London's Top Restaurants Offering Al Fresco Dining

The countdown is almost over and we can't wait to devoir our favourite dish in a social setting that doesn't include Zoom.

We've handpicked some of London's best restaurants that offer not just great hospitality, but, also outdoor space, which coincides nicely with the start of Spring. See you on the terrace- mine will be an extra large Aperol Spritz.

 

Seabird is what we'd describe as an institutional all rounder. Offering tantalising views across the city, Portuguese-inspired dishes that will transport you to the Algarve and a glamourous insta-worthy back drop. British summertime wouldn't be the same without a downpour and Seabird is prepared with a retractable rooftop to protect you and, the palm trees from the environments.

We recommend to attend in the early evening to enjoy a lavish cocktail at sunset or at the weekend to saviour a decadent, wait for it, "Afternoon Sea". Booking in advance is advised as this roof top is the next best thing to international travel.

 


Nestled at the top of the trendy Treehouse Hotel in Fitzrovia is Nest. This is the perfect cocktail bar to unwind after a long day back at the office whilst enjoying panoramic views of the city. Sharing plates, playful cocktails and a DJ will soon make you forget what it feels like being back at the office.

One of the main reasons this foliage- fuelled hangout features high on our list is the sustainability infused 'farm-to-glass' cocktails. This nostalgic carefree venue will soon become your go-to Friday night staple.


The Berkeley celebrates the Great British staycation in the form of quirky Beach Huts. The Berkeley receives bonus points from us for their colourful private beach huts that encourage fun social distancing and for bringing the beach to central London this summer. Seafood features heavily on the menu promising, "irresistible seafood, seaside fare and retro classics." For those of you who'd prefer something a little less fishy then you'll be pleased to know that terrace and counter top dining will also be on offer. Rest assured, you will still have the opportunity to end your experience with a nostalgic gourmet 99. A Mr Whippy to those of you who aren't familiar with the aforementioned.


Dalloway Terrace changes with the seasons and creates an atmospheric floral bloom in an outdoor space that is often described as one of London's most Instagrammable restaurants. This in-demand restaurant not only features on our list for being the epitome of al fresco dining, but, however, for the warm and welcoming hospitality we have received each and every visit. Dalloway Terrace offers an exquisite quintessentially British afternoon tea and crowd pleasing favourites to cater to all palettes. Should you need a night cap before the cab ride home, we would recommend the ambient Coral Room just next door. You can thank us later.


Yopo at The Mandrake Hotel transports you far away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street to an ethereal foliage infused terrace. The menus are inspired by South American cuisine including indigenous Amazonian ingredients and the finest wines Argentina has on offer. Yopo prides itself on bringing friends and family together which is the connectivity that we all desire after multiple lockdowns.


One aspect that each of the venues has in common is the fact that they are all housed within a hotel. Should you choose to sample one too menu cocktails from the menu then you can always take advantage of your location and be in prime position to continue your quest in finding London's finest outdoor terraces.