Best Restaurants With Outdoor Heaters In London

New measures got you planning a winter of thermos flasks and chilly park picnics? Not so fast. The capital's dining scene won't back down that easy, with riverside eateries, quirky neighbourhood spots and rooftop gems across the city implementing ways to keep you toasty whilst eating outside this season. See for yourself in our guide to the best restaurants with outdoor heaters in London - because, after all, seeing your nearest and dearest shouldn't have to come with a frostbite warning.

Last updated on 6th July 2022

Marsha Southbank

355 user reviews 4

A gorgeous bar and restaurant on Southbank, Marsha is home to two heated outdoor terraces. Grab a table at street level for the chance to chow down on chicken while looking out over Gabriel's Wharf, or head up to their covered balcony for river views and cocktails.

The Shacklewell Arms

6 user reviews 5

Whatever the weather, you can always enjoy a bit of alfresco sipping over at The Shacklewell Arms. The Dalston hot spot boasts a pretty Brazilian-themed garden, complete with quirky décor and outdoor heaters to keep you warm throughout the year.

The Arnos Arms

1002 user reviews 4

The Arnos Arms is the North London boozer that is ready for all climes. Featuring a huge outdoor terrace which has been decked out with toasty heaters and covered with a trapezium roof, the quaint pub is ideal for springtime sipping.

The Grafton - Hippo Inns

349 user reviews 5

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The Grafton is a cosy pub with outdoor heaters in Kentish Town. Hunker down in this unique beer garden and you can indulge in award-winning ales, local craft beers on tap and plenty more with hearty British pub grub to warm your cockles while dining alfresco. 

May Fair Kitchen

53 user reviews 4

May Fair Kitchen boasts a stylish terrace space with glowing warm heaters that are perfect for the colder months. Specialising in Italian cuisine, this sleek spot features relaxed seating and hanging lanterns that are sure to add extra ambiance to your nights out in Central London.

Greyhound Cafe

20 user reviews 4

Greyhound Cafe is bringing a taste of Bangkok to Fitzrovia with duck noodle soup, pork knuckle and grilled tofu salad all up for grabs. Nestle into one of their comfy alfresco sofas with your mates and explore a range of new and traditional Thai flavours. 

The Colton Arms

137 user reviews 4

A pint-sized pub tucked away in the quiet streets behind Queens Tennis Club, The Colton Arms is a charming place for outdoor drinking and dining thanks to its heaters. Keep things cosy with freshly poured pints and signature plates at this neighbourhood fave.

The Princess of Wales

22 user reviews 4

Handily located between Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory, The Princess of Wales is a one-stop-shop for hearty grub and knockout roasts. Its extensive beer garden is also prepped and ready to go for all your eating and drinking needs.

Fancy enjoying some alfresco antics on those colder evenings? No problem. Make your way to South London gem: The Rosy Hue for some fun with pals. Boasting a heated outdoor terrace and a boatload of hearty fare on its menu, this hotspot won't disappoint.

Prince of Wales

69 user reviews 5

Found yourself south of the river? Then you've got to make a pitstop at Prince of Wales, where the heated terrace space is a cosy retreat for drinking and dining. Offering a hearty menu of gastro grub, this Putney pub is keeping you well fed and watered even if temperatures drop. 

The Garden Gate

38 user reviews 4

With tonnes of outside seating and plenty of craft beers, it's not hard to see why The Garden Gate is regarded as having one of the best heated beer gardens in Hampstead Heath. Head to this cosy pub for a relaxing afternoon with your loved ones.

An enchanting East London pub with a chic outdoor terrace, The Turks Head is bringing it out the bag for restaurants with heated outside seating. Better yet, it's also covered and has been prettily kitted out with greenery, making it the ideal setting for date nights or meals with your mates.

Baja fish tacos, grilled hibiscus enchiladas and barbacoa lamb shank... Santo Remedio are cooking up authentic Mexican food from their vibrant London Bridge digs. Embrace the street food ethos on their outside tables and don't forget to try one of their potent margaritas.