The Best Alfresco Dining in London

Summer is finally in full swing and nothing puts us in a better mood than a bit of sunshine, a glass of wine and a spot of dinner. Take in the capitals beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying some downtime at the best alfresco dining in London. 


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The Ivy Kensington Brasserie - W8

The famous Ivy, nestled in theatre land, has long been one of our favourites. So we had high hopes when the Caprice Group announced the opening of the new Kensington restaurant. 46 beautiful al fresco seats, classic Ivy dishes, such as steak tartar or lobster and chips can be enjoyed in the sun, not forgetting a cocktail or two.

Official website -  T: 0203 301 0500

Bentleys - Piccadilly

Michelin-starred, Richard Corrigan took charge of Bentleys ten years ago. This iconic seafood restaurant nicknamed the ‘Grand Dame of Swallow Street’ celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. Here you can dine al fresco on the freshest seafood London has to offer. A haven from busy Regent Street, Bentleys heated terrace is ideal for a dozen oysters, or why not splash out on caviar and Champagne? 

Official website -    T: 020 7734 4756

Boundary - E2 

Located in the heart of buzzing Shoreditch, with its heated orangery, open fire and super-comfy furniture, the rooftop at Boundary is one of London’s premier rooftop spaces. A simple glass of bubbly, soaking up the afternoon sun can’t be beaten at this glamorous venue. Maybe order a whole lobster with fries and aioli - this truly is al fresco dining at its best.

Official website -    T: 0207 729 1051   

The Gun - Docklands E14 

Once frequented by Lord Nelson, the Gun has been in existence for over 250 years.  This ‘Gastro pub’, situated directly on the Thames, serves up simple non-pretentious food.  With an open air decking area, it’s just the perfect vantage point to watch the comings and goings along the Thames, whilst tucking in to roasted pigeon or sausage and mash.

Official website - T: 0207 515 522   

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