Summer is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than by enjoying alfresco wining and dining. It’s time to reconnect with friends and family, support local restaurants, sip a glass of wine or two, and have some fun… You deserve it.
Here’s our selection of some of the best restaurants, bistros, pubs, and wine bars offering alfresco wining and dining in England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and USA.
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Coppa Club Tower Bridge restaurant serves European food from small plates and snacks to grilled mains, sourdough pizzas, and healthy salads. There’s a wide selection of weekend brunch dishes and the bar serves wines, beers, and cocktails.
3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AH, United Kingdom
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Blandford Comptoir is a casual all-purpose restaurant. The menu showcases a delicious array of meat, seafood and vegetarian plates, served alongside a list of 250 wines.
Reservations: +44 20 7935 4626, opentable.co.uk
1 Blandford St, London W1U 3DA, United Kingdom
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At the Black Book you will find London’s largest ‘by-the-glass’ list stocked within their walk-in Coravin Cellar as well as an accompanying bar snacks and finer food menu.
23 Frith St, London W1D 4RR, United Kingdom
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Set right on the River Thames, it’s the best pub in Hammersmith for great atmosphere, wonderful fresh food and of course a quenching pint of ale.
19 Upper Mall, London W6 9TA, United Kingdom
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This beautiful brasserie has a central bar, a warm atmosphere and smooth, attentive service. The menu lists all the Nordic classics and cooking is modern and understated.
1 St James’s Market, Carlton St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4QQ, United Kingdom
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The Ship is one of the most famous landmark pubs in London. With undoubtedly one of the best and most famous beer gardens in London.
41 Jews Row, London SW18 1TB, United Kingdom
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Welcoming you from day to night with a sophisticated escape suited for every occasion, whether it’s bubbles over brunch or a relaxed Sunday roast, after work drinks or a night to remember.
11 Bridge Street, Richmond, TW9 1TQ, London, United Kingdom
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A relaxed, contemporary bistro where small plates of modern British food rely on excellent seasonal ingredients.
31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU, United Kingdom
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Dinner choices are taken from the all-day menu and include daily changing, international specials such as lobster and crayfish mac ‘n’ cheese. Patio heaters, decent food and pretty surroundings make this a cockle-warming experience.
16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom
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Fordwich Arms sits in a delightful spot beside the River Stour and its wisteria-covered terrace affords wonderful views. Cooking is distinctly modern and the effort they put into sourcing excellent quality ingredients pays dividends.
King St, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, United Kingdom
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A rooftop seafood restaurant boasting London’s longest oyster list, an impressive marble raw bar, and sprawling city views.
40 Blackfriars Road 14th Floor, South Bank, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom
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Roomy, modern kitchen with sweeping views offering global comfort eats, cocktails and afternoon tea.
St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LD, United Kingdom
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From vegan dishes created with sustainably sourced regional produce to heritage dishes that minimise food waste; this is at the heart of all they do at The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds.
Reservations: +44 1284 339604, OpenTable
Northgate St, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1HP, United Kingdom
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The restaurant is formed of nine outdoor greenhouses (seating between four and 30) which will all be redesigned with the seasons (hence the name Chameleon). It’s billed as a “Tel Avivian gastro sharing style restaurant”.
1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ, United Kingdom
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Located right by Liverpool Street station in serene Bishopsgate Gardens, the space incorporates a restaurant, bar, private dining room and the namesake garden, all decked out in the brand’s well-groomed, colourful interiors.
Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1QS, United Kingdom
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The riverfront-facing restaurant is a more casual version of the Covent Garden original, but the stunning views of Tower Bridge add to its wow-factor. An intimate alfresco terrace is perfect for those looking to get the full riverside experience.
One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2AA, United Kingdom
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With an outside terrace and a glass domed roof, Sabine Rooftop bar is the place to be for a great night out. It is an oasis from The City, allowing guests to transport to a hidden space away from the busy London streets, where you can enjoy beautiful views of St Paul’s.
10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ, United Kingdom
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Go to Pantechnicon to explore creativity and craftsmanship from the Nordics & Japan through food, drink, design, and experiences.
19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB, United Kingdom
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Discover this beautiful bistro in the heart of the historic district of Montmartre and enjoy delicious French food.
33 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
The Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris. Taste the most iconic French delicacies, such as a simple quiche or duck confit.
Reservations: +33 1 45 48 55 26
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
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In Saint Tropez, in the Hôtel Lou Pinet, Beefbar’s décor mimics the hotel’s style and extends outdoors. Tucked into the greenery, Beefbar welcomes you all way with its premium beef cuts.
70 Chemin du Pinet, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
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In summer, Café de l’Homme is one of tourists’ favorite spots. Within the Parisian Palais Chaillot, facing the Eiffel Tower, the restaurant delights taste buds and eyes.
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
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Overlooking a peaceful garden, Camélia is a light-filled space with beautiful stonework, chic furnishings and intricate detailing. Using the freshest locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients possible, Chef Thierry Marx has invented a choice of delicious dishes inspired by Parisian food markets.
