On sunny days, there is nothing better than outdoor dining. Fall is just around and that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an outdoor dining in London. Embrace the city’s exclusive lifestyle while enjoying the perfect outdoor dining, in the last days of summer.
With one of London’s largest riverside outdoor dining terraces and famous igloos, Coppa Club is in a prime location with Tower Bridge in sight and The Shard directly opposite. Whether you’re sitting in the restaurant, café or central bar, the tall windows mean you can enjoy the views even when it’s too chilly to be outside.
The Ritz Restaurant terrace
On sunny days, dine al fresco Executive Chef, John Williams MBE Gourmet Michelin-starred cuisine and enjoy the exceptional service for which The Ritz London is renowned, while overlooking the stunning Green Park. This outdoor dining terrace features a beautiful Italian mosaic floor, vibrant flower boxes and huge parasols. A stylish and sophisticated retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of central London, offering a unique outdoor venue to dine and drink in the heart of the city during spring/summer.
A luxurious riverside venue with iconic views in its outdoor dining, Le Pont de la Tour combines traditional yet innovative French cuisine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, thoughtful design that evokes 1930s Parisian chic, and breathtaking views of the city and Tower Bridge.
Butlers Wharf Chop House
Heading back to a time when meat was king, portions were hearty and provenance was everything. British Chop House serves larger sharing cuts cooked on open charcoal grills, in Josper ovens or on spit roasts, alongside daily specials to enjoy outdoor dining inspired by the best ingredients the British Isles have to offer.
The Angler Terrace, is a rooftop terrace with an adjoining bar. One of the city’s hidden gems, overlooking the capital, this west-facing space is perfect for soaking up the afternoon sun and brings a little slice of Provence to the heart of London. With a retractable roof and heaters, this outdoor dining terrace ensures guests stay warm and dry whatever the weather.
Skylon takes its name from the original iconic structure built for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The design of the restaurant is based on the style of Royal Festival Hall from the same period, with unique contemporary touches. The restaurant offers modern British cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, separated by a stunning centerpiece bar known for its fabulous cocktails.
The Garden at The Berkeley
The Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge has a shiny new al fresco restaurant called The Garden. Draped in fairy lights and dotted with lanterns, the foliage filled Mediterranean terrace, tucked between The Berkeley Bar and St Paul’s church, serves the likes of octopus with lemon aioli; roast cauliflower with smoked almond puree; and Greek-inspired saganaki with pomegranate and tomato salsa cooked al fresco on barbecues. Fingers crossed for Mediterranean weather…
The extensive menus at The Ivy Chelsea Garden have been created by The Ivy Collection’s Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, and are designed to offer an eclectic mix of modern British comfort food and international dishes. making it a perfect mix with the natured filled outdoor dining.
New in town is Stanley’s, which, slightly confusingly, resides on Sydney Street in Chelsea. At the helm is Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, Olivia Burt, who has crossed town from Claridge’s to head up the 102-cover venue, which boasts a large outdoor dining terrace. Named after owner Hugh Stanley, who comes from a long line of horse breeders, the site has a garden feel throughout and serves modern British dishes made with seasonal ingredients.
Taking inspiration from its Bloomsbury location and the best known novel of one of the Bloomsbuy group’s leading members – Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, the Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury Hotel changes its décor in keeping with the shifting seasonas. Filled with flowers all year round, in summer the terrace is transformed into an English rose garden, while winter sees it festooned with white blooms.