Now that we're slowly settling into this proper summer weather lark, it's time to start eating like our continental friends. We pick out some of the best sunshine food we've spotted London restaurants sharing on our Insta feed recently.
Get your sunnies out
You'll need them for this luminous chilled soup from the Duke of Richmond crowd
Simple but oh-so-effective
P Franco's melon sorbet couldn't be more summery if it tried
Rum and raisin 2018
A classic ice-cream flavour given a Thai twist by Farang
Did you know that we make all of our ice creams and sorbets fresh and churn them ourselves at Farang? We change them regularly too- this is one of chef Rob's creations: Mekhong rum and raisin ice cream with caramalised sugar banana, roasted pecan's and ginger biscuit - absolute banger- we also sell it in the cone to go all day #yes chef
Gastropub dish of dreams
This can be found at Henry Harris's Hero of Maida. And if it's good enough for the Koffmann's...
On the menu for July at Portland is this pretty-as-a-picture veggie main
Meat on a plate
The simplicity of this cold cuts dish at 40 Maltby Street is JUST what we're after
A summer roll from Moorgate's Angler restaurant looks just wonderful.
It's all down to the tomatoes you use.
And Jeremy Lee at Quo Vadis knows just what to do with the best ones he finds.
Chilled dashi. That is all.
Over at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise, their summer residency by TaTa Eatery is still knocking it out of the park
A big summmer cheer for Sardine in Islington, whose summer soup is JUST the ticket for a sultry London day
Plenty of delicious new dishes on the a la carte menu this week - our eye’s 👀 on this Chilled Almond soup w Charentais melon 🍈 We’ll post our newsletter on Twitter and you can sign up on the website too . . . . #soup #summer #melon #charentais #almond #veg #lunch #menu #alacarte #sardine #eastlondon #london
Get more summer eating and drinking inspiration in the Hot Dinners Guide to Summer in London