It almost feels like a dream – languorous lunches with friends, cocktail catch ups after busy days and those hazy, lazy brunches - but this time the dream is real. Now you can dine in style in the great outdoors – knowing that whatever food mood you’re in, there is definitely something to suit you. A visit to Belgravia will satisfy your every desire when it comes to outdoor dining. From cafes to outdoor terraces, roof top restaurants, parks and courtyards, Belgravia is home to some of the dreamiest public spaces and places to eat in London and is the place for everyone who wants to open up to spring. So, why not grab lunch on the go and picnic in style or join friends for drinks and dishes – this time in real life!
If you fancy escaping from everything for a little while, this stunning courtyard is a perfect urban oasis for outdoor dining.
If you prefer lunch sur l’herbe, then grab a picnic and head to Grosvenor Gardens where the green oasis is surrounded by great architecture – it’s like eating in a stately home - only this time it’s outside!
Another green playground tucked away, this is the prettiest spot to indulge in a takeaway lunch with friends or chose one of the fabulous outdoor dining restaurants.
The Italian connection
Did you know that Tiramisu is the Italian word for ‘pick me up’? When you visit Chuc’s, it’s a proper pick me up for the soul. With its gorgeous wraparound terrace, it’s the perfect spot to sip coffee alfresco and put the world to rights over cocktails and cicchetti. Choose from Italian treats like Iberico pork with cavolo nero, lardo and heritage carrots or monkfish saltimbocca. Their ranges of pizzas are the real deal – a small but perfectly formed collection of delights, including pizza bianca with taleggio and truffle. Chuc’s serves Tiramisu, of course - which self-respecting, fabulous Italian wouldn’t? Go on, it would be rude not to!
25 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9NP www.chucsrestaurants.com
Good living – one dish at a time
Your health is your wealth and here at Daylesford Organic – a farm shop and café, that mantra has never been truer. All dishes are freshly made by hand and give a vigorous nod to the very best of seasonal produce available from their organic farm, Market Garden, Bakery and Creamery. Breakfast treats include creamed mushrooms on sourdough and smoked haddock omelette or for lunch, why not try their award winning cheeses lovingly matched with other seasonal ingredients to create the most heavenly tarts and risottos? It’s first come first served for breakfast, brunch, lunch and supper so the early bird catches the organic dish.
44b Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8LP www.daylesford.com
Boisdale of Belgravia
Spring was made for Jazz and that’s what Boisdale is known for – along with its modern British dishes and the finest whiskies. A Belgravia institution, why not appreciate the finer things in life by indulging in a little bit of outdoor dining, where you can enjoy louche lunches and divine dinners on the outdoor terrace? Choose a dish of oysters, which hail from the Channel Islands, Northumberland and Ireland or pick your preferred Scottish clan from a choice of cured fish dishes from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Gigha, perfectly paired with a tot or two of whisky.
15 Eccleston street, Belgravia, Sw1W 9LX www.boisdale.co.uk
The Jones Family Kitchen
Personal connection is everything at The Jones Family Kitchen. Their team had perfected the recipe of mixing passion and talent to create dishes and an ambiance, perfect for spending quality moments with friends and family. The time and effort they put into sourcing their ingredients is evident when you look at the menus which include dry-aged 28 days steak from independent supplier, The Ginger Pig and Pan Fried Hake from Flying Fish. Their ‘Everything on Toast’ dish, which includes avocado, spinach, poached eggs and Sriracha dressing to name just a few of the ingredients is an outdoor dining brunch-must – available between noon and 4pm – so, hurry!
7-8 Eccleston Yards, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9AZ www.jonesfamilykitchen.co.uk
The Berkeley Beach Huts
Memories never tasted so good
Want to do two things at once? Then head to this spring outdoor dining spot -five rainbow- coloured huts inspired by Britain’s most iconic foodie seafronts. The perfect place for a spot of lunch, this innovative restaurant is serving made-to-share seafood platters, freshly shucked oysters and other summer favourites including a five star take on fish and chips. Not to be missed, is the Gourmet ‘99 – a luxe traditional vanilla ice cream cone with indulgent flakes and an array of toppings. There are also retro themed cocktails – choose a cherry shandy or what about a ‘Sailor Sour’? Indulge in an unforgettable seaside staycation without leaving the city.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL www.the-berkeley.co.uk