Best Outdoor Restaurants In London

Rain, snow or shine? We know London can cater to food and drinks outside. From rooftop restaurants to riverside spots and beer gardens, the capital can truly live up to any dining occasion, whatever the weather. Whether you're looking to eat in Soho's finest, hitting up Hackney for pizza or keeping it classy with a date in Mayfair under heaters and blankets, we've created a guide to the best outdoor restaurants London has to offer.

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Last updated on 10th June 2024

The Gate

The Gate is a Brick Lane destination with a drop-dead gorgeous outdoor terrace. Offering sleek furnishings, incredible views of the surrounding city and a menu of top-quality organic dishes, such as salads and burgers, this is a real all-rounder offering a sneaky view of the Gherkin. Head there for an elevated breakfast of smashed avocado on toast, with feta and chilli, or for outdoor yoga classes in the summer, BBQs and wine-tasting masterclasses.

The Little Orange Door

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With a picture-perfect terrace overlooking Clapham Common, The Little Orange Door is a beaut haunt for an alfresco brunch or outdoor cocktail date. Sip on picantes and share a charcuterie board with aged parma, fennel salami and spicy sausage while watching the buzz of South London's streets. Happy hour lasts 'til 9pm on Wednesdays plus Thursdays, and 8pm on Fridays - swing by before then to nab a seat among the plants and bright orange chairs to make the most of 2-4-1 on tipples. 


Father's Day Offer

A sleek spot for outdoor rooftop dining in the capital, Aviary boasts some of the best views in the biz. Perched atop the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square, this sky-high restaurant offers panoramic vistas over the city and a menu made up of unique cocktails and modern European dishes to be devoured inside an igloo or simply sitting atop its terrace. Come for bottomless brunch where you can revel in unlimited tipples alongside eggs Benedict or lobster croque. The mains are scrumptious too, with dishes like Atlantic cod with samphire, plus artichoke, truffle, walnut and aged parmesan risotto stealing the show.

Casa do Frango Shoreditch

Casa do Frango has locations across the city, with its Shoreditch eatery being quite the stunner. There's a gorgeous heated outdoor terrace ideal for catching up with friends over a drink or two. Here you'll find a taste of the Algarve in East London with a menu featuring the iconic custard-filled sweet treats: pastéis de natas (£4). Chomp on their signature dish of Casa Rice, made with Portuguese Carolino rice, chorizo, crispy chicken skin and plantain before washing it down with a dessert wine. 

The Hawk's Nest

This fab kitchen and bar on Goldhawk Road offers a fantastic location if you're looking to catch up with friends or have cute date nights. Alongside a fully heated outside space, The Hawk's Nest also promises gourmet pizzas and tasty cocktails, with the opportunity to snap up a margherita and a margarita for £12.50 before 7pm throughout the week. It's a buzzing hangout that fills up with revellers from West London and beyond when on the hunt for a picanté paired with double pepperoni and hot honey-topped dough.

Pizza Pilgrims Liverpool Street

The Full Pilgrimage £29.50 per person and 1 other offer

For cheap outdoor restaurants in London, Pizza Pilgrims ticks all the boxes when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat that won't break the bank. Popping up between skyscraper buildings, this joint oozes charm thanks to its alfresco dining area scattered with tables fit for two. Think hearty slices featuring toppings like double pepperoni and spiced honey, all washed down with affordable cocktails or craft beer. Sign us up.

The Green Room

Located just a short stroll from the ever-buzzing Southbank, The Green Room is an impressive restaurant specialising in all things pizza and small plates. The single-storey pavilion is surrounded by a luscious garden, ideal for alfresco dining in the summer after seeing a show at the National Theatre. Chown down a beef burger sandwiched between a fluffy brioche bun alongside an Aperol spritz, or dip tender pork skewers in gochujang sauce before mopping up the rest with fresh flatbread.

The Hari Hotel Bar & Terrace

If you're looking for stunning outdoor space, the Amalfi-inspired garden terrace at The Hari Hotel is a must-see. Somewhat of a hidden gem, this eatery in Knightsbridge is channelling the Italian shoreline with its menu and stylish decor. Make yourself comfy among vine-covered walls and peruse inviting dishes to share such as truffle arancini with an equally as indulgent mayo, or opt for a house burger yourself, laced with Applewood smoked cheddar and pickles. As for cocktails, expect signature tipples such as the Belgravia Secret Garden (£17), made with cucumber, mint and aloe vera.

Balfour At Bow Wine Vaults

Looking for alfresco dining in the City of London? Snazzy restaurant and bar Balfour At Bow Wine Vaults has a European-style terrace that's simply great for catching up with friends over a glass of the good stuff. Grab a seat and delve into six oysters for £24, paired with Leslie's Reserve Gold for an extra £8.50. You'll find a menu packed full of indulgent plates such as pan-seared scallops alongside cauliflower purée and caramelised pineapple (£15), plus mains like Jake's IPA beer-battered fish and thick-cut chips (£19). 

The Colonel Fawcett

A traditional pub, The Colonel Fawcett is serving up all the classics to hungry diners across its two outdoor terraces. Book your table here quick - before they all get taken - and enjoy a weekend brunch, Sunday roast or fish and chips while topping up your tan. The Camden institution also plays host to its darts club, as well as an array of sports fixtures and quiz nights. Happy hour lasts 'til 7pm from Tuesday to Friday, with the exception of Thursdays which promise two margaritas for £12 'til midnight.

Smiths of Smithfield

Pre Theatre Menu and 1 other offer

One of London's best outdoor restaurants with a rooftop, Smiths of Smithfield is serving up prime cuts and locally sourced produce across four levels. Head up to the top floor where you'll find great views, heaters for the cooler months and evenings, and an array of palm trees. This Grade II-listed building has evolved to become an atmospheric dining destination, whipping up burrata topped with butternut squash and pickled walnuts to start, then South Coast plaice alongside clams for mains. To finish, there are pudding cocktails like a lemon meringue pie martini. Mmm. 

The Botanist

Bottomless Brunch at Botanist Sloane Square and 1 other offer

Make your way over to The Botanist, a superb spot for soaking up the sunshine with gin cocktails to hand. When surrounded by a luscious canopy of trees and the sound of a fountain bubbling away, tuck into Mediterranean-inspired plates such as baked goat's cheese crottin with pumpkin relish after sipping on an aperitif like a negroni. If you're looking for something to do in the warmer months, you'll be thrilled to find that Summer In Sloane Square is taking place. The restaurant will be partnering with Botanist Gin to create a refreshing cocktail menu using 22 forged ingredients. 

Mercato Metropolitano Elephant and Castle

A hub of all things eating and drinking, Mercato Metropolitano is a wonderland of food in Elephant & Castle. Not only does it have a wealth of vendors catering to all your cravings, but it also has a pretty expansive selection of outdoor spots to choose between. Grab a bench and sink your teeth into Neapolitan pizza from Fresco, Vietnamese bao buns provided by Wrap Mi Up or slurp some serious noods at Ramen Impossible. If you're feeling thirsty, there's plenty of choice from BeBeMe's bar and wine shop to Badiani, the iconic Italian gelato and coffee haunt.

No.35 Mackenzie Walk

If you're searching for a great, all-round restaurant, then No.35 Mackenzie Walk gets our vote. Not only does it serve up a tasty all-day menu of sustainably sourced grub alongside some classic cocktails, but it also has a beautiful waterside alfresco terrace to relax on, complete with lanterns and dark green stools. This modern eatery has you sorted from brunch 'til dinner, with rare-breed steak sandwiches complete with caramelised onions as well as pappardelle pasta. What's more, you can upgrade your meal out with bottomless drinks for an extra £29 each.

The Gatehouse

Situated in North London's Highgate is The Gatehouse, offering a slice of tranquillity in its stunning beer garden. Pull up a chair in its courtyard and tuck into pub dishes with Spanish influences like Iberico pluma alongside triple-cooked chips, or a black squid ink paella paired with freshly pulled pints. The set menu offers the chance to try a little bit of everything, with three courses coming in at only £38.50. To start, chow down on mushroom croquetas with aioli before moving on to the likes of roast chicken breast or hake, drizzled in a prawn and parsley sauce. 

Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto has transformed its rooftop terrace into the most stunning dining destination. It's adorned with blooms, vibrant colours and a glowing sun; making it a divine spot to dig into scrumptious sushi with drinks pairings. Saturdays see its weekend brunch in full swing, with DJs playing tunes and sushi platters including spicy tuna maki plus octopus tempura with tosazu dressing up for grabs. Sip on free-flowing cocktails, like a Yuzu Spritz, and tuck into tasty Japanese fare for £88 per person.

One Tower Bridge

An eating and drinking destination with views of the bridge like no other, One Tower Bridge has a whole range of restaurants and bars up for grabs. Whether you fancy a gourmet Indian meal from culinary giants Gunpowder, a Thai feast (hello, drunken noodles) courtesy of Rosa's, an Italian bite to eat in Vapiano or an evening spent sipping on bubbles at Prosecco House, this area has got you covered.

The Cyclist

Sunday Roasts

The Cyclist is offering South Londoners the chance to top up their tans with its outdoor seating. Head on over to the neighbourhood favourite for gastro grub made with seasonal ingredients and refreshing tipples this summer. The menu features many small plates, such as roasted cauliflower croquettas with mustard mayo, as well as hearty mains such as 28-day-aged sirloin steak alongside a confit tomato and triple-cooked chips. As for drinks? Expect to find classics such as negronis and espresso martinis in addition to signature concoctions like The Antidote, made with pineapple and lemon.


One of London's most iconic rooftops, Madison is home to spectacular views of St Paul's Cathedral. Hosting raucous bashes throughout the year, this Manhattan-style restaurant promises electric vibes and luscious dishes straight from the wood-fired Josper oven. Wander up to this slinky location, decked out with cute blue checkered chairs and trees, for your new favourite weekend bottomless brunch where you can wolf down two courses for £29. Feast on lobster and truffle mac 'n' cheese or Italian eggs Benedict alongside free-flowing bubbles or mimosas for an extra £35 each.

Leicester Square Kitchen

3 Plates Pre-Theatre Dinner Menu - £28 and 6 other offers

Leicester Square Kitchen is serving up a stunning fusion of Mexican and Peruvian cuisine in an iconic part of the capital. Head to one of the best-located outdoor restaurants in Central London for alfresco dining and the chance to graze on small plates under cosy glowing red heaters. It's the ideal location if you're inclined to a bit of people-watching before heading off to the theatre. Its pre-show set menu costs only £28 for three courses, some of which include crispy duck and pomegranate with papaya chilli dressing, plus grilled wagyu and chorizo chilli cheese sliders.

Aqua Nueva

Located in the heart of London is Aqua Nueva, a restaurant whipping up flavoursome Spanish small plates to be enjoyed inside in its mosaic-tiled space or on its scenic rooftop. There's also the opportunity to get involved with a scrumptious bottomless brunch come the weekend, as well as signature cocktails, like the the Spanish Flip, whipped up with Orujo de Hierbas, egg and Peychaud's bitters. If you're looking to branch out, opt for this eatery's experience menu for £60 per person. It includes decadent courses like Gamba Alistada red prawns and sea urchin with caviar and oyster leaves. 

Al Freso Dining at The Chesterfield Mayfair

@ The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel on Friday 14th and Sunday 16th June 2024

The Chesterfield Mayfair are giving guests the exclusive use of Dartmouth House's Terrace this summer, with specific dates available to book. The gorgeous outdoor space is filled with pretty plants and simple white tables, with breakfast right through to dinner served here. Choose from yellowfin tuna, Wye Valley asparagus with confit egg yolk, Devonshire chicken and so much more, paired with a cracking selection of wines.

London Bridge Rooftop


What's better than a scrumptious meal in the sunshine? One with incredible views, obviously. Cue London Bridge rooftop, offering jaw-dropping sights of The Shard, right in the heart of the city. If you're looking to chow down on some juicy burgers, this space is for you. The bacon smash burger is an in-house fave, featuring two patties topped with American cheese, aioli, ketchup and mustard. Better yet, there'll be cocktails like a Sunshine Amaretto Sour and Aperol spritzes, plus DJs playing beats to keep the good times rolling.

Piccolino - London - Exchange Square

Piccolino's Exchange Square venue is one of the top restaurants with outdoor seating in London, as it's got a beaut terrace laden with foliage just waiting for you to munch Italian food on. Only a short walk from Liverpool Street station, you'll uncover deep-fried burrata, slow-cooked beef ragù and Atlantic cod with spicy Calabrian sausage, to name a few of the fabulous Italian-inspired dishes. If you're further west? Then, check out Mayfair's Heddon Street destination, where there's a quaint streetside terrace.

Bubba Oasis

2 courses for £16 and 1 other offer

Another affordable entry on our list, Bubba Oasis is a lovely shout. Fronting trendy blue seating and lush foliage, the venue is ideal if you're by Angel station or just fancy having a couple of cocktails and a sandwich. Its outside area gives off incredibly tranquil energy thanks to its calming tones and the menu includes plates like Kenny's roasted cauliflower steak, or truffle scrambled Burford eggs if you visit for brunch. Got a sweet tooth? Then you'll love this venue's warm churros for dessert. 

The Petersham

Out of all the outdoor restaurants in Covent Garden, The Petersham certainly trumps them all in the pretty department. This gorgeous setting is adorned with flowers and inside boasts Genoese chandeliers. Its garden changes with the seasons, so by winter expect twinkly fairy lights and in the spring? Narcissus and hyacinths lead the way. Munch on some excellent local fare here, like organic Haye farm short rib, along with a wide range of drinks, such as white, red and orange wine. 

The Restaurant At Sanderson

Pair your meal with a mint and jasmine rose spritzer out on The Restaurant At Sanderson's picturesque alfresco terrace, complete with marbled tables and a fab view. Not only will you get a sunny oasis to catch up with your mates in, but also the chance to munch on some brilliant fare. The breakfast includes golden pancakes topped with crème fraîche and maple syrup paired with fresh juice or coffee. Come evening, you'll be able to inhale the likes of saffron risotto (£23), red prawns straight from the grill (£35) and ribeye steak (£45). 


Enjoy Weekend Bottomless Brunch At Wagtail and 2 other offers

Can you think of a better side dish to your meal than breathtaking views of the City? Over at Wagtail, one of the most stunning rooftop restaurants in London, this venue boasts two terraces, one of which is decked out with opaque igloos for you to cosy up in and sip cocktails, like the Indigo, made with vodka and beetroot shrub. Share a charcuterie board paired with sourdough, or nibble on cured steelhead trout gravadlax while you lap up being on top of the world, quite literally. 


Chow down on a bunch of delicious Mexican bites over at Jalisco. Not only can you tuck into jam-packed burritos, which at breakfast are filled with scrambled eggs and hash browns, authentic tacos and some of the best margaritas in town, but you can also do it while soaking up the sunshine thanks to the outside seating at this Brixton joint. Customise your own enchilada or quesadilla by opting for fillings like chipotle chicken, rosecoco beans or fish fillet marinated in chimichurri to name a few of the fab options this cracking venue provides. 

The Terrace by Megan's (Clapham Common)

Night Cap. and 3 other offers

When it comes down to alfresco dining in Clapham Common, The Terrace by Megan's is a real winner. Not only is the outside space adorned with pretty greenery, a cool archway and twinkling fairy lights, but it's also the ultimate backdrop for Mediterranean eats. Brunch is served until 3pm and offers some tummy-rumble-inducing dishes like Turkish eggs on a bed of garlic yoghurt and pittas loaded with fried buttermilk chicken. Happy hour runs from Monday to Friday, 4pm 'til 7pm where you can bag two cocktails for £15. 


Bottomless Dinner and 3 other offers

A beast on the Balham brunch scene with a terrace to envy most, The Exhibit is a must-try for those looking around South London for something to eat. Here you can soak up a contemporary space that hosts top-notch happy hours (nab 2-4-1 on cocktails every day from 4pm 'til 7pm), quizzes and epic parties. Gather your mates and head to this hotspot for a bottomless brunch at just £35 per person where you can inhale fried chicken and waffles, plus eggs royle, or visit in the evening for its mac 'n' cheese bites and spicy prawn rolls. 

Smith's Bar & Grill

Sharing Roast for 2 & Unlimited Red Wine and 13 other offers

A short walk from Paddington tube station, Smith's Bar & Grill has a beautiful outdoor space. Join them on the terrace for affordable lunch deals and DJ sessions, complete with tasty tipples and beaut views of the city, overlooking Union Canal. Happy hour is every Monday to Thursday from 5pm 'til 6.30pm and on Fridays 3pm up to close. Bag an Aperol spritz and get another of the same for free with this fabulous weekday deal. Food-wise, you'll be in for a treat with dishes like tuna steak and chargrilled octopus on the menu, as well as a superb Sunday roast.

Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

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A popular lunchtime destination for those who work in and around the Kings Cross area, Drake and Morgan is a swish and contemporary eatery sporting a crown of flowers above the front door. Comprised of two bars, a deli, a lounge and an elegant dining room, this Central London spot will have you spoilt for choice with its moreish menu. Tuck into small plates such as grilled chicken skewers drizzled with hot honey or a British charcuterie board to share, or come anytime to munch on a loaded club sandwich.  

65a Restaurant

For alfresco dining surrounded by greenery, check out 65a in Spitalfields. Look out on the bustling market from this sunny spot, which is both covered and heated to make it suitable for all year round. This French-inspired brasserie serves sumptuous European fare, cooked up by Executive Chef Maura Baxter and her team - we're talking dry-aged beef burgers, lemon and herb-coated lobster and roasted cauliflower steaks, with an indulgent apple tarte tatin for dessert.

Ping Pong Southbank

Happy Hours 2024 and 1 other offer

One of the prettiest restaurants is sorting you out with the ultimate alfresco dining experience this spring and summer. Head over to Southbank or St Katharine Docks where Ping Pong is taking its bottomless brunch into the great outdoors on its beautiful terrace adorned with pink cherry blossoms and twinkly lights. Enjoy free-flowing cocktails and delicious dim sum for £35 each and sip their signature lychee and roses martini while munching on chicken truffle gyoza, seafood dumplings and spicy vegetable spring rolls. 

No.197 Chiswick Fire Station

Part of the Darwin & Wallace group, No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station is one for the 'Gram. Decked out with neon signs, velvet furnishings and low-hanging lights, it's an interior lover's dream. Also home to a secret terrace, it's a flawless destination for a bit of outdoor brunch. On the menu, you'll find everything from breakfasts comprised of buttermilk pancakes, topped with lemon curd labneh and blueberry compote, to lunches boasting shrimp burgers with a helping of bloody mary mayo.


Nestled within Fitzrovia, Conchiglia is an authentic Italian restaurant championing all things dough since 2008. The kitchen also whips up a range of classic plates and antipasti, including crispy calamari and bruschetta to be enjoyed in its outdoor seating area that's inspired by the coasts of Amalfi. Head down to this warm and inviting eatery, with flowers bursting from the ceiling, to snap up its brunch bonanza deal where you can sip an Aperol spritz and eat pizza, pasta or a sharing platter for £55 per person. 

14 Hills

If you're on the hunt for pretty outdoor restaurants in London, then 14 Hills is the location to head to. With an alfresco terrace, the Fenchurch Street venue is serving up a stunning selection of food for you to devour, overlooking the capital. While inside is a tropical paradise, its exterior is equally as inviting with leafy fixtures and pretty patio sets. Wolf down fresh steak from the grill, as well as risotto with shiitake mushroom cream or a hake Kyiv. Signature cocktails include My Muse, made with Lost Explorer mezcal and rhubarb bitters, plus the vodka-based Citrus Symphony. 

Barge East

Located along the River Lee, Barge East is a great site to eat outside by the water. Housed in an old Dutch boat, the kitchen also has an extensive canalside terrace with heaters and an indoor ceramic BBQ which gives a smoky flavour to dishes. It prides itself on its sustainability, as ingredients are sourced as locally as its homegrown garden, and its venue was restored with upcycled materials. Whether you're looking to come just for drinks or for a fantastic meal, this restaurant caters for all. The menu includes scrumptious plates such as braised ox cheek with beetroot and hispi cabbage, plus crispy aubergine alongside mushroom XO and cashew cream.

Bussey Rooftop Bar

Both a watering hole and sky-high restaurant, Bussey Rooftop Bar is a famous Peckham destination for drinks and pizza above the city. It's a gorgeous den, boasting a pergola draped in lush foliage and jaw-dropping views of the city. Food is provided by pizza giants Share A Slice, who sling out bubbly crusts topped with 'nudja or pumpkin. Head there for a feast paired with crisp cocktails, like a raspberry jam whisky sour, as you overlook the skyline from this tropical oasis. 


A top choice when it comes to Marylebone restaurants with outdoor seating, Trishna has a quaint terrace waiting for you to catch some rays. Not only that, but this eatery is delving out Michelin star Indian cuisine, boasting fine wines from lesser-known producers to match. Refreshments include street sodas like the house iced tea, sweetened by seasonal fruit, as well as cocktails such as the Picante Paloma, garnished with a Himalayan salt rim. If you're hungry, you'll be spoilt for choice with sensational plates such as peanut garlic prawns, plus coconut and curry leaf scallops on the menu. 

Pergola Brixton

Twosday and 3 other offers

One of the best outdoor haunts on our list, this spectacular rooftop site is helping you make the most of the spring and summer. Head over to Brixton Village and spend an evening on Pergola Brixton's flower-filled terrace, complete with tasty food such as Mexican fare from Nopalito. Think slow-cooked beef tacos and delish rice bowls. There's also cuisine from Hong Kong courtesy of Three Uncles, plus Jalisco will be whipping up burritos. Drinks-wise, cocktails are aplenty here, with tipples such as the ginger beer-based Cuban Cracker and the Clementine Margarita up for the sipping. 

No 1 Duke Street

If you're searching for beautiful places to eat outside in the capital, look no further than No 1 Duke Street. The Richmond restaurant is dishing up sustainably sourced scran and house cocktails in their elegant courtyard complete with wooden decking and dainty, white patio chairs. This pretty eatery offers a tempting brunch, featuring buttermilk pancakes topped with smoked salmon and harissa cream cheese, as well as a selection of small and large plates, such as mini Cumberland sausages or halloumi burgers. 

The Refinery, Bankside

One of the best places to eat outside near Waterloo, The Refinery is the ultimate post-work pitstop or weekend hangout. It's a striking spot right from the get-go, thanks to its vibrant tropical plants, bright orange flowers and stripy deckchairs scattered out front. Sip on quality cocktails like an Aperol spritz and fine fizz at this good-looking outdoor restaurant, and delve into a few plates from their international menu. Nibble on spiced cauliflower bites or British calamari with chipotle mayo, then share a Napoli flatbread topped with sundried tomatoes.

Hush Mayfair

A popular choice for outdoor dining in Mayfair, Hush is frequented by well-heeled city slickers and celebs. The courtyard takes on a new theme each season - from enchanting fairytales to a taste of Italy. With twinkling candles and warming electric heaters, it's the ultimate setting to get cosy in. Devour small plates here, such as Tuscan fried chicken (£10) and tuna tartare with ponzu and avocado (£16), or wolf down a burger filled with steak truffle fumé. If you're feeling thirsty, you'll be pleased to discover a cocktail list featuring house classics like a Paloma In Paris, made with Cazcabel tequila.


