London's Best Restaurants For Social Distancing

There's no two ways about it: the country's drinking and dining scene will be facing a very new norm for the foreseeable future. Sharing? A big no-no. Cashless payments? Hells yes. But the number one, non-negotiable rule is social distancing. With that in mind, we've come up with our pick of the best restaurants for social distancing in London.

BrewDog has been our knight in shining armour throughout lockdown, making sanitisers to keep us clean and hosting online pub events to inject some fun into our evenings. So it comes as no surprise that they've been working to make their sites social distance-friendly to ensure that we can get our paws on their juicy burgers, pizzas and craft brews.

El Garito Hackney

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When it comes to socially distanced drinking and dining in London, El Garito is coming up aces for their delicious takeaway cocktails such as aperol, campari and cynar spritzes and tramezzino sandwiches. The Hackney spot will also be hosting live music for those of you after a little socially distanced boogie.

Combining alfresco drinking, street food and lawn games, this gorgeous East London rooftop bar is helping you get through the summer months in style. An open air dining destination, you'll be able to keep within social distancing protocols, and have a little fun with it too.

German Gymnasium

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The German Gymnasium is a grade II-listed King's Cross restaurant, set across two floors and an outside terrace. Yes, the place may look a little different - with a layout rejig, hand sanitisers and air purifiers - but it's still serving up signature staples such as veal schnitzel, Cornish crab salad and beetroot ravioli. 

Pollen Street Social

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As a Michelin-starred restaurant, Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social is undoubtedly one of London's best restaurants for social distancing. Tables are safely spread out across the gorgeous dining room, whilst the menu focusses on exquisite British bites such as Lake District beef fillet with aubergine and miso purée or Orkney sea scallop with pickled kohlrabi