TERRACES

Restrictions have been lifted and summer is here so it’s time for outdoor drinking and dining! You can meet up with your mates with no limit on numbers, so check out the best terraces and outdoor areas in London.

SOLAR PERGOLA

Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, London W12, UK

A brand new terrace has opened at Television Centre, giving you a space to eat, drink and soak up the sun (hopefully) if you’re way out west. Solar Pergola is bringing the sunshine vibes with glowing spheres, sunburst rays and ombre shades scattered across the space, with Patty & Bun, Kricket, Bluebird and Flying Horse Coffee on hand with refreshments.

GERMAN GYMNASIUM

£££
1 King's Blvd, London N1C 4BU, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

As if this huge restaurant set inside a Grade-II listed building wasn’t big enough already, German Gymnasium has added a botanical-inspired outdoor terrace to its space this summer. It features tropical plants, greenery and floral trellises, making it a proper tranquil escape in the heart of King’s Cross. Of course you can expect traditional German grub on the menu too, including all sorts of schnitzels, sausages and sarnies stuffed with sauerkraut as well as plenty of cocktails to choose from. Going to the gym just got a lot more fun, right?

CAFE BILTMORE

44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 10:00 PM

Cafe Biltmore, one of Jason Atherton’s restaurants inside luxury Mayfair hotel The Biltmore has expanded its foliage-adorned terrace, which is also fully covered and well stocked with hot water bottles should you get chilly. The menu includes spring dishes like Dorset crab on toast, salad of English peas & broad beans with pecorino, grilled Dover sole with citrus hollandaise, and summer pudding with clotted cream, alongside classics like wood-fired pizzas, ribeye with dripping chips & bearnaise and buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. It may be the hotel’s more casual and relaxed spot but this is still Mayfair so you can expect refined cooking, elegant presentation and slick service.

BARGE EAST

££
River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Ln, London E9 5EN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Three friends teamed up to sail De Hoop (a 114 year old Dutch Barge) from Holland to East London’s Hackney Wick, and after mooring up along the canal they’ve converted it into a floating restaurant and canal side garden which seats a whopping 300 people. Their menu focusses on street food classics, like buttermilk fried chicken burgers; bacon and sage scotch eggs; deep fried apple tart; and roast beef buns, with locals East London Liquor Co, Beavertown and Three Choirs supplying the brews and cocktails. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or sometime in the evening, get yourself aboard.

GALVIN BISTROT & BAR

£££
Entrance on, 35 Bishops Square, Spital Square, London E1 6DY, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Take a trip to France without leaving London by heading to Galvin Bistrot & Bar (just next door to Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields who knock up one of the best Sunday roasts in London). The restaurant’s terrace, which does have covering and heaters should the weather turn, is inspired by the bistros and wine bars of Paris and Lyon, and is continuing the legacy of the Galvin brothers’ bistrot concept following the closure of Bistrot de Luxe on Baker Street. The concise menu is full of well-executed and hearty classic dishes like tarte flambée Alsacienne, endive & roquefort salad, entrecote steak frites and the famous Galvin brothers’ apple tarte tatin. Pair your food with a glass or two from the French-heavy wine list and you really will feel like you’ve crossed the Channel.

COCOTTE

££
95 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

French-inspired farm-to-table restaurant Cocotte now has alfresco dining at ALL four sites. So whether you’re in Notting Hill, Shoreditch, Parsons Green or Queen’s Park you can take a seat on the terrace for your fix of rotisserie chicken. Cocotte are known for their high-quality free-range chickens sourced from Pays de la Loire in France, which are then cooked by slowing roasting and having a spin on the spit fire by chef-trained founder Romain Bourrillion. Add a side of signature slaw or truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, as well as a bottle of French vino and you’re onto a winner (winner chicken dinner).

ROGUES LONDON

From 23rd April 2021
503 Hackney Rd, London E2 9ED, UK

Freddie Sheen and Zac Whittle, aka Rogues London, are taking over the 40-cover terrace at Hackney Coffee Company for lunch and dinner Fridays- Sundays. The pair will be cooking up a BBQ-focused menu, with dishes including XL diver scallop with seaweed butter & balsamic reduction, whole Cornish sole with bouillabaisse jus, and Highland wagyu skirt with XO vinaigrette & BBQ onions.


