With spring comes the popping of champagne corks as its the start of rooftop bar season. And this is the newest rooftop bar on the South London block. Officially opened on April 1st this is was no joke… introducing The Corin Rooftop bar.
This area of London is home to some of the most popular rooftop bars in London. From Skylight to Bussey to Franks and more. But step out of that Peckham bubble and there is a distinct lack of alfresco on high. Till now. So Corin is a welcomed addition to this area of town. Opposite Tooting Broadway tube it couldn’t be easier to find. You literally can see it as you leave the station.
Greeted by a friendly doorman/bouncer fully ready for the boujee brunchers he asked to see my email confirmation which was a rooftop first. Usually I only have to show if there’s a problem, which there then was, as they didn’t have my booking. But no dramas.
As I was there early in the afternoon they hadn’t started to fill up so it wasn’t a problem. Walking out on to the rooftop bar it was a slice of summer in south London. Dressed in greenery and a decking vibe that, whilst no views, was very insta worthy! And as we were early it meant we had the pick of the place … and naturally chose a sunshine sofa corner to snuggle in.
Creating a great rooftop bar when not blessed with distracting amazing views means working harder at the details. Some they had nailed and some were still a work in progress but they had only been open a week.
What I loved was the variety of sofa areas to chill and table and chairs that you can eat at. Plus they had not been too optimistic about our great British weather! There were plenty of heaters, blankets and a covered area. And there’s even a small an indoor bar should it been torrential weather.
The drinks menu looks fun and a bit different. I ordered a ‘Lets get Fizz- ical’ as I am a sucker for a name but they came back they didn’t have the ingredients, so I ordered a glass of champagne but they didn’t do that by the glass, nor the rose I wanted. Finally 4th attempt was a standard Prosecco. Which then came in a beautiful big glass … though did make me feel like I’d been given half a measure. I hadn’t!
Sat with my bubbles (and a beer for my friend) this rooftop definitely is a place to plonk for the day. The music was a bit random, we had some sort of country music, some soft Ibiza type tunes would have enticed me to stay longer.
I also would have stopped for the day if the food menu had been bigger. We planned rooftop bar lunch and lazy afternoon as, not least it’s a bit of a journey from west London so it was a shame it was so limited. I suspect that as they are so new they are finding their feet and its that soft launch phase as I fully expect this is going to be a summer south Londoners go to. So cheers to The Corin. Welcome to the party!