Who wants to eat out when it’s dark, damp and cold? Nobody, that’s who. Far better to stay indoors at these unique homes with wonderful dining rooms and table spots.
From massive gatherings of family and friends to romantic tables for two, staying in for dinner has never tasted so sweet. So feast your eyes and lick your lips as we say: “Come, dine with us.”
Table on the Thames
Indulge in riverside romance as you chink glasses over a meal at this 2,200 warehouse conversion facing Lime Kiln Dock, a tidal basin off the River Thames in Limehouse.
As well as its waterfront loading bay, this two-bedroom apartment has a second, larger dining area further back in the vast living space and a fantastic chef’s kitchen for cooking up a feast of remarkable culinary creations.
For sale at £1,695,000 – click here to explore Narrow Street
Eat at the Elephant
There are no less than three dining areas at this 2,500 sq ft triplex live-work house, but the layout is so flexible that you could re-arrange the roles and even the size of rooms to whatever your heart desires.
Designed by Alan Camp Architects, who were instrumental in the regeneration of Elephant & Castle, the house is well placed to enjoy the extraordinary transformation, from the bustling new dining scene around Elephant Park to the excellent tune and Thameslink connections.
For sale at £1,795,000 – click here to explore Morecambe Street
Toast by the coast
Look out across a garden square and over to the sea from the big Georgian windows at these new apartments converted from a Regency terraced house in Hastings.
The collection includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom designs, and the meticulous restorations of the original heritage are matched with a stylish injection of sleek modernity to create seven uniquely characterful homes.
Prices from £310,000 to £425,000 – click here to explore Wellington Square
Full of urban flavour
Indoors or outdoors, dining at home at this converted factory in Kings Cross is always a special occasion. With room for eight and more, either inside or on the terrace, you’ll always have the perfect setting, whatever the weather may bring.
Stretching across 1,815 sq ft, this striking two-bedroom apartment is illuminated by massive Crittal windows and uses wonderfully rich materials against an industrial backdrop at an iconic address in London’s creative quarter.
Offers invited over £2,000,000 – click here to explore York Central
Canapes with the King
Henry VII once ate at this 16th-century house in majestically medieval Rye. As one of the Sussex cinque ports, the town was saved from attack by invaders when the sea receded, simultaneously removing the fortifications as a threat and making it impossible for ships to dock.
Today, the wonderfully well-preserved warren of jaw-dropping views and buildings is home to a thriving town centre and community, and the elevated setting of this house is picture postcard perfect with beautiful cobbles and house after house of enchanting English heritage.
For sale at £1,450,000 – click here to explore Watchbell Chambers
Always room for more
Hidden away from the world behind high wooden gates, this converted packaging factory in Stoke Newington is now a 2,500 sq ft three-storey home of large and interconnecting spaces that make it the perfect place for entertaining on a grand scale.
After stepping on spectacular stone slabs as you enter the hallway, you reach a vast reception space that’s big enough to host colossal feasts, while fantastic amounts of natural light come courtesy of large original windows, some with stained glass, and multiple oversized contemporary skylights.
For short-term rental at £4,950 per month – click here to explore Equus House
Dining in the sky
Soaring vaulted ceilings arch overhead in the cathedral-like living space of this three-bedroom penthouse in Peckham, with breathtaking views of the sky through vast banks of windows.
Sitting around the table in such a setting adds an auspicious air to every meal, with added spice from a private balcony and an interior that’s heavy on recycled materials.
Available to rent soon at £3,000 per month – click here to get notified first about Quay House
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