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The 10 best places in London for outdoor dining on a sunny weekend

by VAIVAIMAGAZINE • 27 Mar 2017

Oh how we love sitting outside in the sun, soaking up all its warmth and happiness while nibbling olives. But where to do it?

From the glamour of the Chiltern Firehouse to the foliage of Petersham Nurseries, we’ve got your outdoor lunch covered this weekend. 

The tricky part is choosing which one to pick. Here are ten of London's best al fresco dining spots. 

1. The River Cafe, Hammersmith

The ultimate London spot for a long lunch in the sun with sublime Italian food and a perfect atmosphere. You’ll have heard of this, no doubt. Just don’t miss the boat. Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, London, W6 9HA

 

2. The Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone

One of London’s most glamorous and notorious of spots in London isn’t just about celebrity spotting and crab doughnuts. The restaurant and hotel has a beautiful terrace, perfect for afternoon cocktails. The steak tartar is also worth a go. And have Kiss + Tell cocktail. 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7PA.

3. The Grain Store, King's Cross

The exploratory menu is reason enough to visit this King’s Cross restaurant, and the terrace makes it that much desirable when the sun is shining. The menu is full of healthy and unusual takes on familiar dishes, such as Eggs Benedict with truffle, broccolini, ratatouille, and dukkah or coconut and kaffir lime tapioca. Granary Square, King’s Cross, 1-3 Stable St, London, N1C 4AB.


4. The Boundary, Shoreditch

East London’s offering is the rooftop at the Boundary Hotel. Great food and views spanning over the the area’s urban shine. Go on a Sunday evening for half price seafood. Also, the Boundary rooftop is open all year round, with cosy raclette evenings in the winter and hearty breakfasts to fend off the biting cold. 2-4 Boundary St, London, E2 7DD.

5. Sushisamba, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate

The fusion restaurant – Japanese, Peruvian, Brazilian – takes parts from three different cultures and merges them together to create something a little different. But it’s the views that are searingly impressive. On the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower, the sights over London are pretty much unparalleled (matched, we suppose, only by The Shard). Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY.

6. The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

The New Zealand-inspired. The raspberry and ricotta pancakes with berry and liquorice compote would do quite nicely for a spot of brunch… 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, Greater London, EC1V 4JJ.

7. Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Nestled in between the foliage, plant pots and greenhouses is a restaurant at Petersham Nurseries. An idyllic spot even when the sun hasn’t got its hat on… Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AB.

8. Bernadi's, Marylebone

This sophisticated Italian restaurant in Mayfair has a cute little space outside. It’s charming, and we like whiling away the hours with a bit of people watching and rosé. 62 Seymour St, London, W1H 5BN.

9. The Ivy Chelsea Garden, King's Road

Well it would be wrong not to include this popular Chelsea haunt. When the sun’s out, few places beat The Ivy’s garden. 197 King’s Rd, London, SW3 5EQ.

10. Sartoria, Mayfair

The terrace at Sartoria will transport you to Capri this summer, with every kind of spritz from Campari and Aperol. Expect exciting new takes on your favourite Italian cocktails and some pretty impressive floral arrangements as part of the D&D Blossom City takeover. The Aperol and Campari partnership begins on 24th May for the summer. 20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR.

Read the original article on Country & Town House. Copyright 2016. Follow Country & Town House on Twitter.

   



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