Outdoor dining is everything this spring and you’ll be spoilt for choice when you visit Mayfair. Whether you’re looking for a great spot for brunch at the weekend or somewhere to meet after work, Mayfair has it in the bag. North Audley Street has once again been transformed to offer an outdoor ‘dining room experience,’ ready to go with environmentally friendly lighting and heating and wider pavements. So, the next time you’re looking to enjoy time out – out, then head to Mayfair where you’ll discover some of the best outdoor dining options in the city. Choose from restaurant, bars, and pubs with perfect outdoor seating. This spring, it’s time to add al fresco to your diary.
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The Wandering Palette
Jean-Georges at the Connaught
Presenting spring on a plate, Jean-Georges at the Connaught is nothing less than a work of art. World renowned chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, who is known for creating imaginative menus all over the world has been inspired, this time, by the city and also brings to the table his love of the Far East. The Terrace with outdoor seating is perfect to enjoy, from sun up to sun down with a host of farm to table produce on offer, which will tempt and delight. Come and rediscover tastes to savour including their much loved (and missed) pizzas – black truffle, prosciutto or asparagus and spiced salami editions
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2ALwww.the-connaught.co.uk
Taste Treasure Trove
Nestling on South Molton Street, this quirky town house is a hive of gentle activity. The outdoor seating is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast – as light or as hearty as you please - with everything from Jak’s eggs – any way you like and French toast to croissants and coffee. People watching is an absolute must at lunchtime, so plan your escape with friends for a healthy and bistro style dish – the perfect choice for some time out.
43 South Molton Street, London W1K 5RS www.jakslondon.com
Nothing can be finer than sharing some robatayaki cuisine and sushi on a great outdoor dining terrace. For the uninitiated, robatayaki is a method which involves cooking seafood, and vegetables over hot charcoal and Roka is famous for it – and its award winning dishes. The seasonal tasting menu is a must and includes such delights as sea bream fillet, ryotei miso and red onion and yaki asparagus with sweet soy and sesame.
30 North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZF www.rokarestaurant.com
If you’re looking for a little bit of healthy indulgence, head to NAC, a neighbourhood restaurant in Mayfair, inspired by the table lined cafés of Paris. Enjoy outdoor dining all day long with globally inspired comfort food – favourites for lunch include rigatoni alla vodka, basil, chili and Parmigiano- Reggiano or the irresistible and original take on the fish finger sandwich, the fish bun with panko cod, tartare sauce and pickled jalapeño.
41 North Audley Street, W1K 6ZP www.naclondon.co.uk
The Biltmore terrace
The Terrace is the last word in al fresco. Foliage covered ‘living’ walls cosy up to comfortable seating and the addition of the ceiling heaters make this a great outdoor restaurant to spend quality time - even when the spring nights turn a little bit chilly. Seasonally inspired menus feature a host of dishes of wood fired fish and meats, fresh seafood, signature salads and plant based plates. Featuring flavours from around the world, close your eyes and enjoy the aroma from the open grill whilst you enjoy the great outdoors.
44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP www.lxrhotels3.hilton.com
A Seafood Institution
Scott’s was originally opened as an oyster warehouse in 1851 and being amongst the five oldest restaurants in London has kept true to its history. Established as one of the most fashionable and glamourous restaurants in town, Scott’s has welcomed film stars, politicians and writers through the decades. Rumour has it that it’s where James Bond’s famous dry martini ‘shaken not stirred’ was created, as Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming was a regular visitor. With outdoor seating at the front of this grand dame of restaurants, why not enjoy the taste of the coast while you watch the world go by on Mount Street? An absolute most for seafood cognoscenti.
20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE www.scotts-restaurant.com