CIRCOLO POPOLARE

£££
40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 11:45 AM – 3:15 PM, 4:45 – 10:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:45 AM – 3:15 PM, 4:45 – 10:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:45 AM – 3:15 PM, 4:45 – 10:45 PM
  • Thursday: 11:45 AM – 3:15 PM, 4:45 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:45 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:45 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

The Circolo crew is bringing the Italian sunshine to Fitzrovia with their festoon lighting-adorned, plant-filled terrace (they also have parasols and heaters should the sun be feeling a little shy). As well as those all-important outdoor seating, the terrace has a brand new menu including truffle crocchettas, carbonara pizzas and fritto misto platters as well as the signature cacio e pepe cheese wheel spaghetti and that massive lemon meringue pie.

GARDEN MUSEUM CAFE

5 Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The café at Lambeth’s Garden Museum now features an outside summer terrace and alfresco courtyard set within a very pretty open-air garden atrium. The kitchen is headed up by chef George Ryle and he’s serving up a weekly-changing menu that celebrates seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients where possible. There’ll be the likes of raw wild sea bass, agretti & blood orange; lamb leg, Tokyo turnips, & wild garlic salsa verde; and malt loaf, toast ice cream & hazelnut caramel (yes it’s as good as it sounds) hitting the menu. The wine list is also full of natural and organic bottles to match the food. It might be a small space but it’s a proper gem.

THE TERRACE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, UK

The 1500 square metre south-facing terrace, aka the largest beer garden in London, is back at Ally Pally with mega views of the city and special events happening throughout the summer. The terrace will be open every day of the week nd whilst you’ll still have to book tables, it’s now free entry so you can save your money for the important stuff aka getting the drinks in. The bar will be serving softies, wine, beer and cocktails and there’ll be street food on offer too from the likes of Browski Burger and Last Night A Vegan Saved My Life.

THE MAGAZINE

London W2 3XA, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Located within Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, The Magazine is a swanky new sustainable restaurant slap bang in the middle of The Serpentine Gallery. With Slovakian-born chef Tomas Kolkus at the helm, it features a contemporary menu that focusses on seasonality and minimum waste. Expect the likes of Wye Valley Asparagus with Miso Aioli; Rope-Grown Mussels with Urfa and Rock Samphire; Slow-Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpea Stew, Dulse & Sea Buckthorn; and Agar Panna Cotta with Elderberry Syrup & Blackberries for pud. There’s also a lush outdoor terrace to take advantage of those Hyde Park views.

HOPPERS KING'S CROSS

Hoppers King's Cross, Pancras Square, London, UK

Hoppers latest, and largest, restaurant in King’s Cross has a big outdoor terrace that faces the Regent’s Canal. Partially covered, heated, and filled with tropical plants, this is a relatively weather-proof option from which to enjoy Hoppers Sri Lankan classics such as Swimmer Crab Kari; Bone Marrow Varuval; Lamb Kothu Roti; and of course the signature string and egg hoppers. 

THE WIGMORE TERRACE & GARDEN

££
15 Langham Pl, London W1B 3DE, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The folks at The Wigmore have transformed their alfresco courtyard into a pretty spesh city garden, complete with a pergola, climbing vines and pretty lights. And as Michel Roux Jr. is responsible for the food, you can bet that’s bloody brilliant too. There’s the much-loved classics on the menu as well as some new plates, including the XXL three cheese and mustard toastie; masala spiced scotch egg with dahl relish; and buttered lobster roll with buttermilk onion rings, plus G&T’s, beer on tap and a heap of cocktails from the outdoor bar. So yeah, you might be right in the centre of the city, but this Great British pub gives you major country vibes.

MERCATO METROPOLITANO

42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

15,000 sqft of garden area and over 500 seats…Mercato Metropolitano is a winner in the terrace stakes. As well as all that space, there are over 40 traders on site, including Badiani, V for Vegan, Leggero, Molo, Baba G’s and Ze Spatzle Club, plus the German Kraft microbrewery and the Jim and Tonic urban gin distillery.

DOUBLE STANDARD

10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG, UK

Double Standard, one of The Standard London’s bar and restaurants, is a right little sun trap, and as well as good vibes, it’s serving up burgers, cocktails and slushies galore.

MILK BEACH

19 Lonsdale Road, Queen's Park, London NW6 6RA, UK

Aussie restaurant Milk Beach has just re-opened in Queen’s Park and it’s now doubled in size as they’ve taken over the restaurant space next door. The expansion has allowed the team to put in a new bar area, with a new natural wine list, as well enlarge the heated outdoor seating area making it perfect for some al fresco socialising. Meet up and feast on the likes of Cornish sprats with yoghurt tartare & Tasmanian pepperberry, koji marinated chicken ‘schnitty’ with fermented chilli mayo, squid ink tagliatelle with cock crab & tomato fondue, and coffee custard tart.

