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Best Luxury Restaurants London in Summer

Published on March 23, 2021 by Rebecca Hinshelwood

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One thing we can all agree on is that London looks beautiful in the sunshine. And what better way to enjoy it than to be experiencing great food under the sun’s rays. After all, great food and great summers are two things that make London such a popular destination. There are a multitude of ways to get the best of London’s summer restaurant views, from rooftops to terraces to waterways. So which are the best luxury restaurants London visitors should seek out for this season? 

Table with a View

What sets apart the best luxury restaurants London offers? In summer, it’s views, and you’ll need to go high. You can enjoy the sights and the sunlight, whilst still being protected should the weather turn! 

Searcys at the Gherkin

With spectacular views across the city, the Helix restaurant by Searcys is perfect for every occasion. Summer sunset dinners are something else here, though. The classic menu here makes room for those very British stables, the Sunday brunch and roast. So you can be sure to have a dining experience that is London through and through, from the views to the food.

Up on the Roof

Rooftop dining will bring you the most of the sunshine, as you dine above the shadow line. So while you keep in touch with the bustle of the streets below, you can check out the views of the roofline. 

Aviary, Finsbury Square 

This rooftop restaurant offers great views from its lofty terrace and protected igloo dining for colder months. You’ll peruse a carefully crafted menu of artisanal produce to enjoy in this elevated sun trap. It’s situated where the City meets Shoreditch, so you can people watch down below as business rubs shoulders with hipster!

Courtyard Dining

Shut yourself off from the rest of the city with an al fresco courtyard. These little gems provide a summery sanctuary amidst the London whirl. 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Enjoy a classic Ivy menu within beautiful courtyard surroundings right in the middle of Chelsea. The garden is draped in greenery, giving this location a quaint and romantic ambience. And you know that you can have confidence in the menu, designed by Ivy Executive Chef Sean Burbidge. 

Waterside Dining

When the Summer heat ramps up, it’s natural to head to the water. With both the Thames and the city’s extensive canal network glinting in the sunlight, a waterside restaurant location can’t be beaten in summer. 

The Summerhouse, W9

Head to the West to Little Venice for this lovely canal-side restaurant, where seafood is the star. The decor is bright and fresh and ideal for a Summer’s day, while the menu will transport you to the coast without leaving London postcodes!

Terrace Dining

Street views offer a great deal to outdoor dining. From people watching to simply absorbing the atmosphere, choose a restaurant with a street-side terrace.  

Scott’s, Mayfair

There are limited terrace tables at the eponymous Scott’s in Mayfair. But if you manage to bag one of them, it’s Summertime dining perfection. From the front of the restaurant, the energy of this most exclusive part of London is at your fingertips. So, too, is the wonderfully fresh seafood based menu.

Seasonal Menus

The British Summer isn’t all about sunshine (in fact, this is admittedly sometimes lacking!) Choose your London restaurant by content for some truly spectacular seasonal menus, where summertime shines from the plate. 

Wild by Tart, Pimlico

Housed in a multipurpose space, a visit to this restaurant is an experience which also includes a bar, studio, deli and retail and events spaces. Served from an open kitchen, seasonal and sustainable ingredients are central to the ethos here. Summertime will be as evident from your food as it will from the courtyard area.

Wherever you enjoy your summertime dining, you can find a perfectly situated luxury serviced apartment nearby. So why not start planning your Summery London visit.

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