Kerb appeal: how to set up your restaurant outside

12 February 2021 by

Outside dining is here to stay, so it's time to create an inviting space to sit and cook up comfort food for guests en plein air. Will Hawkes looks at the new products on the market.

If you want to know what alfresco dining means in 2021, New York is a good place to start. Outside Leyenda, a smart cocktail bar in the heart of Brooklyn, there's an incongruous wood and polycarbonate structure that, at first glance, looks like a bus shelter. It's actually for eating outside. It's designed to give diners a modicum of protection in a city where winters can be exceptionally harsh, and it squats across two parking spaces, facing away from traffic and towards the bar.

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