Tinnies in the park. The aroma of someone else’s BBQ wafting enticingly in the air. The joyful sight of fellow Londoners stood outside pubs and in beer gardens, icy beverage in hand.
Yes, it’s summer, and al fresco season. We’ve rounded up some of London’s very best restaurants for dining outdoors; from idyllic garden restaurants and secluded terraces, to hidden patios and waterside decks. After all, summer in London doesn’t last forever — so time to make the best of it while we can.
For more tips on eating and drinking in London this summer, head over to our comprehensive Summer Guide, for everything from the capital’s best beer gardens and summer cocktails, to the best day trips and summer travel guides.
Updated 10 August 2023.