Now our restaurants are open again, Carnaby is set to be London’s beating heart for outdoor eating and drinking.
*Please check directly with the restaurants for their latest opening days and times*
There will be over 1,300 covers across Carnaby and Soho for alfresco dining. Head to Carnaby’s Kingly St or Ganton St for an array of outdoor terraces, or into the covered yet airy Kingly Court itself for culinary delights from around the world. Elsewhere in Carnaby, outdoor tables will spill as restaurants expand their alfresco offerings with creative new menus and initiatives.
As well as restaurant terraces, there will be 30 brightly coloured tables set up on Carnaby Street, Newburgh Street and Ganton Street for communal seating and dining every day where you can enjoy a takeaway meal without a booking.
To hear more about the best alfresco dining spots in the area from 12 April, read on:
Carnaby is awash with foodie hotspots from every corner of the world. Visit Kingly Court, a three-storey alfresco food and dining destination with over 20 restaurants, bars and cafés situated in a vibrant courtyard. You’ll find a whole variety of covered and open-air dining, with outdoor heaters, perfect for all weather.
The Good Egg
To enjoy the flavours of vibrant Tel Aviv in the heart of Carnaby, the Good Egg is open from breakfast to dinner. They serve some of the best babka French toast in London as well as award-winning shakshuka and the delicious salt beef Reuben sandwich. Bag a table right outside the restaurant in Kingly Court.
A modern take on the Hawaiian rice bowl dishes this fresh, fruity and healthy, Island Poke is one of the best in London, and this Kingly Street spot is perfect for a working lunch with pals.
Proudly dedicated to all things pasta, Pastaio’s handmade pasta is rolled and dried right in front of you, and comes at very reasonable prices. Their burrata, gnocchi and tiramisu are not to be missed, best accompanied by a giant Aperol Spritz! The seating on the Ganton Street terrace comes with blankets.
Sri Lankan home cooking in the heart of Carnaby’s Kingly Street, the menu at Kolamba is a celebration of coconut and cardamom, curries, sambols, rotis and more – plus a range of inspired veggie and vegan dishes. Inspired by the food of Sri Lanka’s capital city, it’s the perfect cuisine to be enjoyed alfresco.
This Kingly Court pizzeria make authentic Neapolitan dough, with a delicious range of pizza toppings such as the Marinara, Margherita, Nduja and Portobello Mushroom & Truffle. Plus, they have a selection of Neapolitan delicacies, from arancini stuffed with slow-cooked ragu and unctuous, oozy mozzarella to pizza fritta - fried calzones filled with sun-ripened tomato, Napoli salami, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and fragrant basil.
Imad's Syrian Kitchen X Choose Love Falafel Bar
Brand new to Carnaby, Imad Alarnab will open a falafel bar pop-up with Choose Love on Ganton Street. Imad’s delicious falafel boxes will include his renowned falafel, hummus, baba ghanoj, green salad, pickled chilli and will be served with a chilli and tahini sauce. £2 from each box will be donated to Choose Love’s partners to fund nutritious meals for people living in refugee camps. Just a taste of things to come, Imad’s much anticipated first permanent restaurant, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen will open in Kingly Court in May.
Bread Ahead Pizza
One not to miss is brand new concept Bread Ahead Pizza... Located on Beak Street, this New York style 20 inch pizza is bringing Soho New York to Soho London. Cut into quarters, grab a slice of this mouth watering pizza, from margarita, spicy sausage or vegan pizza, Bread Ahead have created the pizza that dreams are made of.
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