Longer evenings, fun with friends and reconnecting over a well-deserved drink or two.  Sound idyllic?  In Belgravia, it’s just the way we do things.  Celebrating or just catching up outdoors is the thing to do this spring, so whether you’re finishing your work day with a cocktail or planning a weekend meet, Belgravia has some of the best outdoor bars.


The Thomas Cubitt
The local favourite

If people watching was a sport, this this would be the place to refine your technique.    Here, in the covered and extended outside terrace, you can watch the world go by on the prettiest street in London. The Thomas Cubitt is Belgravia’s famous public house with a menu that focuses on the very best of regional British produce.  You’ll also find an amazing list of selected boutique producers, which provide over 30 wines by the glass and over 70 bottles, and their revolutionary Coravin system (any wine connoisseur knows that it’s a clever system that allows you to pour a glass from the bottle without removing the cork), means that you can try a selection from their finest and most premium range. The Sunday roasts are legendary and show off British produce at its best – so, what are you waiting for? 44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA. www.thethomascubitt.co.uk


The Pantechnicon
Wake up to taste

If your taste buds are in need of a wakeup call – then head to The Pantechnicon and its Roof Garden and south-facing Terrace.  Outdoor dining has never been so adventurous and as you survey the incredible views of Belgravia from your Nordic inspired garden, courtesy of Finnish horticulturalist, Taina (which literally means ‘little tree’), Suonio, you can wake your senses up with a menu that has been inspired by the taste of Japan and the Nordics.  The intriguing mix is difficult to resist and takes you on a culinary journey from Osaka and Hokkaido through to Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Oslo and more.  With seasonal resident mixologists, you are in for a treat with a range of intriguing cocktails including seaweed and snaps, crowberry and redcurrant and honey and lavender spritz. 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB www.pantechnicon.com


The Berkeley Beach Huts
Memories never tasted so good

Want to get away from it all?  Then head to this spring outdoor dining spot – five rainbow- coloured huts inspired by Britain’s most iconic foodie seafronts.  The perfect place for a spot of lunch, this innovative restaurant is serving made-to-share seafood platters, freshly shucked oysters and other summer favourites including a five star take on fish and chips.  There are also retro themed cocktails – choose a cherry or orange shandy? Or why not awaken the mermaid or merman in you by trying a Mermaid shell (gin) or a Sailor Sour (vodka). Indulge in an unforgettable seaside staycation without leaving the city. The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL www.the-berkeley.co.uk


The Jones Family Kitchen
Relative values

There’s a reason why in 2019 this restaurant was listed as the Top Steakhouse in London by Steak Society.  You’ll be spoilt for choice with the menu – where you’ll find a variety of meat and steak dishes cooked in their Josper charcoal oven. The steaks are grass-fed Longhorn cattle, dry aged for a minimum of 28 days by North Yorkshire farmer & butcher partner, The Ginger Pig and the cocktails are a must.  Sip a Martell Blue Sift (cinnamon, orange bitters and soda) from the high ball and tonic selection or a mocktail from the Lo and No Bubbles collection.  7-8 Eccleston Yards, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9AZ www.jonesfamilykitchen.co.uk


Chucs Belgravia
The Italian connection

Did you know that Tiramisu is the Italian word for ‘pick me up’?  When you visit Chuc’s, it’s a proper pick me up for the soul.  With its gorgeous wraparound terrace, it’s the perfect spot to sip coffee alfresco and put the world to rights over cocktails and cicchetti.  Try a Mio Amore or a Bellini with a selection of taster plates – the truffle arancini, lamb arrosticini and bruschetta are the perfect match! 25 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9NP. www.chucsrestaurants.com


Morena London
Inspired fusion

What began as an idea between two Colombian sisters to bring a little colour and flavour from their home to London has resulted in Morena – a taste explosion.  This all day dining restaurant serves up Latin- American inspired dishes and cocktails – fusing together exotic fresh ingredients, diverse ingredients and a little something- something, which together creates unforgettable tastes and textures.  This is what outdoor evenings are all about – close your eyes, sip on a Morenita (silver tequila, guava nectar and fresh lime juice) or an Indica Bellini (mango coulis, Italicus “Rosolio di Bergamotto” and Prosecco) and wake up your Latin vibe. 10-11 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ. www.morenalondon.com


Boisdale of Belgravia
Spring notes

Spring was made for jazz and that’s what Boisdale is known for – along with its modern British dishes and the finest whiskies.  A Belgravia institution, why not appreciate the finer things in life and visit Boisdale, where you can enjoy louche lunches and divine dinners on the outdoor terrace?  Choose a dish of oysters, which hail from the Channel Islands, Northumberland and Ireland or pick your preferred Scottish clan from a choice of cured fish dishes from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Gigha, perfectly paired with a tot or two of whisky.  15 Eccleston street, Belgravia, Sw1W 9LX www.boisdale.co.uk


The Hari
Glamourous intent

If you’re looking for something that is glamourous yet intimate and a home in the heart of London, then you’ve chosen the right place.  The Hari is a luxury five-star hotel where service is anything but intrusive and you really feel at home the moment you arrive.  Try bar – for light lunches or that inevitable and glorious end of day cocktail.  The Garden Terrace is great for longer spring and summer evenings – an elegant suntrap on warm days and a cosy retreat all year round.   Don’t miss Il Pampero – where you can sit down to exceptional Italian cuisine and experience a little bit of La Dolce Vita.  20 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HQ.  https://www.thehari.com/london/