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Discover the best Al-Fresco dining restaurants in Southwark

As we have finally left winter behind us, spring is the ideal time to begin al-fresco dining again in Southwark.

With the days growing warmer and longer and the winter blues fading, most people will want to get out of hibernation mode and into the sun.

We have found some of the most gorgeous spots to dine outside with friends and family so you can kick off your springtime right.

Boro Bistro

This beautiful modern French restaurant is located right next to London Bridge and offers a cosy and rustic outdoor garden terrace.

They have a delicious selection of tapas and cheese boards as well as a sophisticated wine list with plenty of choices.

If you like live music, every Thursday night Boro Bistro hosts an event with DJs blasting classical tunes whilst continuing to serve up their iconic menu.

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Established in 1999, this delicatessen offers an extensive menu with flavours from all over the world. 

With the owner working in multiple catering outlets worldwide and the Brood team contributing with tastes from their homelands, this menu is one you won’t forget.

This restaurant offers a ‘theatre of cooking’ for its customers as all of the cooking happens outside in front of you on real flame charcoal grills. 

The bustling atmosphere of Borough Market is encapsulated in this al-fresco dining experience which is located right next to Southwark Cathedral at the entrance of the market.

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The Table Cafe 

Specialising in brunch menus, this Modern European restaurant has a holiday feel as you are able to dine under a canopy giving you the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. 

Right in the heart of London this hotspot is a couple minutes walk from The Tate, Borough Market, The Shard and Waterloo. 

This cafe is extremely popular with neighbours and tourists alike and pride themselves on offering simple yet effective brunch dishes.

They also offer a generous cocktail menu which is ideal as we edge closer towards the summer. 

Currently their opening hours have shortened as they now close at 4pm, so ensure to get there early!

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Cafe Piazza

Located in Hay’s Galleria, this contemporary cafe is a popular spot for office workers and tourists who need a quick pit stop from sightseeing. 

With its exposed brick walled exterior contrasting its modern interior, this cafe truly is unique.

Again this is a Modern European restaurant offers a range of brunch classics, as well as a two course set dinner menu that comes with a glass of house wine for just under £30. 

They also pride themselves on their Sunday roast with a choice of roasted beef or chicken for £14.50. 

Find out more about their extensive menus or book today here: 

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