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The Wagtail bar and restaurant will offer 360 degree views of London

The Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant will open on May 12 on King William Street in Monument, with the kitchen led by former Corrigan’s Bar & Restaurant chef Phillip Kearsey and mixologist Angelos Bafas in charge of the drinks programme.

The venue, which is a redevelopment of the former House of Fraser Monument, will feature three different areas: The Bar at Wagtail rooftop terrace, The Restaurant and Terrace at Wagtail; and the Wagtail Private Dining Room.

Wagtail is the latest hotel venture from Maven Leisure, which was established in 2003 by the current owners and senior management of ETM Group Limited. The group operates 13 bars, pubs and restaurants in central London, including rooftop bar Aviary, The Botanist Sloane Square, sports bars Greenwood, Westwood and Redwood and its beer and sports pub, Long Arm Pub & Brewery.

“After a challenging few years for the hospitality industry, we are delighted to expand our portfolio and announce the opening of Wagtail Rooftop Bar and Restaurant,” said Maven Founder and Managing Director Ed Martin.

“The highly skilled craftsmanship of Philip and Angelos, coupled with the breathtaking views from this iconic building, will ensure Wagtail is a luxury experience like no other.”