The setting for The Drawing Room Cafe at Fulham Palace is like walking into a very posh sitting room (which used to be the bishop's drawing room at Fulham Palace) - all deep, comfy sofas, Earl Grey tea and broadsheet newspapers. The French doors open out onto a beautiful outdoor terrace over looking the gardens, a scenic spot that's popular for Fulham family picnics when the weather plays ball. To this end, summer sees an outdoor barbecue going on weekends. On the grill you'll find anything from Cornish sardines to marinated spatchcock chicken and English asparagus, serving diners on the seated and shaded area of the airy terrace. But separate tables and chairs pepper the lush lawn for those who wish to just have a drink while groups and families gather on the grass under the sun to make the most of one of the area's best-kept secrets. Quiet, scenic and sophisticated, this is a perfect setting for a jug of Pimm's, a G 'n' T or a white wine spritzer for discerning outdoor drinkers who want to escape bustling beer gardens or passing traffic.