From Battersea to Bloomsbury: Dalloway Terrace, London
Last weekend, I spent my Sunday lounging in Battersea Park, book in hand, basking in the weekend sunshine; however, a week on and all hope for a bright Spring dissipated. Instead, Storm Gareth meant Londoners spent the week cowering under umbrellas and dodging the puddles.
I was amongst them and with the weather showing no sign of letting up, I went from Battersea to Bloomsbury in search of an alternative reading spot. Situated on Great Russell Street, Dalloway Terrace offers the perfect solution – an enchanting hideaway from the rain. With Champagne-coloured foliage dotted around, silver hanging lanterns and bouquets of baby pink flowers, it’s like stepping into the depths of Narnia.
The cosy outdoor terrace has seating which, layered in faux fur throws, woollen blankets and piles of pillows, makes you forget you are outside at all. Traces of metallic silver and a lengthy Champagne menu retain the class of central London’s Bloomsbury, while their turmeric or chai lattes are sure to warm your insides.
While the restaurant frequently appears on social media for its ‘Instagrammable’ brunches and bright-green juices, by night it offers a generous three-course menu for a reasonable £35*. This features feel-good, British comfort food. Try their pan-fried pork belly with apply jus followed by a portion of carrot cake with cream-cheese mousse and carrot sorbet.
With a find like this, it’s easy to forget the weather and so, book in one hand and a glass of Beaujolais in the other, I’ve decided that maybe the rain isn’t so bad after all.
*Prices apply to pre-theatre menu only.
16-22 Great Russell Street,
Photos: Dalloway Terrace