Searching for outdoor restaurants to book around Waterloo? Situated just behind the National Theatre, The Green Room is your go-to for pizza and small plates in a stunning setting. There's also a great cocktail menu if you fancy an afternoon aperitif in the sustainable garden.
The London Restaurants Now Taking Bookings
Lockdown has taken its toll on the hospitality industry, as London restaurants remained empty of the joy, bustle and plates that have made it one of the finest cities in the world for food... until now. With plans of a 17th May opening date available to those with social distancing measures in place, we want to share the London restaurants soon to be open and taking bookings.
*please note, opening scenarios will be dictated by both government and venue, so please stay safe, stay in contact with the restaurant you've been requested a table for and be conscious of the impact you have on people around you when leaving home for these bookings.
A brand new restaurant in London now taking bookings, Marsha is the Southbank bar and eatery fronting some incredible plates of chicken. Head over to the riverside spot for crispy tenders, juicy thighs and signature cocktails on one of their pretty outdoor terraces.
One of the hottest restaurant bookings of the season, 14 Hills has launched a new alfresco terrace to keep you in fancy cocktails and delicious food until their indoor dining room reopens in May. Head over for the chance to tuck into delicious food and quality cocktails.
Your first date night back? Make it special with an evening at Vagabond. An enchanting wine bar, and one of the most romantic places to eat and drink outside in London, this stunner is serving up 100 different bottles and a number of delicious small plates.
Vinoteca is gearing up to open a whole host of London sites, from its Farringdon locale, to venues in Chiswick, Marylebone and The City. Scout out your nearest and make your reservation for the chance to get stuck into their extensive selection of gorgeous wines alongside paired plates.
Throwing open their socially distant doors in both Marylebone and Clerkenwell, Firebrand are bringing you the doughy goods this month. The pizzas here are made from nothing but the finest Italian ingredients, while their great wines and simple selection of cocktails make the perfect pairing.
Book into Gunpowder, The Coal Shed, Rosa's Thai Café or one of the many other restaurants at One Tower Bridge. As well as housing a mix of eating and drinking spots for all dietary preferences, the destination also boasts jaw-dropping views across the iconic landmark.
The Savoy Grill, aka London royalty, is back and taking bookings from breakfast through to dinner. Reserve a table within the stunning art deco restaurant and spend a luxurious evening tucking into lobster and crayfish bisque, beef Wellington with a red wine jus and lemon meringue millefeuille.
Dim sum cravings at an all time high? Ping Pong's Soho and Southbank sites are back to fill that doughy hole. Opening their restaurants again in April, they're offering happy hour cocktails from as little as £4 alongside their droolworthy selection of dumplings and classic dishes.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Monmouth Kitchen will be reopening its doors just in time for September. Head here to tuck into a fusion of Italian and Peruvian cuisine, with plates such as Pan-fried Salmon with Calabrian Chilli Salsa and Sea Bass Ceviche.
Can't wait to get back to bottomless brunch? Make is a truly glorious return and book at table as SMITHS. The Farringdon restaurant is offering boozy afternoons of their rooftop terrace, complete with free-flowing drinks and some astounding views of The City.
Get ready for views like no other as party restaurant Madison returns to business this spring, overlooking the historic St Pauls. Not only opening with a two-day party in tow, you can now enjoy brunch and more at the luxe London spot.
This gorgeous wine bar can be found in the heart of South London, serving an innovative range of bottles that are just waiting to be sampled. Open from 17th May onwards, Diogenes The Dog will be pairing its unique finds with an assortment of small plates for the ultimate experience.
Snap this one up while you still can. A DesignMyNight favourite, Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is a stunning gastropub and bar in West London. Whether you fancy a bottomless weekend brunch, a few midweek drinks or a leisurely dinner, this romantic restaurant can help you out.
Mark your return to restaurants in London with a trip to premium wine spot, Humble Grape. Whether you're booking in for bottles in Battersea or hoping to dine in Islington, these guys are more than excited to welcome you back in 2021.
You can get your fix of tortillas, burritos and frozen margaritas sooner than you thought as DF Tacos is now taking bookings. The Shoreditch restaurant is chomping at the bit to welcome you back to its stylish Mexican haunt for a truly delicious night that's worth the wait.
