Campari Winter Terrace
Ritorno’s Campari Winter Terrace will bring an Alpine wonderland to King’s Road this Christmas
Ritorno, the elegant Italian restaurant and bar in Chelsea, is to transform its outdoor terrace overlooking King’s Road into an Alpine wonderland in partnership with Campari this Christmas, creating the perfect setting in which to enjoy their four special festive cocktails or a classic Aperol Spritz or Negroni.
The heated wrap-around terrace, already a popular spot in all weathers, will play host to a cosy log cabin with sheepskin blankets and cushions; a silver birch arch enclosing the corner snug area; and glittering willow branches dramatically flanking the stairs to the main entrance.
Designed by Toby Roberts at TBR Floral Design Ltd., The Campari Winter Terrace will be in situ from 13th November until 28th February, providing plenty of time for guests to experience its charms – and the four cocktails created for the season by Ritorno’s head barman Simone Francini and Campari.
A refreshing twist on Campari & Soda using Campari Bitter, vanilla syrup, orange juice, and hibiscus soda water - £10
T’is The Aperol
A sharing cocktail for two combining Aperol, Maker’s Mark bourbon and home-‐made pineapple and green tea syrup - £15
Ritorno Off The Blazer
Campari Bitter, Grand Marnier, Evangelista, ratafia, saffron honey, star anise and cinnamon - £10
A warming take on Italian mulled wine made with Aperol, Essential Persichetti liqueur, vanilla syrup and red wine reduction mixed with herbs, spices and dried fruits - £10
Also available will be the classic Campari-based Negroni, and Aperol Spritz – Aperol, soda water, and Prosecco, served over ice - which is enjoyed in Italy all year round and particularly during ski season, making it the natural complement to the Campari Winter Terrace experience.
As a final festive touch, throughout winter roasted chestnuts will be offered alongside the complimentary Cicchetti served during Ritorno’s Dolce Domenica aperitivo hours, where every Sunday from 4pm until 9pm a selection of cocktails – which includes the four seasonal specials - are just £7.50.
Ritorno’s terrace transformations, which have included a towering giraffe made of sunflowers for Chelsea In Bloom, have become a talking point in Chelsea’s World’s End neighborhood, and the Campari Winter Terrace promises to be their most talked-about yet.