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.