FALLOW

10 Heddon Street, London, UK

Fallow, the creative yet sustainable nose-to-tail and root-to-stem restaurant run by Will Murray and Jack Croft, is in residence at 10 Heddon Street and it’s got several covered outside tables. They’ve even brought in extra heaters to keep you all warm whilst you chow down on corn ribs, cod’s head, and lemon peel pudding.

BOROUGH MARKET

8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK

Borough Market has plenty of outdoor options – as well as the main bit of the market, traders like Tacos Padre, Mei Mei and Shuk; in the Borough Market Kitchen area have covered space, and restaurants like Arabica, Elliots, El Pastor and Applebees all have little terraces out the front if you’re after a proper sit down.

DISHOOM

7 Boundary St, Shoreditch, London E2 7JE, UK

Get your Dishoom fix outside by nabbing a table on the terraces at the Shoreditch and Carnaby restaurants, and you will have to nab them as outside tables will be for walk-ins only. Both branches will be serving up a slightly reduced menu of the classics we’ve come to know and love, with the Verandah at the Shoreditch restaurant also doing breakfasts…bring on the bacon naans.

ALBIE

40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8PB, UK

Albie at The Hoxton, Southwark has opened its plant-filled terrace with four pop-ups in residence providing the food. There’s London faves Tandoor Chop House and Eggbreak in the house as well as two new concepts Pecking Order, serving up Nashville-style hot fried chicken, and Tandoor Tacos, serving Indian-Mexican filled parathas. Alongside all of that, Albie’s all-day drinks menu will be running, including everything from fresh juices to Hox Signature cocktails to natural wines.

KINGLY COURT

Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London, UK

The restaurants on the ground floor of Kingly Court have the space for outdoor tables, both inside the central (covered and heated) courtyard and outside on the street facing sides. That means you and your pals can still meet up and eat at the likes Pizza Pilgrims, Shoryu Ramen and Club Mexicana.

KOYA CITY

10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR, UK

Koya has opened a 50-seater terrace outside its Bloomberg Arcade restaurant meaning you can eat out and stay warm with hot bowls of udon noods and newly installed heaters.

BAR DOURO

Arch 35B, 85B Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ

The London Bridge outpost of Bar Douro has a spacious outdoor terrace, where you can prop up a barrel with a white port & tonic and a bifana sandwich or sit at a table for some Portuguese sharing places. And you can do both whilst staying covered and heated.

BRAT AT CLIMPSON'S ARCH

Arch 374 Helmsley Place, Hackney, London, E8 3SB

Tomos Parry has taken Brat al fresco with a residency at Climpson’s Arch. Home to the coffee roasters by day, the arch hosts some of the city’s best chefs and restaurants by night, with Tomos having cooked there a few years back. He’s serving Brat’s signature whole roasted turbot, spider crab and grilled bread from the wood ovens in the courtyard, as well as new dishes like Basque fish soup with Cornish velvet crabs, roasted Game rice, fried pork with anchovy & hay butter and winter tomatoes with aged mutton. Brat’s wine selection is available alongside bottled and on-tap cocktails from Climpson & Sons, including fermented Bloody Marys, Pineapple Tepaches and Espresso Martinis.

THE IVY SOHO

£££
26-28 Broadwick St, London W1F 8JB, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

The Ivy Soho is an all-day dining spot in the heart of the city with a heated and covered terrace perfect for outdoor dining. From brekkie and brunch right through to lunch and dinner, their contemporary British menu features Ivy classics such as chicken Milanese and slow braised lamb shepherd’s pie, as well as some newbies like avocado benedict and chips; and a very indulgent chocolate bombe if you fancy something sweet. And whilst you chow down on that lot, there’s a long list of drinks to get sipping on.

FILLY BROOK

392 Grove Green Rd, London E11 4AP, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 – 10:30 PM

Not only does this Leytonstone bar / cafe / restaurant / arts space (which only moved into its perm spot just before lockdown hit in 2020) have tables lined up on the pavement out front, the team (with the help of a crowdfunding campaign) has turned what used to be a bare backyard into a covered terrace, so you can get the craft beer and natural and biodynamic wines in, and feast on Japanese grub from new kitchen resident Sho Foo Doh, whatever the weather.

THE GARDEN AT CORINTHIA LONDON

Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Corinthia’s secluded courtyard has been turned into a Mediterranean garden and chef André Garret has created a new menu to match. It features dishes like yellowtail tartare with apple, lemon and coriander; lobster linguine with lemon, cherry tomatoes and basil; Fiorentina steak with rocket and anchovies; and fraises des bois with Chantilly. There’s also plenty to wash it down with, including seasonal cocktails (such as Rosé Piscines, Campari Spritz and Watermelon Martini) and a great list of wines to choose from too. We reckon this is as close to a summer hols as we’re gonna get.

BRIXTON COURTYARD

Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6LH, UK

Brixton Jamm has made over the Brixton Courtyard with covered booths, a retractable roof and a beach. Only Jerkin’ are taking care of the food and they’ve got a hot DJ line-up hitting the decks.

VINEGAR YARD

80-82 St. Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QU

Vinegar Yard is an eating, drinking, art space and shopping market located a stone’s throw away from London Bridge station. It’s the second site from the team behind Flat Iron Square and has both inside and outside space. Food traders include Nanny Bills, Baba G’s, Sugo and Nik’s Kitchen and there are a handful of bars, including two on the mezzanine, serving local beers, wines and cocktails. The Yard is also home to a range of resident shops and the weekly Flea vintage market.

THE HAWK'S NEST

Market Yard, Shepherd's Bush Market, London W12 8DF

The yard at Shepherd’s Bush Market has been transformed into The Hawk’s Nest, a 180-cover space from Bird House London (run by Wil Fuller of Soho House and Frazer Timmerman of Incipio Group). You can feast on stonebaked sourdough pizzas, with the fully stocked bar pouring fresh fruit margs, spritzers, frozen cocktails, rosé wines and Camden Town Brewery beers. And you can win a £150 bar tab to spend at their bi-weekly quiz nights, hosted by MC and comedian Jamie Allerton.

YAUATCHA CITY

Broadgate Circle, Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS, UK

Yauatcha City has not one but two wraparound terraces overlooking Broadgate Circle, so there’s plenty of space to feast on their epic dim sum – don’t miss the prawn and bean curd cheung fun, xiao long bao and venison puffs.

FLAT IRON SQUARE

64 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, UK

Flat Iron Square is a street food market that’s home to a full line-up of traders, including Baz & Fred, Breddos, Ekachai, Bittenclub, Edu, La Nonna, Katsutopia, Laffa, Mother Clucker, Lupins, Bar Douro, Where The Pancakes Are, and The Gentlemen Baristas. The Arch and Apres bars have the drinks covered and also provide some shelter in case the weather takes a turn.

THE LAUNDRY

374 Coldharbour Ln, Coldharbour, London SW9 8PL, UK

Neighbourhood bistro and wine bar The Laundry, run by The New Zealand Cellar founder Melanie Brown, has opened its south-facing terrace out at the front. It’s the perfect place to work your way through the wine list and there’s also a new all-day European-inspired sharing menu to tuck into too.

GREEN ROOM

101 Upper Ground, Bishop's, London SE1 9PP, UK

The team behind LINO, Kitty Hawk and Whyte & Brown are opening Green Room on the South Bank. The large open-air garden will have room for 100 people, with social distancing measures in place, and will serve up LINO pizzas, Whyte & Brown chicken burgers and a cocktail menu from the Kitty Hawk.

RAIL HOUSE CAFE

££
8 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nova Victoria’s Rail House Cafe (sister-site to Fitzrovia’s Riding House Cafe) has reopened their outdoor terrace so we can officially get back to brunching. And whilst you won’t get the insta-worthy interiors when sitting outside, you will get the likes of their Eggs Burgerdict (a jammy poached egg, dry-aged beef and special hollandaise sauce all stuffed into an English muffin) and smashed avo with dill salsa, flame-grilled sourdough and hazelnut dukkah. Plus, if you need a change of scenery during the day, they’re also taking bookings for the terrace as a working space (as well as for dinner and drinks in the evening too).

PRAIRIE FIRE

Arches 88/89 Wood Lane Arches, Wood Ln, London W12 7LH, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Prairie Fire has got a terrace that runs either side of their restaurant and taproom in the Wood Lane railway arches, where you can drink from their 16 beer taps (plus more bottles and cans in the fridge) and tuck into Kansas City-style BBQ dishes like 16-hour oak smoked brisket, applewood smoked pork and roadside-style smashed burgers.

BUCK STREET MARKET

180-188 Camden High St, London NW1 0LT, UK

Buck Street Market, which is located right next to Camden Town tube, is made up of 88 recycled shipping containers with the largest rooftop in Camden, complete with two rooftop bars and a pink terrace with sustainable pallet sofas. The eco-market is totally plastic-free, has multiple recycling points throughout the space and is composting food waste from its food and drink traders to generate energy to feed back into the power grid.

