London's Secret Restaurant Gardens
London is packed with secret restaurant gardens – if you only know where to look. In this week’s newsletter I’ve shared some of my favourite al fresco dining experiences in which to enjoy the great weather we are having…
La Terraza is the Canary Wharf oasis that's transports you to a unique Spanish getaway from the hustle and bustle of City life. tucked away in a corner of Cabot Square in Canary Wharf, this quaint terrace is inspired by alfresco dining on the streets of Madrid and Barcelona. The meat and fish at La Terraza is finished on a Josper using charcoal to lock in the aromas and create depths of rich flavour.
With a prime location on Chiswick High Road and a courtyard perfect for those summer days, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station has got the perfect spot to work during the day, catch some sun in the garden or drink cocktails with friends. Its hidden walled garden is an idyllic outdoor space, flooded with sunlight. Grab your spot now to enjoy cocktails, a bite to eat, or the perfect pint and burger.
At the Granary Square Brasserie, fans of al fresco dining can enjoy a terrace overlooking the Granary Square fountains, which makes the perfect location to sip on a Bloody Mary and try out the weekend brunch menu. They are even offering a special deal with train and tubes on strike on the 23rd June, when trains are off the menu. “Don’t fret, just ‘Work From Here’ and enjoy three courses from our summer a la carte for a set price.”
Though it’s located right in the heart of the West End, you could easily miss La Goccia.Uncover Italian-inspired small plates, wood-fired dishes and botanical cocktails in a hidden space with candlelit tables and outdoor heaters.
A quirky hotel with a few well-hidden secrets, The Mandrake is housing ethnobotanical cocktails, delicious food and a great courtyard. Just moments from the bustling Oxford Street, this luxury hotel is a dreamy space aiming to transport you to a tranquil oasis.