Until Boris tells us otherwise, we’re destined to dine outdoors. But if, like us, you’re looking to embrace your cosmopolitan side and make the most of the fresh air, there’s a huge number of fabulous alfresco dining options available in High Wycombe town centre. From burgers and beers to luxury lounges – we’ve put together a run-down of the best outdoor eateries – perfect for basking in the spring sunshine.
Lata Lata – The Underpass near Bucks New University
This town centre gem has installed the very bijou ‘Lata Lounge’ outside its cute little venue. Snuggle down under the heater with some big soft cushions and blankets – think Arabian nights meets hipster chic.
But a fabulous setting isn’t all this cosy little eatery has to offer.
As champions of local produce sourced from across The Chilterns, Lata Lata also offers a sensational menu of seasonal food, or as they like to say, small plates with big flavours! If you like good food with a Mediterranean twist, then head over to their website to book your space.
From £5 per dish. Outdoor dining – open Thursday – Saturday (5.30pm – 10pm) For more info visit www.latalata.co.uk
Café Roberto – White Hart Street
New kids on the cuisine block, Café Roberto, have recently opened in White Hart Street, offering a delicious array of authentic Italian food.
From hearty brunches (served until 11.30am), to sumptuous pizzas, creamy pasta, and cheesy panninis, it’s a taste of all the best from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.
There’s plenty of room for a relaxed luncheon on their terrace, so head on over and try them out before everyone else catches on.
Walk-in customers welcome. The full restraurant will open May (in line with government guidelines). Follow them on Facebook for more information.
Bluegrass BBQ – Pauls Row
Located in the heart of Pauls Row, these guys have already set up their alfresco pitch, dishing out some devilish BBQ at all hours of the day. Better yet, thanks to the new pedestrianisation plan in operation throughout the area (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 4:30pm to 9:30pm) this thriving independent can now set-up tables out on the street, bringing a continental café culture to the town centre every weekend.
High Wycombe’s own little slice of Americana is kind of a big deal, having previously won awards at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Contest in Tennessee. Whether you’re craving ribs, beef brisket or pulled pork, you can’t go wrong with this low and slow smokehouse. Head on down for a taste of authentic America.
Open 7 days a week for ‘Outdoor Dining’ (11.30am – Late). Signature Burgers Meals & Platters from £8.50. For more information visit www.bluegrass-bbq.com
Café Lunch – Cornmarket, High Street
Situated smack bang in the middle of the High Street, Café Lunch is a lovely little spot to stop for a quick bite to eat or a restorative coffee after spending time in the shops. Enjoy a fabulous variety of freshly made baguettes and baked goods, fish and chips, jacket potatoes and more – including their trademark hearty breakfast (there’s halal options too).
In fact, this lunchtime favourite has grown so much in popularity over the last year, they recently expanded their outdoor space. Visitors can now make the most of chilled terrace with umbrellas, heating and lights – Lunch really have got you covered (pun intended) in all weather conditions. Why not pop by and treat yourself next time you’re in town.
Coffee and Cake from £4. Outdoor Terrace Dining – 7.30am to 4pm – Monday to Saturday (8.30am Saturday)
The Flint Cottage – Amersham Hill
This newly refurbished hot spot, opposite High Wycombe Station, has received a complete overhaul in the last year.
With plenty of tables in their lovely landscaped gardens, the menu offers a range of delights – from gourmet artisan pizzas and crispy cod and chips, to a tasty Wagyu burger. There’s an option for everyone.
Open 7 days a week, there’s plenty of opportunity for some excellent pub grub, with lunch from 12noon – 2.30pm, dinner from 5pm onwards and food all day on the weekends.
Garden Dining Lunch and Dinner (All Day Weekends). Light-Bites from £5. For more information, including table booking, visit www.theflintcottage.co.uk
Heidrun – Pauls Row
This town centre taproom and hub of fabulous beers and cocktails has continued its famous food offering – with chicken wings, Brioche bun burgers and more! Sporting a fully covered and heated outdoor space, visitors can book online and enjoy private dining, good beer and some of the best wings in Wycombe.
Specials from £6, wings from £9.50. Outdoor dining – Mon to Weds (4pm to 10pm), Thurs to Sat (Midday to 10pm). For more information, including table booking, visit www.heidrun.bar
*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of al fresco eateries in town, just a few tips for now. Whilst we’ve done our very best to ensure all details are correct at the time of writing, opening times and facilities may vary. Please check with each venue for the most current information before visiting.