British Summer Time Terraces

Spring is on the horizon, with British Summer Team meaning leisurely brunches, the return of sun-drenched lunches with friends, sunset dinners and drinks with loved ones are back on (without needing multiple layers and hand-warmers!).

Here’s all you need to know about alfresco dining at the Square.


Overlooking the Square and the King’s Road, a table on the terrace at Vardo is hot property. Described as one of the ‘best places in the UK to get brunch’ (MyLondon), expect a ‘well-travelled’ menu that features sharing plates, sourdough pizza and, very importantly, excellent coffee to inspire your wanderlust all to be enjoyed whilst absorbing the atmosphere of shoppers, families and Chelsea regulars.

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


Overlooking the piazza, 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 or, if you’re lucky, you’ll have booked a table during one of their ‘Specials’ weeks, the latest being a dedication to Funghi.

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


Modern Italian, Manicomio offers simple sophistication from lunchtime onwards. With an expansive heated terrace, it’s the perfect spot for long overdue catch-ups. With an exceptional chef, every plate, from the Focaccia to their Tiger Prawn Fettuccine all Versiliana, is delicious – take someone you want to impress.

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. The Ozdemir Pasha and Salt Beef Bun come highly recommended, and when you need a little more than just a coffee, ‘The Black Penny’s Espresso’ is a guaranteed kick.

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

Or alternatively, if you’ve discovered something delicious from the Saturday Fine Food Market or grabbing a bite on the go, you can also discover many more tables and chairs to enjoy at your own pace. Heaters available to protect you from that early spring chill!


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