Post, 8 July 2020
Lazy, long lunches. Anniversary dinners. Cocktails with the girls. The King’s Road restaurants, pubs and bars are back, and boy are we ready to clink our glasses in celebration (and to not have to wash up!).
Your favourite foodie hot spots have reopened, with adapted menus and spaces to ensure that your safety remains the absolute priority. Temperature checks of both guests and staff at the Ivy Chelsea Garden, hand sanitiser in eyesight at all times and re-organised layouts will ensure you can enjoy your first meal out since March, safely. Electronic menus, at Bluebird and Made in Italy for example, or even single-use disposable menus, as found at Peggy Porschen, will be the new way of ordering for the moment and most places will discourage you from using cash.
Now that summer is upon us, a table alfresco is the most sought after. Bluebird’s popular courtyard has reopened and the Ivy Chelsea Garden’s terrace and Colbert’s outside seating, the ultimate spot for people watching, are all ready and waiting for your bookings. Duke of York Square, just off the King’s Road is also home to popular restaurants Manicomio, Vardo, Polpo and Comptoir Libanais; all of which have extensive seating where you can clink your classes surrounded by your favourite brands. Visit the new socially-distanced al fresco dining area spanning the central piazza, open from 10am-7.30pm daily; complimentary to use and everything will be cleaned after each individual use. The running track will also become a public picnic area at weekends from mid-July. Keep your eyes peeled as Sloane Square is set to come alive this summer with, rumour has it, several pop-up bars planned!
We do recommend booking prior to visiting any of our restaurants to avoid disappointment, however should you just miss out on a table on your preferred date, many are still doing home delivery and takeaway. Find out who here.