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London’s best Caribbean jerk: People’s Choice Caribbean restaurant on Chatsworth Road in Hackney

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Dining and Drinking in London

The frostiest ice cream, the breeziest terraces, and the foods that just suit the sunshine

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Where to Find the Finest Ice Cream

London’s best Caribbean jerk: People’s Choice Caribbean restaurant on Chatsworth Road in Hackney

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Dining and Drinking in London

The frostiest ice cream, the breeziest terraces, and the foods that just suit the sunshine

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Where to Eat Outside

July, 2021.

London has left the grip of a heatwave for rainy days. But if storms are for now, summer is forever, or at least until September.

British weather is something people love to talk about, predict, and hate in equal measure, but London dining — particularly with new outdoor spaces occasioned by COVID-19 planning laws — is beginning to think that emulating European predilections for eating outside even when it’s not absolutely perfect is something worth trying out.

Woozily warm terraces to while away hours over blushing pet-nats and drinking snacks; slurping cold noodles in a hot room; tearing into silver trays of jerk chicken, rice, and peas on a sun-baked park; smelling a barbecue at 1000 yards or more; melting into the city’s embarrassment of ice cream riches. Londoners need not retreat: The sun brings out some of the best dining the city has to offer. Get the sunscreen, and get outside.