Charred heirloom carrots, avocado toast and grilled corn are stars at Roy Choi’s greenhouse eatery atop the Line Hotel in Koreatown. Inside, succulents and suspended plants mingle with repurposed natural accents, from wooden crate bar shelves to driftwood light fixtures. Forget mints – pocket a packet of complimentary seeds on your way out.
The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., 213-368-3030
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
In the Greenhouse and adjoining Garden Room, ivy climbs the walls, ferns cascade from hanging planters and mismatched palm-print armchairs mix with wicker and wrought iron garden furniture. Come to this eclectic all-day brasserie for weekend brunch (served until 4 p.m.) or craft cocktails, like grappa and strawberry vermouth with Seville orange and tangy grapefruit.
42 Northampton Rd., Clerkenwell, 44-20-3174-1156
Restaurant De Kas
Michelin-starred chef Gert Jan Hageman saved this 1920s municipal glasshouse nursery in Frankendael Park from demolition and transformed it into a restaurant that brings the table to the farm. Daily Mediterranean-inspired fixed menus showcase the nursery and nearby farm’s harvest with plates like red tomato salad dressed with onion compote and crunchy fennel, and lemon pannacotta topped with basil ice cream.
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 31-0-20-4624562
This glassed-in café and teahouse at Babylonstoren, a farm-hotel in the Cape Winelands, serves a very local lunch on Dutch delft plates in the shade of young oaks. Order a salad with fresh, leafy greens and design your own tea infusion using flowers and herbs like pineapple sage from the greenhouse garden. For something stronger, share a bottle of Bordeaux blend straight from the on-site winery.
Klapmuts Simondium RD., near Franschhoek, 27-0-21-863-1804