From afternoon teas in tranquil gardens to award-winning pizza in a historic railway station, get ready to dine alfresco at these restaurants with outdoor seating in Bath.

Outdoor seating area at The Scallop Shell

The Scallop Shell

While we're sadly not near the sea, experience the next best thing in terms of coastal cuisine at The Scallop Shell. Take your pick from their delicious menu of sustainably caught fish and chips and fresh seafood, and enjoy with a local ale, cider or refreshing soft drink in the sun.

Outdoor terrace at the Green Park Brasserie

Green Park Brasserie

Fun fact: the Green Park Brasserie building is a former railway station dating back to the 1800s, Green Park Station (hence the name). Now a restaurant and bar usually filled with the sound of live music, it’s also got a spacious terrace at the front.

Grab a table for a drink and a bite to eat, whether that’s one of their speciality steaks or anything else from the top-notch seasonal menu. The terrace is covered too, so don’t let signs of spring showers stop you visiting.

Bath Pizza Co in Green Park Station

Bath Pizza Co

Under the glass roof of the former Green Park Station you’ll also find the Brasserie’s sister business, Bath Pizza Co. As well as the stunning setting, the pizzas are worth shouting about – just last year the restaurant was named ‘Independent Pizza Restaurant of the Year’ by the Pizza and Pasta Association.

Outdoor seating at Mrs. Potts Chocolate House in Bath

Mrs. Potts Chocolate House

Let the homemade chocolate goodies of Mrs. Potts Chocolate House tempt you into visiting their York Street café. Stop by and enjoy a sweet treat in the sun (think uber-chocolatey brownies, cakes and biscuits) or a warming hot chocolate, tea or coffee on chillier days. 

Garden seating at Roseate Villa

The Roseate Villa

Escape to the tranquil gardens of this boutique hotel, where you can indulge in food and drink from their elegant Henrietta Bar. On the menu are homemade afternoon teas (also available for takeaway), stone-baked pizzas and a variety of expertly mixed cocktails. The Roseate Villa is located next to the pretty seven-acre Henrietta Park, perfect for a stroll before or after your visit.

Outdoor terrace at Plate at the Bird

Plate at The Bird, Bath

Visit Plate for a meal out that feels a world away from your homecooked dinners. Part of The Bird, Bath hotel, the playful décor matches the creative dishes, which champion the best of local – often hedgerow-fresh – ingredients.

Alfresco seating at the Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel Kitchen

Abbey Hotel Kitchen and ArtBar are a top city centre spot for people-watching. Swing by for one of their alfresco tables on North Parade – a sought-after spot for city centre dining and watching the world go by. Order from a menu of delicious food made using top-quality local produce.

Outdoor tables at Boho Marche at Francis Hotel

Boho Marché at Francis Hotel Bath

Opened late last year, Boho Marché, Francis Hotel Bath's new restaurant, is the place to be to indulge in Moroccan and Mediterranean flavours. Located on Queen Square, the terrace is open from 10am to 7pm, letting you soak up the sun and enjoy equally summery dishes and drinks. Breakfast is served from 10am to 12pm, and an all-day menu from 12pm to 7pm.

Garden Restaurant at The Pig near Bath

The PIG-near Bath

The PIG-near Bath, nestled in the Somerset countryside by the village of Pensford, serves up a seasonal lunch menu, crafted using ingredients sourced locally from within a 25-mile radius, on their alfresco terrace. Expect spring harvest Kitchen Garden veggies and salads, meats from their local farmers and fresh fish from nearby ports, rounded off with a classic pud – all designed to be enjoyed outside, accompanied by a bottle!

Plate of food from Newton Farm Cafe

Newton Farm Café

Located in the picturesque village of Newton St Loe, just ten minutes from Bath, Newton Farm Café is ideal for some countryside calm. They serve up dishes that are freshly made, wholesome and rustic, in keeping with farm-style comforts and using produce sourced directly from the working farm.

They're open seven days a week for alfresco breakfast and lunch, as well as coffee and cake in the courtyard area immediately outside the café. 

Alfresco brunch at The Bath Priory

The Pantry & Terrace at The Bath Priory

The Bath Priory Hotel's Terrace and Pantry restaurant serves up a seasonal menu of fresh, tasty dishes to be enjoyed alfresco. Open for all-day dining, the relaxing terrace is open to all and has beautiful views over the hotel's four acres of gardens.

People sat outside BeerCraft of Bath

BeerCraft of Bath

Enjoy a pint of craft beer or cider in one of Bath's most iconic locations – BeerCraft of Bath is located on Pulteney Bridge (one of only four bridges in the world with shops spanning both sides). Their friendly team will be on hand to help you choose from their vast selection of drinks – at any one time they have at least 500 beers in stock. You can sip yours while watching the world go by from their two tables and eight seats on the pavement outside the shop.

Courtyard seating at Bandook Kitchen, Bath

Bandook Indian Kitchen

Milsom Place's Bandook Indian Kitchen have reopened their beautiful courtyard, accommodating up to 35 people at a time. Running an all-day service from 12pm to 9pm, you can enjoy chai brunches, delicious lunches and cosy evening dinners. With awnings to protect from the elements and outdoor heaters, not to mention flavourful, vibrant and spicy Indian dishes, you'll be sure to stay toasty and warm. They have also launched some new additions to their menu – check out their website for further details.

Vino Vino

Soaking up some rays alfresco with a glass of wine in hand has been part of Vino Vino's appeal for years. Perfectly situated on Saw Close, close to Theatre Royal Bath and surrounded by other restaurants, it is a great spot for watching the world go by. Choose your bottle and take your pick from their selection of tapas and meze platters as you sit back and relax – their overhead heaters will keep you toasty as the sun goes down!

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