Restaurants with outdoor spaces in London and Edinburgh

Restaurants with outdoor spaces in London and Edinburgh

Featured image – The Ivy Garden Chelsea

Eat Out To Help Out

Summer is in full swing, the sun is high in the sky and there’s nothing more inviting than a catch up with our nearest and dearest at all of our favourite restaurants! Luckily for us, restaurants in the UK have started operating again after months of closures due to COVID-19, with added social distancing guidelines in place for our safety, of course.

If you have been waiting patiently for your first meal out this summer, why not choose somewhere that offers outdoor seating to benefit from the beautiful (if unpredictable) British summer weather and maximise your time outdoors. Due to the limited seating indoors, many restaurants in the city have even adapted to offering outdoor dining areas to accommodate more visitors.

We would encourage guests to make a reservation to avoid disappointment as well as to check the opening times as hours may have changed since March. If you still feel uncomfortable eating out, these restaurants also offer a takeaway option, where you can enjoy the dishes in the comfort of your own apartment.

All of the restaurants that we have selected can be easily accessed from a Cheval Residence on foot, bicycle, or a short taxi ride if you would prefer to avoid public transport.

Restaurants in London

ROKA Canary Wharf

ROKA Canary Wharf – Image By SquareMeal

ROKA serves award-winning Robatayaki cuisine in London. Usually ROKA offers larger group dining but in order to keep safe, the restaurant now allows a maximum of 8 diners.

Open from 12pm daily, if you decide to visit ROKA at lunch, why not try the restaurant’s three course lunch deal offering its most popular dishes? If you fancy a full course meal, you may need to visit the restaurant several times as the restaurant offers 7 dine-in menus!

ROKA offers an interesting tasting menu, where you can try a few dishes. The regular tasting menu costs £70 per person or if you choose their premium tasting menu, it costs £90 per person.

To get you excited for your visit to ROKA, here are some of our top selections from the menu: Yaki satsuma tempura, goma fuumi no horenso salada, Sake to avocado maki, california maki, ebi furai avocado maki and so much more.

Address: 4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square E14 5FW

Time to cycle: 21-minute cycle from Cheval Three Quays

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden – Image By Cameron Gardens

Located on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea, The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers a large selection of dishes that will have you coming back for more.

Address: The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195, 197 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ

Time taken to walk and cycle: 21-minute walk or 8-minute cycle from Cheval Gloucester Park

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

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SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden – Image By Time Out

Embracing a triad of cultures, SUSHISAMBA offers a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine located in Covent Garden’s first floor with an indoor themed around greenhouse and an outdoor terrace overlooking the square. Often you’ll find talents performing so consider it a VIP ticket to London’s top talents while being able to enjoy your cocktail or meal at the terrace! Whether it’ll be a magic street show or a singing performance, you’ll have to pay it a visit to find out. GQ magazine even crowned it a “cocktail destination in its own right!”.

SUSHISAMBA offers a generous variety of dishes to cater to various dietary needs such as their all day, gluten-conscious and vegan menus.

Small dishes are also on offer such as Mae Terra or large plates options like Kobe Churrasco or Moqueca Mista. With such a large selection to choose from, why not browse the menu by clicking here?

Address: SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden, 35 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF

Time to cycle: 19-minute cycle from Cheval Three Quays

Scott’s Mayfair

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Scott’s Mayfair  – Image By Scott’s

Originally opened as an oyster warehouse in 1851 by John Scott who was a young fishmonger, Scott’s Mayfair is now a famous high-end seafood restaurant and oyster bar.

If this doesn’t already sound tempting enough, Scott’s Mayfair is also loved by well-known film stars and influential industry leaders such as Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

Scott’s Mayfair serves seasonal menus created by their head chef, David McCarthy offering a choice of a la carte options, vegetarian dishes, desserts, wines and cocktails.

If you’ve already dined here, you might also be interested in their favourite recipes, now accessible online, where you can try your hand at cooking from the comfort of your own home?

Address: Scott’s, 20 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2HE

Time to cycle: 17-minute to cycle from Cheval Gloucester Park or 31-minute from Cheval Three Quays

Chicama (Chelsea, Kings Road)

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Chicama  – Image By SUITCASE Magazine

Chicama is Chelsea’s seafood restaurant inspired by the coastal food of Peru and the bold-flavours of Peruvian cuisine.

TimeOut London labelled the restaurant as “The Southern ‘resi’ enclave of SW10”.

The ingredients are freshly delivered daily ready for lunch, brunch, and dinner diners. On their lunch menu Chicama serves Tapioca marshmallow, Salmon poke, Sea bass poke and salad dishes. On their dinner menu, you’ll find dishes such as Prawn toast, popped corn monkfish cheeks, smoked mushroom ceviche, scallop ceviche and so much more.

