There's nothing like weekend brunch in the sunshine. Here's our pick of the best outdoor eateries for you to try this summer.
Coq d’Argent, Bank
Enjoy panoramic views of London on the restaurant’s oh-so-chic terrace, which has been been transformed into a Riviera-inspired oasis for the summer. The Saturday brunch menu offers everything from Eggs Benedict to traditional Croque-Monsieurs. Sit back, relax, and pretend you’re in France.
Grain Store, King’s Cross
Overlooking the slick and modern Granary Square, Grain Store is the perfect place to enjoy a more varied and original weekend brunch menu with a healthy side (think quinoa granola), as well as more traditional breakfast treats. American pancakes with maple syrup, anyone?
This East London hotspot has been famed for its great brunch offering since it opened last year. This is the place to come for alfresco dining with an edge – you’ll be seated beneath the railway arches of the Overground station above. Don’t forget to try out their killer Bloody Mary.
The Summerhouse, Little Venice
You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic brunch venue than this cute eatery right on the water’s edge. Perfect for that summer holiday vibe, you’ll find traditional breakfast favourites on offer, alongside a delicious selection of smoothies and juices.
The Lido, Bristol
The Lido is the perfect place to soak up some rays and pretend you’re in the Med. The compact breakfast menu covers everything from granola to kippers, and is really reasonably-priced. But get down there early because last orders are at 11.30am.
You can enjoy panoramic views of Leeds from Angelica’s wraparound terrace. And we think their Yorkshire Breakfast sounds like just the ticket for a hangover – eggs, bacon, house sausage and black pudding? Yes please.
No32 The Old Town
Overlooking Clapham Common, No32 The Old Town is the latest brunch hotspot to grace South West London. Bag a coveted table on the terrace or a spot on the pavement outside. We hear they do a mean Eggs Benedict.