What’s better than a BYOB restaurant in Summer? One where you can sit outside in the sun with a bottle of vino or 2 – check out the very best outdoor restaurants in London that offer BYOB below.
Get your sunnies & factor 30 ready – Al fresco BYOB dining here we come…
Oi Spaghetti & Tiramasu is situated bang in the hear of the Bussey Building complex over in Peckham. One of our favourite areas in London (and one of our fave Bring Your Own’s) this area is always lively during the summer months and what better way to enjoy the London sun than with a fat bowl of pasta, sides & some vino and/or beer. Outdoor dining in the Bussey Building courtyard is glorious on a lovely day. If you’re headed South and like something fishy we recommend you try out “The Red One”. Perfectly cooked spaghetti in a tomato sauce with anchovy fillets & black olives.
- Corkage is £4 for wine & £1.50 for beer
Poppy’s 2 (located in Fulham) is the bigger and better sister restaurant of Poppy’s in Hammersmith. “Quirky-Grandma’s house” is the only way the style of Poppy’s can be described. Indoor you’ll find stuffed animals, loud fireplaces & about 8 ornaments per customer. Outside there’s decking and bistro tables – ideal for those hot summer days and evenings when you want to kick back with your mates and enjoy some delicious Thai food.
- Corkage is just £1pp and we recommend booking ahead if you’re a group to avoid disappointment
Located on the most happening corner of Clapham Common, Counter Culture is one of your more sophisticated Bring Your Own Booze restaurants. It is not exactly one of the biggest London restaurants with outdoor seating – it has 4 tables set outside, ideal for those who fancy some al fresco dining with an edgy British gastro twist.
- Corkage is just free for beer & cider but £10 per bottle of wine
Yadas is one of the coolest BYOB spots in South London. You will find it under the railway arches – just around the corner from Peckham Rye station. It’s got a great outdoor space that spans 2 levels if busy. This place really comes to life on summer evenings with fairy lights draped across the outside – it’s ideal for a summer evening meal & catch-up with mates.
- Corkage is free & shisha is available if you fancy a post-dinner smoke
Tagine is a Moroccan restaurant located in Balham. Outside it has 4 tables, ideal for those warmer summer days and evenings when you’re looking for a restaurant with some outdoor space/seating. This place specialises in tagines and mixed grills. Main courses start at about £15 each and come with couscous or potatoes. They provide shisha too if you’re looking to kick back and chill further after your meal and drinks. There are plenty of shops nearby if you want to grab some wine/beer.
- Corkage is free
So, disclaimer, this place only has 2 tables outside – which will seat 8 in total, however if you can nab a seat we highly recommend it. We e recommend you try the mixed meze for 2 (£6.50) which consists of bread and tasty dips of hummus, tabule, babaganoush and cacik to begin with. However you really come here for the mixed meat grills.
- Corkage is free
Bintang is located in Camden/Kentish town, a few mins walk from the canal. Bintang offers the very best of Asian cuisine – offering their own delicious twists on the classics. Ideal for groups, it’s got an indoor & outdoor dining area (perfect for the summer). This area is a decent size with long benches and picnic tables stretching out through the area. Half of it is covered too which is handy if you’re trying to dodge the direct sunlight or it starts spitting.
- Corkage is £1 per bottle/can – wine differs depening on day.