PURPLE | Where to Dine Al Fresco in London

The Daisy Green Collection

Ahead of a sizzling summer in the city, London’s celebrated Australian- inspired dining destination The Daisy Green Collection is set to be the number one spot for after-work drinks and alfresco dining at their much-loved branches around London from Scarlett Green in Soho, Timmy Green in Victoria and Beany Green in Little Venice.

The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the terrace at the collection’s prime locations offer the perfect environment to enjoy relaxed drinks and bites under tropical green foliage and bright pink umbrellas that recreate a summer garden vibe. Scarlett Green, the collection’s flagship venue in the heart of buzzing Soho, presents striking frontage that pays homage to the branch’s Antipodean heritage while their newly launched BBQ sharing boards bring Bondi to central London.

Visitors to the Collection’s sites can cool down with a refreshing cocktail or glass of Australian wine from their extensive drinks list which sees a selection of alcoholic and low ABV options take center stage. Favourites include ‘The Guava Bellini’, a fruitful blend of Prosecco Gran Cuvee, guava and pink grapefruit and the ‘Almost Aperol spritz’ a non-alcoholic take on the much-loved Aperol spritz complete with crodino, bitter red, Nosecco, soda.

For reservations, please visit daisygreenfood.com or call 020 3137 1342.

Address: Scarlett Green, 4 Noel St, Soho, London W1F 8GB and others

Instagram (@daisygreencollection)

 

Dinings SW3

Escape from the bustle of Knightsbridge this summer and step into an oasis of calm at the Summer Rosé Garden in partnership with Ruinart, now open at Dinings SW3.

Inspired by the summer bloom in Japan, the Instagram-worthy garden showcases a striking cherry blossom tree and flower wall, with stunning pink foliage delicately weaved around the courtyard walls. Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki and his team have curated a special Summer Rosé menu, featuring exclusive cocktails and reimagined dishes inspired by the restaurant’s elegant take on the traditional Japanese izakaya.

Highlights comprise of a range of by-the-glass pours from Ruinart including their signature rosé pour and Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. On the cocktail front, the newly created ‘Kurabu Spritz’ takes centre stage, showcasing the ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut, alongside Umeshu Plum Sake, Tio Pepe Fino, Rhubarb and Cardamom, the perfect tipple to help guests unwind under the vibrant bloom as summer in the city gets officially underway.

For more information on how to book, please visit dinings.co.uk

Address: Dinings SW3, Lennox Gardens Mews, Chelsea, London SW3 2JH

Instagram (@dinings_sw3)

 

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

An oasis of calm just moments from the hustle and bustle of Great Eastern Street, Nobu Shoreditch is the perfect spot for open-air drinking and dining this summer, from dawn ‘til dusk.

Offering a tranquil escape, the stunningly landscaped terrace to the rear of the restaurant, with lounge and table seating, is the perfect spot to while away those long summer nights. Shoreditch locals looking for a great after work spot can take advantage of the daily Kampai happy hour that runs from 4pm until 6pm, showcasing some of the team’s favourite Japanese tipples and Nobu-style bites from £5.

Bringing the unique magic of Nobu outdoors, Jin Wednesdays in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin will showcase live DJs and an exclusive cocktail menu on the terrace from 6pm until 11pm every Wednesday, from 24th July. Offering their own take on that most British of summer pastimes, the BBQ, the chefs will be cooking up a selection of mouth-watering dishes including Squid Kushiyaki with Anticucho & Teriyaki Sauce and Chicken Wings with Crunchy Garlic Sauce fresh from the grill.

For reservations please visit nobuhotelshoreditch.com

Address: 10-50 Willow Street, London Ec2a 4bh

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Gold Notting Hill

The new star of Notting Hill, the recently-opened Gold offers guests a divine dining experience on the site of the famed Portobello Gold public house. For the freshest and most inventive food this summer, Gold is the place to be, offering a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road.

Opening just in time for summer, Gold offers an idyllic indoor-outdoor terrace (with retractable roof) which allows guests to enjoy contemporary European-inspired food from ex-River Café chef Theo Hill whilst enjoying the summer sun.

Diners can cool down with a unique cocktail from the bar’s carefully curated menu from Scout’s Matt Whiley & Rich Woods, which champions simplicity and sophistication. Notable favourites include the ‘Baklava Fizz’ a refreshing concoction of Don Julio Tequila, Fig Shrub, London Honey, Almond Milk and Soda.

For reservations please visit goldnottinghill.com or call 020 3146 0747

Address: Gold, 95 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2QB

Instagram (@goldnottinghill)

 

Brixton Village

Brixton Village, London’s most diverse and vibrant market, is packed full of cafes and restaurants showcasing food from around the world. The forecourt is the perfect spot for alfresco dining this summer with popular restaurants such as KaoSarn, Eat of Eden and Fish, Wings and Tings. Grab yourself a bench and enjoy the sunshine with some of the best food that South London has to offer. Visitors to Brixton Village will also be able to enjoy Lost in Brixton, a brand new rooftop terrace launching in August with local draught beer and food from the village.

 

 

 

 

Address: Granville Arcade, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PR

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12:51

Situated right in the heart of the bustling Upper Street, moments away from both Angel and Highbury & Islington, 12:51 has both indoor seating and an outdoor terrace seating eight for diners to soak up some sunshine. The ambitious modern British menu sees Chef James Cochran showcase his Michelin-starred training as well as using flavours from his Scottish and Caribbean heritage. Signature dishes include his legendary buttermilk chicken with jerk spices and the picked Devon white crab, katsu curry, pickled apple, buttermilk & almonds but another must-try is their Sunday Roast Goat served all-day on Sundays.

 

 

For reservations, please visit 1251.co.uk

Address: 107 Upper Street Islington, London N1 1QN

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