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Al Fresco Dining in Seven Dials

The very best spots in Seven Dials for outdoor dining this Spring and Summer

Where to Dine Outdoors this Spring and Summer
Where to Dine Outdoors this Spring and Summer

Seven Dials best spots for Al Fresco dining

As we spring into warmer weather, outdoor dining in the capital is officially back on the cards, and where better to bask in the sun than at some of Seven Dials’ first-class restaurants and bars?

Whether treating yourself to a morning coffee at WatchHouse, a slice of freshly made pizza at Homeslice, or enjoying Seven Dials Market’s outdoor seating on Earlham Street, there is somewhere for everyone to dine al fresco this Spring.

The al fresco tables are out everyday from 12pm-9pm on Earlham Street and from 12pm-6pm on Monmouth Street.

Read on to discover what’s on offer this Spring and Summer in the Dial.

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Seven Dials Market, Earlham Street

Proudly serving a selection of top notch food and drink, Seven Dials Market has an incredible line up of 12 delicious food vendors, with seven more tasty options added following the relaunch of the historic Cucumber Alley.

Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find plenty to choose from and although the Market is known for it’s iconic food hall, they have plenty of tables set out on Earlham Street so you can enjoy a lovely lunch in the sun.

Head down to try one of Soft Serve Society’s wild flavour ice creams, or indulge in a BBQ pork bun at one of the Market’s newest openings, Ong Ong Buns.

Homeslice, Neal's Yard

Situated in our beautiful hidden gem, Neal’s Yard, Homeslice serves up delicious, freshly made pizza. Visitors can eat by the slice or tuck into a whole 20-inch pie.

Their outdoor seating is in the perfect spot to take in the unique surroundings of Neal’s Yard whilst sharing a half and half with friends or family.

The beef and beetroot combination is one of our personal favourites!

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26 Grains, Neal's Yard

Scandinavian inspired 26 Grains is a cosy cafe that’s now open for all-day dining!

Sit and enjoy the morning sun whilst enjoying a healthy breakfast, such as their popular Banana Tahini porridge or their Oat Blood Orange Bircher. You can find them opposite The Barbary, hidden away in Neal’s Yard.

Their indulgent five-grain porridge with blackberry compote, cardamom granola, yoghurt and almond butter is one of our favourites – perfect to complement the Spring sunshine.

Apple Butter, Monmouth Street

Situated on Monmouth Street, Apple Butter Cafe’s outside seating gives you the perfect view of the Dial.

They offer a warm welcome with an all-day dining menu, including a gluten and dairy free range to suit all tastebuds.

From their specialty pancakes that change every week, to their falafel sandwich with tahini dressing on soft brioche, their menu is full of colour and tantalising flavours!

St Martin's House, Upper St Martin's Lane

St Martin’s House is the newest restaurant to open in Seven Dials. This Spring, they’ll be serving a seasonal menu of re-imagined British favourites using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Providing a truly bespoke experience for their guests, expect flower-laden walls, flower-decorated cocktails and an idyllic outside dining area in the heart of London’s West End. St Martin’s House is the perfect place to devour some of the very best British dishes and soak up some evening rays this Summer.

Go check them out at 4A Upper St Martin’s Lane!

WatchHouse, Upper St Martin's Lane

This specialist coffee house encapsulates a true coffee shop experience, recognising the breadth of what makes your coffee stop special.

Situated in the outskirts of Seven Dials, WatchHouse’s newest London location offers excellent coffee, quality food, and a lovely outside area for you to enjoy your morning or afternoon coffee break in the best possible way.

Stop by their shop on 7 Upper St Martin’s Lane and try one of our favourites on the brunch menu. The Jerusalem artichokes with wild garlic, pickled red onion and black tahini yoghurt on toasted sourdough, which is currently in season, is a must! Check out more seasonal dishes here.

Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, Neal's Yard

Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is Seven Dials’ resident wine bar tucked away in Neal’s Yard.

Enjoy a glass of red, white or sparkling from an extensive menu, alongside light bits such as mini lobster roll and plates of jamón ibérico.

Chick 'n' Sours, Earlham Street

Are you a fried chicken fan? Then Chick ‘n’ Sours is the one for you. Their unique menu pairing of fried chicken and sour cocktails is even more enjoyable when sat in their outdoor seating, overlooking Monmouth Street and the Dial.

Brasserie Max, Monmouth Street

Located in the Covent Garden Hotel, Brasserie Max offers classic dishes with a creative edge such as lamb with wild garlic and steamed asparagus or roasted courgette in a romesco sauce.

With al fresco tables ideally located at 10 Monmouth Street, it is the perfect place to sip on a cocktail or indulge in afternoon tea and watch the world go by.

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