So what do we need to know about Elliot's Ell-Fresco?
As the puntastic name might suggest, this is their summer alfresco pop-up. Having closed their restaurant dining room for the time being (they still do walk-ins at the bar), they've decided to move the restaurant outdoors instead.
Where is it?
It's on the same street as Elliot's - Stoney Street. They've taken over a large section of the covered part of Borough Market, where food traders normally go, outside Brindisa's shop.
What kind of safety measures have they employed?
Aside from the usual social distancing and hand sanitiser on the entrance, things seem pretty normal here - the staff aren't wearing masks. That was quite the contrast to Wright Bros on the section next door where staff were in full PPE.
What's on the menu?
It's a mixture of snacks, small plates, pizzas and a few heartier options.
Here's what we had:
Room for dessert?
The dessert menu featured enticing sounding treats like rhubarb ripple ice-cream and a flowerless chocolate cake, but we kept it simple and shared this between us:
And to drink?
The all-natural wine list kicks off with a few summer cocktails - our Venetian spritz (£8) was just the thing for a muggy London evening and we had our first-ever glass of delicious Pet Nat rouge from the organic Landron Chartier winery (£8).
The move outdoors has clearly been a hit for Elliot's - there wasn't a free seat at an early Tuesday evening sitting. It's a super spot to watch the world go by (from a socially distant perspective) - just be careful not to make too much of a carb-heavy choice as we did - there were some lovely salady dishes we'd opt for next time.
More about Elliot's Ell-Fresco
Where is it? Just across from the restaurant - 12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD
When does it run until? Until the end of August
How to book: On their website.
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @elliotslondon
Hot Dinners ate as guests of Elliots. Prices are correct at the time of writing.
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