If you’re feeling generous and want to share the deliciousness with your friends and family, Chicama also offers gift vouchers. We think this would make a perfect gift for any occasion!

Address: Chicama, 383 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LP

Time to walk and cycle: A 19-minute walk or a 7-minute cycle from Cheval Gloucester Park

Boundary Rooftop (Shoreditch)

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Boundary Rooftop  – Image By Time Out

Everyone loves a good view when dining and catching up with friends. Boundaries Rooftop offers exactly that. Whether you’re in the market for a lazy lunch or a dinner date with that special someone, the view from the rooftop will make all kinds of reunions special.

Boundary serves nibbles, starters, mains, sides, desserts and an impressive selection of cocktails.

Some might even say that being on the rooftop at Boundary feels like being on a holiday! (Quote taken from Boundary Rooftop).

Address: Boundary London, 2-4 Boundary St, Hackney, London E2 7DD

Time to walk and cycle: A 29-minute walk or 11-minute cycle from Cheval Three Quays

Le Pont de la Tour

Not currently part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Le Pont de la Tour  – Image By FourSquare

Le Pont de la Tour is a French restaurant where you can dine riverside against London’s iconic views, or if you would rather sit indoors you’ll get to soak up the Parisian chic décor, reminiscent of the 1930s. With two menus to choose from; The Bar & Grill and Restaurant menu, you can book a quick catch up with drinks and nibbles, or enjoy a full meal at your leisure.

With delicious starters on offer such as the London cure smoked salmon and a main dish of grilled plaice with heritage potatoes, coastal herbs, with hollandaise sauce, your taste buds are guaranteed satisfaction, however if you prefer poultry, you may also opt-in for Roast Chicken with radishes, grelots, heritage carrots, riz pilaf, and roasting juices. And not to forget the delicious desserts like Marquise au chocolat or a selection of French cheeses.

Address: 36D Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE

Time to walk: 11-minute walk from Cheval Three Quays

The River Café – Hammersmith

Not currently part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

The River Café – Image By Evening Standard

The menu at The River Café changes daily to ensure every visit is unique offering regional Italian cuisine, scenically located on the banks of the Thames.

There are guidelines in place in order to accommodate everyone. All bookings for 2 – 4 people are for two hours and bookings of 5 – 6 people are for 2.5 hours.

With new menus to welcome every season of the year, mark your calendar to visit The River Cafe during each one, to enjoy all of the seasonal options on their menu.

An example of two dishes on their current menu are:

  • Mazzancolle – poached Scottish Langoustines with aioli and pea salad with basil, mint & fennel herb
  • Rombo al forno – Turbot tranche wood-roasted with anchovy, capers and flowering oregano with summer beets and garden rocket

Address: The River Café, Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9HA

Time to cycle: 17-minute cycle from Cheval Gloucester Park

Restaurants in Edinburgh

The Devil’s Advocate

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The Devil’s Advocate – Image By croandkowlove

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant with an atmospheric outdoor space located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and just around the corner from Cheval Old Town Chambers.

The restaurant is currently open for dining as well as takeaway meals. Their menu offers seasonal Scottish ingredients and changes monthly making each visit more exciting than the last.

Serving lunch, evening meals, cocktails and also an extensive whisky menu, you’ll find mouth watering dishes such as slow-cooked pulled pork, cider slaw, toasted sourdough and John Gilmour’s dry aged sirloin steak with whisky peppercorn sauce & chips at the restaurant. Find yourself enjoying these dishes soaking up Edinburgh’s fresh air in the heart of the Old Town amongst historic buildings. Nothing is better than dining in the Scottish sunshine and beautiful architecture of the Old Town!

With restrictions in place, The Devil’s Advocate allows a maximum of 6 guests and dining within 1.5 hour slots.

Please note that guests aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Address: 9 Advocate’s Cl, Edinburgh EH1 1ND

Time to walk: Around the corner from Cheval Old Town Chambers

Cold Town House

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Cold Town House – Image By Dobbernation

A restaurant with a famously fantastic view of Edinburgh because Cold Town House sits just under Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a visit to the Castle, now that it is open (did we mention that view from the castle will make your visit to Edinburgh unforgettable?) then satisfy your hunger pangs at Cold Town House with a scrumptious meal.

Cold Town House offers outdoor seating and lso serves pizzas that are hand stretched and baked in their artisan built woodfired oven from Naples. If you need a little more convincing to visit Cold Town House, they also offer their very own Cold Town draught lager, pale ale, neipa and peach summer ale!

Address: Cold Town House, 4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU

Time to walk: 15-minute walk from Cheval The Edinburgh Grand


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