Enjoy Paddington’s waterside restaurants with a boost to safe dining through additional outside seating. With social distancing in mind, Paddington’s many eateries have taken advantage of the summer weather and been able to extend external tables and chairs to offer more waterside dining, assuring customers that they can dine in safety as we emerge from the pandemic.
The team at Merchant Square have added external seating across the estate, with designated zones from Paddington Basin right through to Paddington Station.
The Lockhouse is serving brunch through to dinner, with over 13 beers on tap, plus wines and cocktails. Canalside external seating has been added, ensuring your visit is safe and socially distanced. There is inside capacity for 84, and 39 external covers canalside. Lockhouse have also introduced an App to support NHS Test and Trace - the Young's On Tap App. Download to book and check-in.
Pizza Express is back with its firm family favourites, and plenty of canalside seating. Watch the bridges and listen to music as the sun sets across Paddington Basin.
KuPP is serving drinks, coffees and Scandi food for both sit in and takeaway, with 123 covers inside and 94 outside, with the addition of 12 extra outside tables. Bookings can be made via OpenTable or you can contact KuPP directly.
Heist Bank, serving beer and pizza, has a specially designed new outdoor seating extension, in the West Plaza, between The Point and Waterside House, with 60 covers inside, and seating for 55 outside.
M&S Simply Food at Merchant Square has picnic benches galore, set in a stunning terraced plaza. Bar Torelli are serving ice cream, artisan coffee, beer and wine on the canalside next to Paddington Station, with a dedicated seating area next to Station Bridge.
Look out for new tables and chairs at Paddington Central, below the Westway, at Kingdom Square and overlooking the amphitheatre. The team at Paddington Central have created three new zones for customers of restaurants and cafes on the campus to use.
You can’t miss Darcie & May Green, moored directly outside Paddington Station, serving Aussie brunch, healthy lunch and relaxing dinners with an Antipodean-inspired menu, every day. The two boats share a combined 50 meter upper deck overlooking the canal, perfect for social distancing. It’s all about the outdoors at Smith’s Bar and Grill, with a British & modern European inspired menu. The year-round terrace right next to the canal provides safe dining.Happy hour is Monday to Sunday 5.30-7.30pm; buy one cocktail, get the same free.
The Grand Duchess is a breath-taking restaurant barge moored on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Central. Open seven days a week for Lunch & Dinner, the focus is on supreme British fish delivered daily with a wine list that focuses on sparkling wine. Covers have been extended with new external seating added on the towpath, from where you can watch the world go by.
The Union Paddington is back and offering everything from coffee through mains, tapas and pudding. Beer and wines canalside provide the perfect setting to unwind.
Explore 120 wines by the glass at your leisure at Vagabond, with their kitchen open for lunch and dinner with seasonal dishes, brunch, fresh juices, teas, coffees and craft beers. Check out their new Craft Beer Wall!
This firm Aussie favourite with their famous bottomless brunch, Beany Green can now safely accommodate twice the volume of outside diners with their additional canalside seating.
Occupying the head of Paddington Basin Brewdog overlooks the Floating Pocket Park and has plenty of external tables and chairs. Trees and umbrellas provide shelter from the sun or rain, open from 12 noon every day.