It’s midsummer and the heatwave still prevails so, what better way to spend your spare time than in the sunny and sophisticated streets of Seven Dials. We’ve rounded up some of the top places to dine and drink outside in the area, from outdoor terraces to Neal’s Yard, we’ve got it all covered.
Hidden in the secret square of Neal’s Yard lies a little slice of Sicily called Casanova & Daughters. The wine bar and deli offer delicious Sicilian drinks, traditional Italian antipasti plus the option to eat outside on the terrace. Casanova & Daughters is the perfect spot for a light lunch and a cheeky aperitivo on a hot summers day.
Balans Soho Society Café is an allrounder, serving up breakfast, lunch, supper and even prosecco brunch. From Thai style fishcakes and pulled pork tacos to traditional fish and chips and Spanish style croquettes. Balans Soho Society has everything you could want, plus alfresco dining close to the dials – perfect for people watching on a warm weekday.
Set in the lobby at The Covent Garden Hotel, Brasserie Max bar and restaurant is open all day and serves up a modern British menu made from fresh, seasonable produce. The casual atmosphere and the grandiose interior tends to attract afternoon tea lovers however, the restaurant’s al fresco dining is equally as enthralling, especially for a pre or post-theatre dinner.
26 Grains is a cosy Scandinavian-inspired Café serving up delicious wholesome grain-based dishes, from porridge, smoothie bowls, bircher musli and coffee. Located in the charming square of Neal’s Yard, the Scandi Café offers ample outdoor seating, breakfast, brunch and lunch 7 days a week.
From the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club, this French-inspired bar, restaurant and delicatessen is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner or catch-up drinks with friends. Situated in the iconic Neal’s Yard, Campagnie des Vins Surnaturels has over 400 wines, three menus and alfresco dining.
Pizza lovers, rejoice. Homeslice serves up some of the biggest and best pizza’s in West London. We’re talking 20 inches in size, cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven and artisan toppings. Sit back and relax outside the pizzeria, with a slice in one hand and a locally-brewed Camden Hells lager in the other, nothing could be better than that.