Published on April 28th, 2014 | by Gavin1
The Loft Bar at The Jam Tree, Chelsea
Summary: The Pub downstairs is still the main draw but The Loft is a welcome addition to an already successful venue
The Tree House
It only seems like a few months since The Jam Tree gastro pub opened in Chelsea to much fanfare and celebrity sightings. In fact, it’s been closer to three years and the gastropub on King’s Road is still heaving most days with hungry Londoners wanting pub food with exotic twists, such as Blackened Creole Hanger Steak. The Jam Tree has been such a success that it’s almost too busy at times, therefore this month they have introduced The Loft, a former residential property that has been converted into a bar that sits atop the pub.
It’s designed like a tree house with wooden floors, plants hanging from the roof, large windows looking out onto King’s Road, and a mood light simply asking all guests to ‘LOVE’- this is quite possibly the most ornate tree house ever. The cocktail menu is equally extravagant, with 9 variations of the Bloody Mary and a host of Jam Tree exclusives made uniquely with a dollop of jam, and all priced around the £9 mark.
Amongst the best of the Jam Tree signatures are the Sting Wray made with lychee, pineapple and 2 types of rum; and the mighty impressive Peanut Butter and Jelly Time with vanilla vodka, baileys, peanut butter and jam garnish drawn on the froffy head. Personally, I found a few of the jam cocktails too sweet for my tastes but many of the female guests were in their element.
If you’re already a fan of The Jam Tree, then The Loft is a welcome addition to an already superb establishment; however if you’ve never been, the restaurant downstairs remains the main draw, but for those that want to continue the party in a relaxed atmosphere, climb up the stairs to the top of the tree.
The Jam Tree Chelsea, 541 King’s Road, SW6 2EB