This small collection of neighbourhood bars have been transformed into your wildest wisteria dreams and serve up an equally impressive menu to match their snazzy surroundings. Obviously there will be Peroni (that’s a given) but the drinks menu also includes appropriately summery drinks like a Rhubarb Julep and a Smoked Charcoal Margarita. [Photos by Mariell Lind Hansen.]
1. No 1a Duke Street, Richmond
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you were in a trendy Scandinavian eatery and not just in Richmond. This totally Instagrammable restaurant serves up everything from brunch to sharing boards and Sunday roasts whilst allowing guests to sit underneath an extravagant hanging canopy of willows and wisteria.
No1a Duke St., 1a Duke Street, Richmond, London, TW9 1HP
2. No.11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico
With a stunning wall of over 400 seasonal potted plants, it’d be hard to miss this blossoming front display. Just a stone’s throw away from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, you could definitely say this restaurant is barmy for a Begonia or two.
No.11 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NA
3. No.32 The Old Town, Clapham
An entire living wall has been created on the terrace of this bar and includes a small number of plants … okay, try 576 plants and blooms. With a mix of White Hydrangea, Variegated Ivy and Bacopa, these flowers really are screaming out for some quality cocktail sipping alongside them.
No 32 The Old Town, 32 The Pavement, London, SW4 0JE
4. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, Chiswick
There really is something about Wisteria in Spring … and what better way to enjoy this beautiful flower than sitting underneath the White Japanese variety whilst sipping on an icy Peroni. Don’t worry, there won’t be any funny looks for trying to get that perfect Insta shot here, it’s only expected in such a pretty setting.
No197 Chiswick Fire Station, 197-199 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR