Summer is (sort of) here, which means it’s time for eating, boozing and hopefully soaking up the sun on London’s rooftops. And now there’s a tasty offering on the roof of John Lewis on Oxford Street, as cheese toastie pros Morty & Bob’s are taking over the space this summer.
The department store’s Gardening Society Roof Garden is returning for another year, decked out with private summer houses (which are kitted out with a digital radio and a bell to press for service – fancy!), plenty of outdoor seating and a tiny pub – the Gardener’s Arms – where you can get cosy if the weather isn’t up to scratch.
But enough about the decor – the folks at Morty & Bob’s have created a special summer menu with dishes including burrata with honey and hazelnuts, Devonshire crab on sourdough toast with avocado, chilli and lime, and a posh fish finger buttie by chef pal Mark Hix.
But they haven’t forgotten their cheesy roots. There’s a choice of two grilled cheese sandwiches – the straight-up M&B classic and the ‘nduja salami and three-cheese (!) special, which is basically carby, cheesy, meaty heaven. I mean, just look at it:
If you haven’t been defeated by copious amounts of cheese, they’ve also got a daily changing menu of sweet treats, including Crosstown doughnuts, chocolate brownies and this awesome caramel cake:
It’s basically a cheesy oasis in the middle of Oxford Street – sounds like heaven to us.
Morty & Bob’s will be at John Lewis’s Gardening Society rooftop, 300 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1C 1DX. Until June 5.
In other food news, a burger and milkshake festival called Shake Your Patty is coming to London