With hospitality businesses and operators in England set to welcome back diners from next week – albeit only outdoors at this stage – we’ve taken a look at how some of London’s hotels are adapting their culinary offering for outdoor dining.

While hotels are not permitted to reopen indoor dining venues until May 17, many of London’s luxury hotels are making the most of their outdoor space by expanding onto pavements, terraces and rooftops and have even decked out their outdoor dining spaces – taking into account the unpredictability of British weather – with stylish yet robust all-weather additions.

From geodesic domes and greenhouses to heaters and weather-proof furniture, hotels are going all out celebrate the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions in England and marking the latest stage in the outdoor dining renaissance.

As for the food and drink on offer, every taste has been catered for, from seaside-inspired suppers in Knightsbridge courtesy of the Berkeley Beach Huts to culinary pop-ups on the Dorchester’s new rooftop terrace and courtyard garden tipples at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, hoteliers have risen to the challenge of outdoor dining with gusto, showcasing seasonal menus and inspiring restaurant and bar designs.