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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in London

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in London? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of City Spice - Brick Lane restaurant
4.8 (594)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
As seen on BBC TV, ITV and on the Evening Standard:

We pride ourselves on our award-winning Indian food, great customer service, and a truly luxurious atmosphere in the heart of Brick Lane. Our Michelin-inspired menu has a distinctive Bengali twist, and our expert vegan curry menu is second to none.

From classic dishes to signature creations, we’ve won a host of awards for our Indian food including the Best Restaurant in London 2016. Looking for the best curry on Brick Lane? Take a look at our meat and vegan menu at City Spice.

Below we have listed just some of our achievements as a proud stalwart for hearty, family-infused Indian cooking in London


OpenTable Top 10 Indian Restaurants in London
BCA Chef of the Year 2021 (Meat category)
AFA Best Restaurant in London 2019
BCA Best Vegan Restaurant 2018
BCA Best Indian Restaurant 2017 and 2018
Currylife Best Indian Restaurant 2016


BBC3 and BBC News
ITV News
Evening Standard
The Guardian

Top review
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
As a group of 5, all of our food was excellent and arrived together. Portions were adequate and overall would highly recommend. I had the Duck Tikka starter which was very tender.
A photo of Stanley's restaurant
4.7 (843)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
A secret garden in the heart of Chelsea
Tucked away just off the King’s Road in London, Stanley's is inspired by the quintessential English country garden. The restaurant and courtyard bar offers a comfortable place for guests to come to eat, drink and relax.

The courtyard is covered and heated all year round making this space, along with the Orangery and Dining Room, the perfect spot for coffee, lunch, drinks, dinner, private dining and events.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Good location in nice surroundings. Lovely outdoor space with trees, flowers and water features. Delicious food and great service.
A photo of Sticks'n'Sushi - Shoreditch restaurant
4.7 (16)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Bringing a dash of Danish-Japanese style to the Shoreditch High Street, neighbourhood’s already vibrant dining scene.

There’s lots to look forward to. An urban-cool new restaurant that mixes Danish Hygge with Japanese aesthetics, where you can dine and unwind. As well as our classic menu of fresh sushi, grilled yakitori sticks and meticulously mixed drinks.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Lovely restaurant and staff! Crab croquettes were fab x
A photo of Goodman Canary Wharf restaurant
4.6 (1078)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Goodman specialises in steak. Our chefs source the best beef from both sides of the Atlantic – from premium USDA corn-fed herds to grass-fed Scottish beef, grain-fed Irish Angus and rare breed Belted Galloway from the Lake District in England – to present a unique combination of a traditional British chophouse and classic New York grill. All of our meat is dry aged and cut on-site – which can be seen in our glass-walled dry-ageing room. Couple that with one of London’s largest collections of American red wine, fine single malt whiskeys and a couple of great traditional English beers on tap and you have a match made in carnivore heaven.
Top review
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
We always enjoy our experience at Goodmans, the food is always top class quality, the staff take the time explain what you are choosing, the taste, the texture and take the time to remember you and as we celebrate significant birthdays there, they always make you feel super special! The experience is always one to remember!!!
A photo of Il Bacino restaurant
4.6 (206)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Il Bacino, where fine food & wine meets Italian ambience
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Il Bacino is the best! Awesome delicious food, lovely service, lovely location and you don’t feel ripped off there like you do in a lot of other local places
A photo of Dinings SW3 restaurant
4.6 (289)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Dinings SW3 is a modern restaurant in the heart of Chelsea, which blends authentic Japanese techniques with European twists, made with local seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy à la carte offerings, featuring our signature sushi and sashimi and be sure not to miss our daily specials menu, a tribute to the freshest ingredients sourced from ethical suppliers.

Dinings by Masaki, is where the essence of Japan's rich heritage blends seamlessly with a modern-day attitude. At our restaurants, we're not just about food; we're about creating experiences. Our passion for innovation and adventure shines through in every dish we serve, crafted in welcoming and stylish spaces that feel just like home.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Way too expensive need to review their pricing. £600 for lunch for 3 people
A photo of Sticks'n'Sushi - Canary Wharf restaurant
4.6 (125)
£26 to £40
Canary Wharf
About the restaurant
Sticks’n’Sushi serve high-quality, fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill. So for those less keen on fish, there is a selection of chicken, pork, beef and vegetable skewers - all grilled fresh to order.

Attracting both families and trendsetters, Sticks’n’Sushi is known for making the fashionable, friendly and affordable.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
A casual setting where friendly service delivers exceptionally tasty dishes. Highly recommended. Yum and thank you. I’ll be back.
A photo of Maido Sushi restaurant
4.6 (63)
£25 and under
St John's Wood
About the restaurant
Experience the quality of fine dining in a casual setting. Maido is a relaxed all-day restaurant and food to go concept located a short distance from London’s West End. Our aim is to make premium and authentic Japanese inspired cuisine accessible to all in a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Having great experience and knowledge of Japanese restaurants I highly recommend Maido Sushi.
A photo of OXO Tower Brasserie restaurant
4.5 (324)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Famous for the views of the City's skyline, OXO Tower Brasserie offers relaxed dining within a convivial atmosphere that has made it a favourite on the South Bank for over two decades.

With river views and an incredible outdoor terrace, OXO Tower Brasserie reflects the buzz of London life. An open kitchen allows diners to see the chefs at work giving that extra dimension to your experience. OXO Tower Brasserie is just an eight minute walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations and a ten minute walk from Blackfriars station. It is located in the heart of London’s cultural district.

Top review
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
It was extremely noisy, sadly could not do a business meeting.
A photo of MEATliquor N1 restaurant
4.4 (38)
£25 and under
About the restaurant

MEATliquor N1 inhabits an old Citroen Garage, hidden away just off Upper Street near the Angel Central Shopping Centre and smack bang in the middle of Highbury & Islington and Angel Stations. Just a short walk away from Essex Road and even a short bus ride away from Shoreditch.

Coming to see us before the football? We’re not far from Arsenal Emirates Stadium and offer 20% discount to ticketholders on match days.

We’ve got a big beer garden with loads of space for those looking to drink and dine al-fresco and even a Mezzanine and Private Dining Room both available for Private Hires.

We’ve got a great weekday lunch deal, so if your office is nearby make sure you pay us a visit. If you want to wash it down with a Craft Beer or Cocktail, we promise we won’t tell your boss....

If you’re heading to a gig in the area, make sure to come see us beforehand for some much needed energy!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Service was excellent. Food could have been better. Particularly the burgers. Beef was overcooked and bread was hard. Fries, pickles, Mac n cheese and fingers were very nice. Overall expensive meal for fair food quality.
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