After the success of their sister venue at BBC Television Centre in White City, Pergola have opened a second local alfresco drinking and dining destination this summer.
What to Expect
Set over two floors, Pergola Paddington Central takes inspiration from its canal-side location, bringing the outdoors indoors! With seating for up to 850 guests, head down to enjoy drinks and street food from local favourites, and keep an eye out for regular and guest DJs and live music.
What to Eat
There are five vendors providing hungry guests with bespoke menus for the occasion.
Purveyors of banging burgers, Patty & Bun will be serving up their most popular creations, including the knock out ‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger and Portobello ‘Dig It’ Mushroom Burger, combining a juicy braised field mushroom fritter with garlic parsley butter, cheese and slaw. Not just for veggies, this satisfies every burger craving!
If you fancy something on the lighter side, head to Raw Press. Try the classic Smashed Avo on Toast or Popcorn on the Cob. They also have delicious desserts, including the Blackberry Açaí Bowl, so you can transport yourself to the beaches of Brazil with every mouthful.
It hots up with DF / Mexico’s tacos, we recommend the cod pimped with guac.
Or take it up a notch with oysters at Louisiana-style Decatur, raw or New Orleans Chargrilled.
Mamalan heads back to its street food roots with its first ever ‘grab and go’ restaurant at Pergola Paddington Central, serving up spicy rice dishes and salad. And who can resist their Mama Hot Wings?
What to Drink
With a large bar with outside seating on the street level and a covered seating area below, settle in whatever the weather and sip on a range of beers, wines and cocktails. Go for a refreshing Aperol Spritz if you’re feeling continental, or the classic British favourite, Pimm’s.
If you commute through Paddington this is a no-brainer, but don’t count it out if you need to do a little detour; this new venue brings a much-needed street food festival vibe to the area, seven days a week, come rain or shine.
You may be eager to get down to the food on the lower level, but remember to resurface and catch the last rays on the terrace up top, complete with bar, comfy seating and decking aplenty.
Pergola Paddington Central | 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6AE
Open 24 May – 1 October 2017 | Monday – Wednesday: 12pm – 3.30pm and then re-opens 6pm – 11pm; Thursday – Saturday: 12 – 11pm; Sundays and bank holidays: 12pm – 10.30pm | Table bookings for four people or more can be reserved via the Pergola website.