100 Wardour Street has a reputation for its buzzing bottomless brunches, epic live music and mouth-watering menu of modern European cuisine. Located in the heart of Soho it's the perfect place to kick off a night in the West End or dance 'til the early hours.
Rotunda is a stylish Kings Cross restaurant with an outdoor dining space that's literally on the canal. Soak up the first few rays of summer as you delve into a meat-filled menu of succulent steaks, Sunday roasts and plenty more, all washed down with signature cocktails.
Get back to business is the most stylish manner and book yourself a spot at Regent Street's oh so swish Aqua Kyoto. The rooftop sushi restaurant is now taking bookings for both their outdoor terrace in April and their gorgeous indoor dining room for May.
From a menu of tacos, tostadas and aguachile to its bright interior and charming service, Santo Remedio is looking like a great post-lockdown treat. Book your table for all this, plus an agave-fuelled drinks menu with margaritas and mezcal sips.
Looking for chilled out places to eat after lockdown? Head to Belgravia where The Thomas Cubitt is bringing its farm to fork ethos to life through stuffed courgette flower, beer-marinated aubergine burgers and White Park beef tartare paired with bone marrow.
Looking for some of London's best brunch plates? The Daisy Green Collection are now taking bookings, serving up delicious Aussie plates and cocktails across the city. Head to this Heddon Street staple (or its Soho sister) to see what all the fuss is about.
Located in the heart of Angel, The Chapel Bar is a characterful bar and restaurant, boasting bags of charm and one of North London's best value bottomless brunches. Enjoy two gourmet courses of Italian cuisine accompanied by two hours of booze, all for less than £40.
Opening on 17th May, Disrepute is sure to provide the ultimate cocktail fix from its home in Central London. Made up of bold sixties-inspired interiors, the exclusive underground bar is famed for its cutting-edge cocktails that hark back to Soho's heyday.
Opening its doors for all-day socially distanced dining, The Folly is a gorgeous spot for fresh seasonal cuisine and mouthwatering cocktails. Grab a table in the garden lounge and find yourself surrounded by low-hanging plants and sweetly scented flowers.
From wild brunches to a sun-soaked summer terrace, the flatmates at Little Blue Door are back in business from 17th May, bringing you safe spaces alongside must-try cocktails, delicious bites and one hell of an atmosphere.
Offering an expansive outdoor seating area for alfresco dining, The Refinery can be found just a stone's throw from the Thames. Against a backdrop of industrial chic interiors, the restaurant bar serves classic cocktails, global wines and a seasonal menu of international dishes.
London's best boat bar is back to bring a much-needed slice of summer to Hackney Wick. Head over to their canalside mooring for the chance to sun yourself in their newly-refurbished garden space, or take to the deck for Sunday roasts and espresso martinis.
One of the coolest London venues now taking bookings, Lucky Voice bars have all you need for a cracking post-lockdown night out. Think two hours of karaoke, quirky props to add to your performance and delicious refreshments to keep you going.
Located in Shepherd's Bush Market, The Hawk's Nest is a gorgeous outdoor bar and restaurant now taking booking from April onwards. Not only is it serving up swoon-worthy decor, but it's also keeping you watered and fed on cocktails, craft beer and gourmet pizzas.
The drop-dead gorgeous 28-50 Covent Garden is now taking bookings for indoor seating. Not only can you dig into some of the city's most sought-after European fare, but this place also happens to be home to a pop-up fondue experience, perfect for unpredictable British weather.
Overlooking the Grand Union canal, Smith's Bar & Grill is a buzzing restaurant now taking bookings in West London. Hunker down beside the water in the sprawling outdoor space and check out their signature European dishes in a quirky, flower-filled setting.
The Piano Works Farringdon will be back in business this spring with yet more incredible live music, gourmet cuisine and free-flowing drinks. Call in for a boozy brunch or head here in the evening, with the soundtrack being dedicated by guests throughout.
Lost Boys Pizza have been keeping people in charcoal pizza for nearly the majority of lockdown thanks to their delivery service, but this spring it's back to business for the beloved vampire-themed pizzeria as they start to welcome diners.