There’s a few ways you can tell if spring has truly sprung in London. First, the days start getting noticeably longer, the temperature picks up a little, and the cherry blossom starts blooming. But another sure-fire method to tell whether spring is underway is when the beautiful Dalloway Terrace is open once again. And that moment is right now.
Quite easily one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants, Bloomsbury’s Dalloway Terrace are back, and they’re up to their usual tricks when it comes to décor. The restaurant’s idyllic terrace has been given a fresh look for spring, and sipping seasonal cocktails here is just the treat we need after four long months of confinement.
With the flowers blooming, Dalloway Terrace have opted to welcome spring into the restaurant, with award-winning London florists Early Hours given the task of transforming the stunning terrace to evoke the flowery colours we love at this time of year. Look out for blossom, tulips and ranunculus filling the walls among the sea of green, distilling the very essence of spring and unleashing it on Dalloway Terrace.
Dalloway Terrace have employed heaters and blankets to keep the worst of the British weather out. But still, they know that a nip of booze will help keep the early season chill at bay, so they’ve teamed up with The Botanist Gin for a range of delightful cocktails. I’m particularly intrigued by the Islay Martini, which is made with The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, citrus Oleo-Saccharum and rosemary oil.
Spring is also on the menu when it comes to food, with a perfectly-crafted afternoon tea menu, featuring ingredients foraged from the English countryside. Try their carrot cake with tarragon and cream cheese mousse; white chocolate, lemon and thyme cream on pistachio sponge, or opt for some saffron custard tart with Campari poached rhubarb and dark chocolate, cherry and sage chocolate brownie. Plus, there’s plenty a savoury sandwiches to choose from, including the poached salmon and crème fraîche on malted cocoa bread.
The Dalloway Terrace is the perfect place to welcome in the springtime, and is sure to be a popular spot for Mother’s Day and Easter celebrations. Plus, from March 29, a food specials menu is due to be launched, so keep your eyes peeled.
Find Dalloway Terrace at 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN. Find more information and book your place on their website.
Also published on Medium.