London is truly a city that shines and is at it’s best when the sun is out. It’s glistening views and sunny parks to warm alfresco evenings and scenic river walks, it’s a complete package to make everyone from toe-dipping tourists to long term locals fall head-over-heels for the first time and again with this beautiful city. The Great British Summer is here in the UK, which means, we all are on a lookout to find the perfect eateries for great summer foods and drinks to enjoy with our friends and families. Indoors as well as Open terraces are highly in demand during this bright season of sun and happiness.
Here’s are the 5 Spots in London, that have released their summer menu’s as well being very popular with their exotic range of drinks and mouth watering food options either to enjoy indoors, or great for takeaway picnics, outdoors, with scrumptious food, and Ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.
SWAN is a modern British restaurant, which is located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe. It is a beautiful Restaurant and Bar with stunning views of St.Pauls and Thames and exotic summer menu for an excellent dining experience. It’s loved up new-summer-menu includes fondly crafted seasonal dishes, like slow cooked Ox cheek with broccoli, regal Roast Barbary duck breast with braised leg, carrot purée and a honey and pepper glaze. Smoked Bacon, Roast Hake and desserts as exotic as Lemon posset with citrus shortbread biscuits. It’s magic on a plate.
Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, swanlondon.co.uk
2. Dominique Ansel Bakery
Dominique Ansel’s London Bakery serves the most beautiful and creative desserts, savory food and Afternoon Tea. With Summer Season all around, it is the perfect time to experience it’s frozen S’more, Cronuts and the Instagrammable famous watermelon soft-serve. Serving food that has an emotional connection with the guests, this particular summer favorite ice-cream is called ‘What-a-Melon’ and is made with fresh watermelon juice and has ‘seeds’ made of dark chocolate. Perfect for the London Summers.
17-21 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP dominiqueansellondon.com
3. PHO London
PHO is a well known family run business in London, that serves great value, healthy Vietnamese street food which is cooked fresh on a daily basis. The food is mouth watering and perfect to grab a quick bite, before a night out or a game, or an easy after-work dinner. With summers all around, it has just released it’s amazing Summer drink and food menu. The fresh and healthy summer menu caters perfectly to special diets and low- calorie items as-well. The new summer menu includes fresh summer rolls with vermicelli and prawn and a tangy fish sauce to go with it and a peanut dip. They have recently bought a range of fruity special summer drinks and cocktails, the most favorite of everyone includes Phojito, a take on the classic mojito.
50-52 Battersea Rise London, SW11 1EG, phocafe.co.uk
4. RIVER CAFÉ
A legend of London restaurants inside and out, River Café’s light and bright interior spills out onto a pretty glorious terrace, sun-soaked at lunchtime. The name isn’t for show; riverside views are found just beyond a lush garden, filled with herbs, salad and edible flowers that are used in the Italian-inspired cooking. Perfect to visit after a summer stroll or a shiny weekend lunch.
Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6 9HA, rivercafe.co.uk
5. Dalloway Terrace
The decor of this Bloomsbury spot may change with the seasons, but it is perennially pleasant. Dalloway Terrace is best known for its spectacular floral installations – changing from icy white and pink in the winter, to a tropical paradise in the summer – making for a highly Instagrammable brunch spot. A retractable canopy means the terrace can be used all year round – panama hats are served during summers.
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN, dallowayterrace.com
This post was created as part of a Summer series with Bloggers Inspired. For more Inspiration and Summer insights, head over to Living Pretty Happy by Alex for wellbeing Tips on ‘How to Make your Summer Holidays even Happier’ and Sunna Naseer from ‘Inspired In the City’ for some Excellent ‘Summer Fashion Inspiration for your Next Holiday.’
Happy Summer’s Londoners 😀