The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London
What better feeling of luxury and style than being perched way up high on a London rooftop, admiring our fabulous city. If you love dining with a view and believe that ambience and setting are key in making your night one to remember like we do, then look no further because these spots will have you feeling on top of the world, pun intended!
Here are some of the best rooftop restaurants in London to check out.
Voted as the 53rd best restaurant in the UK as of last year, Allegra has perfectly pinpointed what makes a successful contemporary European cuisine. Think innovation, creativity and flair. Located in The Stratford Hotel in the popular East Village area, Allegra has an exclusive, aspirational feel that makes guests feel just a tad cool! Sidenote- you know you’re somewhere special where the snacks include a Pistachio Choux!
Have to try: Scottish cod & lobster
Perfect for: Date night, lunch
Approx price for 2 people: Expensive £150+
Duck and Waffle, Bishopsgate
C’mon, you must’ve heard of this one! Duck and Waffle is located just a stone’s throw from Liverpool St station, making this a prime spot for after work antics. But don’t be put off by this as they are also famed for their breakfast and brunch, especially their speciality, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin ‘duck and waffle’. They’re also open 24 hours, so come rain or shine, morning or evening, the staff will welcome you with open arms.
Have to try: The Duck and Waffle… duh!
Perfect for: Brunch, dating
Approx price for 2 people: £150
Seabird, South Bank
This relatively new rooftop spot in the heart of Southwark has garnered a lot of attention recently. Focussing on seafood (if the name wasn’t a giveaway!) with their very own Oyster Bar, this airy and classy restaurant is located right at the top of The Hoxton hotel. Designed for sharing, Seabird is many things that other rooftops want to be; sophisticated, upscale, and damn right delicious!
Have to try: Dressed crab on toast
Perfect for: Special occasions, dates
Approx price for 2 people: £145
Radio Rooftop, Temple
If you haven’t been to Radio yet you’re truly missing out. With cool DJ sets on weekends, high quality cocktails and impeccable service, you’ll definitely feel like a cool kid here! Sat at the top of ME London, watch the sun set across London’s beautiful skyline whilst enjoying the company of friends.
Have to try: Radio’s fried chicken
Perfect for: Business lunch, out with friends
Approx price for 2 people: Expensive £200 with booze
Sessions Arts Club, Clerkenwell
If you haven’t heard about Sessions Arts Club… well where have you been? An urban sanctuary with timeless decor that just oozes class. Serving British and International cuisine with a twist, expect not-your-ordinary menu items such as pane carasau and panisse…. (What in the?!) Take a step outside your comfort zone and try something different this weekend.
Have to try: Duck, beetroot & tardivo
Perfect for: Friends catching up, business lunch
Approx price for 2 people: Medium £100-£150
This widely acclaimed steak spot has just opened another branch in Stratford and it may just be the best one in London- yep, I went there. Expect vibes on vibes with weekend DJs and a social dining scene, topped off with rooftop views of London. The prices are hefty, but the steak is well worth it. The complementary bread is worth the visit alone!
Have to try: Braised beef short rib
Perfect for: Night out with friends, date night
Approx price for 2 people: Expensive £200 + with booze
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Another newbie slap bang in the City, Wagtail is just minutes away from Monument station where you can expect winter igloos and seasonal menus. Spanning across two floors, Wagtail boasts a restaurant with not one but two private terraces, as well as a lavish heated rooftop bar showcasing unforgettable 360° views of Tower Bridge and other landmarks.
Have to try: Roast guinea fowl breast
Perfect for: A classy bottomless brunch, family lunch
Approx price for 2 people: £100-£150 with booze
Aviary Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, Finsbury
Want to feel as free as a bird as the name would suggest? Close to Liverpool St and Moorgate, this luxury spot boasts idyllic views of Finsbury Square Gardens. Whether you want a well-deserved cocktail after work, a seat in the winter igloo, or a cosy dinner, Aviary have you covered.
Have to try: Oyster Martini
Perfect for: After work drinks, dinner
Approx price for 2 people: £150 with booze
After great success in their Manchester location, Tattu has now arrived at The Now building, seconds away from Tottenham Court Road station. This upscale and HIGHLY Instagrammable Chinese restaurant has long been talked about; with its opulent decor, low lighting and upscale interiors, this is the perfect date night spot. At Tattu it’s all about the detail and it’’s clear no expense has been spared in this pleasing setting.
Have to try: Yellowtail sashimi
Perfect for: Birthday, date night
Approx price for 2 people: Expensive £200+
LSQ Rooftop, Leicester Square
If you love being in the thick of it, there’s nowhere better than London’s Leicester Square. Enjoy picturesque views of the London Eye and much more as have a cocktail (or two) and inhale delicious British Fare. This trendy space also works really well for events, so if you’re looking for your next birthday spot or annual work event, your guests can feast their eyes on the gorgeous views.
Have to try: Duck ragu
Perfect for: Work event, special occasion
Approx price for 2 people: Medium £100-£150 with booze