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Outdoor dining in London

The date on everyone’s mind is the 12th April. Not only can we travel within our bubble but we can also head out to the pub or a restaurant to eat outside, which right now, feels like an incredible luxury.

With this in mind, we’ve complied our list of top 10 places to book a table at during your trip to London. Plus, if you’re dreaming of foreign holidays, we’ve mixed in a variety of cuisines to help bring a taste of the exotic to your London experience.

1.Jimmy’s The BBQ Club, Southbank

Relax by the Thames with your group of 6 friends and enjoy your own mini BBQ in the centre of London. Kick back on a long summer evening and enjoy a delicious seasonal menu that can accommodate any dietary requirements.

📸: @jimmyspopup

2.Bar Elba, Waterloo

Sip cocktails overlooking London’s skyline at this fun rooftop bar. Bar Elba is all about palm trees, Prosecco and a proper good time.

📸: @bar_elba

3.Vauxhall Bottomless Brunch

Ah bottomless brunching. It’s been so long we’ve almost forgotten how we ever stretched out a meal for that long. We’d better hop to it and get some practice in then!

📸: @vauxhallfoodbeergdn

4.Montague Beach Bar

Let Montague bring the beach to you. Kick back with a Pinocolada, kick off your flip flops and feel the sand between your toes. Who needs an 11 hour flight to California when this beach bar is just an 11 minute walk from your Stayo apartment?!

📸: @montague_hotel

5.The Terrace, Alexandra Palace

If Brits do one thing well, it’s a beer garden. And now The Terrace at Alexandra Palace, with unbeatable, panoramic views across London and food from some of London’s hottest street food vendors including Last Night a Vegan Saved My Life, has gone and taken the beer garden game up a notch. Book your table now for up to 3.5 hours.

📸: @YourAllyPally

6.Barrafina, various locations

An authentic Spanish tapas bar, Barrafina is just the place to indulge in all your favourite Andalusian nibbles. Think fresh fish, cheesy croquetas and a glass of something red.

📸: @barrafinalondon


7.Bellanger, Angel

Relax on the terrace and watch the world go by at this French, all day cafe, bar and brasserie. With a classic menu and casual dining you’ll have plenty of time to indulge in those familiar flavours to remind you of past holidays across the Channel.

📸: @barrafinalondon

8.The Brew House, Hampstead Heath

Head into Hampstead Heath to Kenwood House, the popular Hampstead museum and stately home, where you’ll find their cafe The Brew House. Where better way to hang out with a coffee and a snack than overlooking the Heath.

📸: @hampstead_heath_life

9.Casita Andina, Piccadilly

Inspired by the Andes, Casita Andina pairs Peruvian ingredients with local British produce. These beautiful and delicious dishes are prefect if you’re looking for something full of colour and flavour.

📸: @andinalondon

10.Coal Office, Kings Cross

The Coal Office, from British designer Tom Dixon, has a cool canalside roof terrace for catching some summer rays. According to the Telegraph, it offers high-voltage flavours from modern Jerusalem; think Ottolenghi dialled to 11.

📸: @coaloffice