The best outdoor dining London has to offer
The long winter lockdown is finally easing. From 12 April, restaurants will be able to cater for guests outdoors, with indoor dining due to resume from 17 May. The announcement has, predictably, triggered a scramble for bookings, as our socially-starved nation looks to secure tables and plan cosy yet seasonal outfits for long overdue catch-ups and celebrations.
Mercifully, terraces are ten a penny in London – and restaurants without them are hurriedly moving tables and chairs outdoors in order to welcome customers back at the earliest opportunity. But not all al fresco dining options have been created equal...
From tucked away terraces and sun traps to tables warmed by crackling fires, here are some vetted options for dining outdoors come 12 April.