We have been long standing fans of the stunning Dalloway Terrace and await each new season with bated breath and here’s why…
Named after a character created by Virginia Woolf, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant and quintessentially English space. Designed beautifully, the indoor-outdoor space is set in the heart of Bloomsbury and is just a two minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, Oxford Street and Soho. Heated in the winter, the restaurant can be enjoyed equally no matter the season, whether you would like an intimate winter dinner or prefer to dine al fresco in the summer Dalloway Terrace has it all.
The restaurant’s theme is changed with the seasons and this year’s Spring transformation is based on bees, highlighting the importance within the ecosystem and encapsulating the arrival of one of our favourite seasons.
Master florist Nikki Tibbles has adorned the space with an abundance of wild English flowers creating a wealth of colour and vibrancy. Oversized bees have been situated in the meadow styled blossoms a sensational new seasonal menu has been created to accompany the theme which is equally as vibrant.
The changes to the venue don’t end at the decor, Dalloway have also appointed a new head pastry Chef – Chris Dodd who formerly resided at Tredwell’s in Covent Garden and Café Royal to create this exceptional ‘ Honey Bee afternoon Tea’ drawing inspiration from the humble bee and their enormous importance to the environment. The new afternoon tea includes; honey roast ham and English mustard mayonnaise sandwiches served on wholemeal bread, Vanilla scones and Morello cherry scones served with clotted cream, raw honey and homemade jam and Lemon shortbread served with lavender honey and blueberry cream crowned with a blueberry glaze. Which by anyones standards sounds incredible and for £35 pp we think it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself!
Another addition to the Spring makeover is the seasonal menu overhaul to accompany the theme from Executive Head Chef, Byron Moussouris. Highlights include; Seared scallops, cauliflower puree, poached raisins, granny smith apple; Rack of spring lamb served with green beans and toasted almonds and Seared red snapper served with pickled heritage carrots and lemon dressing. The restaurant also has a Vegan option available on the menu; Green pea falafel, grilled asparagus, tahini dressing and pomegranate seeds.
If we havn’t already sold you on the idea of a visit, the restaurant has also added a new classic cocktail to the menu aptly named “Bee’s Knees’ made with Hayman’s Gin, freshly pressed lemon and london honey. £2 from every drink purchased is donated to the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust charity. Overall, this reasonably priced, poetically and visually pleasing dining experience is well worth a visit whatever the weather and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as you walk in.
For more information or to view their menus online visit the website here, alternatively you can make a reservation on 020 7347 1221. Address: Dalloway terrace, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN.