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Your Guide to Fine Dining Alfresco In The UK This Summer
The heat is on – and we’re all heading for the outdoor seating! Here is our pick of ten of the best alfresco spots offering fabulous dining options.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
The look and feel of The Ivy Chelsea Garden is manifestly British and engagingly vibrant. The garden has been created by Anthony Challis and Dan Curran of Ginko Gardens, and encompasses trailing wisteria and climbing roses adorning the garden’s pergolas, stone clad fountains and leafy trellises.
197 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5ED | www.theivychelseagarden.com | 0203 301 0300
Member benefits do not apply here – click here for booking information
The Courtyard at Blakes Hotel, Kensington
Blakes Courtyard is the perfect tranquil retreat designed to keep you cool in the sizzling heat of summer. Their newly added conservatories are fitted with stylish and comfortable furnishings, surrounded by a myriad of Bay trees and Buxos.
33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 3PF | www.blakeshotels.com | 0207 370 6701
Member Club Offer: member and their guest receive a complimentary drink for breakfast, 10% off total bill at lunchtime and a complimentary glass of Champagne when having dinner – click here for details and booking information
Oddfellows on the Park
Set within a beautiful Victorian Mansion, in the vast grounds of Bruntwood Park the stunning vistas from the terrace of this brand new hotel must be seen to be believed. Diners enjoy a menu where the ingredient is king.
Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, Greater Manchester SK8 1HX | www.oddfellowsonthepark.com | 0161 697 3066
Member Club Offer: members and their guests receive a complimentary beverage with breakfast, 10% off total bill at lunchtime and complimentary glass of Champagne with dinner. Click here for details and booking information
Artigiano, Belsize Park
Tucked away in leafy Belsize Terrace, with a stunning glass roof at the rear and glass frontage which folds back to open the restaurant on warmer days, Artigiano is bathed in natural daylight wherever you are seated.
12a Belsize Park, London NW3 4AX | www.etruscarestaurants.com/artigiano | 0207 794 4288
Member Club Offer: members and their guest enjoy a complimentary glass of Chamapagne – click here for details and booking information
The Terrace at the Montagu Arms
Situation in a charming 17th Century House on the Beaulieu estate, deep in the New Forest, this 3 AA rosette restaurant has a spectacular open air area. Floor to ceiling windows open up from the main dining room if you’d rather seek the shade.
Palace Lane, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, So42 7Zl | www.montaguarmshotel.co.uk | 01590 612324
Member Club Offer: members receive a 15% reduction from the total bill – click here for details and booking information
The Brasserie at Aviator – A Hotel by Tag, Farnborough
Launched July 2008, this graceful new building is elegant and balanced with a powerful presence. It lives well up to it’s claim of the UK’s sexiest airport hotel. The large private terrace is the perfect place for a sun downer with uninterrupted sun over the runway and direct views of the incoming and outgoing private jets.
Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6El | www.aviatorbytag.com | 01252 555893
Member Club Offer : member dines complimentary when joined by one or more guests – click here for details and booking information
Bingham, Richmond Upon Thames
The subtle opulence of this restaurant creates a graceful ambiance with large windows inviting the outside in. The delightful parasol covered balcony seating 21 for al fresco dining on warmer nights makes the most of the stunning river vista.
61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW10 6UT | www.thebingham.co.uk | 0208 940 0902
Member Club Offer: members receive 10% reduction from the total food bill – click here for details and booking information
Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst
A poster child for great English Country Houses, full of character and in a fantasy setting, the tables around the tranquil surroundings of the ornamental ponds and fountains make for a truly romantic alfresco occasion.
Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QB | www.handpickedhotels.co.uk | 0845 072 7516
Member Club Offer: member dines complimentary when dining with one or more guests – click here for details and booking information
Hotel Endsleigh, Devon
Hotel Endsleigh is a stunning Grade I former shooting and fishing lodge which has been delicately transformed into a perfect modern day retreat. Set on the edge of Dartmoor with amazing views over some of Englands’ most natural landscapes, Hotel Endsleigh is the sister property to Cornwalls trendy Hotel Tresanton.
Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PQ | www.hotelendsleigh.com | 01822 870 000
Member Club Offer: members receive 10% off the total food and beverage bill – click here for details and booking information
GQ Bar Pop-Up on the Terrace at The Holburn Dining Room, Rosewood London
A grand brasserie set in midtown London, Holborn Dining Room serves up seasonally, locally sourced British cuisine with a twist in a vibrantly bustling dining salon. From June 1st to September 30th enjoy drinks on The Terrace served by leading bartenders in its GQ Magazine inspired bar for total urbanite sophistication.
Member Club Offer: members and their guest enjoy a complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz when having lunch in Holburn Dining Room – click here for booking details and information
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