If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: Tinie Tempah wants to serve you fried chicken on the roof of John Lewis.
Yes, John Lewis has taken its uppermost level, um, up a level by sprucing it up with foliage, fairy lights, and now fried chicken, courtesy of the rapper-turned-culinary entrepreneur.
The ‘willows’ part of the equation refers to the forest of greenery that’s sprung up there. It all encloses a couple of different seating areas – there’s cosy tables for two; comfy sofas for bigger groups; picnic tables; igloos; and three heated chalets that you can privately book for you and up to eight friends.
There’s a couple of bars up here slinging seasonal drinks, courtesy of the Night Tales team. Meanwhile Tinie’s slinging wraps he developed with chef Big Has (Sardine, Palatino, YouTube). On the menu, you can expect the Unruly (deep-fried jerk marinated corn fed chicken with plantain & jerk bbq sauce); African Giant (buttermilk fried chicken with jollof salsa); Buffalo Soulja (buttermilk fried chicken with buffalo sauce & blue cheese); and the all-vegan JME wrap.
Your move, House of Fraser.
NOTE: Willows is open daily, 12-10pm (9pm Sun). You can check out their website, and make a booking right HERE.
Willows | John Lewis Rooftop, 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX
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