Eating outdoors

July 27th, 2014 by Harry

For one week of the year it’s warm enough in England to walk around without a jacket in the evening, so it’s important we take advantage of it. These beautiful summer evenings are perfect for eating outdoors and soaking up the English weather, so here are a few handy ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space and enjoy some summer dining.

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Urban jungle

This gorgeous home in Antwerp uses a converted conservatory as an outdoor eating area. The wild, jungle-like plants add an exotic feel to the space, and it’s a cool place to sit out on a hot summer’s day. Perfect for an early morning breakfast or brunch.

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Modern

I love this big, chunky wooden table and the monochrome decor. It gives this setting a contemporary look and would be the perfect place to relax on a warm evening. It’s always a good idea to ensure there’s shade near your eating area, so under a tree is ideal.

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Rustic

This is a simple idea that works really well if you have a lot of space in your garden. A big, rustic farmers table is in vogue this year, and the great thing is they can fit loads of family and friends around it. The rustic look means you don’t have to worry about place mats or coasters as a stain on the table works with the wood.

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Back to nature

If you don’t have much outdoor space, why not have a romantic meal in a nearby park or forest? You could drive down with a fold up table and eat there. I like the use of an old sheet for shade, and the cluttered tables and chairs are adorable.

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