August 8, 2022

Zaika

Livingston

Time to celebrate: 66 bars and restaurants open NOW

16 min read

It’s finally here, the day we’ve all been waiting for, with bars and restaurants with outdoor seating finally allowed to reopen. To help you celebrate, we’ve collected a bumper list of more than 60 places to meet up with friends and support the hospitality industry.

With outdoor spots across London, there is something for everyone in our eating and drinking extravaganza, focused on the traditional City A.M. heartlands of the Square Mile, Canary Wharf, Mayfair and central London.

M Restaurant

City A.M. favourite M Restaurant, located down the ancient Threadneedle St alleyway, now has 40 outdoor covers, allowing guests to enjoy its impeccably-sourced steak, fine dining accoutrements and wonderful wine list al fresco. And don’t worry about getting cold: M has blankets and booties on hand courtesy of luxury bed retailer Hastens. Book here.

Madison

Taking inspiration from the New York dining scene, the roof terrace at Madison will reopen on 12 April with a focus on the grill and the best steaks from around the world. The menu combines American classics with influences from the diverse communities of New York. Book here.

Cinnamon Kitchen City

Celebrity chef Vivek Singh will reopen his wonderful City terrace, serving his trademark modern Indian dishes that pair carefully sourced Indian spices and regional flavours with seasonal ingredients from across the British Isles. Book here.

Savage Garden

Describing itself as “London’s wildest rooftop bar”, this oasis on the 12th storey overlooking the City is the perfect place to kickstart your Spring, with an eclectic mix of food and cocktails to die for. It will reopen from May. Book here.

Yauatcha City

Yauatcha City’s two spacious wraparound terraces, recently revamped and overlooking Broadgate Circle, provide the perfect destination for guests to catch up over Yauatcha’s renowned dim sum and cocktails. Yauatcha Soho’s outdoor terrace will also open its doors from 12 April. Book here.

Brigadiers

This amazing modern Indian located at Bloomberg Arcade manages to house an authentic colonial-style curry house, sports bar and lounge and still feels wonderfully cohesive. It will be taking advantage of the reams of outdoor space at Bloomberg Arcade to provide ample space for lovers of spicy food returning to work, from 14 April. Book here.

Ekte

Another restaurant in Bloomberg Arcade, Ekte is a Nordic kitchen from the owner of City favourite One Lombard Street. The food here is an absolute joy, modern, inventive and delicious. The terrace will reopen from 12 April. Book here.

Eataly

The first UK outpost of outdoor marketplace Eataly will open on Broadgate soon. Already a fixture in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago, expect fine Italian cheeses, antipasti, coffee and ready-to-eat snacks. Find out more here.

Baraka

Baraka is an Anatolian restaurant and bar with open flame Mangal cooking and recipes from across the Ottoman Empire. The outside terrace at Broadgate is filled with olive trees, and foliage from Turkey giving a flavour of the exotic to the middle of the City. Book here.

Grind

Offering all-day coffee, food and cocktails with outdoor seating for those who want to take time to sit and relax, Grind is a City staple for a very good reason. Find out more here.

Mrs Fogg’s Dockside Drinkery & Distillery

With a bar and restaurant inspired by travel from India to London on a Victorian steamship, this beautifully designed spot includes an extensive selection of beers, wines, punches, cocktails and an all-day food menu. Book here.

The Botanist

Serving bottomless brunches, dinners and an expansive drinks list, this energetic and eclectic destination promises to deliver the buzz and excitement we’re craving this Spring. Located at Broadgate Circle and fitted with outdoor seating and tables, it’s perfect for an early evening tipple. Book here.

Yolk

This trendy all-day breakfast spot is perfect for gourmet poached-egg pots and decadent sandwiches, with a keen emphasis on big flavours and restaurant quality preparation. Another Broadgate Circle classic. Book here.

Gaucho Broadgate

Situated where two of London’s most dynamic neighbourhoods meet; the financial hub of the Square Mile and the trendy East End, Gaucho Broadgate is home to a spectacular glass bar and heated terrace, the perfect spot for after-work drinks. Wander down the spiral staircase to the sky-lit dining room, where you can experience the theatre of the open-kitchen and grill in newly refurbished interiors inspired by the textures of Argentina’s forests. Book here.

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