Alfresco

  • The Garden at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge

    There's no doubt that restaurants with access to an outside area are going to have a better time of it than others as places reopen for business this weekend. So props to The Berkeley who not registered, 'ooh we have quite a decent outside space at the back of the hotel' but also 'why don't we do something brand new with it?'

    To that end, they'll be opening an entirely new alfresco restaurant on Saturday. The Garden at The

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  • allegra stratford restaurant terrace

    Over in Stratford, one of the biggest selling points of the new Allegra restaurant at The Stratford was its beautiful seventh floor terrace. But the restaurant, which opened at the end of last summer, hasn't properly had a chance to showcase this space to guests yet.

    Thankfully, come 10 July, that's all about to change. That's when they're opening their large terraced area and - best of all - they'll be

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  • sam's riverside reopens with a seafood terrace

    As London's restaurants prepare to spill outside, going alfresco in a big way this summer, new Hammersmith restaurant Sam's Riverside is taking full advantage of its waterside location.

    Only open four months before the lockdown - here's a reminder of our Test Drive at the time -  the restaurant will reopen on

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  • chicama terrace dining

    Yesterday the government announced the reopening date for London's restaurants. But it seems that some aren't waiting that long. In town last week we spotted a few restaurants doing 'takeaway' that essentially involved eating at the restaurant's tables outside. And now a restaurant on the King's Road has opened its terrace for

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  • 40ft Brewery to celebrate reopening in Dalston with a 6ft beer

    While we're obviously very excited that restaurants are about to reopen, we're also just as giddy about the pubs, bars and taprooms returning across the city. And one of our favourites of the latter is definitely 40ft Brewery in Dalston. They're not only reopening their outside space, but they're also introducing a new drink to emphasise the required social distancing. 

    The 6FT is

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  • dalloway terrace debuts autumn look

    OK, how pretty is this? Always Insta-friendly Bloomsbury restaurant and bar Dalloway Terrace has had an autumnal makeover and it's quite the look.

    London florists Wild at Heart are the folk responsible for the new seasonal look which uses preserved oak and beech leaves, natural cork bark and golden silk leaves in the design. The whole thing's been done in conjunction with the bar's newest partner - booze-free English aperitif company

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  • summermain

    We've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.

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  • pavilioncafeFrom the elegant gardens running down to the Thames of The River Cafe to canalside spots like Gotto Trattoria in Hackney, we pick some of London's loveliest waterside gems to dine at.

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  • bouludBecause when the weather's great in London you're going to want our guide on London's loveliest spots to eat outdoors. 

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    markethallwestWith 12 traders, four bars and space for 800 diners, this new food hall on Oxford Street is the UK's largest.

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  • The Prince's summer line-up features Jefferies - a new chicken concept from Patty and Bun

    Over in West London, The Prince is gearing up for its summer season and they're going BIG. Not content with managing to install a retractable electric roof over London's biggest pub garden making it - at a click of a button - British weatherproof, they're also the first to showcase an entirely new concept from the folks at Patty & Bun.

    The summer season kicks off on 25 April and,

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  • goldfishNotting Hill's food credentials are boosted by a restaurant and bar team that comes via the River Cafe and Soho House to take over this old pub. They'll be serving up sharing plates, cooked over fire or in a wood-burning oven. 

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  • cubclub1

    If, like us, you consider al fresco dining to be the pinnacle of a London summer, then Cub’s series of Secret Garden Supper clubs are an event you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for dates in July and August, the sustainability-focused restaurant is taking their experience outdoors with a series of Sunday supper club events held in community gardens across London.

    To find out more, we stopped by their first event last Sunday. The ‘secret’ aspect of the supper clubs

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  • rotunda kings place

    Updated 7/9/18 with opening date and soft launch details

    Ten years after it first opened, Rotunda at Kings Place is getting a major makeover. The restaurant and its accompanying events space will close at the end of July and reopen mid-September.

    Owner John Nugent, who's spending more than £1.5m on the redesign explains: "So much has changed in King’s Cross in recent years, and I am very proud that we were the early adopters of the

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  • beautifulallotdrink

    London already has a load of new terraces and outside spaces this summer, but Bourne and Hollingsworth have several killer USPs that they're banking on to make their new Hoxton summer experience, Beautiful Allotment, a must-visit. To start with, guests who book their summer countryside takeover of the gardens at The Geffrye Museum will be able to kick things in proper Countryfile style, getting picked up in a tractor pulling a vintage trailer complete

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