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 Naturalist

195 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.

The Cyclist

310 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 Crooked Well

166 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.

Whyte & Brown

160 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. 

Hush Mayfair

152 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.

Crate Bar & Pizzeria

243 user reviews 4

Hackney's Crate Bar & Pizzeria is a great affordable option for those looking for something a little more casual. Nestled on the banks of the River Lee, this spot is always packed out on summer days. Grab yourself a bench and tuck into slices of stone-baked pizza before taking full advantage of the huge range of craft beers that are on offer.

Aviary

303 user reviews 4

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A sleek spot for 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 along with igloo rooftop dining come winter.

London Bridge Rooftop

11 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.

Coqbull Soho

186 user reviews 4

Outdoor restaurants in Soho? Dine alfresco in London's West End this summer with one of the city's best chicken slingers. Not only will Coqbull have you drooling over their rotisserie dishes, but there's plenty of succulent beef and veggie options to enjoy while sun tanning on their terrace space.