We’re not a nation known for our outdoor dining scene, but on April 12, when pubs, bars, and restaurants can hopefully open for al fresco dining, you can bet we will make the most of it, whatever the weather.
Assuming key dates for easing lockdowns continue without delay (fingers crossed, everyone), groups of six people, or two households, will be able to congregate in outdoor spaces, public or private, for an essential catch. up. For many of us, that means heading to our nearest beer garden.
Under 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 struck. With plenty of outdoor seating, which they extended throughout the summer months of last year, this is the first place I go to get a plate of dressed crab and queen of puddings, in enjoy while grabbing rays (I’m an optimist, I know) and gazing out towards Hammersmith Bridge.
Gylly Beach Cafe, Falmouth