With an eco-positive focus that matches The Conduit’s ethos, the 80-cover terrace also reflects the club's zero-plastic policy and also maintains a strong focus on just using seasonal produce. The nature-forward space has been designed with plants selected specifically for pollination and features recycled and upcycled furnishings and art. There's an exclusive Ruinart champagne list and cicchetti menu (think plates of golden courgette flowers and beef carpaccio with rocket & parmesan) alongside a full à la carte menu that changes seasonally - with bowls of spaghetti alle vongole and plates of grilled cauliflower with San Marzano tomatoes, & capers and grilled halibut with coastal herbs. The Terrace is open to the public on Saturdays as well as to members daily.
The private terrace is located directly off Bond Street and overlooking Medici Courtyard, in a tranquil sun-filled spot just off Hanover Square. Here, striped awnings, elegant wicker furniture and plenty of greenery provide the perfect backdrop for long, sunshine filled lunches and early evening dinners throughout the summer months. Enveloped by foliage, sumptuous fabrics of fresh linen and indulgent rust mohair immediately set the tone of New England heritage meets British traditional in a contemporary way. The à la cart menu features a variety raw bar items, charcuterie, small plates and wood-fired fish and meat dishes.
New London restaurant, bar, bakery and grocery shop Toklas has opened its doors - housed in a brutalist building dating back to the 1970s. The new 70-cover restaurant on London’s Surrey Street, off The Strand, is the brainchild of Frieze magazine and art fairs founders, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover. The restaurant, named after the writer Alice B Toklas, nods to the love of food she documented in her eponymous 1954 cookbook, with an elegant menu rooted in simplicity and a focus on the natural flavours and textures of hyper-seasonal produce. Toklas’ 3,000 square-foot terrace – an oasis amongst London’s hustle and bustle. Westward-facing and adorned with foliage, flowers and shrubs, the space basks in sunlight all day long. The perfect setting to enjoy plates of English asparagus with bottarga butter and risotto verde with nettles.