As hard as we try, we can’t really start to get excited about summer until the announcements start. You know, the announcements… Like this one. And this one. They’ve been trickling in as of late but we’ve just heard a particularly exciting one: Pergola on the Roof, aka our favourite summer rooftop destination, is heading to Paddington. Get excited for Pergola Paddington Central, West London’s newest, largest al fresco drinking and dining experience.
Situated in Paddington Basin, a stones throw from Little Venice and Regent’s Canal, this waterside location almost pips the White City original to the post from the get-go. With space for a whopping 850 guests across two floors, the new Pergola will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Ok, surely it’s pipped White City now?
The same laid-back, all-summer-long vibes will be created in Paddington by resident DJs, lush, breezy greenery and summery cocktails, whilst a transparent roof will cover all bases (literally) because, hey, we’re practical like that. Patty & Bun will also have us covered, as will Mamalan, DF/Mexico, Decateur and, for the health-conscious, Raw Press. All dishes are £12 or less, and because they are really looking out for us, the group bookings policy means you can turn up safe in the knowledge you won’t have to spend your night queuing – but if you are the spontaneous type, you can just turn up. If that wasn’t good enough, groups of four or more don’t have to pay a deposit and if you’ve made a booking you won’t be rushed off your table after two hours. How refreshing.
May can’t come quick enough.
Pergola Paddington Central: Opens Wednesday 24th May, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, W2 6PY. Pergola on the Roof, White City, launches Wednesday 3rd May, www.pergolaontheroof.com
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Deputy Editor Fran can be found sipping espresso martinis by night and, by day, on the hunt for London's best brunch. Bonus points for a runny yolk and the perfect flat white.