Dalston hotspot Angelina will reopen its covered terrace on 12th April. Rather than paring things back, the team is celebrating the end of lockdown with a special dining experience for groups of six, with no compromises on the food. In its usual style, the restaurant will merge the techniques and flavours of Italian and Japanese cuisines to create an omakase and kaiseki tasting menu, served in a warm, unfussy setting. The covered terrace will make it possible to dine whatever the weather.
56 Dalston Lane, Dalston, E8 3AH
This sustainability-focused restaurant concept opened on Heddon Street weeks before the UK’s first lockdown, and has gone from strength to strength since, receiving critical acclaim as well a Bib Gourmand from Michelin. The menu, designed by head chefs Will Murray and Jack Croft (formerly of two-Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston), focuses on ‘root-to-stem’ and ‘nose-to-tail’ dishes, with roughly half of each menu being plant-based. An outdoor terrace will be the ideal spot to try their wares if you didn’t manage to before lockdown.
10 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BX
The Dorchester Rooftop
The Dorchester Rooftop launches on 12th April, just in time to celebrate the hotel’s 90th anniversary. Making the most of the longer days and sunsets across Hyde Park, it will showcase a series of culinary pop-ups overseen by executive chef Mario Perera. From 12th-25th April, Tom Booton will introduce a British summertime menu showcasing locally sourced produce for his ‘land, sea and garden’ concept. Then from 26th April-9th May, Alain Ducasse will introduce a modern, light and elegantly informal pop-up. Further residencies will be announced later in the year.
53 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1PN
Robin and Sarah Gill have announced a new dining terrace at Bermondsey Larder, their most recent opening. The 46-seater, partially covered terrace will launch on 14th April, giving diners the chance to enjoy Robin’s menu of inventive produce-led plates as well as a new selection of wines and cocktails. Open from Wednesdays through to Sundays, the team will serve dishes that follow the same ethos of the restaurant, working closely with their network of producers to create a menu of seasonal British plates, including truffled Baron Bigod with fig and walnut toast.
153-157 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, SE1 3LW