Rock up to the top floors of the Art'otel London Battersea Power Station, and you'll find Joia, the v chic Iberian spot from legendary chef Henrique Sá Passoa. The space is colourful and airy, with dreamy pastel-tinted, mid-century-inspired interiors - think Mad Men meets Cadbury Mini Eggs - and lush views thanks to its pristine floor-to-ceiling windows.
"Joia" means "jewel" in Portuguese - so it's no surprise this place serves some absolute gems. Set on the 14th floor, the bar mixes up 12 signature drinks inspired by Portugal's precious stones. Go traditional with Opalas, a sangria riff with clarified red wine, white port, agave and mixed fruit, or take your pick from a bangin' list of Portuguese and Spanish wines and vermouths. Rollin' with a crew? One of the sharing cocktails will do nicely (hello, Port Negroni!).
With chef Henrique in the kitchen, migrating to the restaurant upstairs for a full-on feast is a no-brainer. His style is influenced by the flavours of Catalonia and Portugal, so start things out tapas-style with the likes of octopus salad, croquettas, and a salt cod tortilla before going in on the larger dishes - braised Iberian pork cheeks, yasss please. And save some room, 'cos chocolate mousse with chorizo ice cream's on the puds menu. Pow!
Spring 2023 update: The Joia rooftop is officially OPEN for sunny season, baby - and with room for 74 peeps, you'll wanna get all your mates involved. The views of Battersea Power Station don't get better than up on the 16th floor's open-air bar and terrace, and the cocktails here have major alfresco vibes. Peach Daiquiri slushie? Yes please... PS - the rooftop is walk-in only, so if it's a nice day you should stake out your spot early. You're welcome.