Image courtesy Legare.


The Resy Guide To Outdoor Dining in London


Has London’s summer been and gone? Who knows. With at least another month of fair weather left, it’s safe to say that many of us will be making the most of the long days and gentler climate; doing so will also continue to provide welcome support to an industry still fighting for survival.

Just don’t let your excitement get in the way of the rules: please be respectful of restaurants’ individual protocols, and tip well! Many London restaurants are still serving their communities as takeaways, delis, and wine shops, so you can also support them while enjoying dining outdoors.

From Vauxhall up to Stoke Newington, here’s a handy guide for the best restaurants in London with outdoor seating. And if you don’t see your favourite restaurant open yet, you can always use My Hit List to stay notified about when it plans to reopen.

Updated 27 August 2021.

Discover More

Resy Spotlight

For Chef Jeremy Chan, a Restaurant Like Ikoyi Will Always Defy Categorisation


The Resy Guide to London’s Best Heated Terraces

New on Resy

New on Resy: Rita’s, Lighthaus Cafe, Kudu Grill, Ramo Soho, and More

The Rundown

Everything You Need to Know About Kudu Grill, Amy Corbin’s New Restaurant

Chef Features

Caribbean Cuisine Is Worthy of Respect as Any In The World. Why Won’t Britain Acknowledge That?

The Hit List

The September Hit List: Kurisu Omakase, Sessions Arts Club, Imone, and More

The Rundown

Everything You Need To Know About Café Cecilia, Max Rocha’s New Restaurant

The Rundown

London’s Greatest Chef’s Counter Is Back — And It’s Better Than Ever

New on Resy

New on Resy: Café Deco, The Sea, The Sea Hackney, Camberwell Arms, and More


London’s Best Outdoor Terraces For a Group Dinner


Resy’s Guide On Where To Get Great Pasta in London

The Rundown

The New Elliot’s Hackney Is A Restaurant for All Occasions

The Road Back

Can Restaurants Keep This Up? Mandy Yin Is Still Hopeful

The Hit List

The August Hit List: Lighthaus, Kitchen Table, Jolene, Sucre, and More