Dining in the open air – sounds idyllic doesn’t it?
Claridge’s Bar Terrace
Glamour in a glass
The last word in louche cocktails, Claridge’s Bar Terrace is the place for incredible drinks and plates. Check out their new menu, inspired by the Mediterranean in a beautiful outdoor setting. Their cocktails are legendary, the Flapper, which was created when they first opened their doors in 1998, references the impossibly glamourous ‘Flapper’ ladies during the Art Deco period and the cocktail is a fabulous blend of strawberry, cassis and champagne. If champagne is more your scene, you’ve come to the right place. Claridge’s is the expert – and has a champagne chapter and verse menu of possibilities. For small plates, think beef carpaccio with peppery rocket or white truffle pizza and citrusy spaghtettini. Perfect!
Claridge’s Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4HR
Comptoir Café & Wine
Best of both worlds
Comptoir Café & Wine is a café by day and wine bar by night and manages to slide from one to another with perfect ease. Serving small plates and classic French dishes, they are well-known for their extensive wine list, which means once you’ve visited, you’ll just have to return again and again. Founded by Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset, who knows a thing or two about fine wine, they have also created a wine shop in the cellar of the café. Mayfair’s best kept secret, you can browse over 2,000 bottles to your heart’s content and pick up a couture hamper to take home. Comptoir Café and Wine is the perfect outdoor antidote to a busy day.
21 -22 Weighhouse Street, Mayfair W1K 5LY
A seafood institution
Scott’s was originally opened as an oyster warehouse in 1851 and being amongst the five oldest restaurants in London, has kept true to its history. Established as one of the most fashionable and glamourous restaurants in town, Scott’s has welcomed film stars, politicians and writers through the decades. Rumour has it that it’s where James Bond’s famous dry martini ‘shaken not stirred’ was created, as Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming was a regular visitor. With outdoor seating at the front of this grand dame of restaurants, why not enjoy the taste of the coast while you watch the world go by on Mount Street? An absolute must for seafood cognoscenti.
20 Mount Street, Mayfair W1K 2HE
Jean-Georges at the Connaught
The wandering palette
Presenting spring on a plate, Jean-Georges at the Connaught is nothing less than a work of art. World renowned chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, who is known for creating imaginative menus has been inspired, this time, by the city and also brings to the table his love of the Far East. The Terrace with outdoor seating is perfect to enjoy, from sun up to sun down with a host of farm to table produce on offer, which will tempt and delight. Sip on a signature cocktail like a JGV Bloody Maria or a Ginger Mojito.
Carlos Place, Mayfair W1K 2AL