The Handbook
The Handbook

As sunnier climes creep up to finally drench London in a bit of well-deserved sunshine, we’re all hands on deck when it comes to the idea of a terrific terrace and a tantalising tipple. And, pandering to our post-work aperitif and glass-clinking dreams is the much-adored Dalloway Terrace; a venue that loves to dabble in a bit of flora and fauna to reflect the changing of the seasons and has been coined as “one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants,” by Vogue!

Recently, they played upon the theme of Leonard Woolf’s book, village in the jungle. Offering up a ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu set amongst the flora and fauna of a re-imagined Sri Lanka, the terrace was a big ol’ hit with famished Londoners. Now, fans of a costume change, much like Lady Gaga at the Met Gala, Dalloway Terrace has introduced its #DallowaySummerEstate theme, in partnership with gin and vodka makers, Ramsbury.

Expect flipping fantastic floral installations from Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart, as is a Dalloway Terrace norm, and cocktails that partner aesthetically with the backdrop. Said cocktails will be whipped together using ingredients grown on the Ramsbury Estate in Wiltshire, so it doesn’t really get more organic than that! You’ve got all sorts going on, from silk daisies, cosmos, Larkspur, delphiniums and foliage – it’s an Alan Titchmarsh dream come true. 

Serves of gin and vodka will be the order of the day. No, not as shots… cheeky, but as delicious Ramsbury-inspired cocktails, including an apricot, black olive and Rosemary addition with single estate gin, that we simply need to try!

Tuck into various brunch dishes including sea bass ceviche, rainbow açai bowls (perfect for the Gram), and their signature buttermilk pancakes. Date night on the cards? Grab dinner too and feast on the likes of wild mushroom risotto and warm artichoke salad, all of which can be washed down with the botanical Ramsbury cocktails.

Summer has never tasted, or looked, so damn good!

The dashing Dalloway terrace can be found at 16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN. The Summer Estate will be open from 24thJuly until mid-September between 08:00am and 11:00pm, with reservations available up to two weeks in advance.