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 2nd September 2021

Market Hall Victoria is one of the best restauarnts in London with outdoor heaters, making it the perfect pitstop in chillier months. Head here for bites to eat from renowned street food vendors alongside delicious drinks with a view of the surrounding area.

JuJu's Bar & Stage

39 user reviews 3

One of the best places with an outdoor heater in East London has got to be JuJu's Bar & Stage, a fun drinking, dining and party spot in Shoreditch. Along with seasonal cocktails and craft brews, you'll also find a Pan-Asian menu and a tonne of tableside entertainment.

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.

Mac & Wild Fitzrovia

347 user reviews 4

For a meat-fuelled feast, look no further than Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild. They only have a couple of tables outside - so you'll want to book ahead - but it's worth it for their exceptional Highland cuts and juicy burgers.

May Fair Kitchen

40 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.

The Arnos Arms

812 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.

Whyte & Brown

159 user reviews 4

Eat out - literally - at Whyte & Brown. The rustic Kingly Court restaurant has a number of tables available in the centre of the outdoor food hall and a menu created around all things chicken - we're talking burgers, wings and souvlaki.

Aqua Kyoto

1 user review 5

Aqua Kyoto boasts one of the best rooftops in London, so it comes as no surprise that they're ahead of the curve when it comes to restaurants for outdoor dining in winter. Take in the views across Oxford Circus whilst nibbling on unique Japanese food.

The Shacklewell Arms

1 user review 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 Garden Gate

8 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.

Prince of Wales

30 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. 

Not only are Megan's among the best brunch restaurants in London, but their sites in Balham, Islington, Kensington, Wimbledon and Battersea all have outdoor heaters. Make sure to check them out next time your craving an alfresco fix.

The Green Room

604 user reviews 4

You've walked along Southbank numerous times but we bet you've never noticed this one. Tucked away behind the National Theatre, The Green Room is serving up homemade pizza and small plates from its sustainable garden. Thirsty? They also shake up a wicked cocktail or two.

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.