With the country and world slowly starting to come back to life once again, one of the most popular things to do this summer is going to be finding an amazing outdoor eating spot that you and your friends or family can enjoy in comfort and safety.
London is always a trendy destination for long weekends during the summer months, with so much going on and so much to see. You can sort out great accommodation for a London apartments short stay here, but you also need to make plans for when you are in the ‘big smoke’! With this in mind, here are seven must-visit outdoor dining spots in central London for 2021.
- The Dorchester Rooftop
Featuring a streamlined highlights menu from the famous Dorchester Grill, this rooftop terrace restaurant provides some of the best views across London. Exquisitely converted from the balcony of one of the Dorchester’s penthouse suites, this is an intimate and special place to eat.
- Aqua Nueva
Close to Oxford Circus station, this is a rooftop eatery that offers the very best in Spanish tapas cuisine. You can enjoy dishes like classic tortilla and creamy croquettes whilst sipping cocktails and people watching in the very heart of central London.
- Aqua Kyoto
If sushi is your favourite meal, then Aqua Kyoto is the outdoor eating experience for you. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch and dinner menus, and importantly, it boasts a partially covered terrace that means you can enjoy a meal there no matter the weather.
Gunpowder is a popular central London restaurant that offers amazing views of Tower Bridge. Tables in their outdoor section come complete with heaters and blankets for the chilly days, meaning that you can enjoy the delicious Indian menu in complete outdoor comfort.
Hidden around a tranquil corner in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, Aquavit offers a range of delicious Scandinavian dishes that you might not have come across before. Aquavit is regarded by many as one of the few remaining hidden gems in central London!
- Corinthia London
Corinthia London provides a dream garden escape in the middle of the busy city. Located in Whitehall Place, the restaurant is decorated from head to toe with stunning foliage, and the menu offers an interesting combination of raw dishes mixed with small plates and gourmet pizzas. Definitely not to be missed.
It’s impossible to limit the outdoor beauty of Chinatown to a single restaurant! The area has been transformed into an outdoor eating haven over the last year, with lots of tables set out for visitors to enjoy delicious Asian dishes with the amazing permanent decorations hanging overhead. It’s one of the most special places in London and ideal for a pre-theatre dinner due to its proximity to Theatreland.
Which of those do you think look the best? If one or two have taken your fancy, then don’t hesitate in trying to make an advance booking. When something is fashionable in London, it becomes nearly impossible to make a reservation nearer to the time you want! Good luck!