With so many fabulous new restaurants opening this year its hard to know how to knuckle down the best one for the occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, work event or simply wanting an a ’la carte meal for two, we have put together our favourite spots to visit this summer.

With such a high demand for alfresco dining this summer (due to the fabulous weather!) we recommend booking at least a week in advance, especially from Thursday - Sunday.

  1. Mezcalito, Chelsea

The most fabulous Mexican restaurant, great for group bookings or a more atmospheric date night. With outdoor under-cover seating its great if the weather turns and you’ve still got the alfresco option. I would recommend the delicious Riviera Nayarit cocktail and booking an evening when the live Mexican music is on!

Where: 119 Sydney St, London SW3 6NR

2. Bellefields, Brixton

A family run restaurant and bar that spills out onto a cobblestoned courtyard right in the heart of Brixton. With delicious Mediterranean tapas style food this is perfect for a group booking. The octopus, burrata salad and focaccia bread with olives would be our choice!

Where: 9 Stockwell Avenue, Brixton, London, SW9 9SY

3. Cecconi’s, Mayfair

The famous Cecconi’s Mayfair restaurant offers finer dining, great for client outings or a more intimate occasion. With delicious Italian food and traditional décor this is a must go place for pasta lovers!

Where: 5A Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3EP

4. Peckham Cellars, Peckham

A relaxed, fun environment for people to enjoy great wine and delicious food, whilst receiving some of South East London’s finest hospitality. Great for work events and group socials.

Where: 125 Queens road, SE15 2ND

5. Stanleys, Chelsea

Nicknamed the secret garden of Chelsea, Stanley’s courtyard bar and restaurant offers a comfortable place for guests to eat, drink and relax. The outside courtyard booths are super comfortable and have a lovely balance of being smart/casual. This is a great place for work, personal and group occasions.

Where: 51 Sydney St, London SW3 6NT