Tier-2 Friendly Outdoor Drinking and Dining in Spitalfields
As of midnight on Wednesday 2nd December, the City of London re-entered tier 2 of lockdown. The new measures essentially mean that households – or social bubbles – will no longer be able to mix indoors, and those meeting outdoors will be restricted to the ‘rule of six‘.
To ensure we can still support the hospitality trade and in particular, our community of Spitalfields restaurants, below we have shared some tier-2 friendly spots with plenty of outdoor seating here in Shoreditch, so visitors can continue to socialise!
The Grocer: Traditional English Pub with a Modern Twist
With their massive selection of craft ales, wines, spirits and cocktails and a seating capacity of 130, including a large outdoor terrace, The Grocer is the perfect place to relax with friends.
As well as being the perfect watering hole, the menu is packed with home comforts. From the infamous lamb shank Sunday roast to the ‘proper‘ pies with creamy mash and lashings of gravy, the kitchen team are serving up the best winter warmers.
Looking for something to wash it down with? The knowledgeable bar staff are more than happy to recommend a bottle to accompany your meal.
Nothing beats an afternoon catching up with friends and making your way through the sharing plates and mezze at Brother Marcus. Not only does the 40-seater pergola-covered courtyard out the front of the restaurant make the most beautiful setting to drink and dine in, but you’ll be spoilt for choice from the selection of innovative dishes on the menu.
Small in size but huge in flavour, tuck into authentic dishes such as Kefir Fried Chicken,Spanokopita and Sweetcorn Ribs.
Fancy a tipple? Enjoy happy hour every Thursday evening, with 50% off cocktails all night! And don’t forget Marcus Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, this offer will entitle diners to a 50% discount on food all daywith no limit on dishes.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to wine? You’ll be a huge fan of the newly reopened Galvin Bistrot & Bar. Alongside their menu of seasonal dishes made using only the finest produce, exploring the extensive wine list is a must.
Carefully curated by La Chapelle sommelier Stephen Nisbit, wines will be available on tap, by the glass and by the bottle. And with prices starting at just £6, there is no better reason to check it out!
Make a reservation inside or dine and drink outside on the gorgeous terrace, which is covered, heated and seats up to 38.
With an ever-changing seasonal menu that caters for every type of dietary requirement, including gluten-free, veggie and vegan, Leon is the place to visit for groups (of 6!) Follow your nose into into the heart of Spitalfields Market to try one of the new dishes from the all-day menu, or pick up a coffee and a croissant and relax out front- with outdoor seating for 60 it’s the perfect spot for people watching!
Embrace your competitive side at Players Social, where you can challenge friends to table tennis, shuffleboard and table football. The large outdoor terrace and bookable games areas makes it the perfect spot for groups of up to 6 friends to mix outside their social bubble. Tuck into sourdough pizza and sides and a fully stocked bar serving up craft beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. Let the games begin!