Where to Dine Alfresco in Soho

With dining alfresco coming back to Soho we want to make sure you are prepared and know exactly where you need to book your table at Soho's top restaurants

As we gear up for alfresco dining to re-launch on Monday 12 April, Soho is set to be London’s heart for outdoor eating and drinking. There will be over 1,300 covers across Soho for alfresco dining, with a whole array of cuisines and something to suit everyone. As well as restaurant terraces, there will be 30 brightly coloured tables set up on Carnaby Street, Newburgh Street and Ganton Street for communal seating and dining every day, where you can enjoy a takeaway meal without a booking.

Soho’s buzzing atmosphere is perfectly suited to eating outdoors, with many new restaurants joining in and adding tables, giving a Mediterranean vibe to this corner of the West End. My Place, The Breakfast Club and Tapas Brindisa are amongst those to do so with the trend following suit along the length of Berwick street. Here are some of our favourites to look out for. 

*Please check directly with the restaurants for their latest opening days and times*

My Place Soho

Pitch up outside My Place Soho for a coffee and pastry first thing, and find yourself staying all day. The coffee shop is open all hours, and will remain open for dinner (served with espresso martinis, naturally). 

Flat White

Flat White is a champion of the all-day-breakfast, inspired by the founders’ Kiwi heritage and serving one of the best avo on toasts this side of the equator. Artisanal bread & pastries are delivered daily, or grab a takeaway coffee.

The White Horse 

A buzzing local pub on Newburgh Street with tables outside, serving great food, great beers and that Soho atmosphere we all know and love. Head here with colleagues to toast being back in the office, or a great pit stop between shopping. 

Tapas Brindisa 

This Soho stalwart takes inspiration from the bustling bodegas synonymous with Spanish cities: intimate, local joints where artisan beers, sherries, and wines are served with impeccably sourced food. Naturally, this is well tailored to al fresco dining, and the newly extended terrace on Broadwick Street will be open for walk-ins and reservations. 

The Ivy Soho

Stylish and utterly iconic, The Ivy Soho’s glorious terrace is top of many people’s lists for when restaurants reopen. Bag a table at the all-day brasserie and catch up with friends over a crisp glass of rosé. What could be better? 

The Breakfast Club

Dine alfresco on Berwick Street at The Breakfast Club, with a true American style breakfast, the Full Monty, or one of their vegan variations. Breakfast lasts all day, and frankly after the year we’ve all had there’s no reason not to be ordering maple and banana pancakes on a Tuesday afternoon. 


As famous for their excessively long queues as for their mouth-watering Taiwanese buns, this little spot on Lexington Street needs no introduction. Inspired by Taiwan’s street food markets, BAO will be reopening on 12th April for outdoor dining in this picturesque corner of Soho.

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