Alfresco Drinking & Dining in London Summer 2019

17 July 2019

April French Furnell

The Applebee's Fish summer pop-up has arrived at Southbank, boasting River Thames views, a Champagne & oyster bar, a boules sandpit, craft beer & cocktails on tap, plus entertainment from London's most talented buskers. The Borough Market restaurant's younger sibling will serve fan favourites such as chip butties, panko prawns, seabass ceviche, and crispy Harbour beer battered fish & chips.

Aster has launched its chic Seafood & Spritz terrace, together with Lillet aperitif. The European Grand Café has curated a refreshing al fresco spritz menu accompanied by fresh, meaty prawns and salty Colchester Rock oysters from the new ground floor seafood bar. Head to the heart of Victoria and lounge in striped deck chairs, surrounded by fruit-filled shrubs.

COYA Angel Court has created a brand new Pisco & Taco Hour for its exclusive, sun-dappled terrace. Every weekday, between 4 and 6pm, the restobar welcomes guests with Peruvian cocktails, which are expertly paired with COYA's 'tacos of the day'.

New Street Warehouse has introduced two new terraces: Fish Market's 'Chippy in the City' and Old Bengal Bar's 'Backyard BBQ Garden'. Escape to the seaside and enjoy quirky ocean treats such as curried scampi and devilled whitebait without leaving London, indulge in a diverse BBQ menu or perhaps visit the STAKEhaus residency at New Street Grill.

This summer, Nine Lives has revamped the cobbled space outside the innovative Victorian bar. Expect bespoke cocktails, a newly decked chill area and street party vibes.

Riverside restaurant, Butlers Wharf Chop House and Nyetimber have collaborated on a special oyster pop-up. The Oyster Shack is set to bring Londoners a shuckin' good time until the end of August and is housed in the foyer of the restaurant, serving world-famous oysters and high-quality sparkling wine.

Plateau recently launched its St Tropez Terrace, complete with a French Riviera inspired brunch and mouth-watering Pink-nic Package. Together with Minuty, the terrace has been transformed into a Mediterranean haven, covered in plants and decorated with retro posters.

Mac & Wild announces its new Oyster & Whisky Terrace, nestled in the courtyard of Devonshire Square. Offering guests a taste of Scotland, Mac & Wild has teamed up with Glenfiddich to launch the ultimate summer set up. Enjoy oyster and whiskey pairings, Glenfiddich Bloody Mary shots and Hendrick's slushies.

Kick back and relax in Bluebird Café's Strawberry Fields Terrace, in partnership with world acclaimed, Martin Miller's Gin. The White City restaurant is 'painting the town red' with scarlet-hued floral installations, a fabulous garden swing and menu of specially created Martin Miller's cocktails.

Le Pont de le Tour has collaborated with revered wine brand, Minuty to launch its rosé terrace for the season. The classy riverside spot is offering rosé tastings, fruits de mer platters, and a rosé brunch menu at weekends. 

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