SMOKING GOAT

££
64 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thai BBQ spot Smoking Goat has a 60-seater heated and covered (you can never be too careful with the English weather) terrace where you can feast on dishes like Dorest clam som tum, Isaan bamboo salasd with salsify & roasted rice, and chicken & offal prik laab.

HWK | THE LOT

29 White Post Ln, London E9 5EN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

HWK have converted their old parking lot right next to Hackney Wick station to an outdoor terrace space and it really does have the whole lot. As well as a covered and heated open-air space, it also features an all-new custom-built sound system; an outdoor kitchen and BBQ serving up Mexican-inspired street food; and a bar for getting boozy. But this place is all about the music as it welcomes DJs (both distinguished and newbies) to play sets pretty much every night of the week.

ULI

5 Ladbroke Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 3PA, UK

As well as serving up a clean and fresh pan-Asian menu that spans Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean flavours, Notting Hill fave ULI also has a large terrace, with a retractable cover, so you can dine al fresco.

EAST LONDON LIQUOR CO

Bow Wharf, Unit GF1, 221 Grove Rd, London E3 5SN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM

This distillery, bar and restaurant in Bow Wharf has just re-opened their outdoor terrace, and yes you might be sitting in a car park but it’s a pretty one with a pergola structure, climbing vines and lots of lavender. Royale, the spin-off brand from Leroy is back too and they’ve also launched a new menu, which includes the likes of Provençal toasts, ratatouille galette, lamb croquettes and chickpea fries. And of course there’s a few new ELLCo cocktails on the menu too, as well as wines on tap from Uncharted Wines and a spesh list of bottles from the Leroy cellar.

BEACH HUTS AT THE BERKELEY

Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL, UK

The Berkeley is taking inspo from the seafronts of Whitstable and Southwold and installing a set of rainbow coloured beach huts on its terrace. The menu is on theme too with oysters, grilled langoustines, baked scallops, seafood platters, grilled sea trout and sea bass with fries, and even ‘gourmet 99s’ on offer. The huts seat six people and there’s a £500 minimum spend (excluding service) so it’s not gonna be a cheap little escape, but if you haven’t got 500 smackers to drop the beach hut menu will also be available across the rest of the outside tables. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside….

GRANARY SQUARE BRASSERIE

£££
1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AB, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

This all-day eatery in the heart of King’s Cross boasts impressive views across Regent’s Canal and a chic terrace to retreat to for some al-fresco dining. And after a recent glow up, it now features a jungle-themed carnival paradise. So expect plenty of leafy tropical foliage and brightly coloured florals, not to mention carnival-inspired live performances and boozy brunch menus.

NIGHT TALES

14, 15 Bohemia Pl, Mare St, London E8 1DU, UK

After popping up all over town, Night Tales has finally settled down with a perm spot in Hackney Central. Taking over two railway arches by the overground, it’s got a 300-capacity nightclub, a cocktail bar, a Japanese garden complete with day beds and a waterfall feature, NT faves Sons of Slice serving up the pizza, and a whole host of DJs hitting the decks.

OUTSIDE AT TRINITY

£££
4 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Adam Byatt is bringing al fresco dining to his Michelin-starred restaurant Trinity in Clapham. Outside at Trinity has space for 35 covers, with a BBQ and mobile bar serving up Ruinart champers and grilled fish, meat and summer salads.

THE PRINCE

14 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London SW6 1TT

One street, three bars and four house restaurants make up The Prince, a huge street food hub in Earls Court. Not only does The Prince have a new retractable roof to really maximise the sunshine (and to protect against the rain), it’s been transformed into an English summer garden thanks to loads of flowers and foliage. Filth & Co, Boludo, Rudie’s Jerk Shack and Utter Waffle are serving up the grub with beers, cocktails and frosé available at the bars.

COPPA CLUB IGLOOS

3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AH

Yes, those GIANT igloos are coming back to Coppa Club Tower Bridge and this time they’ve had a makeover with woven wicker chairs, bamboo lanterns, linen throws, hanging plants and festoon lighting. As well as the Coppa Club a la carte menu, you can also feast on the likes of tuna tartare with grilled flatbreads, porterhouse steak for two with café de Paris butter and chocolate fondant.

NEBULA PIZZA

455 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Nebula Pizza on Hackney Road has a 200-capacity courtyard so there’s plenty of space to tuck into pizzas like the chilli pickled pineapple, ham & tabasco sriracha and brie, caramelised onions & rocket. They’ve also got ten beers on draught, wines from Renegade and a cocktail list including negronis, highballs and spritzes, and DJ Tenoshi will be keeping the party vibes going.

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