Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore restaurant in London’s Covent Garden. Photography: Carol Sachs

Summer can be slow to arrive in London, but once it gets here, the city bursts into bloom. So do many of its restaurants, as they throw open the doors to their gardens, orangeries and plant-filled rooftop terraces.

Here are seven London restaurants that offer flower-filled dining spaces.

Petersham Nurseries

London restaurants with gardens – Petersham Nurseries
Courtesy of Petersham Nurseries

At this Richmond refuge, flowers are the dish of the day – literally. The London restaurant serves dishes garnished with edible blooms in the surrounds of a bougainvillea and jasmine-draped greenhouse. And if the settings give you greenspiration, the garden centre is on-hand for some post-lunch shopping. Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB

Clos Maggiore

London restaurants with gardens – Clos Maggiore
Photography: Carol Sachs for Clos Maggiore

Whatever the weather, Clos Maggiore’s cherry blossom-filled conservatory in Covent Garden is a place to dine surrounded by foliage. The London restaurant’s retractable glass roof lets you bask in the summer sun, and becomes a candlelit canopy in colder months – taking inspiration from the cosy country inns of Italy and France. 33 King Street, WC2E 8JD

Spring, Somerset House

The Spring Restaurant at Somerset House London
Via Spring at Somerset House

Plants deck the walls of Spring’s private dining room – in the form of marble ‘fossils’. Landscape designer Jinny Blom created the interiors of the Skye Gyngell restaurant in Somerset House, which channels a ‘ruined castle’ vibe. Potted palms and trees dot the space, bringing the outside into this hidden atrium. Somerset House, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA

Blakes Courtyard

London restaurants with gardens – Blakes Garden Courtyard
Via Blakes Hotel

Tropical plants and ferns bedeck Blakes Hotel’s courtyard oasis, which was renovated by fashion designer Matthew Williamson last year. Bay trees and shrubs contrast patterned tiles and brightly coloured walls in the alfresco London restaurant, and there’s also a tumbling flower wall. A birdcage-style glasshouse serves as a safe retreat during rainy days. 33 Roland Gardens, SW7 3PF

Quince Tree Cafe, Clifton Nurseries

Clifton Nurseries' Quince Tree Cafe

London’s oldest garden centre is home to this botanical greenhouse cafe, which offers the chance to dine amongst the flowers. Surrounded by creepers and perched on cast iron furniture, diners can enjoy a traditional English garden without leaving the city. 5A Clifton Villas, W9 2PH

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

London restaurants with gardens – Ivy Chelsea Garden
Courtesy Ivy Chelsea Garden

Tucked away from the bustle of nearby King’s Road, this terrace and garden offers foliage as far as the eye can see. Tall hedges screen the restaurant from the outside world, with al fresco dining is on offer throughout the year. 95-197 King’s Rd, Chelsea, SW3 5EQ

Coppa Club

London restaurants with gardens – Coppa Club
Courtesy of Coppa Club

This pop-up London restaurant near Tower Bridge is an opportunity to enjoy riverside dining in a creeper-covered wooden bower. Expect views of the city skyline and river, framed by overhanging wisteria, and a place to bask in the sun all day long on Coppa Club’s south-facing terrace. 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, EC3R 6AH

Read next: 7 of the best rooftop bars in London this summer

Emma is an editor and writer who contributes to Dezeen, Grafik and Creative Review

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