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5 of the Best London Restaurants for Alfresco Dining

July 6, 2017

It's finally warm enough to eat outside - so London, let’s make the most of it!

From a hidden gem under the arches near Bethnal Green station, to sun-soaked Shoreditch courtyards, here's our pick of our five favourite restaurants in the capital to dine alfresco. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your Portico Places card - you’ll receive a tasty discount at each restaurant.

1. Sager + Wilde

20% off total bill with a Portico Places cardLondon Restaurant Offers

Considered one of the best locations to bask in the sunshine, Sager + Wilde’s huge outside terrace is a magnet for east London foodies.

Though the main selling point here is the wine list - there’s 100 or so to choose from - the food is also exquisite, think fancy twists on pasta dishes and flavour-packed sharing plates.

Read our full review.

250 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE | 020 7613 0478

2. Cat and Mutton

20% off food and drinks Monday - Friday with a Portico Places card

Cat and Mutton is hands down one of the best boozers in the whole of ‘appening ‘Ackney - with a picturesque location on the corner of Broadway Market opposite London Fields.

Get there early to grab a table outside and enjoy an Aperol Spritz and some of finest pub grub in east London. We recommend the tiger prawns with charred sourdough and soft chilli butter or the aubergine tempura with soy and sesame as a sharer.

Read our full review.

76 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ | 020 7249 6555

3. La Farola

20% discount on your total bill at lunch or a free cocktail or wine with your meal with a Portico Places card

If you’re in the mood for some tip-top tapas, head to La Farola on the corner of Therberton and Upper Street. Their courgette flowers (stuffed with goat’s cheese and drizzled with honey) are as legendary as their two resident turtles, Lola and Alejandro.

Romantic alfresco tables are few in number, so it’s best to call and book. Remember to quote Portico Places on the phone and you’ll be treated to a refreshing cocktail on your arrival.

Read our full review.

101 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN | 020 7359 7707

4. Strongroom Bar & Kitchen

15% off food & drink with a Portico Places card

With one of the biggest courtyards in east London, Strongroom is the perfect place to spend a day (or night) trying different plates from their food pop ups and drinking their home-grown beer.

Read our full review.

20-124 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3SQ | 020 7426 5103

5. Ben’s Canteen

Ben’s Canteen (the buzzing neighbourhood restaurant with a branch in Battersea and Earlsfield) was made for alfresco dining.

There are comfy outdoor benches as well as fully retractable front windows, so diners can enjoy the cool breeze and warm glow during summer evenings. Don’t leave without trying the DIY doughnuts or Ben’s Epic Scotch Egg.

Read our full review.

140 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1SL | 020 7228 3260

422 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4HW | 020 8944 0452

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