Caxton Grill’s dedication to using the finest seasonal ingredients that are, where possible, locally sourced, just intensified. Caxton’s roofs are now not only home to 350,000 good-tempered bees that produce delicious honey but also a new rooftop kitchen garden, both providing inspiration and produce for the Grill’s seasonal menus.
The bees have fantastic access to some of London’s major parks, all within a three-mile radius, where they collect a wide variety of pollen and nectar, giving their honey a truly delicious taste. Cities like London trap heat, meaning these bees can start foraging earlier than rural bees and continue later into autumn – meaning a lot more honey.
For the bees that do not live in the hives, there is the ‘Bee and Bee Hotel’. These special hexagonal suites offer a wide variety of bees a comfortable home; bamboo nesting areas and condominiums are for solitary bees such as leaf cutter bees, whereas the boxes are more suited to social varieties like the tree bumblebee.
Caxton has just appointed a new fresh produce supplier – its own rooftop kitchen garden. The rooftop has been transformed into a fertile space, where tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, spring onions, French beans, potatoes, olives, clementines, apples, plums, raspberries and blackberries are being cultivated in specially designed beds and pots. Alongside this abundance of fresh produce, there is an extensive herb garden and a greenhouse.
Our rooftops’ produce is not only a treat for the palate but also for the environment as food miles are now only food steps!
See what we're growing - View the Kitchen Garden plan