It’s finally here: the sun has come out and days are getting warmer and longer. Stuck on how to spend your summer evenings? We found seven alfresco restaurants that will make you feel like you just escaped the city’s hustle and bustle for a weekend getaway complete with chilled vibes, great food and refreshing drinks…
Located in Notting Hill, Pomona’s outdoor terrace is a true oasis. Sourcing the right ingredients, caring for the environment and excellent equal opportunities is at the heart of the restaurant, making it even more worth a visit.
Boulestin’s enchanting hidden courtyard, lit by original Victorian gas lamps, is the spot for a special outside dining experience. It is the smallest private courtyard in London and the entrance is lined with panels from King Henry the Eighth’s Real Tennis courts.
3. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station
Dining in the outside area of Chiswick’s most-loved bar will make you feel like you just jetted off to Greece or Ibiza. Head there to try their extensive brunch menu, for a sundowner or delicious Sunday roast.
Dreaming of a trip to Japan? Then don’t miss Hush’s courtyard decoration theme of the moment titled ‘Sakura’, which was inspired the wonders of the Japanese countryside and cherry blossoms. It’s on until 12th May when decorations change for a new season.
5. Sager + Wilde
Sager + Wilde in Bethnal Green is the ultimate spot for an open-air dinner on a summer evening or special occasion celebrations in a bigger group. Enjoy exciting dishes made from local and seasonal ingredients surrounded by strings of fairy lights.
6. Dalloway Terrace
Dalloway Terrace is this summer’s ultimate Instagram spot. Whether you book a table for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, you can always expect good vibes, great food and a couple of great new shots for your feed…
7. The Modern Pantry
The outside dining space at The Modern Pantry is located out front, giving it a true Parisian feel. People-watch whilst trying the restaurants exciting menu fusing everyday cooking with modern ingredients.