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London’s best outdoor dining

Making the most of the autumn sun? Here’s our pick of the best places to wine and dine outside.

All right, so the hottest months are behind us, but there’s still ample opportunity for alfresco feasting. Whether you’re in the mood for spaghetti in the sun or schnitzel by starlight, our big ol’ list should have you covered. Just be sure to book ahead, yeah? A lot of people want to eat, drink and be merry outside at the minute.
For those planning a mainly liquid meal, our list of rooftop bars might also come in handy. Not fussed about the whole ‘sky’ thing? Dig into our directories of regular, Time Out-approved cafés, bars and restaurants. Either way: you’re getting fed.

Restaurants British Moorgate

Bordered by lavender bushes and olive trees, Michelin-starred Angler’s chic outdoor terrace has a retractable roof that shields diners from summer rain and winter chills. Tables can’t be booked, but once you’re ‘in’, you can sip premium cocktails while scoffing big-money seafood snacks – Porthilly oysters, Cornish sea-bass tartare, Alaskan king crab cromesquis. Or push the boat out with a pot of oscietra caviar.

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