London's Best Outdoor Restaurants

Rain, snow or shine? From rooftop restaurants to riverside spots and huge beer gardens, the capital city boasts some everything from covered spaces to heated outdoor restaurants. 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 31st March 2022




Aviary

805 user reviews 4

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.

Leadbelly's Bar

742 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 Naturalist

230 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.

The Cyclist

407 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.

No.35 Mackenzie Walk

312 user reviews 4

If you're searching for great restaurants with outdoor dining in Canary Wharf, 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.

The Ship

963 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. 

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. 

The Hawk's Nest

292 user reviews 5

Margarita Cocktail + Margherita Pizza for £12.50 and 2 other offers

One of the best outdoor restaurants in West London, this gorgeous beer garden on Goldhawk Road offers a fantastic, socially-distanced location if you're looking to catch-up with non-household pals. Alongside a fully-heated outside space, The Hawk's Nest also promises gourmet pizzas and tasty cocktails too.

London Bridge Rooftop

18 user reviews 4

What's better than a delicious meal in the sunshine? One with incredible views, obviously. Cue outdoor restaurants in London Bridge, with 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 Gatehouse

869 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.

The Crooked Well

299 user reviews 4

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 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.

Hush Mayfair

168 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.

Kindred

100 user reviews 5

The best outdoor restaurants in West London? Just a hop, skip and a jump from Hammersmith station, you'll find Kindred. The sleek spot has a chic alfresco terrace, allowing sunseekers to enjoy delicious cocktails, tasty dinners and wild bottomless brunches while getting their vitamin D.