Gorgeous Outdoor Restaurants In The UK

Ah, the great outdoors. There are few things as good as sitting back in the sun with an alfresco meal accompanied by a refreshing drink. And as temperatures rise across the nation, there's no better time to explore the best outside dining spaces. From pretty, foliage-adorned gardens to sun-soaked rooftop terraces, these are the most gorgeous outdoor restaurants in the UK.

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Last updated on 26th June 2024

Frankby: Farmers Arms

A lovely restaurant with outdoor seating in the UK, this stunning spot is the perfect place for family get-togethers and group trips. Located close to Liverpool, in Royden Park, Farmers Arms offers a menu of delicious gastro grub and British classics.

Bath: Square Grill House & Piano Bar

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With views of Bath Abbey and plenty of glorious greenery to boot, Square Grill House & Piano Bar is a great place to sun yourself outside while filling up on top-notch grub. Think everything from luxury whole lobster for sharing to steaks, pasta and more across European-inspired menus - plus live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Hampshire: The Palm Brasserie

The Palm Brasserie is a modern venue making diners feel like they're on a country escape, with a beautiful alfresco area surrounded by greenery. Whether you're there to enjoy their international a la carte menu, afternoon tea or popular Sunday roast lunches, you'll know you made the right decision in visiting as soon as the food arrives. There's also a flurry of classic cocktails and wines to accompany your dish perfectly. 

Hambleden: The Lockdown Lodge

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Looking for a gorgeous spot to dine in? Then head to The Lockdown Lodge on Hambleden Lock, overlooking The Thames and bringing you a mouthwatering three-course meal in partnership with Christie's Catering. Your £65 ticket will secure you everything from roasted pineapple with chilli jam to smoked salmon with sorrel mayonnaise, or swing by on a Sunday for a £20 brunch sharing board. Even better? You can secure a river taxi to take you to and from the venue.

Fareham: Cams Mill

If you're looking for an outdoor restaurant with gorgeous waterside views, then this Fareham pub is one for your bucket list. Cams Mill sits on the confluence of the River Wallington and the Salterns Lake, offering sweeping vistas from its patio.

Brighton: Riddle & Finns

Stylish seafood restaurant Riddle & Finns can be found within The Lanes in Brighton, with a second venue on the beachfront, promising some of the freshest fish dishes around. They've got a pretty outdoor terrace to enjoy your meal on, which can be anything from squid and shellfish risotto to whole grilled lobster or Scottish langoustines on ice. Topping it all off, they've got one of the biggest Champagne selections around.

Coventry: Purnell’s Café & Bistro

Brought to you by Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, Purnell's Café & Bistro is one of Coventry's finest dining destinations. You'll find this restaurant at the historic Charterhouse, with exposed brick walls and a relaxed outdoor terrace to enjoy your Spanish-inspired feast on. Tuck into small plates such as aubergine chips, butterbean cassoulet, honey-glazed chicken wings and more, with a dreamy milk chocolate and hazelnut tart for dessert.

Leeds: Angelica

Found on the sixth floor of the Trinity Leeds building, Angelica is a stunning rooftop restaurant that looks out over the bustling streets below. They've got cosy outdoor sofas and marble-topped tables, with lots of greenery transforming the space into an urban garden. They've got a huge choice of creative cocktails to sip on while you're here, as well as scrumptious eats such as dry-aged rump steaks, baked cod loin and Jerusalem artichoke risotto.

Liverpool: Goodness Gracious

One of the UK's prettiest rooftops just so happens to be in Liverpool. Located above Oh Me Oh My on Strand Street, it's a gorgeous outdoor restaurant and bar that makes a brilliant location for dinner, cocktails and even afternoon tea. 

Hampshire: Kimbridge Barn

Kimbridge Barn is one seriously pretty outdoor restaurant located within the picturesque surroundings of Hampshire's River Test. Whether you're searching for a space to unwind with family and friends over breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea, this is one gorgeous place to dine in the open air.