We'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:
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
Two Tribes in King's Cross will epitomise multi-tasking with its brewery, recording studios, events space and alfresco spot for street food and parties.
The Pergola team getting very good indeed at this whole alfresco foodie hub lark. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement they've just got their hands on not one but *four* buildings in West Brompton, which they're linking together with a walkway that'll host Patty & Bun, MAM and more.
Who wouldn't want to go to a party at a McDonald's in Dalston?
London couldn’t have been feeling less summery when Hot Dinners ventured out in an actual downpour to visit Nest: Summer in the Square, a popup in Moorgate last week (how quickly things change..).
The idea is that, now that warmer weather now has arrived, the small shack in the middle of Finsbury Square will be a haven of BYOB summery vibes, snacks and small plates. “Normally,” we were told by chef Toby, “the doors would be open, people would be playing
Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty has keeping busy. Following on from the recent launch of Duck & Waffle Local, the chef director will now be trying his hand at his first completely solo venture - a pop-up supper club called Sprout. And he'll be launching that in Harvey Nichols this summer.
Visitors to the fifth floor terrace of the Knightsbridge
Remember those rather marvellous looking igloos along the side of the Thames? Blessed with an amazing riverside terrace Coppa Club has decided to swap them out for the summer. They're replacing them with beautiful, flower strewn cabanas with wisteria and roses growing up them.
There are seven to choose from - three can be reserved and booked ahead for for 8-10 people while a further two can be booked with smaller tables for groups of 2-6. The remaining two are
Following the ongoing success of Pergola on the roof, there's another alfresco eating and drinking spot coming to London with Pergola Paddington Square.
Canalside instead of rooftop, this version of Pergola is bringing with it some new food and drink spots to Paddington (which will be very welcomed).
Food to expect is:
What: Ivy City Garden
In a nutshell: Enjoy the Ivy’s modern British cuisine in its new City location, complete with a private garden.
Summing it all up: The latest restaurant to come from the Ivy Collection will be based in Bishopsgate Gardens. It’ll offer all day dining, and boasts a rather charming interior - including a garden with a
If you find yourself in need of some Christmas spirit while braving London’s shops this festive season, duck into Archer Street, a newly cocktail pop-up on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. The bar will be dishing up all kinds of stiff drinks, which you can enjoy while you soak up the highly festive atmosphere and recline on one of their many velvet armchairs.
The Let It Sloe is Archer Street’s take on a mojito, given a Christmas twist, and is made
OK, we flat out LOVE this idea. I mean, look at that picture, who wouldn't want to try partying in an igloo right alongside the river Thames? This frankly genius winter alfreso invention is the brainchild of Coppa Club. They have eight of them set up on their huge terrace at their Tower Bridge site for the run up to Christmas.
Each custom-made igloo is heated, thank goodness, but also comes with sheepskin blankets for added hygge. Three of them are laid out
Hot on the heels of the spate of 'all-under-one-roof' openings comes the freshly re-opened Magic Roundabout, a dine, drink and dance destination with a winter theme in Old Street.
If you're after some festive revelry, but you're a bit too old for Winter Wonderland then get merry in the middle of one of London's biggest roundabouts. Hot Dinners ventured in to investigate.
While it's definitely strange to realise you're
It's all change at this Islington brasserie with a new menu and a new terrace
Hot on the heels of Kerb opening its latest marketthere, Camden is going to be the home of the next venue for the interactive dining company inamo. Expect interactive tableclothes where you can rate your dishes and doodle as you dine as well as a street food style bar menu.
The Camden branch, which will open this Autumn opposite Morning Crescent tube
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