Best Restaurants For Outdoor Dining In Edinburgh

Wondering where to eat outdoors in Edinburgh? Then you're in luck. So that you can sink your teeth into all the alfresco dining this city has to offer, we've put together this roundup of the best restaurants boasting open-air seating. From rooftop terraces serving up Thai delights to sprawling beer gardens dishing out wood-fired pizzas, these are the places you need to discover.

Last updated on 5th May 2022

Innis & Gunn Leith

29 user reviews 5

If you're keen on a bit of outdoor dining in Leith, Innis & Gunn is a great choice. The taproom (which also has an outpost on Lothian Road) is well-known for its vast array of craft brews and scrumptious comfort food bites, as well as its sun-drenched benches at the front of the venue.

Hector's Edinburgh

1 user review 5

Hector's is a great choice if you're looking for pubs with outdoor seating. It's always buzzing, thanks to its neighbourhood feel, and serves up a classic menu of gastro grub. Plates include fish and chips, as well as summery nourish bowls, which you can wash down with beaut cocktails.

Hanover Tap, Edinburgh

153 user reviews 4

Hanover Tap is a popular New Town boozer that showcases alfresco seating to the front of the venue, ideal for when the sun decides to show its face. As for refreshments? It's serving up classic pub grub and tasty pizzas to complement its range of cask brews and cocktails.

Stewart Brewing

233 user reviews 5

Nestled on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Stewart Brewing is a stunning spot for a little alfresco eating in the sunshine. Venture over to one of the picnic benches for freshly baked pizzas, alongside craft beer made on-site and a rotating selection of guest pints, all in a chilled-out setting.

The Three Sisters offers some of the best outdoor seating in Edinburgh. While in the stunning surrounds of its charming beer garden, tuck into wood-fired pizzas, hefty burgers and loaded fries. Need a tipple to go with your meal? Choose from a fab selection of craft pints and cocktails.

Looking for places to eat outside in Edinburgh? The Pear Tree's sprawling beer garden is one of the best around. A popular haunt for students and locals alike, the pub serves up a delicious array of burgers, sandwiches and Scottish classics, as well as cask ale and whisky aplenty.

56 North

1 user review 5

If you fancy eating outside in Edinburgh, 56 North is not to be missed. It boasts sunny streetside tables, as well as an eye-catching secret garden in the back, which is decked out with blooming foliage and lovely parasols. As for food? Chow down on the likes of fillet steak sandwiches and Thai red curries.


1 user review 3

With tables that'll have you in a prime people-watching position, Revolution is a fantastic find for all kinds of banging bites, including towering burgers, top-notch pizzas and Mexican munch. If you're on the hunt for bars in Edinburgh with outdoor seating, this should be at the top of your list.