Date: Monday, 29 June 2009 With summer finally in full swing, The Montague on the Gardens opens its doors to their sunny Wood Deck and Terrace daily for alfresco dining throughout the warmer months. A great barbecue is one of life’s simplest but most exquisite pleasures. However, in central London, where private gardens are very much a luxury, it’s generally an all too rare occurrence. Adjacent to the British Museum, The Montague on the Gardens hides a secret – looking up at the imposing façade who would guess that hidden away at the rear of the property is a tranquil oasis of private gardens surrounded by elegant Georgian houses? There’s an ample and picturesque wood deck, plus a shady terrace – the setting is so serene and peaceful it’s hard to believe you are actually in the heart of the capital. At £8.50 per person for a quick one-course meal, £15.50 for two courses and £19.50 for three courses, the wood deck and terrace will once again become the place to be for summer alfresco dining. Barbecued lunch is served daily from 12.30pm to 2-30pm with succulent chicken from the spit roast; plus a fine selection of meats and fish, including burgers, steak and tuna. The Terrace bar offers a number of comfortable, quiet and cosy corners; a variety of bar snacks and meals; and a superb selection of cocktails. To add an extra touch to the unique atmosphere, superb live entertainment is provided in the bar every weekday evening from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. No wonder there’s a select group of regulars who like to keep this rendezvous their closely guarded secret! Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the most beautiful and fashionable areas of central London, The Montague on the Gardens is an elegant and long-established Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking a secluded private garden square. The 101 luxurious rooms and suites, including one two-bedroom apartment, are elegantly understated, furnished with luxurious fabrics capturing the timeless elegance of Bloomsbury and its literary heritage. This four-star hotel is within strolling distance of the West End and The British Museum, and close to London's Financial District. Guests find themselves just minutes from Covent Garden, shopping on Oxford and Bond Streets, the West End theatres and Russell and Bloomsbury Squares. The Montague on the Gardens is part of Red Carnation – a luxury collection of family run hotels.