Delicious mealsalfresco!

To organise a lunch or dinner which will impress your guests, in a setting which is both serene and intimate, is sometimes a challenge. If also one has to find this rare place in the heart of the capital,
the choice is even more difficult. For anyone who loves the London in summertime, here are some addresses of hidden terraces which will welcome you throughout the summer month


One of London's unsung heroes, this lovely small restaurant just off St James's Street opens up a divine hidden courtyard every summer. Expect French fine dining (oeuf en Meurette, confit duck) and a long wine list.


Victoria Beckham is behind the styling for this year’s terrace design at Scott’s, working alongside floral designer Flora Starkey to create a look inspired by the beautiful white garden at Sissinghurst Castle. Come here for the fish and the undeniably dazzling glamour!

Roka Canary Wharf

There’s a jungle feel to the terrace at Roka Canary Wharf, overlooking the green space of Canada Square. And every last Friday of the month (starting 1 June), this space is going to host a themed summer rooftop party with Ciroc vodka.

The Courtyard Garden at the Sanderson

The Sanderson’s tranquil, Japanese-inspired Courtyard Garden is one of London’s best-kept secrets. Go there for dinner and cocktails – good, old-fashioned American food done really well, and inventive drinks. Our favourite is the Tonton, which comes with a side of bright-green Perrier-Jouët sorbet.

The Garden at Blakes

Matthew Williamson designed the courtyard garden at Blakes; vivacious colour with graphic murals, a tumbling flower wall and a gold-domed bird cage making for a fabulous focus point. The irresistible menu is based around the freshest and organically produced ingredients.

The Hari

This new garden terrace lights up for a joyful mood at night. During the day, it’s a great sun trap and the ideal spot for a punchy Hari Mule. And you don’t need to worry about the British weather – there’s a retractable roof just in case the weather turns chilly.

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