If you find yourself in Central London, head to one of my favorite places to spend a sunny day. St. James’s Park is right in the center of it all–a beautiful path between Buckingham Palace and the road to Parliament. St. James’s is my favorite park in all of London. It’s not as flat as Hyde Park, is surrounded by so much beautiful architecture, and filled with exotic birds and cute critters. All of this beauty can be taken in from the park’s restaurant–and today’s must-do–Inn the Park.
Inn the Park is a contemporary restaurant housed in a sleek building that sits nicely right in the center of the park. The modern build sits sharply against the park’s pond, but doesn’t take away from the beauty in the flowering trees and landscaping that surrounds it.
The food is really nice. It’s not going to amaze you, per se, but it’s going to be really lovely to sit out on a beautiful deck with a cocktail and fresh flavors and watch the beauty of London and nature.
Don’t get me wrong, everything I had at Inn the Park was delicious. I had a well-balanced crab and avocado salad and the pea soup of the day. The food was presented beautifully and the green colors of the dishes popped out like the grass surrounding the restaurant. Everything was nicely portioned and the right temperature. The service could have been a little bit speedier, but overall, the staff was fine. I dined with my visiting family and they too enjoyed their meals and experience. It turned out to be a perfect afternoon!
It definitely helped visiting on the nicest day of the year we have had to date. The deck and park experience was enhanced, as were the smiles on our kinda drunk faces. But, the inside decor is not too shabby either, so I’m sure a not-so-nice day would still seem nice dining inside Inn the Park. Go check it out for a weekend day date or a family brunch and let me know. Enjoy!
Inn the Park
St. James’s Park
London SW1A 2BJ