Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 The luxury four-star Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury marks the start of National Barbeque Week (30 May – 5 June) with the launch of its summer season of al fresco dining – bringing surely central London’s best barbeque to life. The sizzling sounds and appetising aromas of rosemary and garlic roasted suckling pig, succulent grilled tuna steaks, sticky baby spare ribs, surf ‘n’ turf burgers and much more will fill the air as Chef gets the charcoal burning on the Montague’s outdoor decking. There will be plenty for vegetarians too, with marinated halloumi skewers, corn on the cob with chilli salt and Cajun spiced Portobello mushrooms just some of the dishes on the menu. All these can be washed down with a classic Pimm’s no 1, homemade lemonade (with an optional shot of limoncello) or traditional Iced Tea. The Montague on the Gardens enjoys a unique position overlooking private gardens belonging to the Duke of Bedford, and the outdoor decking and adjacent cigar terrace allow guests to enjoy a rare oasis of calm in central London. The Al Fresco burger menu is available for residents and non-residents alike and will be served every day from lunch until late, though visitors are advised to check ahead, in case of any prior bookings. Sunday afternoons will be extra special with Porchetta suckling pig served between 12.30 and 2.30pm, accompanied by live music all afternoon. The fuller al fresco menu will be available for larger parties of 35 or more only, so book that special summer celebration to take advantage. General Manager Dirk Crokaert said: “Guests have already been enjoying the Montague’s award-winning afternoon tea “al fresco” due to the lovely warm Spring we’ve had. Now we’re kicking off our al fresco summer dining menu to coincide with National Barbeque Week and are looking forward to welcoming guests to spend long summer afternoons and evenings with us.” The Montague on the Gardens, the luxury four-star hotel in Bloomsbury, is an elegant and long-established Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking a secluded private garden square. The 100 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 a mere five minutes from the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. Guests find themselves just minutes from London's Financial District, 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 five and four-star boutique hotels.