Angler, South Place Hotel, Moorgate
This Michelin-starred seafood restaurant in South Place Hotel has a beautiful terrace overlooking the City. It has an a la carte menu offering three courses for £35.
Must try: Roasted monkfish tail with braised octopus, aubergine caponata and golden raisins
Typical cost for two with wine: £100
Source, Ransome's Dock, Battersea
This neighbourhood restaurant in Battersea is located on The River Thames and has a wrap-around terrace overlooking the river.
Must try: Fried chicken sandwich with harissa aioli and wedge salad
Typical cost for two with wine: £85
Made in Brazil Boteco, Camden
This vibrant and colourful Brazilian bar has just opened in the heart of Camden and boasts a large roof terrace hidden away from the bustling streets below.
Must try: Slow cooked pork ribs with boiled cassava and vinaigrette
Typical cost for two with wine: £55
Rocket Holborn, Lincoln’s Inn Fields
This terrace is a hidden gem, located minutes from the West End but hidden away from the hustle and bustle. It overlooks the tranquil Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Must try: Smoked black pudding, butterfly king prawn and pancetta stonebaked pizza
Typical cost for two with wine: £65
Kurobuta, Marble Arch
Scott Hallsworth’s critically acclaimed Kurobuta is a great place to grab some al fresco Japanese cuisine – perfect food for a sunny spring day.
Must try: Tuna sashimi pizza with truffle ponzu, red onions and green chillies
Typical cost for two with wine: £60
Queen of Hoxton, Hoxton
The rooftop barbecue at Shoreditch stalwart Queen of Hoxton is this year paying homage to Cuban culture, with storytellers, dominoes and plenty of rum.
Must try: Cubanos, or cuban sandwiches, filled with slow-roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles.
Typical cost for two with cocktail: £30
Oxo Tower Restaurant, South Bank
This Harvey Nichols-owned restaurant serves seriously good food right in the centre of London, and the astro-turfed terrace is a great place to while away an evening.
Must try: Turbot, sweet potato lemongrass, spiced crab, kohlrabi fondant, choi sum
Typical cost for two with wine: £140
The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton
The garden at this favourite local spot goes on for miles but you can still bet on it being full as soon as the sun peeps through the clouds.
Must try: Veal Schnitzel in a toasted bun served with chips and coleslaw
Typical cost for two with pints: £30