Mondrian London Summer Terrace

If summer ever actually arrives in London, you can guarantee that riverside spots will be high in demand: for those on the lookout, the Mondrian’s new Summer Terrace might well tick all your boxes. With a Riviera-inspired look, expect planted trees, blue and white linen and tidy picket fencing, and given the unpredictability of British summertime, the team have cleverly thought to have it fully heated so a shower or two needn’t halt your fun. If you’re there to dine, look out for the giant ceviche tacos, the grilled lobster with garlic chive butter and, what’s sure to be a cheat-day favourite, the truffle flatbread. The more casual drinking area will offer fresh and delicious cocktails (including a seasonal take on the Espresso Martini). There is also a Grey Goose boat for private hire which seats 10. Views of St. Paul’s and the City? They come as standard.

Mondrian London Summer Terrace20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD (020 3747 1063); @seacontainersrestaurant; @mondrianldn

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