ONCE UPON A WIGWAM
Opening Thursday 22nd October (until early April 2016)
Monday-Saturday 4pm – 10pm
We don’t take reservations so it’s just a matter of turning up! Due to private hires our Wigwam can sometimes be closed to the public during the week but we are always open Fri & Sat. Please contact us beforehand in order to avoid any disappointment if you’re coming mid-week.
Let us tell you a tale… there once was an enchanted world in the middle of a smokey city where the stories of Grimms’ were brought to life.
Welcome to Queen of Hoxton’s new winter rooftop pop-up and get ready for our most ambitious concept yet. Once Upon A WigWam, opening 22nd October, will cast its spell over the skies of East London with the help of festival production maestros, Mad Ferret. Inspired by the the Grimms’ brothers Fairy Tales, look out for interpretations of well-known stories like Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel as you get lost in its fantastical forest and magical menu, bringing you a drinking and dining experience London’s yet to offer.
Wander up the vine-covered winding stairs and spot hundreds of books leading you to the giant keyhole entrance of Queen of Hoxton’s magical land. Inside, a new tree house with a raised mezzanine elevates you even higher up East London’s iconic rooftop. Expect ornate mirrors, silhouettes of gnarly branches, and look out for watchful faces amongst the golden trees. Meander through hanging clocks and apples, branches laced with ivy and meadow flowers where you’ll find a gingerbread house-inspired bar. You can even gorge on the real gingerbread panels from time to time!
The Golden Apple – Hot gingerbread & apple toddy £7
Gardener’s Grog – Hot blackcurrant, blackberry & rosemary gin punch £6
Envious Heart Sour cherry & apple vodka martini £7.50
The Big Bad Buttered Rum – The Queen’s famous hot buttered rum £6
Egg Snog – Our version of the festive classic £7
As ever, no Queen of Hoxton rooftop experience would be complete without food, drink and an immersive event or two to keep those hands and minds busy. See below for menus and upcoming events.
The Lambkin & The Little Fish
Pulled slow roast shoulder of lamb w/rosemary, juniper & anchovy jus £8
The Golden Bird
Chicken schnitzel w/caramelised apple sauce £8
One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes Stew
3 bean stew w/sweet potato & herb dumplings £8
All served w/sides:
Roast potato, turnip & garlic w/harissa & orange
Winter greens w/optional bacon butter
Magic Bean Burger
Three bean burger w/sweet potato, peas, fresh herbs & tomato chutney £5
Three Little Pigs
Pig three ways in a bun: pork loin, sausage meat w/sage & orange, crispy crackling and spiced apple sauce £5
Partridge, Pork and Cranberry Sausage Roll £3
From unique and intimate workshops such as Gingerbread House Decorating with Bee’s Bakery, Butterfly Preservation and Christmas Wreath-Making, to fun activities like Art Macabre’s Grimms’-inspired Life Drawing and Day of The Dead storytelling, there will be an array of engaging events programmed at Once Upon A WigWam. Each will play upon different themes of the famous fairy tales, all set in one of London’s most unique spaces. Tickets and further details in the links below:
Grimms’ Life Drawing
Day of the Dead Storytelling
Christmas Wreath Making
Gingerbread House Decorating