Tiring of takeaways and preparing meals? Say no more. Here's our round-up of reopened restaurants, along with outfit inspiration from our Brand Stylist, Maddy Moxham – because dressing up is half the fun.
Occupying the converted bike shed of the old Rochelle school, this hidden al fresco oasis in the heart of Shoreditch lends itself perfectly to long, lazy lunches. Popular with local creatives, and those in the know, expect an inventive yet unfussy menu that uses only the best ingredients – including those grown in the restaurant's garden.
Situated in the dimly-lit grandeur of a 1920s Grade-II listed building, the Manchester installment of Dishoom pays homage to the old Irani cafés of Bombay. Dark wooden panelling is offset by original stained glass windows and colourful leather banquettes, while '60s Indian psych drifts around the hall. And just as good as the decor is the food; a mouth-watering menu championing Indian comfort food and bespoke cocktails.
Boasting 360-degree views of the capital, this foliage-filled rooftop venue sits atop a new central London hotel with a focus on sustainability. Take a perch on the outdoor wraparound terrace or settle into the stylish surroundings of the lounge, before enjoying a playful menu of 'farm-to-glass' cocktails and delicious bar bites that showcase local ingredients.
At first glance, you'd be forgiven for mistaking The Sportsman for an ordinary roadside pub. But this unassuming restaurant is in fact one of the most celebrated eateries in the UK, holding a Michelin star since 2008. It prides itself in using fresh, local ingredients such as oysters and fish from the Whitstable coast – and even grows some ingredients in its own kitchen garden.
Every six weeks, Glaswegian chef Nico Simeone tells a new story with a carefully curated, six course tasting menu. Underpinned by a playful sense of humour, the restaurant will be reopening with a post-lockdown menu called Chippie 2.0. An ode to traditional chip shop classics, expect nostalgic dishes like cheesy chips and battered Mars Bar, but with a gastronomic twist.