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AL FRESCO GOOD TIMES

Sun’s out, guns out…ain’t nobody wanna be cooked up inside when it’s blazing outside

Dining | Boozin’

Rooftop | Terrace | Beer Garden | Other

Basic | Ba-Bou | Bougie

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CENTRAL

ANZU, PICCADILLY

Japanese | Ba-Bou | W&R | ££
Tonkotsu’s posh big bro, Anzu, has a decent sized terrace within St. James’s Market. I imagine you’ll have to order something (opt for the gyozas) if you want to drink in their terrace.
TYPE Terrace
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AQUA, OXFORD STREET

Spanish & Japanese | Ba-Bou | NR
This chic rooftop (or rooftops shall I say – they have x2) pulls in a diverse crowd as it’s just off Oxford Street. The food is very average, so it’s more of a drinking spot but should you get peckish, they do have snacks available. Each terrace can hold up to 100 ppl.
TYPE Rooftop
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Website
Image Credit: The Rooftop Guide

BAR TERMINI, SOHO

Cocktail Bar | Ba-Bou | RR
I love this tiny cocktail bar by Tony Conigliaro as it’s so relaxed yet chic with big windows which open out onto bustling Old Compton St – bringing in welcome breeze in the summer months; you can make reservations, so make sure to request these spots when you do.
TYPE Big Windows
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Image Credit: Unknown

CECCONIS, MAYFAIR

Italian | Bougie | RR | £££££
This famous Italian spot has a grand layout (owned by the Caprice Group unsurprisingly) with a few seats outside where you can dine, drink and watch the Mayfair passers-by.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Cecconis

CLIPSTONE, GREAT PORTLAND ST

Modern Euro | Ba-Bou | RR | £££
Cool minimalist modern sister restaurant to Portland. They’ve got some seating on the kerb so you can munch away.  When I went, I had monkfish with young carrots, yuzu and dandelion which was delightful.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Article Design Studio

VENETA, PICCADILLY

Italian | Ba-Bou | W&R | £££
Wonderful service at this Venetian inspired resto in St.James’s Mkt by the Salt Yard Group. It has a pretty terrace within the square for outdoor dining.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Hot Dinners


EAST

BOUNDARY ROOFTOP, SHOREDITCH

Mediterranean | Ba-Bou | NR | £££
I’ve only ever dined in the main restaurant inside The Boundary but it has a famed rooftop which is really pretty – strangely I’ve never made it up here to eat. Need to change that asap. There’s a proper dining area and a drinks bit; you can book to eat but not to drink.
TYPE Rooftop
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Image Credit: The Telegraph

CHIC ‘N’ SOURS

Fried Chicken | Basic | W&R | £
I found the fried chicken I had quite average – the crumbs didn’t bind with the chicken and slipped off very easily. However, the sour cocktails were bang on.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Cheese and Biscuits

CRATE BREWERY, HACKNEY WICK 

Pizzas | Basic | W&R | £
Tried most of their pizzas which are all pretty rad – don’t go expecting any kind of service. It’s a pub / bar that just happens to serve pizzas. Come summer, it gets incredibly packed outside, so if you hate crowds, then this ain’t your spot. Mixed bag of hipsters and tourists.
TYPE Wide Open Space
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Image Credit: Crate London

CROOKED BILLET, CLAPTON

Pub | Basic | W&R?
This chilled Clapton pub has got a bit of a Victorian feel about. In the back you’ll find a fab beer garden to while aways those summer days and nights – basic pub food, so stick to a bowl of chips vs a proper meal.
TYPE Beer Garden
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: The Crooked Billet

DALSTON ROOF PARK, DALSTON

Varies | Basic | NR | £
I first went here a number of years ago when my good friend used to host film screenings on the rooftop. They hold regular events here, usually have a food pop-up and a bar so check out what’s on via their social media pages before heading down. You have to pay a one off £5 entry and ‘become a friend’ on their website to gain entry. Open from May and from 5pm onwards usually.
TYPE Rooftop
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DINERAMA, SHOREDITCH

Various | Basic | NR | £
This covered street food market by Street Feast has a rooftop bit where you can eat, drink and be merry. Sometimes you have to pay a cover charge, so just check their website / Facebook before you head down.
TYPE Food Market | Rooftop
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Image Credit: Keatons

