Pergola Paddington | Heated Winter Terrace in West London
Last Updated: 2nd December 2019
Paddington’s canals have got a lot more going for them these days.
And here’s a spot you do want to touch with a bargepole.
It’s called Pergola Paddington, and it’s commandeered a leafy, two-storey, 850-capacity semi-outdoor space in the Paddington Basin development for street food and cocktails. And you.
Shielded from the industrial views around it, it’s a little oasis amidst the glossy offices and bustling transport lines. You’ll arrive to find yourself on the fairy-lit upstairs terrace, equipped with cosy daybeds (large enough for up to 15 people, and bookable in advance), benches and a very large bar, at which you’ll spy cocktails on tap, draught beers, wine and G&Ts.
Head downstairs, and you’ll find the pergola itself, festooned with fairylights, flowers and foliage and set with rows of long, communal tables. They’ve covered the terrace with a roof for the winter, and you’ll even find festive specials on offer at the four street food kiosks, which currently include:
Smash Patty, a spin-off from the Patty & Bun team serving Dexter beef patties sandwiched between a bespoke potato bread bun from Bread Ahead;
Temaki Bros, who aren’t really brothers but do make great temaki (sushi hand rolls);
An Choi, a new outfit from Salvation In Noodles’ Colin Tu, serving spicy wonton dumplings; and
Babek Brothers, serving kebabs alongside halloumi fries.
Behind their two lengthy bars, the ‘tenders will also be mixing up hot drinks like mulled wine, hot toddies and warming cocktails. So you’ll have less of a booze jacket…
…and more of a booze duvet.
NOTE: Pergola Paddington is open from Weds-Sun all winter. They take walk-ins, but you can make reservations (for up to 199 people) on their website right HERE. Please note that smaller groups will be put on a table with another group.
Pergola Paddington | 5 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY
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