Restaurants For Outdoor Dining In London

When the sun comes out to play? So do hungry Londoners. From rooftop restaurants to riverside spots and huge beer gardens, the capital city boasts some of the best alfresco lunch venues in the UK. Whether you're hitting up Hackney for pizza or keeping it classy with a dinner date in Mayfair, we've created a guide to the best outdoor dining spots that London has to offer. SPF at the ready.

Last updated on 25th August 2020

Crate Bar & Pizzeria

180 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.

The Skylark Café

44 user reviews 5

Found in the heart of Wandsworth Common, The Skylark Café is truly an urban oasis. Surrounded by vast greenery, duckponds and local wildlife, it's the perfect casual outdoor dining restaurant to escape the chaos of the city. And with a menu jam-packed full of light brunch dishes, delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering puds? This place ticks all of our boxes.

Wahaca Shoreditch

59 user reviews 4

This Mexican-inspired chain can be found all over London. Identified by its vibrant aesthetic, crowd-pleasing menu and impressive margarita offering, it's a winner whatever the weather. On sunny days though? We suggest you head to Wahaca's Shoreditch outpost, which is flanked by a gorgeous streetside terrace and pretty festoon lighting.


2 user reviews 5

A slice of paradise in the heart of London, Seabird is known for its extensive oyster list amongst other things. Perched atop the newest addition to the Hoxton Hotel family, this restaurant with outdoor seating boasts an epic rooftop space, with sprawling views over London's major attractions.