New and Notable

Photo courtesy of Roof East

With a constantly changing restaurant scene, Summer in London is one of our favourite times of year. Bringing a wealth of new restaurant and bars – plus some classic London institutions taking on new locations – this week in The Edit we explore some of our favourite upcoming openings in our guide for Summer 2017 in London.

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Photo courtesy of Petersham Nurseries in Richmond

The renowned, Surrey-based Petersham Nurseries is due to open its second branch in June in the heart of Covent Garden. The project will see openings such as: The Petersham, a restaurant serving organic produce; The Delicatessen, a traditional Italian grocery store; the Petersham Cellar, a wine cellar with experienced sommeliers; and La Goccia, an all-day dining spot that will serve aperitivo and nature-inspired cocktails – all with the distinctive Petersham Nurseries charm that we have come to know and love.

Roof East

Photo courtesy of Roof East

Re-opening on Thursday 4th May, Roof East is bringing a family-friendly playground experience to East London with Rooftop Roller Disco, lawn bowls and batting cages. The summer season will also see the return of the hugely popular experiences from years past, such as the Rooftop Film Club, Birdies Crazy Golf, The Grown Up Box and the Roof East Bar.

The Ivy City Garden

Photo courtesy of The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Ivy Collection continues to expand and is opening its first City restaurant on the 7th June. The Ivy City Garden will offer a relaxing escape from the chaos of the city, nestled in a tranquil spot in the historic Bishopsgate Gardens and offering a hidden garden perfect for al fresco dining. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a retractable roof over the garden and interiors from the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will make this stylish restaurant a hot-spot all-year round.

The BBQ Club by Jimmy’s Pop Up

Photo courtesy of Jimmy’s Pop Up

Launching on Saturday 20th May, The BBQ Club at the Southbank Centre will be Jimmy Garcia’s largest residency to date. Jimmy’s Pop Up promises to have a walk-up BBQ Bar serving BBQ dishes straight from the grill in an alfresco cooking style, and a more intimate BBQ Club rooftop dining experience, serving an ever-changing tasting menu. River views and a laid-back atmosphere will make this waterfront pop-up a must visit this Summer.

Pergola Paddington Central

Photo courtesy of Pergola Paddington Central

For those who have come to love the renowned rooftop destination Pergola on the Roof, the opening of Pergola Paddington Central this summer will be a welcome arrival to the London alfresco dining and drinking scene. Situated in Paddington Basin’s urban surrounds, Pergola Paddington Central will feature the legendary Patty & Bun, as well as playing host to Decatur, DF/Mexico, Mamalan and Raw Press. With seating for up to 850 guests for both lunch and dinner, and a backdrop of London’s remarkable skyline, this is set to be the summer’s best culinary destination.

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