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

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.

Green Park Brasserie terrace
Image - Green Park Brasserie

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.

Bath Pizza Co in Green Park Station

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.

Scallop Shell terrace
Image -  The Scallop Shell

Montagu’s Mews 

Take in the stunning surrounds of the gardens at the iconic Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, with parasols set up at Montagu's Mews during the summer months, and heaters also set up for when the sun goes in. Choose from a light lunch, dinner or a luxury afternoon tea.

Montagu's Mews garden
Image - Montagu's Mews

Beckford Canteen

The garden and terrace at Beckford Canteen are lovely suntraps to enjoy one of their delicious small plates, a glass of wine or a seasonal cocktail.

Garden with tables and chairs
Image - Beckford Canteen

Dough

Enjoy an al fresco pizza at Dough on Kingsmead Square, with plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians and even coeliacs. Alongside classic sourdough pizzas bases, you can expect some unusual twists such as turmeric, seaweed and hemp, plus an ever-changing range of specials with seasonal ingredients.

Dough Kingsmead Square al fresco
Image - Dough

Corkage

The ambience in Corkage’s beautiful garden is every bit as special as the food – and that’s pretty special. Part restaurant, part wine bar and shop, there’s an incredible wine list to accompany the super seasonal dishes of creatively cooked local produce. Enjoy under the cover a wood framed marquee, where there’s also heating.

Garden with outdoor seating at Corkage

The Restaurant at The Bird

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

The Bird - Plate Terrace
Image - The Restaurant at The Bird

Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen

Ludo offers a crowd-pleasing menu for you to enjoy while watching the latest sports fixtures, or just grabbing some lunch and drinks on their outdoor terrace. Ludo is the Official Sports Bar of Bath Rugby Club, with season ticket holders and club members able to enjoy a 20% discount on all food and drink at Ludo on match days. 

Ludo Bath exterior and terrace
Image - Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen

The Mint Room

Take a seat on their large roof terrace, which has its own bar, a stretch tent for cover and heaters for when the evenings get cooler. It's the ideal spot for some outdoor dining or cocktails with friends, and can be hired for private parties.

Pakora dish
Image - Pakora at The Mint Room

The Stable

Take a seat outside this popular restaurant on Kingsmead Square and take your pick from a mouthwatering menu of pizza and pies. The Stable also offers a large selection of superb West Country ciders and craft beers.

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.

Garden seating at Roseate Villa

Flourish Kitchen

Located just outside Bath, planet-friendly restaurant and foodhall Flourish Kitchen has something to suit every taste, occasion or diet, with many vegetarian and vegan options available throughout the day, which you can enjoy indoors or out in their large front terrace. 

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.

Alfresco seating at the Abbey Hotel

Boho Marché at Francis Hotel Bath

Boho Marché at The Francis Hotel 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.

Outdoor tables at Boho Marche at Francis Hotel

The Bath Brew House

Whether you're popping in for a pint of beer brewed in their on-site brewery, or some delicious pub grub from their open kitchen, one of the most popular features of The Bath Brew House is its large back garden, which hosts barbecues and live music in summer. You'll also find some great urban pub gardens at The Cork and The Bath Cider House nearby.

Bath Brew House garden
Image - The Bath Brew House

The Marlborough Tavern

Holding two AA rosettes and featuring in the Michelin Guide, friendly gastro pub The Marlborough Tavern is just a stone's throw from the Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park, and the perfect place to refuel after some sightseeing in the cosy beer garden. Sister pubs Hare and HoundsThe Moorfields and The Locksbrook also have large beer gardens where you can enjoy the sunshine while you dine.  

The Marlborough Tavern
Image - Marlborough Tavern

Iford Manor Kitchen

Surrounded by the stunning Iford Manor Gardens, you can choose to enjoy lighter bites from the cafe during the day, or ckeck the Iford Manor Kitchen website for special supper clubs, Sunday lunch with live jazz and much more.

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!

Garden Restaurant at The Pig near Bath

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. 

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.

Alfresco brunch at The Bath Priory

Bandook

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. 

Courtyard seating at Bandook Kitchen, Bath

Côte Brasserie

Enjoy a glass of wine and modern French food at Côte Brasserie, whether you opt for a seat on their balcony or in the courtyard terrace, tucked into a quiet corner of Milsom Place. 

Cote Brasserie Milsom Place
Image - Côte Brasserie in Milsom Place

The Gaff

Also located in the calm enclosed courtyard of Milsom Place, The Gaff has a few al fresco tables for you to enjoy their elegant small plates.

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. 

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!

The Architect

Dine with a view of Bath Abbey on the terrace at The Architect, a pub restaurant with a touch of old school glamour, thanks to its setting on the ground floor of the historic Empire Hotel building. Small plates and light bites make up the main menu, alongside modern pub classics.

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