Design Centre Stories

Savour the Summer

From cocktails to salads and a scoop of sorbet, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has summer dining sorted. During WOW!house, Design Restaurant by Social Pantry has moved into the North Dome, but the emphasis on fresh, seasonal food remains the same. The menu includes small plates such as hand-carved serrano ham, while mains include a salad selection from the counter – from edamame, radish and pea to grilled tenderstem and courgette with confit tomato and rocket pesto dressing.

During WOW!house, cocktails made with mixers from The London Essence Co. are also on the menu. With roots stretching back to 1896 as creators of exquisite essences for the city’s finest perfume houses: today, London Essence creates luxury drinks with the purest flavours derived from quality ingredients. From Original Indian Tonic Water to Spiced Ginger Beer and Roasted Pineapple Soda, each mixer is created using an ensemble of botanicals artfully selected by London Essence’s team of flavour experts and gently distilled until their true essence is captured.

The signature WOW!house G&T is sunshine in a glass, made with Ramsbury single estate gin paired with London Essence grapefruit and rosemary tonic; while the Axia Collins mixes Axia extra dry mastiha spirit – a versatile greek spirit similar to vodka or gin– with lemon juice and London Essence lemonade. A non-alcoholic strawberry and peach spritz is the perfect hot-weather cooler.

Head outside for a scoop of ice cream of sorbet, on sale courtesy of Ralph Lauren Home, whose pretty terrace sits just outside the Design Centre’s main entrance. The cheerful cart is serving Oddono’s Italian gelato every afternoon during WOW!house: cool off with a scoop of chocolate, stracciatella, strawberry sorbet or lemon sorbet.

Book at table at Design Restaurant by Social Pantry here.