The Best Places in Victoria for Outdoor Eating and Drinking


The very best food and drink Victoria has to offer.


12th May 2017

Red Carnation Hotels

When the mercury rises and skies are blue there’s no better time to dine outside in fresh air with good company. From a sky-high roof garden with city vistas, to sunny pub terraces, Victoria presents a charming array of al fresco eating and drinking spots. If you’re visiting London, stay at Rubens at the Palace and you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore the neighbourhood’s many pleasant spaces for outdoor eating and drinking.


Outdoor eating

Located right next to Hotel 41 and the elegant Rubens at the Palace, bbar serves up grills and comfort-food classics with an upscale South African twist. With a contemporary-meets-safari interior, bbar is a chic destination to enjoy a delicious wild boar burger or grilled boerewors. Enjoy outdoor seating overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews gates where you may just catch a glimpse of the Royal carriages as they exit, or relax on the heated outside cigar terrace beneath London’s largest Living Wall.

Boisdale of Belgravia

Outdoor eating

Nightly live jazz and spectacular whisky have made Boisdale of Belgravia a popular place to drink and dine. The Scottish bar and restaurant has another ace up its sleeve, however; a dedicated cigar terrace. Painted bright red and clad in their trademark tartan, you’re instantly whisked from central London to the Highlands.

Cardinal Place Roof Garden

Outdoor eating

A veritable oasis in the heart of Victoria, Cardinal Place Roof Garden is a lush green space, ideal for a picnic while soaking up some sun. The crescent-shaped garden is open seven days a week and hosts frequent events over the summer such as screenings of Wimbledon and a tennis-inspired Wimbledon Victoria Cake-Off baking competition.

The Thomas Cubitt

A quintessentially British gastropub, smartly appointed in neutral shades, The Thomas Cubitt is one of the area’s most elegant places to drink. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors and ample outside seating make The Thomas Cubitt a sunny spot to park up and dine. Its offering comprises a seasonally-rotating, international food menu and delectable house cocktails.

Nova Food

Outdoor eating

One of Victoria’s newest and most exciting dining destinations, Nova Food houses seventeen restaurants including fine-dining affairs like super-chef Jason Atherton’s Hai Cenato and every-day eateries like Franco Manca pizzeria. At the heart of the complex you can eat al fresco at their vast seating area, which accommodates hundreds of visitors.

In the heart of Victoria, The Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41 are excellently located to discover the area’s outdoor dining terraces this summer.

Image Credits: bbar: © Red Carnation Hotels. The Thomas Cubitt © The Thomas Cubitt. Boisdale of Belgravia © Boisdale of Belgravia. Cardinal Place Roof Garden & Nova Food © Land Securities Victoria.

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