Wilde Al Fresco Dining: Edinburgh V London

Last updated Jun 21, 2023


Two fantastic cities, countless outdoor dining options…  Our Wilde Aparthotel locations are going head to head for ultimate al fresco dining destination. Our chosen restaurants are just a skip away from Wilde Aparthotels, so you can stroll home as stuffed as a goose. So will it be the quirky rooftops of Edinburgh or the street-side buzz of London? You decide... 



Sitting pretty below Edinburgh castle, just 2 minute’s walk from Wilde Aparthotels Grassmarket, you’ll find the most talked about beer garden in Edinburgh. Cold Town House is a rooftop terrace with front seat views of Edinburgh Castle and a bar disguised as a vintage Nissan van. They’ve just opened Grassmarket Gardens too, an outdoor extension of their restaurant. Order a pizza or burger and watch the city go by.


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Street food but make it fancy… Rose Street Garden burst on the outdoor dining scene with style. Smack bang in the city centre, just a 15 minute walk from Wilde Grassmarket, you’ll come across a city garden covered in flowers complete with outdoor heaters and giant umbrellas. They’ve reinvented street food with build your own sharing boards, bao boxes and smores. Try one (or 3) of their famous cocktails, the pornstar martini is served in a literal disco ball.


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Diners rejoice! Covent Garden has been transformed into an outdoor dining wonderland, with 25 al fresco restaurants  across 7 streets. The Oystermen, The Ivy Market Grill, SUSHISAMBA and Dirty Martini are just a few of the top rated restaurants on offer. What’s more, when you stay at Wilde Aparthotels Covent Garden, this foodie garden is on your literal doorstep.


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A rustic haven in central London. La Goccia has a secluded courtyard hidden in Covent Garden. Feast on traditional Italian food made with local ingredients beneath lemon trees and fairy lights. Their sister restaurant The Petersham, with its very own al fresco scene complete with floral arrangements and life-sized elephant sculptures, is just around the corner.


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