There are few sights that bring more optimism to us Brits than the first glimpse of sun of the year.
Sadly, the reason for this enthusiasm is because we're not used to seeing it and are compelled to make the most of each sunny minute.
So, fitting with what has been a fairly sunny May so far, my friend Joe and I decided to try KuPP - a casual restaurant with outdoor seating, offering up a Scandinavian menu.
'Positioned perfectly next to a canal'
In between Paddington and Edgware Road, the building is positioned perfectly next to a canal in Merchant Square making it perfect for outdoor dining.
It's almost too cliché to write, but it's true: the inside of this Scandinavian restaurant looks like a luxurious Ikea with colourful tiles, light wooden shelves, orange seats and a spaciousness most restaurants in the capital would kill for.
Sitting in hot midday temperatures, we opted for the Bottomless Brunch, offering you as many Boundless Bords and Czech Pilsner or the Collins or Bloody Mary Cocktail as you please within 90 minutes for £30.
Between us, we got through the Fiske Bord, the KuPP Bord and the Smoking Roast Bord.
The pick of the bunch, for me, was the Fiske Bord which compromised homemade Norwegian gravadlax, Atlantic prawn skagen, home smoked trout, smoked salmon, potato salad, roasted beetroot, picked vegetables, rye bread and Leksands Knacker crispbread.
Whilst it's disappointing that a white wine - the natural partner to fish outdoors - is not included in the deal given the £30 price tag, this is a really good dish for an afternoon bite.
Highlight of the afternoon
The gravadlax - raw salmon cured in salt - is superb and was my highlight of the afternoon.
Meanwhile the KuPP Bord - smoked pork meatballs, potted rabbit, chorizo sausage roll, Västerbotten cheese, potato salad, pickled vegetables and sourdough & Leksands Knacker crispbread - was also top notch.
Beautifully presented, the best part of this meal was the excellent chorizo sausage roll combining perfectly with the cheese.
Onto our last dish, the Smoking Roast Bord serves smoked fore rib of beef, chive smoked onion, roasted new potatoes, honey smoked beetroot and butternut squash with a lingonberry jam and red wine gravy.
Though not quite packing the same punch as the other two, the delicious beef still does more than enough to warrant ordering all three dishes - even if you're full.
All three bords are of a very high quality and as you can tell from its menu, brining in meats and ideas from around the globe, that a huge level of effort has gone into preparing them.
However the limit of 90 minutes does spark a race against time that's not welcome when you've payed £30. And when the dishes come with fish and red meat, it's disappointing that neither a red or white wine is included in the deal.
That said, sitting outdoors here is beautiful and its food is excellent - so add this to your list of summer hideouts.
getwestlondon gives KuPP three stars out of five.