Best London restaurants for outdoor dining

By December 1, 2021 No Comments

When it comes to dining in London, there are plenty of options. This means that you can afford to be very picky and particular when choosing a place to spend your hard-earned money. Don’t settle for any less than what you desire, which in this case, seems to be a lovely al fresco dining experience.

Here at Designer Shade Solutions, leading designer of bespoke outdoor shading systems, we understand the importance of a good outdoor shading system, so we’ve put together this list of the best London restaurants for outdoor dining.


Location: Shoreditch

Dishoom in Boundary Street, Shoreditch allows you to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine in their enchanting verandah. When the sun is out, their fabric retractable roof awning opens up, revealing the beautiful summer sky. When the weather isn’t as impressive, the heaters ensure a cosy experience.

The Garden Terrace at The Hari

Location: Belgravia

The Hari Hotel in Belgravia features a stunning terrace with a retractable glass roof system, allowing you to enjoy fancy cocktails whatever the weather. It’s the height of sophistication and would certainly make a great picture for the ‘gram.

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The Chapel Bar

Location: Angel

The Chapel Bar, located on Penton Street, Islington, is a delightful Italian bar that offers bottomless brunch every Saturday. The terrace room and garden feature a stocked bar and a large open plan space, with vertical glass screens and clear glass skylights.

Hicce Terrace

Location: Kings Cross

Located in Stable Street, King Cross, this eatery offers an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your delicious sharing plates, cooked over a wood fire, while sitting under their gorgeous outdoor parasol umbrellas, which protect you from the beaming sun as well as light showers.

Alto by San Carlo

Location: Oxford Street

Alto in Oxford Street is a chic Italian rooftop restaurant that serves everything from fine seafood to authentic Italian gelato. The delicate décor is complemented by the slithers of light that seeps through the retractable fabric roof awning (one of our favourite retractable roofs in London), which can be opened when the weather permits.

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