Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London

Al Fresco Dining | Guide to Outdoor Dining

London is finally opening up from the 12th of April (Tomorrow) and people can finally eat out Al Fresco style. You can now get a haircut and do some shopping for their long-awaited wait. Restaurants on the other hand can now have people dining outside their restaurants all around the UK. After 4 months of closure, people will have some sort of normality and freedom to go out whenever they want.

In this post, I will showcase a list of outdoor dining restaurants, which you can dine outdoors cafes and restaurants until 17th May, with Government permission to open indoor dining then.

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Al Fresco London

Drunch Mayfair - Halal dining - 1 Woodstock St, Mayfair, London, W1C 2AA

Based in Central London between Oxford Street and Bond Street. Drunch Mayfair is a cafe-style eatery, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner as well as a selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Drunch Mayfair

Dalloway Terrance - 16-22 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London, WC1B 3NN

A beautiful setting with seasonal changes to the theme with first-class experience breakfast, brunch and lunch. Vegetarian options are available on their menu.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Dalloway Terrance (Credit: @dallowayterrace)

Coppa Club Tower Bridge -  3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, Tower, London, EC3R 6AH

If you're looking for an amazing sight and experience act fast by booking an igloo with Coppa Club. As the reservation here always seems to be filled up. From breakfast, lunch and dinner you can experience the tower bridge sight and have a stroll through the city.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Coppa Club

EL&N London - 9-10 Market Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8AQ 

The halal dining experience, which everyone adores. The popular outdoor dining space at EL&N is back and everyone will be rushing to for their meet up with their friends and family.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
EL&N London Cafe

The Ivy Chelsea Garden - 195, 197 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ

The garden filled Terrance is a spot to dine filled with art and luxurious food, from brunch, lunch to dinner. Experience one of the most popular places on Instagram. They have a modern British menu which you can veg options too.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Chelsea Ivy Garden (Credit: @theivychelsgarden)

Feya Cafe - 146 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1HX

One of the most beautiful floral interiors with exotic food comes Feya Cafe, they will be opening for al fresco style dining and you definitely wouldn't want to miss this spot.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Feya Cafe

Nayla Cafe - 1019 Finchley Rd, London, NW11 7ES

Likes of EL&N and Feya Cafe now comes Nayla Cafe, with amazing pink interiors, they will be having four tables ready for people to experience the delicious brunches. Make sure to order French Toast, they are truly irresistible and stunningly presented.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
French Toast at Nayla Cafe

Wingmans - 29-31 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JS

If you're looking for halal dining outdoor in Central then this is your spot. Heart of Central London, you can find the yummiest chicken and vegetarian options to dine.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Wingman - Soho (Credit: @wingmanschicken)

Alto Seldriges - 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Another beautiful setting and interiors, which you can find veg options food and drink, is all-day al fresco dining, which is located in Selfridges

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Outdoor rooftop dining (Credit: @alto_selfridges)

Spice Village - 45 Imperial Way, Croydon CR0 4RR

Spice Village has gone above and beyond during the closure of restaurants with a unique drive-thru experience. You will have amazing Indian/Pakistani cuisine served in your car, which is bought for you on a table and looks incredible. Ever since it's been open for business, people have rushed to try this unique experience to a point reservations were fully booked. However, from tomorrow you can experience the drive-thru once again.

Top Places for Al Fresco Dining in London
Dining in a car (Credit: @spicevillageofficial)

Dishoom - 7 Boundary St, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JE

The outdoor garden area has a nice touch to the Bombay style Indian street food. The vintage decor and dining outdoor is perfect if you're craving Indian food.

Al Fresco

There are many more places you can find out all around London, where this month for the first time in four months people can dine at a restaurant.

  • Masala Zone Islington - 80 Upper St, The Angel, London, N1 0NU
  • Where the Pancakes Are - Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
  • Cafe Bao - Unit 2, Building, 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
  • The Farrier - Camden Market
  • The Terrance By Megan's - 10 Rookery Road, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DD
  • Seabird - 14th Floor, 40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London, SE1 8NY
  • Circolo Popolare - 40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX
  • Aqua Kyoto - 5th Floor 240 Regent Street Entrance 30 Argyll St, W1F 7EB, London W1B 3BR


Hope you've found the list shown useful with many other places to dine, but I felt the ones listed were some of the popular and favourite places in London. Also, your best bet will be to reserve your spots as I'm sure these places will get booked up beforehand.

At the moment with Ramadan coming in a few days, people will either dine outdoors for breaking their fast or wait till it's over in May. For me, I'll have to wait until Ramadan is over and look forward to dining indoors when it all opens up on the 17th of next month.

If you have any others to add to the list, let me know in the comments below or through social and I'll be sure to include them in my list here.

You may also like to read about other top places in the UK.

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  1. Alka
    12/04/2021 / 9:23 PM

    Keep it up
    Not sure if halal but you cold check and Include
    Berkeley hotel terrace
    Ritz garden Terrace
    Chiltern firehouse outdoor terrace
    Mercer hotel roof terrace
    Hari hotel terrace
    Pergola paddington
    Sams Riverside hammersmith
    River cafe Hammersmith

    • Adil Musa
      13/04/2021 / 8:48 AM

      Oh I saw Chiltern Firehouse their brunch look amazing! Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

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