London's Best Outdoor Restaurants

Rain, snow or shine? From rooftop restaurants to riverside spots and huge beer gardens, the capital city boasts some of the restaurants with outdoor seating in the country. Whether you're looking to eat outdoors in Soho's finest, hitting up Hackney for pizza in the sunshine or keeping it classy with a dinner date in Mayfair under heaters and blankets, we've created a guide to the best outdoor restaurants that London has to offer.

Last updated on 29th June 2021

The Naturalist

174 user reviews 4

Looking for a stunning outdoor restaurant in North London? The Naturalist has all you need for a perfect lunchtime treat, includnig impressive views of the West Reservoir. Head here and tuck into plates of seasonal British staples while soaking it all up.


174 user reviews 4

One of London's best outdoor restaurants, Marsha is the Southbank bar and eatery you need to try out this summer. The venue boasts two stunning terrace areas, both at street level and on their first floor balcony, alongside a menu of delicious chicken and quality cocktails.

London Bridge Rooftop

4 user reviews 4

What's better than a delicious meal in the sunshine? One with incredible views, obviously. Cue London Bridge Rooftop, a seriously cool outdoor restaurant with juicy burgers and weekend brunches on the menu. Better yet, there'll also be a DJ playing beats and keeping the good times rolling.

The Cyclist

277 user reviews 4

The Cyclist is offering South Londoners the chance to top up their vitamin D levels with their outdoor seating. Head on over to the neighbourhood favourite in Balham for gastro grub and refreshing tipples this summer.

Hush Mayfair

140 user reviews 5

A popular choice for outdoor dining in Mayfair, Hush is regularly frequented by well-heeled city slickers and celebs. The courtyard here takes on a new them each season - from enchanting fairytales to Mexican-inspired fiestas. With twinkling candles and warming electric heaters, it's the perfect place to get cosy with your sweetheart.

Leadbelly's Bar

653 user reviews 4

If you're looking for the best casual outdoor restaurants in London, Leadbelly's Bar is one top spot. Found in Rotherhithe, this contemporary spot offers an all-day menu of seasonal dishes, taking you from boozy brunches and casual lunches straight through to hearty Sunday roasts.

The Crooked Well

109 user reviews 5

Located in the heart of Camberwell, The Crooked Well is a charming pub and restaurant, fronting the best in modern British cuisine. Swing by on the weekend to make the most of the sun-soaked terrace, with a wide selection of local ales and wine by the glass available.

An unexpected gem in East London's Wapping, The Turks Head is a cosy traditional pub with a gorgeous outdoor terrace. Not only is it covered and heated, but the den has been decked out in lush greenery, making it the perfect setting for a feast and some craft pints.