Favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge

It seems like just a few weeks ago we were counting down to the start of summer vacation, and now the countdown is reversed as the first day of Autumn approaches quickly. After a grey and rainy day, I’m looking forward to the weekend as London is set to be spoiled with warm weather. Dining al fresco is on the cards for us, whoop!

I’m always on the lookout for cool new restaurants and food experiences in London, and that’s one of the main reasons why a few months back I launched #LondonSecretGem on Instagram and more recently on the blog. In this London restaurant guide (because that’s what #LondonSecretGem is essentially about) I have hunted for tasty, knock your socks off restaurants and coffee shops.

If you’re a local you can use it as an informative restaurant portal, then on the other hand visitors can use it also, so they can make the most of their visit to London and its surrounding areas. Hope you’ll like it!

Never let it be said that London can’t do al fresco dining just as well as our continental neighbours – you just need to know where to go. Open from April to the end of Summer, The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes is a hidden oasis at a short stroll from Knightsbridge station.

Previously named one of London’s top three al fresco restaurants, The Terrace is the perfect location to sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand. Their brand new food menu includes freshly grilled dishes and seasonal favourites, as well as tasty Bombay Sapphire cocktails, wines and beers.

When my husband and I went for brunch a couple of weeks back we were blessed with the best weather. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very pMyolite waitress (which happened to be Romanian too) who showed us straight to our table. Surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants and welcomed by comfy sofas, we immediately fell at home as we ordered some cocktails to enjoy in the sunshine.

Not wanting to fill ourselves up too much before the main course, we shared a cured artisan meat platter and a mouth-watering burrata. I wish I’d more adventurous and try something different, but I always settle for either fish or seafood. The grilled king prawn skewers totally lived up to my expectations though! My husband chose the good old rib eye steak served with grilled Portobello mushrooms, plum tomatoes and béarnaise sauce. There was a generous portion of meat and as the plate was scraped clean by a smiley faced diner, I think we can say it certainly did the job!

For dessert I had a scoop of raspberry sorbet, while my partner had a delicious dark chocolate mousse with a salted caramel centre and raspberry sorbet. Divine!

All in all, we had an extremely enjoyable brunch with polite and attentive staff in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Can’t recommend The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes enough! 


My favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge

My favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge

My favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge

My favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge

My favourite al fresco dining spot in Knightsbridge