The heatwave still prevails and what better way to spend your spare time than in the sunny 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.
The latest offering from Marcus Wareing Restaurants, bringing a buzzing environment and modern London cooking to Seven Dials. Their terrace is up and running and one of the best places to enjoy cocktails and aperitif in the sunshine.
Find them at 4a Upper St Martin's Lane
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 aperitif on a hot summers day.
Find them at 6 Neal's Yard
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.
Find them at 32-34 Monmouth Street
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.
Find them at 10 Monmouth Street
26 Grains is a cosy Scandinavian-inspired Café serving up delicious wholesome grain-based dishes, from porridge, smoothie bowls, bircher muesli 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. They are also now offering dinner for the very first time. The set-menu will offer regularly changing, simple dishes that centre on seasonality and Alex’s home-style cooking. See the delicious dinner menu here.
Find them at 2 Neal's Yard
Chick ‘n’ Sours is a great restaurant masquerading as a chicken shop. A whimsical menu of herb fed fried chicken, serious seasonal sides, sour cocktails, local beers and cracking soft serve ice cream creations. Sit back and relax on their outdoor tables basking in the sunshine, with their delicious fried chicken in one hand and a cocktail in the other.
Find them at 1a Earlham Street
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, Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has over 400 wines, three menus and alfresco dining.
Find them at 8-10 Neal's Yard
Jacob The Angel
Jacob the Angel is an independent English coffee house from the team behind The Barbary and The Palomar restaurants. Offering breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee every day, the menu is simple and delicious, with freshly baked cakes, pastries and pies, generously filled sandwiches and seasonal salads. An intimate space with just ten seats inside and three outside, perfectly situated to enjoy the lovely surroundings of Neal’s Yard.
Find them at 16a Neal's Yard
Pizza lovers, rejoice. Homeslice serves up some of the biggest and best pizzas 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.
Find them at 13 Neal's Yard
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