Our top 10 spots for outdoor dining in Shepherd’s Bush this Summer

As more businesses are expanding their outdoor seating, we’ve narrowed down our top 10 eateries for a safe al fresco dinner in W12

From July 4th pubs, bars and restaurants were given the green light to reopen following certain strict government guidelines. Despite the added sanitisers, increased table spacing and app-only ordering, many people are still reluctant to step through the restaurant doors, favouring to spend their evening in eateries with terraces and balconies. Fortunately, in Shepherd’s Bush we are spoilt for choice.  

We’ve narrowed these down to just ten of our favourite eateries from across W12 where you can spend a Summer’s evening safely, eating and drinking outside in the sun. 


The Hawk’s Nest, Goldhawk Road

Fully adapted to the ‘new normal’ of al freso drinking in London is this all-day drinking and dining hidden garden on Goldhawk Road. Entering through a leafy archway adorned with fairy lights, patrons immediately have to scan and fill in their contact details before they’re allowed anywhere near the sourdough pizzas. Ordering is entirely through an app and we can recommend the Arancini bites and of course, the Aperol Spritz. 

The Television Centre, White City 

After the BBC moved out, the eateries moved in. Pizza from Homeslice, modern Indian food from Kricketmouthwatering Patty & Bun burgers and all-day cocktails from the people behind SOHO house at The Allis. Now, the famous forecourt has had a Summer makeover with 120 outdoor seats and film props added to create ‘The Set, open every day. 

Ayam Zaman, Uxbridge Road 

Attached to arguably the best Middle Eastern supermarket in West London, Ayam Zaman on Uxbridge Road have perfected Syrian and Lebanese home cooking and have expanded their seating to offer prime peoplewatching spots outside the front of the restaurant, with a plentiful supply of hand sanitiser upon entry. The Baba Ganoush here deserves a special mention. 

Little Napoli, Uxbridge Road 

Further along Uxbridge Road you can find outdoor seating and traditional Neopolitan pizza at around the £10 mark at Little Napoli, here they proove the dough for at least 48 hours so you know they mean business. 

Prairie fire, Wood Lane Arches 

This Kansas style barbeque took over one of the arches under Wood Lane tube station earlier this year. Since lockdown hit, they have been operating solely on deliveroooffering at home BBQ kits and litres of draught beer. Now, their doors are back open with limited outdoor seating to relax and enjoy every slow-cooked meat you could dream of, book ahead to guarantee your place.


Princess Victoria, Uxbridge Road

It’s interior may be recognisable from its feature in the film ‘The Gentlemen’, but the outdoor area at The Princess Victoria is just as impressive. There’s a newly paved front terrace and picturesque rear courtyard where you can enjoy their extensive menu sourced from British producers. 

The Eagle. Askew Road

Just on the edge of Shepherd’s Bush, The Eagle is another traditional pub with a great outdoor area (the biggest out of the pubs on the list) and an even greater menu, special mention should be given to their Veggie Sunday roast. 

The Bull, Westfield 

Whilst Westfield might have been considerably quieter of late, The Bull on the Southern terrace has recently reopened full steam ahead. Sit down after a shop and relax, cocktail ihand. 

The Askew, Uxbridge Road

The large beer garden to the rear of this bustling pub has ample seatingthis coupled with the recently refurbished front garden, makes The Askew an easy option for a quick evening pie and pint whilst watching the bustle of Uxbridge Road. 

Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush Green 

That being said, there are few better people- watching spots than the front beer garden of Brewdog on Shepherd’s Bush Green.  It’s a sun trap where you can see across the whole Green as you enjoy your Hoppy Meal and a vast range of draught ales. 

If you’re thinking about moving to Shepherd’s Bush, get in touch with a member of our experienced Sales Team on 020 8819 0510 , or our award-winning Lettings team on 020 8819 0511. 

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