The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London

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Across London there are rooftop restaurants providing diners with spectacular views across the beautiful London skyline. Below we have listed the The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London, that are truly unmissable.


Coq D-Argent - The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London


Coq D’Argent is London’s spectacular French Rooftop Restaurant with panoramic views across the City of London. Providing only the very best French Cuisine to diners, Coq D’Argent is a stylish, fine dining experience, guaranteed not to disappoint, and this is why we believe it is one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.

Just a short distance from major London attractions such as The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral, Coq D’Argent is not only convenient, but an unforgettable experience for diners and their guests. During weekdays the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on Saturdays the restaurant is open for Brunch and Dinner and Sunday, open only for Lunch. Head Chef Damien Rigollet has created the A La Carte menu at Coq D’Argent incorporating only the finest ingredients, developing a variety of French Flavours, each with a contemporary edge.

Coq D’Argent also hold events each month, giving diners unique experiences each with different themes. Last Month (November), Coq D’Argent hosted an Alpine Brunch. A delicious experience where diners could indulge into a luxurious Cheese Fondue, served with accompaniments such as a Charcuterie platter and New Potatoes. No doubt the New Year will bring lots of new, unique dining events for guests to enjoy the finest French cuisine whilst gazing across the Beautiful sights of the City of London.

Along with the exceptional food and views across some of London's most renowned Landmarks, Coq D’Argent provides their guests with an award winning wine list created by their Head Sommelier Andres Ituarte. In 2018, Coq D’Argent won the “Award of Excellence” for their wine list, giving us another reason to include Coq D’Argent as one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.


The Aviary


Found on the 10th floor of the beautiful new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, in Finsbury Square, Aviary Rooftop Terrace and Bar is renowned for its wonderful views and fine dining. Working closely alongside artisanal suppliers, The Aviary Roof Terrace and Bar source their ingredients used to create courses from their exceptional menu from family run businesses in the United Kingdom, with the aim to support small British businesses and reflect the excellence of British produce.

In Regards to The Aviary’s menu, the combinations of flavours along with their exquisite presentation and variety of dishes makes it one to remember, regardless of which time your reservation is made for, both the Breakfast and Main menu are full of unique flavours and options for diners with particular tastes or requirements.

The Aviary Rooftop and Terrace have introduced 'Igloo’s' to their venue, a fabulous addition making the restaurant even more memorable for their guests, and this is why we believe that the Aviary Rooftop Terrace and Bar is one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London. ‘Skye-Line Igloos with Talistar’ provides diners with beautiful views of the London Skyline whilst sipping on sensational cocktails under the stars. The Restaurant also provide dining within these Igloos, which can be found on the 9th floor. There are three packages, Bronze (priced at £250), Silver (priced at £295) and Gold (priced at £350) available, presenting guests with exquisite plates delivered fresh from the kitchen, as well as a dedicated Bar Tab throughout the duration of their Igloo experience.


Sushi Samba - The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London


From the bottom floor of the Heron Tower, you are whisked up to the 39th Floor in a glass elevator, to what has been described as ‘Sushi Heaven’, Sushi Samba. Sushi Samba, City, has beautiful Panoramic Views of the City of London, featuring the highest dining terrace in Europe. A haven for Sushi lovers, Sushi Samba provides diners with the finest, Japanese/Brazillian cuisine in the most incredible setting, the interior is simple, yet effective, with the ceiling intertwined with a display of Bamboo, creating an intimate ambience for diners, whilst towering over the beautiful London Skyline providing spectacular views from both the restaurant and terrace.

Diners are in for a treat with delicious culinary creations delivered from The Open Kitchen and Fiery Robata Grill. The Sushi Samba menu is full of a combination of Japanese, Brazillian and Peruvian cuisine, catering for every taste and preference. Aside from the Sushi items on the menu (which are just divine), Sushi Samba have included Small Plates, Large Plates (both featuring meat, fish and vegetarian dishes) and Robata (fresh ingredients prepared over a traditional Japanese Charcoal Grill, served on Peruvian Skewers).

In Regards to the Sushi, it goes without saying that the Sushi Dishes available at Sushi Samba are in a league of their own. The combination of flavours are exceptional, our favourite was the 'Tiger Maki' (Crab Meat, prawn Tempura, Wasabi Mayo, Beetroot yoghurt and Eel Sauce). We also cant go without mentioning the Green Bean Tempura, found under the Aperitivos section, served with Black Truffle aioli, just delicious.

