Alfresco dining is once again going to be a very big thing in London - particularly as it's the only option until 17 May Here, we're keeping track of the new alfresco dining and drinking options popping up across the capital.
Big Jo (Holloway) - their pre-lockdown time didn't give them a chance to open up their terrace, but it's open now and looking lovely.
Spring in The Courtyard (Hackney) - this new outside space features a host of food traders and a bar with loads of alfresco dining space
The Savoy (Strand, from 21 April) - the hotel's launching Solas, a pop-up in their famous forecourt with oyster and whisky luges.
Nobu Hotel Portman Square (Marylebone) - the newest Nobu in the group has taken everything outside the front of the hotel.
Cafe Royal (Soho) - the luxury hotel has a large new Green Bar terrace on pedestrianised Glasshouse Street in association with Cloudy Bay, plus there's a Cake & Bubbles terrace too.
Treehouse London (Marylebone) - the newest alfresco space at this hotel (which also boasts The Nest rooftop bar) is the Courtyard - an outdoor dining popup.
Crudo (Old Street) - there's plenty of space at Crudo's Old Street branch with a brand new terrace area serving up ceviche bowls and more.
The Standard Rooftop (King's Cross, 1 May) - the latest bar to open at this KX hotel is up on the rooftop, where they'll be serving hot dogs and cocktails with a view.
Como Garden - (Kensington) this new High Street Kensington restaurant barely managed a few days opening in December. Now it's back and there's a lovely terrace to enjoy arancini and pasta on.
KERB National Theatre (South Bank, 15 April) - the newest Kerb market features five food trucks and a bar.
14 Hills (City) the popular City spot is heading one floor up, opening a rooftop terrace on the 15th floor.
Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizza (Battersea) - the latest branch of Ramsay's pizza empire has a large outside terrace just off the river.
St Felix Place (Borough, 14 April) - from the team behind nearby Flatiron Square, this new space has loads of alfresco dining along with a new brewery and taproom.
The Berkeley (Knightbridge) - the existing garden restaurant has added some new beach huts to the space which are bookable for groups of up to six.
The Dorchester (Mayfair) - There are several new alfresco spots at the hotel, including a walk-ins only space for drinks at the entrance. But the real draw will be the new rooftop restaurant.
Kerridge's Garden Grill (Whitehall) - Tom Kerridge's restaurant at the Corinthia London finds some outside space for a month long pop-up.
The Terrace by Megan's (Clapham) - The latest dog-friendly Megans is an entirely alfresco restaurant on Clapham Common.
Orasay (Notting Hill) - Jackson Boxer's restaurant relaunches with a new terrace and a special seafood menu to support day boat fishermen.
The Tramshed Project (Shoreditch, 15 April) - the shed goes outside with a 50-seater terrace with a new Spring menu from Andrew Clarke (including Butternu
Shackfuyu (Soho) is launching a new 'Kinako to go' hatch serving its amazing kinako French toast with matcha soft serve to take away (and Iberico pork katsu sandos too)
The Cheese Truck (Paddington, 14 April) - while we wait for The Cheese Barge, they're bringing the Cheese Truck to Paddington Central, serving their grilled cheese sandwiches with a pop-up terrace beside the canal.
Daffodil Mulligan (Old Street, 15 April) - Richard Corrigan's East London establishment gets a new terrace, hidden in a courtyard behind the restaurant.
Somerset House (Strand, 14 April) has a series of new open-air "dining domes" overlooking the Thames.
The Wigmore (Marylebone) is launching a summer terrace and garden with a new menu by Michel Roux Jr.
Coya (City) - They're joining up with Veuve Cliquot for a "Peruvian oasis in the city" hidden in a courtyard.
Joy at Portobello (Kensal Rise) - it may well be the last month for Stevie Parle's hit alfresco restaurant, so they're launching a new seafood terrace.
The Red Duck (Balham, 15 April) - the well-reviewed Chinese restaurant has only opened for delivery so far and it's new terrace sees it opening to diners for the first time.
Campfire (King's Cross, from 14 April) - Two Tribes are teaming up with new BBQ kings From The Ashes BBQ for their new terrace in King's Cross, and they'll be bringing along their pork-filled doughnuts. They'll be the first residency in what's planned to be a series of residencies from UK and international chefs.
London Shell Co (Paddington, from 14 April) - while you can't actually board The Grand Duchess moored barge, they've instead set up a terrace just outside the boat. There will be a new menu too, including fish rolls and a decidedly tempting Confit Tuna & Ogleshield Melt.
Novikov (Mayfair) - The Asian/Italian restaurant is launching Novikov Outside, a new terrace seating around 50 with a menu that features some of the classics from the restaurant.
The Farrier (Camden, from 15 April) - this new Camden pub and restaurant will have a hidden courtyard with a firepit and outdoor covered terrace. It'll be a super spot for an alfresco Sunday lunch.
Bermondsey Larder (from 14 April) - The restaurant formerly known as The Dairy launches its new partially covered terrace. There will be a special terrace menu with new creations including Farmer Tom’s welsh lamb, merguez, fennel and potato pie and Applewood-
Smoking Goat (Shoreditch) - the big covered (and heated) terrace outside Smoking Goat will be back in action. Expected on the menu are a spicy and garlicky Dorset clam som tum and a new laab section, including a Northern Thai prik laab of chicken and offal and a raw laab of ‘cull yaw’, aged mutton.
Mariage Freres (Covent Garden) are opening up their tea terrace, with a specific focus on iced tea, with 20 teas specifically blended to be chilled. They'll also have an iced-tea cocktail menu, including drinks like the Opéra Sunrise, a tequila/green tea cocktail flavoured with red fruits and blueberries, basil, ginger.
Oklava (Shoreditch, from 14 April) - Oklava goes outside for five weeks, with dishes including a Kumru sandwich with sujuk and grilled cheese as well as whipped feta crostini with candied pumpkin.
Paradise (Soho) is adding a new 30-seater terrace with a Drinking & Short Eats menu. Snacks include beetroot & banana blossom cutlet croquettes or crab patty empanadas with lunumiris mayo.
Jolie Jardin (Chelsea) - this new terrace from Lollipop is outside Chelsea Funhouse and features French sharing plates from Jolie, a Piper Heidsieck spritz menu (like The Flamingo - Lillet Blanc, Orange Blossom, Soda, Piper champagne) and pink flamingos dotted around.
Outside @ Trinity (Clapham from 19 April) - Adam Byatt's restaurant is launching a new outdoor space next to the restaurant which will have a focus on small plates along with fish and meat on the BBQ.
Allegra (Stratford) - The terrace at Patrick Powell's restaurant is getting a complete overhaul with the launch of Happy Burger popup and guest chef residencies.
Arros QD (Fitzrovia) - the Quique Dacosta restaurant is launching a new terrace where they'll be serving their signature sharing paellas.
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