We’re not a nation known for our outdoor dining scene, but on April 12 when pubs, bars, and restaurants can open their doors for al fresco dining, you can bet we’ll make the most of it no matter what. time.
Boris Johnson gave the green light to phase two of his roadmap on April 5, which means hospitality will reopen away for groups of six from Monday April 12. For many of us that means heading to our nearest beer garden.
Groups of no more than six or two households can also gather in the outdoor spaces for a catch-up or a much-needed picnic in the park, after the rules on social gatherings are relaxed on March 29.
Below Telegraph Food the writers reveal where they’ll try to find a table for drinks and food – delicious food, of course, but also (praise!) cooked by someone else.
Sam’s Riverside, Hammersmith
Recommended by William Sitwell, Food Critic for The Telegraph Magazine
Located on the Thames, Sam Harrison’s popular restaurant had been open for less than six months before the pandemic hit. With plenty of outdoor seating, which they extended throughout the summer of last year, this is the first place I’ll go for a plate of dressed crab and queen of puddings, to taste it all. grabbing some rays (I’m an optimist, I know) and looking towards Hammersmith Bridge.
Gylly Beach Cafe, Falmouth