THE MARKSMAN, HACKNEY

British | Ba-Bou | RR | £££
This Michelin Pub of The Year 2017 is about 8 mins walk from Hoxton station and is possibly my favourite rooftop in London – intimate, casual and pretty. Best for 1 on 1 catch ups as it’s not a massive space. They may ask you to order a snack – get the superb beef + barley buns.
TYPE Rooftop
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Image Credit: Bon Appetit

MODERN PANTRY, CLERKENWELL

Brunch | Ba-Bou | RR | ££
This Antipodean restaurant serving top notch fare has some dining spots outside. You can revel in the sun with a lovely prawn omelette and cocktail in hand.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Le Cool

PAMELA, DALSTON

Cocktails | Basic | W&R | ££
Really like this casual cocktail spot in Dalston with rotating food pop ups. They’ve got a few seats on the kerb where you can eat + drink to your hearts content.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Pamela

RENZO, SHOREDITCH

Cafe | Basic | NR | £
Love this small independently run cool coffee shop with a teeny outdoor space. Their avocado cake is absolutely boss, make sure to order it.
TYPE Mini Courtyard
GO FOR Snacks + Coffee
Website
Image Credit: Best of England


WEST

THE ABINGDON, HIGH ST KEN

Terrace | Basic | RR | £££
Located off High St Ken on a residential road, this gastropub serves up good Modern Euro fare in a cosy chic space. The indoor space is split into a drinking den and a more formal dining area. Outside, there are a few tables facing the road where you can imbibe and munch away.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Unknown

BOOM BURGER, PORTOBELLO

Burgers | Ba-Bou | NR | £
This no frills, hip burger shack with a Jamaican twist has some outdoor seating that’s super basic – so you can come here with some mates for some low key hanging and chilled vibes.
TYPE Outdoor Benches
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Image Credit: Boom Burger

CHILTERN FIREHOUSE, MARYLEBONE

American | Ba-Bou | NR
Good bar snacks & excellent drinks coming out of André Balazs celeb haunt. I haven’t tried the main fare so can only recommend the snacks – the chicken sticks are fab, FYI. There’s a lovely large outdoor terrace that’s perfect for a hot summer’s day.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Country & Town House

THE DOCK KITCHEN, LADBROKE GROVE

‘Global’ | Ba-Bou | W&R | £££
This restaurant by Stevie Parle decked out by Tom Dixon serves up food inspired by flavours from all around the globe. They have a massive terrace where you can chill with a glass of vino and some food when the sun’s blazin’.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: The Resident

KENSINGTON SQUARE KITCHEN, KENSINGTON
Brunch | Basic | NR | £
A small but perfectly formed brunch spot tucked away on a side street off High Street Ken. There are a two tables outside where you can munch on lovely fresh produce.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Munch My Way

PERGOLA ON THE ROOF, WHITE CITY

Various | Ba-Bou | RR | £
I hardly ever suggest places I haven’t visited but I’ll make an exception as a) I’ve been to the space before but not as Pergola On The Roof b) it’s got food stalls my mouth trusts like Breddos Tacos and x2 bars. Oh and the folks here had the good sense to open up a sister site in culinary wasteland Paddington.
TYPE Rooftop
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Image Credit: The Evening Standard

PIZZA EAST, NOTTING HILL

Pizzas & Other Bits | Ba-Bou | W&R | £££
Pizza East Notting Hill is very attractive indeed even if the food is just mediocre. So, if you want to do some Notting Hill people watching, it’s got a perfect outdoor seating bit for this.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Pizza East

THE WATERWAY, LITTLE VENICE

British | Basic | W&R | ££
The food is decent but it’s the big ass terrace that draws you, in come summer. Located in Little Venice area, it’s got a pretty laid back vibe too it even when it gets busy on the terrace.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: This Is Paddington


SOUTH

BAR DOURO

Portuguese | Ba-Bou | RR | ££
This little slice of Portugal smack bang in London Bridge has a small space outside it reserves mostly for diners but there are a few barrels I believe you can perch at and drink with no obligation to order food.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Bar Douro

BEAUFOURT HOUSE, CHELSEA

International | Ba-Bou | W&R
Nice bright refined venue. They’ve got big windows which they swing open when the sun decides to treat us to some heat. However, the food is somewhat mediocre food, so best for drinks but you’ll probs need to get some nibbles to justify your seat.
TYPE Big Windows
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Image Credit: Eet

