We’re not a nation known for our al fresco dining scene, but come April 12 when pubs, bars and restaurants can open for outdoor dining, you best bet we’ll be making the most of it – whatever the weather.
Assuming the key dates for the easing of lockdown measures go forward without delay (fingers cross, everyone), groups of six people, or two households, will be able to gather in outdoor areas, public or private, for a much-needed catch-up. Personally, I’ll be making a beeline for my nearest beer garden.
Below Telegraph Food writers share where they will be trying to nab a table for a drink and some delicious – and more important, cooked by someone else – food.
Recommended by William Sitwell, Telegraph Magazine food critic
Situated on the Thames, Sam Harrison’s popular restaurant had been open for less than half a year before the pandemic hit. With ample outdoor seating, which they extended throughout the summer months last year, it’s the first place I’ll be going for a plate of dressed crab and Queen of Puddings, to be enjoyed while catching some rays (I’m being optimistic, I know) and gazing up at Hammersmith Bridge.
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