Jason Allen 20/09/22

The Patio

Despite the name, The Patio doesn’t actually have a patio.

But it does have 5,340 sq ft of restaurant spread out over a five storey building with its own rooftop bar.

So, it evens out.

It’s the highly ambitious London debut from Brandi Akpobome, who already has a restaurant in her native Lagos called The Patio which, it should be noted, actually does have a patio. Here, she’s bringing the same West African vibes, with a modern Nigerian menu.

The Patio

And as for what she’s done with all that absolutely vast amount of space? Well, going floor by floor, we start with the basement where there’s a cocktail bar. Above that on the ground floor is a casual dining area for small plates. Then, on the first floor there’s a larger, more informal dining space, while above that is the private dining are on the second floor. And finally, the third floor (and fifth level in total) is the roof terrace.

The Patio

Lastly, just to keep the atmosphere heady, there are regular DJ sets, and events playing soul, funk, neo-soul, jazz, R&B and “alté music”, which is a modern fusion genre of from Nigeria.

Perfect, to get The Patio started.


NOTE: The Patio is open now, Tuesday to Sunday. You can find out more at their website right here

The Patio | 26 Smithfield Street, EC1A 9LB

Header image: Ewan Munro 

Looking for somewhere to eat in Farringdon in the meantime?  Head to Sessions Arts Club

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The Patio

26 Smithfield Street, Farringdon, Farringdon, EC1A 9LB
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