With more than a year of lock-down restrictions now behind us and further freedoms on the horizon, the neighbourhood’s restaurants are once again welcoming al fresco diners.
On Sloane Square, there are pop-up bars and restaurants from The Botanist and Colbert to see you through the summer months with pizza, cocktails and boulles, and outdoor seating has been significantly increased on Pavilion Road, which is now permanently pedestrianised. Over at Duke of York Square, the weekly Fine Food Market has returned, offering its gourmet treats on Saturdays.
Whether it’s long, leisurely lunches eaten with the sun on your shoulders, or making the most of the (hopefully) balmy summer evenings to come with dinner en plein air, here are the best al fresco restaurants in Chelsea.
And until restaurants resume serving diners indoors on May 17, we recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment.