Nope, we didn’t think it was possible either, but according to the BBC, the temperature in the South East of England this week is going to soar for a 3rd week in a row to over a scorching 30 degrees°C . Blimey.
So this week’s Foodie Friday will again be about how to make the most of the heatwave in London.
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Dining in the sky
Take a break from the humidity of London’s streets, and take in the spectacular views of this iconic City in the sunshine. Here’s a helpful list of some of the best restaurants for dining in London with a view.
Hutong Level 33 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
Hutong launched this summer in The Shard, delivering a mouth-wateringly diverse range of contemporary Northern Chinese cuisine against panoramic views from Europe’s tallest skyscraper. Signature dishes include Crispy de-boned Lamb Ribs and Roast Peking Duck prepared in a special duck-roasted oven. The restaurant offers a selection of Chinese medicine inspired cocktails available from the Hutong bar. This is unlike any other Chinese restaurant.
Rooftop @ The Boundary 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD
This seriously stylish rooftop bar and grill, nestled above the trendy streets of Shoreditch, offers amazing views of the City plus the bonus of the surrounding trendy streets. Here you can enjoy a Mediterranean inspired menu such as steaks and fish under a pergola or beneath the canopy of grapevines and wild herbs.
The Big Chill House 257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9NL
The bright and fun pop art style decor of the rooftop at Big Chill House is designed to evoke the spirit of The Big Chill festival all year round. The breakfast and lunch menus are simple and hearty – expect burgers, huge sharing platters with everything from pork belly and chicken liver parfait, all washed down with some delicious cocktails. By evening the DJ’s come out to provide the perfect summer soundtrack.
SUSHISAMBA London Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Why not have lunch or dinner on the dizzying 39th floor of the Heron Tower? A very scenic lift takes you up to the outdoor terraces, where their delectable food is served. The restaurant manages to mix the food and cultures of Japan, Brasil and Peru, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening and close up view of the Gherkin.
Orrery 55 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5RB
The Orrery Rooftop Terrace is at the top of a beautifully renovated stable block, overlooking picturesque views of Marylebone Church gardens. A perfect spot for some romantic, yet cosmopolitan al fresco French dining.
Frank’s Cafe 10th Floor, Peckham Multi-Storey Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15
You can pretty much see the whole of London from the top of this multi-storey car park in Peckham. The pop up bar and cafe returns every summer to spice up Peckham’s social scene. Pair something from the bistro-style menu with one of the many Campari-based cocktails on offer and watch the sun set with your aperitif. Perfect!
Angler Restaurant Terrace 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF
This beautiful seafood restaurant sits above the award-winning South Place Hotel in the heart of the City of London. Try a signature Summer Slider (cooked on the outdoor grill) in the shade of olive trees, relax into Patricia Urquiola furniture and wait for the house DJ’s to ring in the evening. The cocktails here, created by Shoreditch House’s Nathan Dixon-Jones, are incredible.