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Finest Outdoor Places for Al Fresco Dining from 12th April

19th Mar 2021

The only thing better than a holiday right now is dining out on a stylish terrace with mouth-watering cuisine you didn’t have to cook. As restaurants with outdoor space are set to reopen from Monday 12th April, the Luxury Restaurant Guide takes a look at the best terraces for the ultimate al fresco experience.

London

Dinner at the Terrace – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Alfresco lunch and dinner is offered on the Garden Terrace overlooking Hyde Park with a reduced a la carte menu from Dinner by Heston. Seating for 44. The Terrace is heated and for fair-weather dining as it is not covered. Club offer available.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay & Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP

Both restaurants by Gordon Ramsay will be offering a selection of small plates and sharing steaks for a la carte dining on the new dining forecourt of London Marriott Grosvenor Square. Seating for 70 covers. Terrace is covered and heated. Dog friendly. Club offer available.

CUT Out – CUT at 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN

Dorchester Collection will re-open its popular alfresco terrace ‘CUT Out’, serving dishes from Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and cocktails from BAR 45. Seating for 24. The terrace is heated and semi-covered. Club offer available.

Petrus – Belgravia, London SW1X 8ED

Petrus

Alfresco Michelin dining is available on the terrace, with fully covered or partially covered options. Seating available for 32 diners. Dog friendly. Advance bookings are recommended. Club offer available.

Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace – Harrods, 4th Floor, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Gordon Ramsay Burger – The Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace at Harrods (4th Floor)

Alfresco dining with views overlooking the Knightsbridge skyline from the world’s most famous department store. Showcasing an a la carte menu from Gordon Ramsay Burger and champagnes. Seating for 40. Terrace can be covered for inclement weather. Available Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Walk-ins only. Club offer available.

Heddon Street Kitchen – Mayfair, London W1B 4BE

The Terrace outside the restaurant will be available for al fresco dining, with fully covered and partially covered options. Seating available for 50 diners. Dog friendly. Advance bookings are recommended. Club offer available.

The Lanesborough – Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

The Lanesborough – The Garden Room

The secret garden, a hidden oasis, is available for al fresco dining on its covered terrace. Seating for 24 – 28. A fireplace, heaters and warm blankets supplied. Advance bookings required. Club offer available.

The Narrow – Limehouse, London E14 8DP

The Narrow

Alfresco dining is available on the expansive terrace, seating up to 100 diners overlooking the Thames. Dining options are available both covered and partially covered. Dog friendly. Advance bookings are recommended. Club offer available.

The Garden at Corinthia London – Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD

The Garden at The Corinthia

Secluded courtyard designed by David Collins Studio and transformed into a Mediterranean garden. Mediterranean menu from noon until 11pm. Heated and parasols available for tables. Advance bookings recommended. Club offer available.

York & Albany – Camden, London NW1 7PS

Alfresco terrace dining is available for up to 45 diners per sitting. Seating for both partially and fully covered tables. Dog friendly. Advance bookings are recommended. Club offer available.

maze Grill – South Kensington, London

Alfresco terrace dining is available directly outside the restaurant with seating for 16 diners per sitting. Dog friendly. Advance bookings advised. Club offer available.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden – Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Alfresco dining is available on the rear terrace and garden (main picture). Covered and partially covered dining options. Advance bookings required.

maze Grill – Chelsea, London SW3 4HN

Alfresco dining is available directly outside the restaurant with seating for 8 diners per sitting. Dog friendly. Advance bookings highly recommended. Club offer available.

Scott’s – Mayfair, London W1K 2HE

Scott’s Mayfair

Alfresco dining will be available on the terrace, which has also been further extended although please note not all tables are directly in front of the restaurant. Advance bookings required.

London House – Battersea Village, London SW11 3RA

Alfresco dining available with seating for up to 28 diners per sitting. Covered and partially covered dining options available. Dog friendly. Advised bookings advised. Club offer available.

South East

The Compleat Angler – Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1RG

Serving al fresco afternoon tea on riverside setting. Seating for 100. Fair-weather with limited outdoor cover by parasol. Dog friendly. Advanced booking advised. Club offer available.

