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Make your bookings now – your guide to the best al fresco dining in central London

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Soak up the sunshine at these al fresco restaurants

Outdoor dining is back, and our restaurants look forward to welcoming you. Dine in the very heart of London and soak up city’s atmosphere - be it from pavement seating, or gorgeous rooftop terraces. Here are some of our favourite places to enjoy seasonal specials and unbeatable views.

45 Jermyn St

An impeccable dining experience, the iconic location of 45 Jermyn Street is truly a standout. A beacon for breakfast, with service continuing well into the night; you can fashion a day around your reservation and enjoy the best of what London has to offer, all moments away from your (outdoor) table.

The Trafalgar St James, 2 Spring Gardens

If you’re looking for a roof terrace and a luxurious way to spend time with loved ones, look no further. Select from its menu of small plates and classic mains and take in one of the very best views in London at The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St James.

The Beau Brummell, 3 Norris Street

Set in the heart of St James’s Market, where better to enjoy the sunshine than a classic London pub? Beau Brummell’s outdoor space is ready for you and makes the perfect spot to meet a friend or a colleague for an end of day drink.

Fallow, 2 St James's Market

Open for its first al fresco season in St James’s Market, Fallow serves sustainability-focused innovative food fit for the perfect evening out.

Aquavit, 1 St James's Market

An unbeatable St James's Market setting for your favourite Nordic-style dishes. Whether you’re after a long lunch with friends, a dinner date or post-work drinks with colleagues, Aquavit is the place to be.

Franco’s, 61 Jermyn Street

A St James's stalwart since 1945, Franco’s will be serving breakfast pastries from 10-12 before an a la carte offering on its chic terrace. Settle in here and enjoy the perfect spot on Jermyn Street for people watching.

Café Murano, 33 St James's Street

Enjoy Chef Angela Hartnett's impeccable take on Italian dishes, stemming from her family roots at Café Murano. Close your eyes whilst sitting al fresco on St James’s Street and you might just be transported to the streets of Italy.

Ole & Steen, 56 Haymarket, St James’s Market

Looking for a quick bite to enjoy in the sunshine? Ole & Steen is a popular pitstop for a coffee break, delicious Danish pastry and we must say, its open sandwiches are not to be ignored.

Sofitel London St James’s, 6 Waterloo Place

Sofitel London St James’s al fresco Parisian Café, serving up Mediterranean dishes alongside Aperitivo style drinks, is sure to put you in a sunny mood.

Looking for even more al fresco dining options? Head over to neighbouring Regent Street to find an array of outdoor foodie spots. Be sure to let us know if you enjoy our restaurants and share your photos with us at @StJamesLondon.