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Glamorous al fresco dining: 12 of the best UK restaurant terraces around the UK

15th Jun 2023

An insider guide to the best restaurant terraces to dine outside

Auberge du Lac, Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG

Auberge du Lac

What we like: Lakeside dining in a location with an irresistibly dreamlike romantic draw to it.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, see details. Saving £28

The Pool House Restaurant & Bar – Lympstone Manor, Courtlands, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3NZ

Lympstone Manor – The Pool House Restaurant & Bar

What we like: Its an ideal location, its super cool and great lite bites and more pared back casual menu from the master of chefs, Michael Caines. * Feature main picture is Lympstone Manor terrace at the main house.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a glass of Michael Caines Blanc de Blanc Champagne, see details. Saving £45

The Barn at Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE

Coworth Park – The Barn

What we like: An enclave of provincial paradise turned luxury hotspot with, often, high goal polo playing on the field beyond.

Club offer: 10% off the total food and drinks bill, see details. Saving avg £20

lsle of Eriska, Benderloch, Argyll, Scotland PA37 1SD

lsle of Eriska

What we like: Magical realism brought to life is there for the whole world to see.

Club offer: 15% off the total food and drink bill, see details. Saving avg £25

Montagu Mews – The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Garden, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Garden

What we like: It’s glamorous, concealed and adds a sense of freshness and wonder to the Georgian spirit of Bath’s most photographed hotel.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a glass of champagne, see details. Saving £32

The Idle Rocks, Harbourside, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5AN

The Idle Rocks

What we like: No matter the weather, this chilled hotel on the water edge never loses it star power as somewhere to just hangout.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a glass of Cornish sparkling wine from the Knightor Winery, see details. Saving £25

Marle at Heckfield Place, Heckfield, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0LD

Heckfield Place – Marle

What we like: Grace, beauty, simplicity yet intelligence – a hotel with style, substance and natural menu selections.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a glass of Heckfield Classic Reserve, see details. Saving £34

The Star, High Street, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TA

The Star Alfriston

What we like: A revisit to the past with the panache of charmed today. Olga Polizzi’s beautifully styled English inn with an Italian beating heart.

Club offer: complimentary coffee and homemade biscuits, see details. Saving £7

Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DR

Hotel Tresanton

What we like: Seaside chic at its finest in the former yachting club with stunning views across the Roseland Peninsula.

Club offer: complimentary coffee and petit fours all week, see details. Saving £7

Catch at The Vineyard, Stockcross, Nr. Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU


What we like: Fruits de Mer meet Napa Valley and beyond. Known for its fine wine and now, with it’s new terrace pop-up restaurant, for the very best seasonal and sustainably sourced seafood in the heart of Berkshire.

Club offer: member and guests enjoy a complimentary glass of Taittinger, see details. Saving £34

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9UR

Great Fosters

What we like: A truly individual spot, like a heavenly garden party with flowers flourishing and moat flowing.

Club offer: Members receive 20% reduction from the total food bill when choosing three courses from the a la carte, see details. Saving £25

Bailiffscourt, Climping, West Sussex BN17 5RW

Bailiffscourt courtyard

What we like: Come summer, this ancient-feel courtyard is a sunspot dressed with climbing roses and foliage with old-school dining formality. Its also less than a ten minute walk to the sea.

Club offer: Member dines complimentary when dining with one or more guests, see details. Saving: £37

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