With outdoor dining set to start from the 12th April it can be hard to know where to go, especially on that all important first date after lockdown.
Want something suitable for a Date? Looking for something more romantic? Want to book in advance but don’t know where to start?
Made My Date has created a list of the Top 10 Romantic Alfresco Dates to try out in London after the Easter Holidays:
1.) Aviary Rooftop Bar & Terrace:
The Aviary rooftop boasts beautiful, iconic views of the city, in Central London. The terrace has been kitted out with a number of igloos that are perfect for a cosy, romantic meal under the stars. This venue is perfect for an evening dinner date followed by cocktails.
Location: Finsbury – nearest station: Liverpool Street
2.) The Berkeley Beach Huts at The Berkeley Hotel:
This spring, The Berkeley Hotel has transformed it’s terrace into a British seaside destination complete with alfresco private dining in their custom-made beach huts. Think seafood galore and traditional seaside town dishes but delivered in style by The Berkely. This is a great lunch or dinner date destination if you want to dine in a chic, outdoor space but with a quirky twist.
Location: Knightsbridge – nearest station: Hyde Park Corner
3.) Petersham Nurseries Teahouse:
Petersham Nurseries Teahouse is a perfect spot for a low-key coffee or lunch date. You and your date can enjoy some light bites and hot drinks in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature in an airy breezy garden setting. The Richmond branch also has a Garden Afternoon Tea offer for two, great for a light afternoon lunch date too.
Location: Soho, London – nearest station: Twickenham or Richmond
4.) Blixen London – Blixo Pergola:
A true independent with a quaint little pergola to the side of the venue, perfect for a casual day date for two. Situated in the old spitalfields market, you could easily team up a cosy lunch date with a walk around the market and the surrounding area.
Location: Old Spitalfields Market, Finsbury – nearest station: Liverpool Street
5.) Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake:
Jurema Terrace is an award-winning outdoor space with a beautiful terrace and a number of laid-back cabana cabins that are perfect for an intimate date for two. Ideal for an after work drinks date over some of their bespoke cocktails.
Location: West End, Central London – nearest station: Goodge Street, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road
6.) Dalloway Terrace:
Dalloway Terrace has a magical and romantic atmosphere along with stylish design, and has been created to reflect Bloomsbury’s 20th century literary and artistic ambiance. This is a lovely spot for a relaxed yet chic lunch date or a weekend brunch date. It’s best to book a table well in advance as the terrace is set to be very popular once hospitality opens up again.
Location: Bloomsbury, London – nearest station:
7.) The Terrace at Circolo Popolare:
Brought to you by the Big Mamma Group, Circolo Popolare is a spectacle for the eyes as well as the stomach and transports all of its guests to the heart of Sicily, Italy with it’s fabulous decor, ambience and mouth-watering authentic sicilian dishes. This is a perfect spot for all those couples that are missing travel and want to transport themselves to Italy as part of their date. The terrace is cosy and breezy and perfect in the sunnier days ahead of us.
Location: Fitzrovia, London – nearest station: Oxford Circus
8.) Scoff & Banter, Canary Wharf:
Enjoy the best of british at Scoff & Banter with their contemporary european dishes that are a celebration of exceptional local produce from their unique selection of farms and supplies. This is a great spot for an evening dinner date with riverside views in the terrace, light entertainment and beautiful views of the river Thames and the city. If you are a driver, the restaurant also offers two hours of free parking for its customers, great when you are avoiding the crowds.
Location: Canary Wharf, London – nearest station: Canary Wharf
9.) The Summerhouse in Little Venice, west London:
This is a great lunch date destination when combined with a stroll along the canals as a day date idea. We recommend booking a table by the riverside so that you and your date can admire the great views whilst you are dining. They offer a delicious seafood menu and even have a ‘catch of the day’ option that is sure to impress.
Location: Little Venice, London – nearest station: Warwick Avenue
10.) Bleeding Heart Bistro:
A beautiful french restaurant hidden away in the side roads of Farringdon, this restaurant is a perfect choice for any special occasion. The outdoor seating at the front of the restaurant and the side alley way will be open from the 12th April. The Executive head chef Julian Marshall has worked with world famous UK chefs and is responsible for creating the traditional yet exquiette parisian dishes perfectly paired with the perfect glass of wine from their very own wine cellar.
Location: Farringdon – nearest station: Farringdon