Next month, London will see the return of a Dalloway to its streets, with the opening of all-day restaurant Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury, so-called after Virginia Woolf’s much-loved novel, Mrs Dalloway – which tells the tale of a day in her London life.
It’s being described as in an indoor-outdoor, all-day dining venue as it features both a hidden level and a fully retractable roof, giving you the secluded calm of a secret garden in the autumn and winter and the perfect spot for an alfresco drink in the summer and spring.
Overseen by The Bloomsbury’s Head Chef, Paul O’Brien, the menu will feature small plates including seared tuna pickled radish with wasabi and arancini with wild mushroom, black truffle and mozzarella as well as main courses including grilled tiger prawns, harissa aioli and lime and grilled aubergine, chilli, hummus, feta crumble with rosemary bread. Puddings will include Bloomsbury bakewell tart with pistachio ice cream and Valrhona dark chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. Virginia Woolf will also lend inspiration to Pastry Chef Mariatu Kargbo’s afternoon tea which is based on the artists, philosophers and authors of the Bloomsbury Set.
Created by Alexander Waterworth (Interior Designer for Annabel’s, Q on The Roof, The Musket Room and High Road House) it’ll be elegant, quintessentially British with a sense of 1930s nostalgia shown through floral motifs on the menus and a classic typeface.
‘What she loved; life; London; this moment…’ And with a day like today, we couldn’t agree more with Mrs Dalloway
Dalloway Terrace: Open March 2016, 16 – 22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN, www.dallowayterrace.com