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Best outdoor restaurants in the UK

Published: 13th April 2021

1. The Waterfront - Plymouth


Kicking off our list is a cracking harbourside pub with a terrace overlooking the water at Plymouth’s Grand Parade. The Waterfront has become a firm favourite with visitors to Plymouth and we can see why! With a huge menu filled with pub classics and some delicious modern dishes too, you can soak up the rays and watch the boats go by as you tuck in to your lunch.

2. Cherwell Boathouse - Oxford

From the south coast to the beautiful town of Oxford now. Known for its exquisite architecture and relaxing punting the town has an abundance of amazing restaurants but there’s one in particular that takes the crown. Cherwell Boathouse is a working Victorian boathouse situated just on the bank of the River Cherwell and is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Hire a punt or sit back and enjoy the views of the river whilst enjoying an award winning food and wine menu.

3. Aviary - London

Found on top of Montcalm Royal London House in Finsbury Square, The Aviary offers a unique dining experience like no other in our capital city. With stunning views of London from their south facing terrace this stylish restaurant and bar has an extensive selection of modern dishes to wash down with extravagant cocktails. Choose from a table on the terrace or go the extra mile by booking one of their famous outdoor igloos for an even more memorable visit.

4. Hare and Hounds - Bath

You can find the Hare and Hounds just a mile away from Bath city centre but the views you will see from their garden will have you thinking you’re in the middle of the countryside. Offering a modern twist on traditional pub dishes such as beer battered fish and chips you can make the most of their extensive garden and terrace whilst soaking in the 10 mile view towards Solsbury Hill and beyond. It’s also dog friendly too so your companions can join you for an afternoon drink.

5. Angelica - Leeds

Perfect for a post shopping trip bite to eat or drinks with friends, the Angelica can be found on the 6th floor of the famous Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds. The rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of the city and is an absolute sun trap in the summer and seats can be hard to come by, so we advise you to book well in advance. We also recommend sampling a few of their delicious small plates with a cocktail in hand.


There you have it, our list of the top outdoor restaurants in the UK, there were so many to choose from and we wish we could list them all, so let us know some of your favourites and we’ll make sure they’ll be added to our next instalment!

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