BLUEBIRD, CHELSEA

Outdoor | Ba-Bou | NR | ££
This Chelsea mainstay has a wonderfully buzzy terrace and really comes into its own during the summer especially during Wimbledon when they always put on some display. You will have to queue, so try and get there early. You can eat, drink or do both. Food is decent.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Breakfast London

BRUNSWICK HOUSE, VAUXHALL

Seasonal | Ba-Bou | W&R
This cool antique, modern mash up space is very lovely to look at. I had some bar food here yonks ago but wasn’t that impressed. If in the area though, I’d deffo give it a whirl again. It’s got quite a large terrace out front.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: This Is Funky

THE CUT, SOUTHWARK

Modern Euro | Basic | NR
The restaurant at The Young Vic is a destination in itself. If you’re going to the theatre definitely eat here and if you’re in the area it’s worth checking out. There’s a bar upstairs with a rooftop terrace – I think it’s drinks only but if you ask nicely they may let you eat here.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: The Cut

FLAT IRON SQUARE, LONDON BRIDGE

Street Food | Basic | NR | £
This hip street market has lots of outdoor areas you can pitch up at. Have a wonder round the food stalls inside, grab some booze and then head back outside again. There are also stand alone restaurants like Bar Douro where you can dine outside – best to book in advance.
TYPE Food Market
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Image Credit: Flat Iron Square

MALTBY STREET MARKET, BERMONDSEY

Various | Basic | NR | £
This small street food market, an offshoot of Borough Market is always rammed and hectic come the weekend but I still really like it. If you get here early enough you can grab one of the outdoor seating areas but you’ll need to buy booze / food from the stall owners that operate it.
TYPE Food Market
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Image Credit: Conde Nast

MERCATO METROPOLITANO, ELEPHANT & CASTLE

Street Food | Basic | NR | £
This huge buzzy street food market originating from Italy has massive indoor & outdoor seating. Grab food and drink from the stores inside and head out to bask in the glorious sunshine.
TYPE Food Market
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THE ORANGE, VICTORIA

Modern Euro | Basic | NR | ££
This gastro pub serves up good pizzas and if you want to perch you little butty outdoors then you’re in luck as they have a small outdoor seating area which is more suitable for drinking than eating.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Country & Town House

PECKHAM BAZAAR, PECKHAM

‘Pan Balkan’ | Basic | RR | ££
Peckham Bazaar has poshed up quite a bit on the inside since I last visited based on the pics I’ve seen when I just googled it right now. When I went the food (‘Pan Balkan’ – their description, not mine) was tasty and well priced. They have a few dining spots outside.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Timeout

PIQUE NIQUE, BERMONDSEY

French | Ba-Bou | W&R | £££
Restaurant by the Casse-Croûte lot. You won’t find it unless you go searching. Randomly located next to tennis courts & children’s playground is this very chic restaurant with a small outdoor space for eating / drinking (post a tennis rally if you’re feeling energetic). The moelleux is wondrous – try it
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Just Opened

SCOOP, SOUTH KENSINGTON

Gelato | Basic | NR | £
This nice Gelato joint in South Ken is walking distance from the V&A and has a small porch where you can perch and gobble away on some sorbet and or gelato.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Just Opened

TONKOTSU, BANKSIDE

Japanese | Basic | NR | £
Decent ramen noodle ba (chain) serving up other Japanese bites. They have outdoor seating in the square bit, so if you don’t want to be cooked up inside slurping on some ramen when it’s blazing outside, you don’t have to.
TYPE Terrace
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Website
Image Credit: Blenheim Design


NORTH

BANC (BRASSERIE), HARRINGAY

Brunch | Basic | NR | £
This great value small brekkie spot by Downhills Park has a small terrace. For any tennis fans, there are courts inside the park which you don’t need to book – so you can work up a sweat and then reward yourself with hash browns afterwards – bliss!
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: The Banc

BEL & NEV, KENSAL RISE

Cafe | Basic | NR | £
This super lovely cafe run by a couple has a tiny seating area out front. You can have breakfast al fresco here or just opt for their lovely banana cake toasted with butter and a juice. Mmmmm.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Timeout

EARL OF ESSEX, ISLINGTON

Pub Grub | Basic | NR | £
This gentrified pub has a small beer garden out back and if you get the munchies, try the cheesy chips with beef brisket if it’s on the menu – you won’t be disappointed, though your waistline may object.
TYPE Beer Garden
GO FOR Snacks + Drinks
Website
Image Credit: Earl Of Essex
 

