Alfresco

  • Dalloway Terrace unveils its new autumnal look

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    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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  • Market Hall West End on Oxford Street will be the UK's largest food hall

     

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

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

    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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  • Gold on Portobello Road will be a four floor food palace with a late bar

    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. 

  • Sustainable restaurant CUB goes alfresco for a summer supperclub series

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    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 at King's Cross is about to reopen after a major makeover

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    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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  • Bourne and Hollinsgworth's Beautiful Allotment is taking over the Geffrye Museum gardens this summer

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    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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  • Night Tales comes to Hackney with Night Tales Bohemia Place

    Night Tales comes to Hackney with Night Tales Bohemia PlaceNight Tales have been appearing in residencies all over London - but this is their first permanent place. They're taking over some of the arches in Hackney Central and are putting in a Japanese garden for good measure.

  • Test Driving The Jones Family Kitchen - East London dining hits Belgravia

    scallopsBelgravia gets a cracking new neighbourhood restaurant with a lovely terrace to boot

  • Test Driving The Petersham - the Richmond nurseries bring their A game to Covent Garden

    saladOne of two new restaurants opened up by the Boglione family in the heart of Covent Garden - this mixes British seasonal produce with an Italian aesthetic.

  • Victoria Beckham launches Scott's summer terrace

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    You've got to hand it to Caprice Holdings. They've really upped their PR game this week. Not only have they unveiled the single most Instagrammed building in London by covering the front of Annabel's in flowers for Chelsea Flower Week but they topped that by getting Victoria Beckham in to collaborate on their summer terrace at

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  • Bleecker returns for burgers on the South Bank

    Bleecker returns for burgers on the South Bank

    Just in time for the sunny weather, Bleecker is back on the South Bank. If you haven't yet had the pleasure of a mighty Bleecker Burger in the sunshine, then there's no better time than this weekend to head down there and check them out. 

    They'll be in their usual spot by the Golden Jubilee Bridge, where you'll be able to get all the back cheeseburgers, blue burgers and angry fries that you can handle. And we'll bet

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  • Mark Sargeant opens Sargeant's Mess riverside restaurant at the Tower of London

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    The ex-Claridges Head Chef returns to London to open a riverside restaurant and cafe at the Tower of London with a terrace and bar overlooking the Thames.

  • The Prince returns to West Brompton for the summer bringing in Coqfighter and Foley's

    The Prince returns to West Brompton for the summer bringing in Coqfighter and Foley'sWe're definitely getting to spring/summer market time as more outdoor markets are throwing off their roofs. The latest is The Prince in West Brompton (from the same people behind Pergola). 

    And there's new food coming too - here's what to expect:

  • Vijay's Bar and Lounge opens upstairs from Lokhandwala on Charlotte Street

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    Charlotte Street has a new drinking den worth searching out. Tucked above the Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, Vijay’s Bar & Lounge will serve up a long list of wines, cocktails and premium spirits. On the cocktail front, they'll be using floral syrups and Indian spices to give drinks a kick. So Spice Route features Red Saffron infused Sailor Jerry Rum, Camomile Infused Cointreau, Liquore Strega, Anise Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup and Goji Berries Bitter, while Star of

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