Top 5 Al Fresco Dining Locations

There isn’t a better way to enjoy both your food and a summer’s evening than dining al fresco. Make sure you stop by one of these favourite locations this July.

San Lorenzo, Wimbledon

Wimbledon’s San Lorenzo, voted as the Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year by local readers, offers a beautiful summer garden to complement the delicious menu on offer. The summer garden is walled, giving it a secluded, intimate feel that is well insulated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and a canopy protects the diners from the elements.
38 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7PA


Hotel du Vin, Cannizaro House

photograph by Garry Knight

Enjoy your dinner looking over the beautifully kept Cannizaro Park, on the Southern edge of Wimbledon Common. Hotel du Vin in Cannizaro House offers luxury in both the food and the view, and is a perfect location to dine al fresco.
Cannizaro House, West Side Common, London, SW19 4UE


Warren House, Kingston

Enjoy a meal in the shadow of the beautiful, Grade II listed, Victorian House set within four acres of peaceful landscaped gardens. Conveniently located just a five minute walk from Richmond Park, an al fresco dinner or afternoon tea at Warren House is the perfect way to end a light summer’s walk.
Warren House, Warren Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT2 7HY


Kingston Riverside

photograph by Gregg Gorman

Kingston Riverside can boast several restaurants to suit all tastes. Stroll along the bank of the river and see which cuisine takes your fancy. All of the restaurants spill out onto the riverbank, and there is an abundance of al fresco dining on offer, including Bill’s, Busaba Eathai, Cau, Comptoir Libanais, Cote and Jackson & Rye.


Petersham Nurseries

Set in the Richmond countryside is one of the prettiest locations you can find for al fresco dining: Petersham Nurseries. Have your drinks and dinner in an eden of trailing ivy and scents of jasmine, and make sure you have a look around the garden centre yourself for a floral addition to your own home.
Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AB

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