SUMMER is here, and beer garden weather is finally upon us.

If you're on the hunt for a delicious bite with a view, or just a relaxing beer garden to drink a nice cold pint in, look no further than this list.

Tripadvisor has updated the top five restaurants in Basingstoke for outdoor dining, and they're all worth checking out.

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Topping the list is Festival Street Kitchen, located in Festival Square.

With over 500 positive reviews, this establishment is a popular choice among Basingstoke residents.

Reviews praise the street food house for its "stunning nachos" and "friendly staff", one review described it as a "hidden gem" during a visit to the area.

Visitors rave about accommodating staff and the wide variety of food served here, it's definitely worth checking out this summer.

The Hoddington Arms

Coming in at number two is the Hoddington Arms.

Described in the Michelin Guide as a "Characterful pub at the heart of the village, and offers a friendly welcome and charm aplenty with its rustic brickwork, exposed timbers and open fires."

TripAdvisor users would agree, with over 400 positive reviews.

Customer reviews rave about the "exceptional service" and "wonderful atmosphere".

Las Iguanas

Third place goes to Las Iguanas in Festival Place.

Whether you fancy dining on some Mexican or Brazilian food, or want to enjoy a cheeky cocktail night with your friends, this popular restaurant does not disappoint.

The outside seating area is perfect for a sunny afternoon or late night drinks, and over 900 positive reviews would agree.

One review praised the "Excellent service."

The Hatch

The Hatch on London Road comes in at number four, boasting a relaxed vibe and a diverse menu that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

A fantastic beer garden makes for a perfect setting for an ice cold pint on a summers day, and over 1,000 positive reviews would agree.

One TripAdvisor user said: "Food arrived in good time and all tasted excellent."

The Dragonfly

Finally, The Dragonfly at Carpenter's Down is fifth on TripAdvisor's list of the best restaurants with outdoor dining areas.

Over 400 reviews placed this relatively new pub highly on the list, and quite rightfully so.

Reviews praise the "fantastic service" from "very friendly staff" as well as "one of the best carveries" that one user had ever had.

Overall, it's clear that Basingstoke has no shortage of fantastic restaurants for outdoor dining.

No matter your preferences or budget, there's a spot on this list perfect for your next meal.