As we dive into the summer months, top of the list for many is finding space outside for long, sunny afternoons.

We know that it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the right place for a weekend outing.

So we have rounded up Hornchurch's restaurants with outdoor seating based on TripAdvisor ratings so you can decide which is your best bet.

Riennas (Steakhouse, Seafood):

Romford Recorder: Seafood restaurant Rienna's can be found in the High StreetSeafood restaurant Rienna's can be found in the High Street (Image: Google)

Taking the top spot is steakhouse and seafood eatery which can be found in High Street.

The restaurant additionally caters for vegeterian, vegan and gluten-free dietary requirements.

One review singled out the restaurant for a special occasion: "An absolute gem. Fabulous Sunday lunch.

"Front of house welcoming, food delicious and wine excellent.

"An experienced chef, star behind the scenes. Great celebration for two."

Tarantino's Restaurant (Italian):

Romford Recorder: Tarantino's, which comes in second, is also on the High StreetTarantino's, which comes in second, is also on the High Street (Image: Google)

Taking second spot is High Street restaurant Tarantino's, serving a selection of Italian food which includes vegetarian and vegan options.

One review recommends certain dishes: "We had the prawn, smoked salmon and avocado salad for starter, very generous portion and beautifully presented, it was delicious.

"We also both ordered the fillet steak with red wine reduction. Perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth luscious meal."

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Another pleased punter complimented the Sunday roast: "This is a first class restaurant with great food and lovely staff and the Sunday roast is amazing value - I would highly recommend."

Shish Meze Restaurant (Mediterranean, European, Turkish):

Romford Recorder: Shish Meze is located in Berther RoadShish Meze is located in Berther Road (Image: Google)

Coming in third is Shish Meze, located in Berther Road, and catering for vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten free options.

One customer said the food was the "best Turkish" food they had eaten: "Salmon was brilliant and his service.

"Went with his recommendation and was not let down. Meat was tender and full of taste. Made fresh - you can see [why]."

Sortie Grill and Bar (Mediterranean, Turkish):

Romford Recorder: Sortie Grill and Bar is in Station LaneSortie Grill and Bar is in Station Lane (Image: Google)

This Station Lane eatery bags fourth place, offering "traditional" Sunday roast and a prosecco brunch.

Outdoor seating is on the terrace at this establishment with shade provided too.

A reviewer said their daughter's birthday was celebrated at the restaurant: "Was so good - me being nosey [I] saw someone having the wrap and I ordered the chicken and halloumi. Well, it was amazing...

"And tirumasu for dessert with three spoons and with a candle. Service [was] very pleasent. A lovely couple of hours - thank you!"

Prezzo (Italian):

Romford Recorder: The Hornchurch branch of Prezzo can be found in the High StreetThe Hornchurch branch of Prezzo can be found in the High Street (Image: Google)

Sitting at fifth place is Italian chain Prezzo, located on the High Street.

The menu offers pizza, pasta, risotto, calzone alongside other Italian classics.

A customer commented on the restaurant's building: "Good atmosphere. Interesting old building in the town centre."