Alfresco dining in the East of England in the summer time


Alfresco dining in Cambridge

The Fox Burwell– striving to be at the heart of the community, combining a traditional English pub with a fiery Mexican restaurant! You’ll recognise the authentic dishes such as enchiladas, burritos and fajitas, but you’ll also find perfectly aged steaks, along with some more obscure Mexican plates on the Specials Board. Ay Caramba! Tequila anyone? They have 40 to choose from!

Galleria Cambridge– overlooking St John’s and Magdalene colleges, sit upon the terrace right on the river bank and watch the punting boats go by whilst you chose from a sophisticated fusion of dishes.

Alfresco dining in Suffolk

The Bull Inn – is an independent and quirky AA Rosette restaurant with something delicious for all, from good pub grub to the more sophisticated dining featuring locally sourced produce from small suppliers in the immediate area.

The Veggie Red Lion, Great Bricett – proudly boasts to be East Anglia’s only vegetarian restaurant. Here they aim to please veggies and vegans far and wide, but also dare to challenge the meat eaters; confident they can convert!

Alfresco dining in Bedfordshire

Bedford Riverside Grill perfectly located in Bedford’s new cultural quarter for anyone hoping to combine an artsy day out with delicious food. This modern restaurant serves great grilled food on the south-facing heated terrace which overlooks the River Ouse and the Castle Bailey Gardens.

Donatello’s – enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at the Ampthill establishment, with deep family roots, a rich history and delicious pizzas with Al Fresco dining for up to 50 people.

Alfresco dining in Essex

The Boathouse Deadham situated in tranquil surroundings on the river Stour in the heart of Constable Country. The restaurant hires out boats that you can take down the river for that extra WOW factor element to your outing. 

Roslin Beach Hotel – enjoy panoramic views of the Thames Estuary overlooking the sea in their glass panel enclosed terrace, and once you have witnessed the spectacular sunset that Southend has to offer, they will turn the heaters on and tempt your taste buds by a tapas-esque menu.

Alfresco dining in Hertfordshire

The Bootthe perfect family pub with plenty of entertainment for the children (of all ages!) in the shape of a bouncy castle and football goals. Providing a vast selection of food-themed nights such as Pizza, Fish and Chips and Tapas Nights and of course the traditional Sunday Roast.

Down Hall Country House Hotel – enjoy fine dining at its best in the AA Rosette restaurant or treat yourself and loved ones to a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of the Down Hall grounds!  Just choose the day and the hamper you’d like and they will have it ready for you, complete with picnic blankets!

Alfresco dining in Norfolk

The Courtyard, Elveden – is conveniently located on the boarders of both Suffolk and Norfolk with a fantastic reputation for wildlife conservation and its excellent farming practises which in turn, creates an ideal field to plate story. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the sunshine.

The Locks Inn – on the banks of the river Waveney at Geldeston sit and relax in the huge garden watching the children play. Or better still, go to their ‘What’s On’ page and catch one of the many music sets they have lined up this summer.

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