The sun is shining, time for dining

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining (well, mostly) and now, from 12 April 2021, outdoor dining can resume. Leisurely brunches, sun-drenched lunches with friends, sunset dinners and drinks with loved ones are back on and the restaurants at Duke of York Square cannot wait to welcome you back.

Here’s all you need to know about alfresco dining at the Square – be quick, tables will book up fast!


Overlooking the Square and the King’s Road, Vardo is a destination restaurant that offers fun, adventure and experiences that last a lifetime for visitors. With holidays, most likely, off the cards this summer, expect a ‘well-travelled’ menu that features sharing plates, sourdough pizza and, very importantly, excellent coffee to inspire your wanderlust.

9 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY | 020 7101 1199


Overlooking the piazza where you’ll be able to spot mission shoppers dashing too and from the shops in urgent excitement, Polpo’s menu of Venetian sharing plates is the perfect shopping fuel. Order arancini, crostini and their infamous meatballs for a wonderful lunch with friends.

81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY | 020 7730 8900


Modern Italian, Manicomio offers simple sophistication from breakfast through to dinner. With an expansive heated terrace, it’s the perfect spot for long overdue catch-ups from sunshine to sunset.

83-85 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY | 020 7730 3366

Comptoir Libanais

Enjoy the Lebanese flavours of Comptoir Libanias and treat yourself to a selection of mezze plates that will certainly put a spring in your step. Booking isn’t required but we recommend you get there early to secure a table in the sunshine.

53-54 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY | 020 7657 1961

Black Penny

With a brilliant all-day brunch menu, the Black Penny terrace sits right next to Zara so we suggest you fuel-up here and then hit the shops! The Ozdemir Pasha and Salt Beef Bun come highly recommended.

55 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY | 020 7259 9965

If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, why not pick up a takeaway from any of our restaurants and enjoy a bite to eat sat at a table on our terrace, where you can also find a heater and umbrella as protection against the somewhat unpredictable spring weather.

The weekly Fine Food Market has also returned, so pick up artisan treats and locally grown produce each Saturday from 10am-4pm. The market will take place on the running track to enable social-distancing, running as a farmer’s market until 17 April when hot food will be on offer. Why not enjoy a picnic on the Green?

Looking for a little more inspiration? Why not head to Sloane Square where you can find a host of pop-ups by Colbert, The Botanist and Royal Court Theatre and enjoy a Parisian crepe stand, a tequila bar and a pizza oven.


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