Will we Londoners get the BBQ summer we always yearn for this year? Eh...let's not get our hopes up. Will it at least be mild enough for us to venture outside without being completely miserable? Probably. And, since Brits love nothing more than to roll up their sleeves and palm a pint glass on the pavement, we thought we'd class it up a bit and steer you towards some al fresco eateries where you can actually sit down and sup in the sun/shade. No need to thank us.
Turns out, plenty of new restaurants with outdoor spaces have popped up in recent months. There's more on the way, too, with The Culpeper
set to open its rooftop space. Farm Girl
on Portobello Road will feature a courtyard space, and Islington's Oldroyd
is offering a small, outdoor seating area.
In other words, you and your squad have options when it comes to convening with Mother Nature. Throw in some cocktails, a Sunday roast or mouthwatering Italian tapas, and (please, weather gods, please) some rays of sunshine, and you're absolutely golden.