After months of social restrictions and frosty weather, Brits are ready to say goodbye to ‘al desko’ dining and hello to al fresco feasting with friends and family. With restrictions set to ease on April 12, outdoor areas in restaurants and bars will be open to the public again for the first time since December.
So don some sunglasses and a light jacket, as Hilton has some amazing outdoor dining spots where Brits can enjoy their newfound freedom.
Gin and Fizz
The Majestic Champagne Terrace and Gin Lawn, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
Enjoy brighter days flooded with spring sunshine on the south-facing Champagne Terrace and Gin Lawn, in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Building on the success of last summer’s Teepee on the Terrace and the Winter Teepee, the Harrogate hotspot will be welcoming visitors back from April 12 to enjoy drinks overlooking the Victorian manor’s sprawling grounds, and the picturesque town of Harrogate beyond. A new partnership with local distillery Harrogate Tipple will mean there are plenty of refreshing gin cocktails to sample, or alternatively visitors can toast to being together with crisp flutes of Moet.
A brand-new Terrace menu will offer a variety of treats, from brunches and picnic boxes to fully blown traditional afternoon teas.
To book, email email@example.com
Sea, Sand and Sundowners
The Metropole Bar and Terrace, Hilton Brighton Metropole
Perched at the top of the iconic Hilton Brighton Metropole, Metropole Bar and Terrace is the ideal setting for any occasion. With an air of timeless glamour and stunning sea views, it is a great place to relax and take in one of the world’s best sunsets. Enjoy its eclectic menu, bursting with locally sourced ingredients, with freshly shaken cocktails. From April 12-May 31, guests can enjoy a free glass of fizz with every afternoon tea (Sunday-Thursday) or 25% off cocktails at Happy Hour (Fridays & Saturdays, noon-3 p.m.).
To book, visit www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bshmetw-hilton-brighton-metropole/dining/
The Rooftop, The Trafalgar St. James, Curio Collection by Hilton
Reacquaint yourself with much-missed views of the capital and enjoy al fresco drinking and dining against the backdrop of London's iconic skyline. With Spring and Summer months just around the corner, The Rooftop is the perfect place for catching up with old and new friends alike in central London. Taking inspiration from Japan, Korea and more, visitors can enjoy gyoza, bao and wagyu beef burgers with a side of unparalleled views of Trafalgar Square.
To book, visit trafalgarstjames.com/the-rooftop
For All Manor of Occasions
Lounge Terrace and Bar, Hilton Avisford Park
Set in a Georgian manor amid the undulating hills of the South Downs, a day at Hilton Avisford Park’s Lounge Terrace and Bar is the perfect spot to escape to, unwind and enjoy time with friends and family. Be it a barbeque or bottomless brunch, the menu is extensive and caters to all. Or why not indulge in a delicious afternoon tea with freshly made finger sandwiches, cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam for a truly decadent spread?
To book, call 01243 558300
Homage Restaurant, The Waldorf Hilton, London
Situated on Aldwych in London’s West End, The Waldorf Hilton is putting on a show to rival neighbouring theatres. Toast to the end of restrictions at the brand-new Terrace pop up with the finest fizz and special caviar pairings, thanks to a new exclusive partnership with Perrier-Jouët. Set on arguably one of London’s most iconic streets, round the corner from Covent Garden, where better to put your feet up after a long day of reacquainting yourself with non-essential shops? Soak up the sun, sip on champagne and graze on a restorative afternoon tea as you watch the world go by in the heart of London’s theatreland.
To book, visit the Fork or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Escape to the Country
Court Bar Terrace, Hilton Maidstone
Hilton Maidstone Hotel is located in the tranquil Kent countryside, making it the place to visit for a dose of much-needed greenery. Whether you’re planning a rendezvous with friends or looking for somewhere to refuel after a busy day, the Court Bar terrace serves a selection of light bites and refreshing beverages from a contemporary menu of British and international classics. Choices include fresh salads and sandwiches to more hearty fare such as the bespoke Hilton burger. There is also afternoon tea on offer, complete with all the trimmings.
To book, call 01622 734322 or email email@example.com
Since the pandemic, Hilton has introduced CleanStay, an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection; extended its re-booking and cancellation policy, allowing guests greater travel flexibility.
Note to editors
We know that now more than ever, people are craving community and moments of reconnection to reverse the travel memory deficit. With the assurances of our reliable and friendly hospitality, Hilton CleanStay program, contactless arrival experience and flexible booking policy, Hilton makes it easier for consumers to create new travel memories.