Al Fresco Dining || Dalloway Terrace
There are few things I love more than finding yet another hotspot in London and in a city as happening our great capital, there are hundreds of pretty spaces to lose yourself in; new ones popping up daily in fact.
Of course, I've made it my mission to try them all and in the process, I'm yet to find one as charming as the Dalloway Terrace. With a secret-garden feel to it, the terrace sits just outside the Bloomsbury hotel, cleverly hidden away from the noise of Soho and Oxford Street just around the corner.
While this is the perfect site for a summer's day al fresco situation, don't be put off by the thought of sitting outside during winter. The venue comes complete with heating, a retractable roof and the snuggliest blankets on offer (I'm a blanket connoisseur, so you can trust me on this one).
With marble tables, climbing greenery, fairy lights and crockery to die for, this place is a blogger's mecca. It's surprising I didn't spot of hoard of preying cyber girls, snapping images to go viral on Pinterest. Even I was tempted to pop a striped teacup into my own handbag for later blogging purposes. Think of the flatlay photo potential! The word pretty simply does not do the Dalloway Terrace justice; poetic seems more fitting.
So I invited an old friend along for a quick catch up and lunch at one of London's best kept secrets. We both had carrot juices and a lobster and mango salad. Everything tasted heavenly, although for £16 a salad, I was hoping to see a tad more lobster on my plate. Luckily, the accompanying yuzu dressing made up for it and I practically drank it out of the pot! I'm a lady like that, you see.
Sadly, I wish I could have spent the rest of the afternoon sitting idly in one of the picturesque corners (it seems just the right kind of place for idle sitting) but the bustle of the city called and in a blink of an eye we were off again. I'd definitely like to go back soon though and try the afternoon tea as that seemed a rather popular order during my visit. You know, only for research purposes ;) xo