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Best London Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in London.

Aurora Mediterranean
49 Lexington St.
London, W1F 9AP
Something of a local favorite, this is the place for a quick al fresco Mediterranean meal. More...

Babylon Contemporary European
7th Floor, The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High St.
London, W8 5SA
High-end dining and views over London’s rooftops. More...

The Belvedere European
Holland House, off Abbotsbury Rd.
London, W8 6LU
One of London’s most charming settings in leafy Holland Park. More...

Bleeding Heart Tavern French
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Grevill St.
London, EC1N 8SJ
Dickensian setting for this tavern/bistro/smart restaurant. More...

Bluebird Cafe Café
350 King's Rd.
London, SW3 5UU
Bluebird Café is tops for Chelsea inhabitants. More...

Boulestin French
Dining Room at Boulestin, London, 5 St. James's St.
London, SW1A 1EF
French cuisine inspired by the chef, restaurateur, author and TV presenter Marcel Boulestin. More...

Butlers Wharf Chop House Modern British
36E Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YE
Solid British cooking at this popular chophouse with river views. More...

Caravan International
11-13 Exmouth Market
London, EC1R 4QD
Caravan offers good fusion cooking in attractive Exmouth Market. More...

The Fifth Floor Cafe Brasserie
109-125 Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 7RJ
The buzzing café in Harvey Nichols’ food floor is the place for serious shoppers in this top department store. More...

Gaucho Canary Latin American
29 Westferry Circus, Canary Riverside
London, E14 8RR
Gaucho continues to satisfy Docklands' carnivores. More...

Inn the Park Modern British
St. James's Park
London, SW1A 2BJ
Smart café-restaurant in St. James’s Park. More...

Le Coq d'Argent French
No.1 Poultry
London, EC2R 8EJ
Eat well in this City eyrie. More...

Le Pont de la Tour French
36D Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YE
Scenic dining by the river Thames. More...

Manicomio Modern Italian
85 Duke Of York Square
London, SW3 4LY
Smart deli-cum-restaurant for the equally smart Chelsea set. More...

Oakes Grill Mediterranean
Dining Room at Oakes Grill, Hertfordshire, Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club
Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
Breakfast, lunch and dinner dining at a hotel restaurant situated 25 miles outside London. More...

The Orangery Café
Dining Room at The Orangery, London, Kensington Gdns.
London, W8 4PX
Good place for afternoon tea or a light lunch, in the shadow of Kensington Palace. More...

Orrery Contemporary European
Dining Room at Orrery, London, 55-57 Marylebone High St.
London, W1U 5RB
Popular restaurant in Marylebone is in very good form. More...

Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie European
Dining Room at Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie, London, Barge House St.
London, SE1 9PH
The views are matched by the prices, but they are spectacular. More...

Petersham Nurseries Cafe European
Church Lane
London, TW10 7AG
Culinary director Lucy Boyd brings Italian flavors and exceptional knowledge of produce to this delightful garden café. More...

The River Cafe Italian
Dining Room at The River Cafe, London, Rainville Rd.
London, W6 9HA
The River Café stays on top with its rustic Italian cooking. More...

Sardo Italian
45 Grafton Wy.
London, W1T 5DQ
Sardo sparkles with Sardinian treats. More...

The Terrace European
33C Holland St.
London, W8 4LX
A real find for those who prefer a privately-owned, small restaurant to a branch of a mega-gastropolis. More...

The White Horse Gastropub
1-3 Parson’s Green
London, SW6 4UL
Good gastropub with bar menu downstairs and full restaurant upstairs. More...

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