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 26th February 2021

Whyte & Brown

109 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.

Pergola Paddington

53 user reviews 3

How could we not include this one? Arguably London's best rooftop restaurant, Pergola Paddington is transforming into a magical winter wonderland this season, complete with snow-covered trees, Bavarian food and hot toddies.

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. 

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.

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.

The Prince

58 user reviews 4

One of the prettiest pubs in West London can also be the cosiest. The Prince is the West Brompton hotspot fronting a gorgeous heated outdoor area, ideal for dining with friends or enjoying a few quality cocktails with the other half.

La Goccia's bringing the heat to Covent Garden, quite literally, with their toasty outdoor seating. Spend an evening tucking into Italian dishes made fresh from their open kitchen or, if you're just after a cocktail, check out their daily 2-4-1 aperitivo hour from 5pm til 8pm.

The Green Room

140 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.

The Garden Gate

6 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.