There is nothing better than some alfresco food and drink with friends on a hot day in London and here are some of our top picks for your warm weather retreats spanning across the whole city.
Check these out for some fantastic food, cocktails and places to chill out!
Located in West London’s Paddington Basin, this summer pop-up transforms Pergola Paddington into a Tulum-inspired oasis. Latin American inspired dishes are served up with Corona (as one of the sponsors of the pop-up) free flowing on draught along with tropical cocktails to enjoy as the DJ’s play into the night.
Pergola Paraiso is the perfect spot for big groups, with even private cabanas for hire to complete the vacation vibe.
Seabird at The Hoxton
Sitting at the rooftop of The Hoxton Southwark is Seabird, a buzzy seafood restaurant that offers the best view for a summer sunset. The menu has Portuguese and Spanish influences, giving you a fresh taste of what the Mediterranean has to offer and is matched perfectly well with its stylish interiors. The outdoor terrace takes every advantage of its spot on the fourteenth floor, making it a haven to enjoy Seabird’s extensive oyster selection whilst sipping a cocktail or two.
The Culpepper is a pub that has that special feel. Perhaps because it is more than just a pub, boasting a restaurant, rooms to stay and a rooftop garden in each of its floors. The rooftop garden in particular may become a favourite venue this summer as it is abundant in produce that is grown specifically to supply the restaurant and bar and is aptly named The Regenerative Rooftop. The rooftop makes for a great place to soak up the sun with a Sunday roast with the freshest ingredients.
Parrillan is set on an open outdoor terrace and is found overlooking the Regent’s Canal in King’s Cross. Brought to us by the team behind the much beloved Barrafina, this bar and grill serves up Spanish small dishes with a selection of meat cuts, seafood and vegetables which guests are able to grill themselves for a more interactive experience. The alfresco setting adds to the quintessential summer vibe, as you invite an airy breeze to your Spanish dining escapade.
Laurel’s on the Roof
Laurel’s on the Roof is another rooftop space that’s perfect for summer hangouts. At the top floor of the Mondrian hotel in Shoreditch, this restaurant and bar offers some LA escapism as it’s inspired by retro Hollywood and is fittingly even decked out with a pool. Open for breakfast until late, this fun East London joint is a great place for a hangout any time of day.
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