibbe (Bulgar Wheat Croquettes), Beetroot Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Spiced Crispy Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers, Flatbread
SAMPLE EVENTS (more TBC)
As always, we’ll have a special program of immersive arts and culture events to tie in with our theme. This winter we’re teaming up with Arts Canteen, a London-based collective looking to create artistic links between Europe and the Middle East and independent publisher, Saqi Books, which specialises in books from North Africa, among others to bring you some unique experiences. Including, Henna Workshops, Comedy, Film Screenings, Lizard Life Drawing and much more…
Moroccan Shoe Making Workshop with Juta Shoes
Date: 18th Nov/ 3rd Feb
Interested in learning how to make your own sustainable Moroccan slippers? Want to design your own bespoke pair of shoes for yourself or even a loved ones Christmas present? Book a place on a Juta Shoes workshop! We will run our workshop in this unique winter rooftop, amongst the beautiful lanterns inspired by the Medinas of Morocco. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary, just bring yourself!
Storytelling with Giles Abbott (free entry)
Date: 22nd Nov
Light falters. Nights lengthen. Inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights, join award winning storyteller Giles Abbott in our Moroccan Medina for reinterpreted tales. Hear a tale of betrayal, loss and longed for recovery as we will the light to return.
Arabs Aren’t Funny Comedy in Basement
Date: 27th November
Join some of comedy’s finest up and coming and established names in the Elgar Room as Late Night Laughs presents Arabs Aren’t Funny – the best in stand-up comedy from the Arab world and surrounding regions, All presented by Arts Canteen.
Rooftop Hip Hop Yoga and Meditation Class with Gyal Flex
Date: January 20th
Give your mind a chance to relax as you breathe and stop with Gyal Flex’s Holiday through a 40-min beautiful and badass affirmation based meditation to the freshest Hip Hop beats. You’ll then slip into a 1 hour Vinyasa flow with Sanchia, where you’ll throw it down on the mat, create some heat and leave your negative ish behind. Yeah social media is great, but we love real people and we love to chat, so we’ll finish with a little Q&A giving you a chance to ask us anything… well wellness related.