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Hello sunshine, let’s dine al fresco

July 2022

Hello sunshine, let’s dine al fresco
Robyn Columbus

Robyn Columbus

5 minute read

Patios and terraces are summer's sweetest spot, and summer calls for al fresco dining! We've got a bunch of First Table restaurants in London with sun-soaked outdoor dining, so you can enjoy the summer vibes late into the evening.

Camino Kings Cross

What started as a life-changing road trip around Spain in 1984 is now this bustling tapas restaurant in Kings Cross.  Where do we start but with the tapas? From charcoal grilled chicken skewers, to pressed suckling pig and pan-roasted sea bass, the menu is limitless. The restaurant may be located in a beautiful Victorian building, complete with original brickwork, and enormous sun-trapping windows, but their patio is the place to be on a summer's day and oh-so perfect to get the tapas party started with a jug of crimson sangria.

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Whisking us away to France's cobbly backstreets, this eatery boasts a certain intimacy that is reminiscent of relaxed dinners at home. Start your first glass of rosé on the streetside patio before beginning your dining adventure exploring authentic French food. Burgundy snails, baked camembert followed by bavette et frites avec sauce charron, or risotto et asperges all feature and of course the humble baguette and salted butter.

TDQ Steaks Vauxhall

During summer, TDQ steaks streetside patio comes alive with eager foodies, by bringing the fun to the banks of the River Thames in Vauxhall. TDQ steaks indeed, with world class Argentinian, Scottish, Canadian, Japanese and New Zealand steaks on the menu, this is the place for steak lovers. 

Bar Gansa Camden

Spanish to its core, with nearly forty years to their name Bar Gansa is every bit as homey and welcoming as a bistro in the Mediterranean. Their sunny courtyard is a popular place to tuck into spiced lamb skewers, their signature paella, fried calamari and of course a jug of sangria or prosecco.

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