Summer season is upon us which means eating, drinking and relaxing outdoors!
We are so thrilled to announce that we've teamed with our favourite London blogger Lucy from Oh So London to bring you a round up of some of the finest alfresco dining spots in our city!
Read on and drop a comment to let us know what you think...
If you’re looking for a leafy corner of London to enjoy Mediterranean style fare, try Eelbrook. This light and airy park restaurant has a sleek Scandi-style aesthetic and spills out into a gorgeous park-side seating area that overlooks Eelbrook Common. Dine on rock oysters and their signature smoked eel. Then why not try their fruity Sapore di Eelbrook cocktail?
Eelbrook, Eelbrook Common, Fulham, London SW6 4SE
When you’re shopping on the Kings Road, or popping in to have your hair coiffed at Duck and Dry, Bluebird’s summer terrace provides a chic pit-stop for enjoying healthy breakfasts and tasty al fresco snacks. Kick-start the day with poached eggs and cappuccinos. Or drop in for a ladies’ lunch of tasty terrines and Miso chicken salads. This suntrap is fabulous for post-work tipples too.
Bluebird, 350 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UU
For al fresco riverside dining and sensational panoramic views, the restaurants at Butler’s Wharf are some of London’s best dining gems. While the sunshine lasts, check out Carom. The famed Soho restaurant headed up by executive chef Vishnu Natarajan has a temporary pop-up residency here until the end of September. They’ve called it the Indian Spice Garden and diners can enjoy Carom’s signature dishes while sipping on Indian-influenced spiced cocktails. Exotic!
Carom Spice Garden at Butlers Wharf Chop House, 36E Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE
Those in the know, go to Megan’s to enjoy all-day organic dining in its beautiful ‘secret garden’. During the summer months, the roof comes off and the twinkling fairy lights, quirky French-inspired ornaments and ivy-strewn brick walls make it a magical al fresco spot. Enjoy cheeseboards and wine, fresh fish, salads and steak. Mondays are BYO too.
Megan’s, 571 Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 2EB
If you fancy visiting the dreamy shores of St Ives without leaving Oxford Street, head to Vintage Salt. This nautical themed rooftop restaurant above Selfridges is decorated with seaside postcards, fishing nets and has a ‘Cornish village’ feel. Try grills, salads or a fitting plate of fish and chips. Or go for al fresco G&T cocktails and afternoon tea.
Vintage Salt, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Babylon at The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Seasonal seafood, a glass of something sparkly and spectacular views come hand in hand at Babylon at The Roof Gardens. Dine al fresco on The Terrace with plates of Sipsmiths gin cured smoked salmon and Colchester Oysters. Then enjoy a fruity cocktail within the various leafy nooks of the beautiful Roof Gardens.
Babylon at The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
You’ll be hard pressed to find an al fresco dining spot that boasts better views than Sushisamba. This trendy restaurant - complete with al fresco terrace and bar - is found on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower and serves Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian fusion cuisine. Dine on all sorts of sashimi, seviche, tempura and beautifully chargrilled meat from the robata grill. And its cocktails and panoramic city views are set to amaze. Those of you with vertigo, tread with caution!
Sushisamba, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY