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 18th October 2021

The King of Prussia

111 user reviews 5

The King of Prussia is an independently-owned North London pub with a gorgeous outdoor terrace. Head here in the summer months to chow down pizza while surrounded by luscious plants and toasty heaters.

The Green Room

693 user reviews 4

Located just a short stroll from the ever-buzzing Southbank, The Green Room is a gorgeous 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.

The Cyclist

330 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.

The Gatehouse

676 user reviews 5

One of the best places to eat outdoors in North London is The Gatehouse, offering a slice of tranquillity in its stunning beer garden. Pull up a chair and tuck into pub dishes with Spanish influence and freshly pulled pints while soaking up some summer rays.

An eating and drinking destination in London, One Tower Bridge has a whole range of restaurants and bars up for grabs. Whether you fancy a gourmet Indian meal, a plant-based feast, an Italian bite or an evening spent sipping on bubbles, this place has got you covered, plus the outdoor area to enjoy it all on.

The Naturalist

202 user reviews 5

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.

Whyte & Brown

184 user reviews 4

If you're on the hunt for outdoor dining in Soho, Kingly Court seems like the obvious choice. The gorgeous courtyard area is home to several bars and restaurants, including chicken experts Whyte & Brown, who serve a delicious menu of salads, burgers and drool-worthy roast dinners.

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. 

Leadbelly's Bar

711 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 Ship

872 user reviews 4

Just about as close to the river as you can get without donning a pair of swimming goggles, The Ship is something of a Wandsworth institution. With live music, regular quizzes and a menu full of pub grub classics, an evening spent here, is an evening well spent. 

The Lighterman

9 user reviews 4

An outdoor restaurant in King's Cross, known for its Sunday roasts and views across the canal, The Lighterman is a premium option for both summer and winter as you enjoy all that North London has to offer perched by the water.