Alfresco eating in London: food with a view

Now that the sun’s decide to pay us a wee visit, we think it’s time to start contemplating eating out in the fresh air and soak up some of that precious vitamin D, along with some scrumptious food stuff. Here’s some top places to dine outside in London…

Kensington roof gardens: Babylon



Views: High above Kensington High Street

Food: European-stylee


Serpentine bar and kitchen


Views: Set on the eastern edge of the Serpentine in Hyde Park.

Food: Inspired by English country living, on the menu you’ll see the likes of Wild mushroom and artichoke risotto, sea trout with purple broccoli & the classic ‘Waldorf Salad’


Inn the park


View: Set amongst St James’ Park

Food: Locally sourced British dishes


Shad Thames (a selection of various restos on offer here)

Views: of the River Thames

Food: A selection of various river side restaurants to choose from, including Bengal clipperZizzi, Butlers Warf Chop House.


Le Coq d’Argent



Views: A very stylish alfresco experience. Enjoy rooftop dining among smart greenery, with great views of the Square Mile.

Food: Classic French dishes

Offers: Sunday lunch is £29 for two courses and £26 for three courses.


Nipa Thai restaurant



Views: You’ll be spoilt, with gorge views of Hyde Park

Food: The restaurant has been praised over and over for its food. Time Out London says, “It could almost be a Bangkok garden palace. Service is effortlessly gracious and the menu intriguing.”

A set menu in the evening will cost you £29, but at lunchtime you can sample the views for just £12.95 per person for two courses, plus a glass of vino or Singha Beer.


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