The best outdoor restaurants in West London? Just a hop, skip and a jump from Hammersmith station, you'll find Kindred. This sleek eatery has a chic alfresco terrace, allowing sunseekers to enjoy fruity cocktails, tasty dinners and delectable bottomless brunches while getting their essential vitamin D. You'll find that the menu includes moreish small plates like buttermilk fried chicken with curry leaf mayo or Korean-spiced Dexter beef tartare, as well as pizzettes and larger plates to share. Coffee is provided by bean masters Kiss The Hippo and stand-out cocktails include the Estes Margarita, which turns the classic drink on its head with grapefruit and red wine.

Vagabond Northcote Road

From tapas plates in the summer to cosying up on the covered winter rooftop terrace, Vagabond is a wonderful all-around restaurant, perfect for wine with your housemates or a super special date night with your one and only. Take a seat outside surrounded by warm, wooden panelling and adorned with fairy lights, then tuck into a charcuterie board between you. Or, opt for a selection of small plates, like fried whitebait alongside homemade tartare sauce or chorizo with a signature Vagabond red wine reduction.

Arepa & Co Bethnal Green

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One of the coolest outdoor restaurants in East London, Arepa & Co is bringing a taste of Latin America with its moreish selection of Venezuelan bites, best enjoyed with a side of rum cocktails on their terrace. On the buzzing Paradise Row, you can pull up a chair on the greenery and get your chops around tequeños AKA crispy sheets of pastry rolled up into cigar-like shapes, filled with gooey, melted cheese and accompanied by a guava dip. If that wasn't enough, the kitchen also slings out moreish cachapas which are traditional sweetcorn pancakes topped with savoury fillings like braised pork shoulder and avocado.

Vinegar Yard

With a bunch of different street food traders and bars touting beers, wines and cocktails, Vinegar Yard is the top pick for fuss-free fare and drinks outside. Round up your mates and head to London Bridge for laid-back alfresco bites while gazing up at iconic, towering buildings like The Shard. You'll be able to choose from a diverse range of grub, thanks to vendors Baba Gs, Nanny Bills, Bad Boys Pizza Society and Untitled Sandwich Shop, to name a few, and wolf down hand-pressed burgers and Neapolitan slices.

The Prince

Stocks on the Rocks

Head over to West Brompton where you'll find one of the prettiest pubs in the city. The Prince promises a flower and foliage-filled beer garden that comes fully covered and heated so you can enjoy everything from drinks to pizza courtesy of the masters at Crust Bros. Pull apart that famed leopard print dough topped with salami or burrata and sink a pint or two at this atmospheric boozer. The menu also features dishes such as spicy chicken bao buns and duck dumplings, slathered in hoisin sauce, as well as a droolworthy Sunday roast. 

The King of Prussia

2-4-1 Sly Gin Night and 5 other offers

The King of Prussia is an independently owned North London haunt with a gorgeous outdoor terrace, boasting black and white pinstriped booths and geometric rugs. Head here in the summer months to chow down sourdough pizza topped with Moroccan lamb while surrounded by luscious plants and toasty heaters. There are smash burgers plus Cumberland sausages and mash on the menu too, and it's also a fab place to visit if you fancy a game of shuffleboard or perhaps playing some tunes yourself on the vinyl jukebox.

The Narrow Boat

Overlooking the canal with pub food strewn across the menu, The Narrow Boat is a great place to visit when the sun shines. Grab a burger, watch people float by and make the most of a quieter, pretty part of the city. This Islington beauty's menu consists of seasonal delights such as a pork, apple and rhubarb scotch egg paired with whiskey sour marmalade, curried roast cauliflower and sticky toffee pudding. Drinks-wise, you'll be spoilt for choice with a selection of classics like negronis and espresso martinis.