The place: Dalloway Terrace
Where is it: Hidden behind the hustle and bustle of Great Russell Street at the back of the Bloomsbury Hotel.
The concept: Named after the iconic character created by Virgina Woolf, an author whose name will forever be associated with Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space.
The interiors: With an abundance of fairy lights, greenery and cosy seating arrangements, the outdoor space has a magical aura. With its 1930’s feel and contemporary charm, it’s all you want on a summer's evening (or under a patio heater with a courtesy blanket at other times of the year) for date night, after work drinks or just a good old catch up.
The food: A pleasing menu with a simple choice of favourites. The selection of salads is just what you fancy if you're eating out with girlfriends – Super Food Salad, Lobster & Mango Salad, and grilled Chicken to name a few.
We tried: Seared Tuna with a soy and ginger dressing, pickled radish and organic smoked salmon followed by Lamb cutlets and the Dalloway Aberdeen Angus burger with Montgomery cheddar.
And the drinks: We highly recommend the signature (and rather potent) Mrs Dalloway cocktail. The Bloomsbury Club Bar downstairs has also just opened, with an extensive list of classic cocktails and some thematic twists. This is one worth remembering as a great place for a late night drink - it’s open until 2am.
Our favourite thing: The decor, exterior and setting were enchanting. And as the terrace is partially covered, it is perfect all year round.