London’s top outdoor dining experiences
There’s never been more reason to dine Al Fresco in London. Time to combine outdoor eating with the sunshine of high summer in our capital. What’s even better is that with all this glorious UK sunshine, alfresco dining almost makes us feel like we’re on that holiday we had planned earlier in the year. It’s a better time than ever to start exploring some of London’s must-visit lunch spots. Here’s our list some of our very favourites.
Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury
Dalloway Terrace promises a safe, glamorous dining destination in beautiful Bloomsbury. Thanks to the restaurant’s indoor / outdoor, concept with retractable roof and walls, guests can enjoy the new summer menu come rain or shine (just incase the skies open up!) With their spectacular floral installations, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped right into an English summer garden – plenty of opportunities to capture an Instagram-worthy moment.
The Garden, The Berkeley
Perfectly timed for summer, our pop-up restaurant and bar The Garden at The Berkeley makes its debut opening on the 4th July this year for the first time. Draped in lights, dotted with lanterns and dancing to an ambient beat, it’s a leafy alfresco space that feels like a mini Mediterranean Island. The grill is serving small plates and big flavours, while post-lockdown pick-me-ups come in the form of cool, colourful cocktails.
Sushisamba, Covent Garden
Located at the famed Opera Terrace atop the historic Grade II-listed Market Building, this striking space is a vibrant addition to the area. Crowned by an Eric Parry-designed glass roof, the restaurant runs along the entire east side of the market making for beautiful rooftop views across the piazza. Diners can enjoy Sushisamba’s Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian food in the famous promenade, all under weather-proof orange canopies. From Japanese tempura and sushi, to Brazilian churrasco and moqueca, to Peruvian anticuchos and seviches, the culinary creativity is limitless with something for every palate.
Jurema Terrace, The Mandrake Hotel
This award-winning outdoor space has officially reopened after lockdown offering South American inspired summer dishes and a new menu of bespoke cocktails from Waeska bar’s team. The Mandrake’s outdoor terrace is one of the largest of any hotel in London, making it easy to enjoy food and drinks in this urban oasis whilst following government guidelines. Here you can enjoy laid-back cabana affair surrounded by a lush, evergreen sanctuary of hanging passionflower and jasmine plants with a wooden shack-style bar and feel-good summer-time cocktails.
A French dining sanctuary that lets you escape the hustle and bustle of Marylebone High Street and experience sumptuous classic French food, an award-winning wine list and outstanding service, we must say. Pick a sunny day and the rooftop is where you want to be. Surrounded by lavender plants and tumbling ivy – a beautifully intimate hideaway for outdoor dining.
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