Alfresco Dining

When the weather is warm and the sun is making an appearance, there's nothing quite like enjoying a delicious meal or drink outdoors. 

Whether you’re stopping for an iced coffee break or going for a meal with friends, we've put together some suggestions for eateries in Hereford City Centre with outdoor seating. We can’t guarantee that the British weather will always be on side, but we’re sure you’ll find a lots of great spots to enjoy this summer. 

Coffee & Cake

Drinks outside High Town Coffee Cart

Picking up a coffee and sweet treat?  The Coffee Cart Company Ltd (High Town & Old Market) is a great place to pick up a refreshing iced tea, snack or ice cream. Their outdoor seating offers some shade cover too to protect you from any sudden summer rain showers.

Alternatively, Eden House of Coffee's outdoor seating is nicely shaded by the beautiful Black & White House providing the ideal spot to cool off and enjoy an iced coffee, made with fantastic Method Roastery coffee. As a dog-friendly location, there's also water on offer for thirsty pooches too. 

If you are craving your favourite big-brand coffee instead, don't worry, Caffe Nero, Coffee #1 and Costa Coffee (Old Market) all have seating areas at the front of their stores. 

Can't find a seat to enjoy your drink? Pick up a takeaway and enjoy while strolling through the city or around Castle Green.

A spot of lunch

Ruben Toastie at The Little Deli

In Church Street, there's plenty of options for visitors looking for lunch in Hereford's Independent Quarter. Polly's at Number 10, The Little Deli and Rocket Cafe all have tables directly outside their stores on Church Street. The Litchfield Vaults has a great beer garden at rear of the pub as well as some picnic tables at the front, where you can enjoy good food and/or a pint of beer too! 

Also, on Church Street, popular French bistro, La Madeleine, has seating available in their delightful garden at the rear of the restaurant. It's perfect for enjoying a lunchtime catch-up with a friend away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets.

Fans of Bill's Kitchen (Cafe at All Saints) will be pleased to know they can enjoy a delicious lunch in the sunshine too. Bill's Kitchen also offer all of their food for takeaway, so you can easily grab something to go and enjoy as a picnic on Cathedral Green.   

Alternatively, if you're heading to the Old Market, Amazing Asia has recently added an outdoor seating area which is perfect for enjoying their all-you-can-eat Summer Lunch Menu. 

Evenings Out

Entrance to The Yard on Aubrey Street

The Old Market also has tons to offer for an evening meal out, with all the great chain and indie restaurants offering outdoor seating.  The Beefy Boys have an extended outdoor seating area at the front of their restaurant with canopy coverage and outdoor heaters - this is super popular though so booking is advised!

Nestled behind the A Rule Of Tum restaurants on Aubrey Street is The Yard. Here you can order food from any of their restaurants - The Burger Shop, The Bookshop and Leaven Pizza, as well as tasty cocktails. The Yard doesn't take reservations so just pop by and see if you can grab a seat.

For outdoor dining with a view, try De Koffie Pot at the Left Bank Village, or Castle House Hotel. De Koffie Pot offers delicious food from Bao to the Broth, views of the River Wye, fire pits, and live music nights, making it a great summer destination with friends. Castle House's incredible Waterside Restaurant has great outdoor seating with views over the Duck Pond; combined with their sumptuous menus this is definitely the ultimate spot for a luxurious summer date. 

For even more outdoor eating inspiration, follow Hereford City Life on Instagram and Facebook or head to LoyalFree to discover our Outdoor Dining Trail.