Coworth Park – Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE

The Barn Terrace at Coworth Park is available for a la carte dining for lunch and dinner. Seating for 40. Space is covered, and heaters and warm blankets provided. Well-behaved dogs only, by request. Advance booking required. Club offer available.

The Drawing Room Terrace at Coworth Park, Ascot

The Drawing Room Terrace at Coworth Park is available for all day dining from noon to 10pm and afternoon tea from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Seating for 36. Space is covered, and heaters warm blankets provided. Well-behaved dogs only, by request. Advance booking required. Club offer available.

Ashdown Park – Wych Cross, East Sussex RH18 5JR

Select menu dishes from each restaurant and afternoon tea served. Heated outdoor area and can be covered if it rains. Seating for 30 – 60 pending weather. Dog friendly. Advance booking advised. Club offer available.

Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens – Rotherwick, Nr. Hook, Hampshire RG27 9AZ

Menu from main restaurant and afternoon tea served. Heated outdoor area and can be covered if it rains. Seating for 30 – 60 pending weather. Dog friendly. Advance booking advised. Club offer available.

The Grand Hotel – Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4EQ

Select menu dishes from each restaurant and afternoon tea served. Heated outdoor area and can be covered if it rains. Seating for 30 – 60 pending weather. Dog friendly. Advance booking advised. Club offer available.

The Vineyard – Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU

OutSide at The Vineyard

The Vineyard’s dedicated luxury tented dining concept – OutSide at The Vineyard, offers ample heated and covered dining from noon to 8pm. Seating for 80. Advance booking required. Club offer available.

Cliveden, The Astor Grill – Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF

Alfresco dining is under cover, protected from the weather, with heaters. Menu is from The Astor Grill including sharing plates, salads and plant based, and a selection of regulars. Seating for 60. Dog friendly. Advance booking required. Club offer available.

The Feathered Nest Inn – Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire OX7 6SD

The Feathered Nest Terrace

An al fresco a la carte menu, which includes lighter bites as well as club classics, will be available for lunch and dinner dining. Seating for 50. The terrace area will be covered and equipped with heaters. Dog friendly. Advance bookings recommended. Club offer available.

Chewton Glen -The Kitchen, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6QS

Al fresco dining with delicious new menu. Heated and cover available if it rains. Seating for 70. Dog friendly. Advance booking required.

South West

Lucknam Park – Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 8AZ

The Brasserie at Lucknam Park will offer a new al fresco brasserie menu, Wednesday to Sunday, from noon to 8pm. Seating 20 – 40 pending weather. Covered and heated. Dog friendly. Advance booking recommended. Club offer available.

Olio at Homewood – Bath, BA2 7TB

Olio at Homewood

Various menu options. Heated with parasols available for tables. There are also private chalets available to book. Seating for 80. Dog friendly. Advance booking recommended. Club offer available.

The Bird – Bath, BA2 4EZ

Various menu options offered. Three covered pavilions are available, and fair-weather outdoor seating for approx. 80. Dog friendly. Advance booking recommended. Club offer available.

Hotel Tresanton – St Mawes, Truro TR2 5DR

Hotel Tresanton

The South-facing terrace out to sea from Hotel Tresanton will be available for al fresco dining. Umbrellas and blankets will be available also. Advance booking recommended. Club offer available.

East of England – Bedfordshire

Luton Hoo – Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3TQ

Choose from select menu dishes from each of the hotel’s restaurants and afternoon tea. Heated outdoor area and can be covered if it rains. Seating for 30 – 60 pending weather. Dog friendly. Advance booking advised. Club offer available.

East Midlands

The Olive Branch – Clipsham, Rutland LE15 7SH

Seven gazebos and two tables will be available on the terrace, and a small breakfast style bar offering seating for four. All areas are covered, with at least two sides open, and gazebos will be heated. Choice of set menus available. Dog friendly. Advance booking required. Club offer available.

Hambleton Hall – Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire LE15 8TH

Hambleton Hall

Alfresco lunch under an open marquee from midday, with last arrival 3pm. Heated, but BYOB (bring your own blanket) if you wish for added comfort on colder days. Seating for 30, with two sittings. Dog friendly. Advance booking advised. Club offer available.

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