From leafy courtyards to sun-splashed gardens, there are plenty of alfresco dining spots in Belgravia.
16 of the best outdoor restaurants in Belgravia, London
Soak up the sun at one of these alfresco dining spots in picture-pretty Belgravia.
Written by Janine Kelso
21st July 2023
Book a terrace table at Michelin-starred restaurant Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay. Located near Knightsbridge tube station, Pétrus has one Michelin star and offers exceptional modern French fare. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the restaurant offers a mix of seasonal menus, including an a la carte menu, a three-course weekday lunch menu for £65, a chef’s table menu and a Prestige Menu which includes matching wines. Current star turns on the Prestige Menu include Isle of Skye scallop, Cornish cod and Herdwick lamb.
The Buttery at the Lime Tree Hotel
Escape the bustle by tucking into breakfast, brunch or lunch in rustic-chic restaurant The Buttery‘s country-style garden, a peaceful oasis dotted with comfy sofas and deckchairs, shady spots and pretty parasols. Part of the Lime Tree Hotel, The Buttery also offers a refreshing choice of summer drinks: think Aperol Spritz, Limoncello Spritz, and booze-free coolers, including a Virgin Mojito and Elderflower Cooler.
Sachi's Summer Terrace at Pantechnicon
Enjoy lunch, dinner or late-night drinks at Japanese dining spot Sachi’s new Summer Terrace at Pantechnicon on pedestrianised Motcomb Street. Try this season’s new dishes, wines and cocktails while soaking up the sun. Celebrating Japanese food, culture and craft, Sachi’s head chef, Collin Hudston champions local ingredients while blending traditional and unique cooking techniques. Expect line-caught fish from across the British Isles prepared at their sushi counter, meat from heritage breeds cooked over coals and organic Japanese greens grown in Sussex.
Drinks are taken as seriously as the food at Sachi: the restaurant has its own sake sommelier on hand, and their sake selection is curated by one of the UK’s only Sake Samurais. The eatery’s Japanese whisky collection is one of London’s most extensive, and cocktails are crafted by in-house mixologists using seasonal produce and rare spirits.
Inside, Sachi’s open dining room is complemented by a sushi counter, hidden vaults, a private dining room and a high ball bar. View the menu
Sited among the design and antique boutiques of the Pimlico Road, Daylesford Organic is an organic farmshop and cafe with a pretty outdoor terrace. Open from 8am to 6pm, the no-bookings cafe offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Diners can also choose from an array of tempting baked goods, including cookies, cakes, pastries and croissants. Daily-changing dishes use fresh produce from Daylesford‘s organic farms. For breakfast, expect a choice of eggs, porridge, yoghurt and fresh juices, while lunch highlights include spring salads, wood-fired sourdough pizza, grass pastured beef burgers and flat-iron chicken. Plump for summery puddings like gelato or strawberries and basil granita, and wash it all down with a botanical cocktail. Don’t leave without popping into the farm shop to pick up artisan bread and pastries, seasonal fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat, fresh fish and cheeses.
La Poule au Pot
La Poule au Pot is a Belgravia institution, filled with candlelit tables, and festoons of dried flowers and bric-à-brac, making for an intimate, quintessentially French atmosphere that matches the classically French menu. In the summer months, take a seat on the French bistro’s huge outdoor terrace that also has heaters for cooler evenings. On the mouthwatering menu are scallops, snails and onion soup to start; and Dover sole, traditional French stew, and steak frites for main. For dessert, there’s tarte tatin and crème brûlée.
The Thomas Cubitt
Grab some drinks or a bite to eat on The Thomas Cubitt‘s large awning-covered terrace. A short walk from Victoria station, the Georgian pub offers seasonal modern British and European fare, along with hearty Sunday lunches. The drinks list is extensive with a huge choice of wines by the glass, spirits, beer, cider and seasonal cocktails, including Aperol Spritz, Pimm’s Cup and Peach and Rose Cup.
All-day restaurant Morena is just one of several alfresco dining spots in leafy Eccleston Yards near Victoria station. Treat yourself to Latin American fare and creative cocktails on the outdoor terrace of this stylish eatery.
Wild By Tart
Take a seat on the leafy terrace of Wild by Tart, one of Belgravia’s stylish neighbourhood restaurants in Eccleston Yards, with a menu showcasing sustainable and seasonal fare. The restaurant specialises in dishes cooked on charcoal grills and wood ovens – using locally sourced ingredients, much of which come from the owners’ farms in Somerset and Northumberland.
The Jones Family Kitchen
Sink your teeth into a juicy steak from grass-fed cattle on the terrace of The Jones Family Kitchen, also in Eccleston Yards. The restaurant offers breakfast (Tuesday to Saturday), lunch and dinner, along with a set lunch, pre-theatre and Sunday lunch menus. The restaurant also has a huge cocktail and drinks menu.
Enjoy classic British, European and Asian food or cocktails on the pretty terrace of Motcombs restaurant on pedestrianised Motcomb Street in Belgravia. Motcombs is serving sizzling summer cocktails and six rosé wines, along with a selection of summer salads, lobster, seafood pastas and sharing dishes.
Enjoy a slice of Mediterranean life by tucking into pizza and pasta dishes on the outside terrace of Sardinian restaurant Olivo on Eccleston Street near Victoria station. Top it all off with one of the restaurant’s heavenly desserts: think panna cotta, tiramisu and semifreddo.
The Garden Room at The Lanesborough
The Lanesborough’s lush Garden Room is a leafy oasis tucked away from the buzz of Hyde Park Corner. Open all year-round and surrounded by foliage, the outdoor covered terrace has a fireplace, heaters and blankets for guests to snuggle under on chilly evenings. The Garden Room offers cocktails, spirits, fine wines and champagnes, along with light dishes. Cigar masterclasses are also hosted here.
London’s prettiest pink cafe is a hit with Instagrammers thanks to its swoonworthy looks and melt-in-the-mouth cupcakes. Peggy Porschen also has an outdoor terrace with a few tables, the perfect spot to soak up some rays while striking a pose for the ‘gram.
Take a seat on Mina’s outdoor terrace on traffic-free Motcomb Street and tuck into Mediterranean-inspired dishes washed down with summer cocktails, wine and champagne. On the menu, expect a tempting mix of small plates, such as king prawns, spicy meatballs, courgette fries, hummus, aubergine dip and pitta bread. Bigger plates include salads, pasta, pizza, and meat and fish dishes. Visit the restaurant for a hearty brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, where you can expect Mediterranean-style dishes with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Or enjoy an early evening drink during the restaurant’s aperitivo hour from Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm where you can get cocktails for £9.
Rooftop Cocktail Bar at The Berkeley
The Berkeley has opened up its rooftop cocktail bar to everyone this summer during the evening. Usually reserved for its hotel guests, the poolside bar offers epic views over Belgravia complemented by a summer menu of spritz cocktails and Mediterranean small plates.
The Garden Terrace at The Hari Hotel
Treat yourself to a lazy lunch, an afternoon aperitivo or creative cocktail at The Garden Terrace at The Hari Hotel. With climbing ivy and hanging lights, this five-star hotel’s stylish Garden Terrace is perfect come rain or shine thanks to its retractable roof and heaters.