FIVE MILES, SEVEN SISTERS

Pop-Ups | Basic | NR | £
This is from the same guys behind Pamela in Dalston. It’s a bar, brewery and a club in Seven Sisters. It’s also got a massive courtyard where you can knock back the old G&T they have on tap (actually delicious, coming from someone who ain’t a massive fan of premixed drinks). Only been here at night, so not sure how buzzy it is in the day. Full of trendies.
TYPE Wide Open Space
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: Matt The List

GERMAN GYMNASIUM

German | Ba-Bou | W&R | £££
This decadent Grand Cafe restaurant opposite King’s Cross station has a terrace. Food is OK – you go for the looks really. So, whilst it’s really more of a dining spot than a drinking den, I doubt they’ll shoo you away.
TYPE Terrace
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Image Credit: Luxury London

THE GOOD EGG, STOKE NEWINGTON

Brunch | Basic | NR | £
This Middle Eastern x N.American inspired brunch spot has a few tables outside. There is nearly always a queue, so grab a newspaper or you know, chat to your mates like.
TYPE Kerb
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MOKA, HARRINGAY

Cafe | Basic | NR | £
This cool, modern neighbourhood cafe has a tiny courtyard in the back – it doesn’t get loads of sunshine but if you fancy being somewhere nice in the neighbourhood and want to sit outside, this would be a good option.
TYPE Terrace
GO FOR Snacks + Tea
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Image Credit: Unknown

OLDROYD, ISLINGTON

Seasonal | Basic | RR | ££
This lovely restaurant in Old Street is pretty compact. They serve seasonal British produce but with plates from Europe, with a strong influence from Italy. Upper Street ain’t the most picturesque street in the world but if it’s hot and you want to dine outside, you have the option.
TYPE Kerb
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Image Credit: Hot Dinners

PARLOUR, KENSAL RISE

Seasonal | Ba-Bou | W&R | ££
I went here a few years ago and had a foul cocktail and it put me off for the longest time. Then I went again fairly recently for a party and the snacks and cocktails were bang on and I noticed they had a lovely courtyard out back. I’d like to return again for a proper meal / drinks.
TYPE Courtyard
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Website
Image Credit: Try This For

PRIMEUR, CANONBURY

French | Ba-Bou | RR | £££
This neighbourhood resto on a residential street serves up solid fare and is located in a converted garage. Come sunshine, they completely open out the doors, so make sure to request to sit right at the front when you reserve, so you can get hit by some glorious rays.
TYPE Open Door
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Image Credit: Standard.co.uk

THE STAG, HAMPSTEAD

Pub Fare | Basic | NR | £
Gastro pub in Hampstead with large beer garden. Went to here for a friend’s birthday a few years ago. Lovely outdoor beer garden – excellent for the summer months. Didn’t try the food but would definitely go back for a drink if in the area You can book for groups of x8 or more people.
TYPE Beer Garden
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: LOTI

WESTERN’S LAUNDRY, DRAYTON PARK

Modern European | Ba-Bou | RR | ££
Primeur’s sibling. The focus is on seafood. It has a massive courtyard but sadly you can’t eat here but you can drink loadsa vino whilst you wait for your table or even post dinner. Like Primeur, it has massive doors, so try and grab a seat at the front for some faux al fresco vibes.
TYPE Open Door
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Website
Image Credit: LOTI

THE WHIPPET INN, KENSAL RISE 

British | Ba-Bou | W&R | ££
Hip neighbourhood bar/bistro in Kensal Rise, food is a little hit and miss. There’s a lovely raised outdoor space where you can eat and or drink. I also think they have a wee beer garden in the back but I’ve never been!
TYPE Terrace
GO FOR Snacks + Drinks
Website
Image Credit: The Whippet Inn

KANNDID GLOSSARY


TYPE

Basic: Not to be confused with basic bitches, just folk who want casual spots
Ba-Bou: Not quite basic, not totally bougie
Bougie: For dem fancy gyals and boyz

MEAL + A BEVVY

[£] £25 AND UNDER
[££] £25-35
[£££] £36-45
[££££] £46-55
[£££££] £56 AND OVER

MAP

To find the closest ‘Outdoor Spot’ to you on the Kanndid map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the restaurant will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time, happy days

About Kanndid

A whole Nigerian soaked in British culture, I’ve been based in London for a good number of years now. Being an Ad (wo)man by day helps fund my eating addiction, both here and abroad.

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