Best London terraces to welcome in the summer season 
Best London terraces to welcome in the summer season 

Despite the recent bipolar London weather, sunnier skies are on the way. We’ve rounded up some of the best terraces around the capital where you can drink, dine and enjoy the sunshine with friends, welcoming in the 2024 summer season in style.

Cellar at Kindred

Tucked away behind Hammersmith station, Cellar at Kindred is the ultimate all-day cafe, restaurant and bar, offering a wide menu of sustainable, seasonal and locally sourced delights. Enjoy a mid-week lunch or evening drink on their buzzing summer terrace, open from morning till late. Be sure to try one of Kindred’s delicious cocktails with or without alcohol, all created by in-house drinks director Julian De Nechaud de Feral.

Indulge in the bestselling West 6 Buttered Up, featuring Portobello Road Celebrated Butter gin, or the Tiger Mazcalita, perfect for margarita lovers.. For those who enjoy cocktails without the alcohol, Cellar at Kindred has a delicious array to choose from. Try the new Cherry Collins, featuring Everleaf Forest botanicals paired with the Bristol Syrup Company’s juicy black cherry and vanilla syrup, with a spritz of London Essence Company’s peach and jasmine soda.

And to soak up these liquid delights, make sure to try the new dishes on Cellar at Kindred’s all-day menu. Enjoy crispy mac and cheese bites and Palourde clams with cider and chorizo, as well as large plates like Brixham Bay grey mullet and grilled Suffolk texel lamb.

And with the Eventim Apollo just a stone’s throw away, Cellar at Kindred is the perfect spot for a pre or post-show bite or beverage.



Bamboo Mat Stratford

Head down to this trendy Nikkei hotspot in Stratford’s East Village and enjoy delicious new delights on their summer terrace. The new menu is full of mouth-watering sharing platters of Peruvian and Japanese delights, so bring a date or some mates and treat yourself to an authentic Nikkei experience like no other.

Fans of ceviche must try the Ceviche Mix Platter, featuring Bamboo Mat’s renowned seabass ceviche, favourites such as salmon tataki and tuna tiradito and the ultimate ceviche deluxe, with seabass, prawns and scallops in Bamboo Mat’s signature sauce.

Also on offer is the new Nikkei sashimi platter, featuring the highest grade quality tuna, yellow tail, seabass, salmon, prawn and mackerel with wasabi egg sauce and shiso ponzu. And the sushi lovers out there can indulge in a sushi spread like no other with Bamboo Mat’s Nikkei sushi platter.

Make sure to indulge in a refreshing cocktail or peruse Bamboo Mat’s extensive wine menu to enjoy alongside the food offerings.




Brand new Covent Garden hotspot Doughnation is the perfect spot to enjoy a pizza and an Aperol Spritz in the sunshine this summer.

Think artisan-crafted pizzas on stretched dough, using meticulously sourced ingredients with unique and delicious toppings. Expect delights such as the Potato Pizza and the Truffled Mushroom Ragout, shaking up traditional pizza flavours.

Meet some mates for a post-work treat and try out all of Doughnations delicious new offerings on the new al fresco Doughnation terrace on Covent Garden’s piazza. Enjoy a gin-spritz menu, pizza brunches and of course – happy hour. If you have any room left post-pizza, make sure to order their indulgent skillet cookie dessert, smothered in chocolate sauce with chocolate chip ice cream on the side. Yum!

Website: @doughnation_pizza


Pivot British Bar and Bistro 

Another spot at 3 Henrietta Street is the Pivot British Bar and Bistro. As well as its renowned winter favourite of ‘the best roast in London’, Pivot has the perfect treats to enjoy throughout the summer on its new English Meadow Terrace, sponsored by Silent Pool.

Popping up at 3 Henrietta Street from May through to September, The English Meadow Terrace will celebrate the beauty in nature, drawing inspiration from the serene English countryside and beautiful meadows of the Surrey Hills and the mystical Silent Pool that sits within them.

Offering guests a slice of the countryside in the heart of central London, The English Meadow Terrace will be adorned with fragrant wildflowers, lavender, and chamomile. Guests can enjoy delicious cocktails such as the classic Bees Knees or White Peach Negroni, as well as Pivot’s renowned and traditional British dining offerings.