We know you like to keep a running list of London’s biggest panoramic beer gardens in your head. We all do.
Well today, it’s going to be upended, by The Terrace at Alexandra Palace.
See, with 1,500 sqm of tables, it might actually be the biggest beer garden in London full stop. And no, it doesn’t have a lah-di-dah pub attached to it, but it does have a literal palace, so if anything that’s a step up. And it’s not like there’s any less beer.
Perched right at the top of a classically steep North London hill, the Alexandra Palace beer garden has an absolute belter of a view stretching right out across the city in front of you, and some strikingly grand Victorian architecture behind you. There’s a lovely little pergola, and the tables can be equipped with umbrellas, just in case of British weather. And this year, they’ve finally left the app-assisted ordering behind, meaning you can queue up at the bar like a normal human being once again.
Speaking of which, there is of course a large & well-stocked bar with everything from cocktails to crafts, plus stone-oven pizza from Fuoco’s slinging both the classics, plus a few more creative numbers – witness the likes of fig, burrata, and fennel salami; or perhaps spiced cauliflower shawarma with olives & pomegranate molasses.
Then, at weekends, it’s all joined by a bunch of street food traders, too. Recent grub includes Chinese-inspired street food from Choy House and sticky, BBQ ribs from Rack City Ribs….
…who also like getting pretty sauced it seems.
NOTE: The Terrace at Alexandra Palace is open 11am-11pm. You can find out more, and reserve your table at the website right HERE.
Alexandra Palace | Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
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