Reservations: The Fork
251 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
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Le Domaine de la Corniche’s top cuisine, paired with a high-quality service, offer a wide range of meals coming from the French culinary tradition, wisely updated and served together with a fine selection of wines. The restaurant offers an oustanding setting with one of the most breathtaking views over the meanders of the River Seine in the region.
Reservations: Le Domaine de la Corniche
5 Route de la Corniche, 78270 Rolleboise, France
Nice N Easy, Mykonos
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Nice n Easy proudly carries forward the vision of its creators by offering its visitors traditional Mediterranean dishes, with fresh organic products as well as tasty vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Reservations: +30 2289 025421, Nice n East Mykonos
Alefkandra Sq., Mykonos Chora, 846 00, Greece
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Bruschetta, meat & cheese platters, drinks, and local wines are served at this restaurant with an incredible view of the sea. Together with enjoying delicious food, at Nessun Dorma people can participate in cooking classes and learn how to make their very own pesto.
Reservations: +39 340 888 4133
Localita Punta Bonfiglio, 19017, 19017 Manarola (SP), Italy
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Showcasing fine regional wines and delicious local produce, La Terrazza boasts some of Portofino’s best-known venues.
Reservations: Ristorante La Terrazza
Salita Baratta 16, 16034 Portofino (GE), Italy
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Terrazza Celè offers a refined ambience surrounded by a secluded garden terrace facing the sea. An experience remaining in the heart and inviting you to return.
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 50, 84017 Positano (SA), Italy
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Classic, seafood delicacies such as spaghetti with clams, fried paranza, and seafood salad are served together with an excellent selection of wines and the famous Fontelina’s iced sangria.
Reservations: La Fontelina
Via dei Faraglioni, 2, 80073 Capri (NA), Italy
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Located at only 100 metres from Juliet’s House, Locandina Cappello offers delicuous Italian cuisine. Customers can enjoy tasty tartines and gnocchi paired with local prosecco or amarone wine.
Via Cappello, 16, 37121 Verona (VR), Italy
Osteria Fonterutoli, Castellina in Chianti
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The Osteria di Fonterutoli respects Tuscan heritage, serving dishes made exclusively with fresh, seasonal local produce.
Reservations: +39 0577 741125, The Fork
Via Gaetano Donizetti, 2, 53011 Fonterutoli (SI), Italy
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This gem of Porta Romana offers tasty Italian food paired with delicious wine in a cosy atmosphere.
Via Gerolamo Tiraboschi, 5, 20135 Milano (MI), Italy
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Designed around a large spreading oak tree with rustic interiors that evoke an elegant expansive tree house, Trattoria Sull’Albero offers a laid-back lounge and dining ambience. The classic Tuscan menu of their ‘farm to plate’ fare showcases their organically cultivated ingredients sourced from their farm.
Borgo Santo Pietro, 110, Loc. Palazzetto, 53012 Chiusdino (SI), Italy
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This multi-restaurant concept is home to Taberna, Páteo, Mercearia (food store), Mini Bar and Pizzaria Lisboa, featuring different types of cuisines.
Rua Nova da Trindade, 18, 1200-303 Lisbon, Portugal
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In an 18th century building, an unpretentious green door is the entrance to the Clube de Jornalistas, a space open to the public where the crew awaits you to offer an incredible dining experience.
Reservations: Restaurante Clube de Jornalistas
R. das Trinas 129, 1200-857 Lisbon, Portugal
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Recently refurbished, the Lumi rooftop is part stylish indoor lounge and part beautiful open-air terrace, where you get some amazing views over the Lisbon skyline. Open daily from early morning to late night, the rooftop menu includes both refreshing cocktails and delicious, locally sourced, seasonal food – with a focus upon fresh authentic ingredients.
Reservations: +351 91 174 42 65
R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 35, 1250-237 Lisbon, Portugal
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The perfect ALIBI for dining out and getting to see Porto from our secret garden with a glass of wine in your hand after tasting some of the best food Porto can offer.
Rua dos Caldeireiros 135, 4050-140 Porto, Portugal
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Embark on a gastronomic journey in the fine-dining restaurant El Olivo. Enjoy the enchanting ambience created by flickering candlelight and taste the delicious Mediterranean cuisine of Executive Chef Guillermo Méndez and his team.
Reservations: El Olivo
Son Canals s/n, 07179 Deià, Mallorca, Spain
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The Roof is an iconic destination in Barcelona’s social life and an intimate oasis in the heart of the city. The Mediterranean terrace offers a panoramic view of the city and serves light dishes.
Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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A communal, bottle-driven winegarden, with two lush garden patios, reimagined dinner party fare, and a fun and affordable under-$50 wine list. Choose your favourite wine from a 50-bottle list and stay for the creative and shareable dishes.
1940 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio pulls inspiration from the rich history of the building and his own culinary journey to provide a menu of classics, old and new, reinvented with his signature, seasonal touch.
5 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038, United States