Photograph courtesy of Dalloway Terrace
Named after the iconic character created by Virginia Woolf — an author synonymous with the local Bloomsbury neighborhood — Dalloway Terrace is as quintessentially English as it is inimitably cool. Pick any season, and it morphs into the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails and, obviously, afternoon tea. The Dalloway Terrace is part of the Bloomsbury hotel, a neo-Georgian gem of a spot designed in the 1930s by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and it hits the right balance of indoor-outdoor charm that is used year-round. The menu riffs on English classics as well as French and Asian notes, and the tea and cocktail lists are deep enough to keep teetotalers and revelers alike happy.