For the very best views of the London Skyline and a taste of one of London’s best Rooftop Restaurants, Sushi Samba certainly isn’t one to miss.




Found at the top of One New Change, with spectacular views looking over St Paul's Cathedral and London's SkyLine is Madisons. Renowned for having beautiful views across London and being one of the top social spots in London for dining and drinking, Madison’s certainly is one of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.

At Madisons there are five menus, each dedicated to a particular event/time of the day with specifically designed dishes featured across them all. The A La Carte menu has a selection of culinary masterpieces, one of those being The Roasted Rump of Lamb, served with Dauphinoise Potatoes (cannot go without mentioning how delicious these were!), minted pea puree, confit Shallots and a Seaweed Relish, each addition on the plate complementing each other beautifully.

One of the other Menus at Madison’s is called 'Beats N Brunch'. Every Saturday between 12-3pm, Madison’s host a brunch, costing £30 for two courses or £35 for three (including a glass of Moet & Chandon), the restaurant organizes a DJ to serenade diners whilst dining in one The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.

Madisons are organisie wonderful events for their guests. This festive season Madisons have introduced the ‘Little Lodges’, where guests can purchase tailored packages (depending on how many guests) including a food menu, and a wonderful ‘pod’ for the evening, overlooking the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral, and London's SkyLine. Image source


The Lighterman


One of London’s newest additions, Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross, is home to a handful of new, excellent restaurants, each bringing a unique taste and ambience to London. The Lighterman, found on the Eastern side of Granary Square is a pub/dining room set across three floors, serving diners seasonal, modern British produce with European influences.

Opening onto Granary Square, the Ground Floor of the restaurant is open throughout the day, offering diners breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seating both indoors and outdoors, decked with equipment to adapt to all weathers. The Alfresco Dining is found on the first floor, featuring glass walls and a wraparound terrace, giving diners panoramic views of Granary Square and the new Coals Drop Yard, Kings Cross.

Serving seasonal, sustainable produce throughout their menu, The Lighterman offers both a Breakfast Menu and an All Day Menu. The Breakfast menu offers something for everyone, whether that be something light such as their ‘Coconut Oat Porridge’ or something from their ‘hearty’ section, which features their take on a ‘Full English’. Their All Day menu also features some absolute delights. To start, The Kidderton Ash Goats Cheese Parcel, served with onion jam, watercress and a Walnut Dressing was the perfect size and a delicious dish. For the main course The Seared Black Bream exceeded all expectations, served alongside Bubble and Squeak, and complemented by a Lemon and Dill Butter, was absolutely delicious.

The Lighterman is the perfect rooftop restaurant for an informal, yet stylish and, of course, delicious meal.


The Oxo Tower - The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London


The award-winning Oxo Tower Wharf is home to one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London. The Oxo Brasserie is found on the eighth floor of the Oxo Tower, with spectacular views across London. Their focus is on flavour and quality, ensuring their menus, food and service exceed customer expectations, making them one of The Best Rooftop restaurants in London.

The Oxo Restaurant provides diners with an intimate, fine dining experience. The Menus are designed by Head Chef Jeremy Bloor, using the finest, British produce to create exceptional dishes. The Oxo Restaurant is ideal for special occasions, for a beautiful, relaxed yet formal setting, with wonderful views across the River Thames and London, serving diners the very best British cuisine, with contemporary influences. For the Main Course, The John Dory, accompanied with Lobster Mash, Soya Beans, Samphire and Lobster Emulsion stood out. Presented beautifully, the dish was cooked to perfection, a culinary masterpiece of flavours.

A unique element to this restaurant, making it stand out even more, is their extensive wine list featuring over 800 different wines. Hand selected by the Head Sommelier Diego Muntoni, the wine list (subject to seasonality and availability) features some of the worlds finest wines, hand selected to ensure diners have a chance to taste some of the worlds very best wines in one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London, dining from an excellently prepared menu, exceeding diners expectations. Image source


Boundary Rooftop


With views across East London and The City, Boundary Rooftop Bar and Grill is one of London's hidden gems, and definitely one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.

Suitable for all weathers, Boundary Rooftop Bar and Grill has a heated glass orangery open all year round, diners are presented with a seasonal menu. In the summer months, The Boundary Rooftop Bar and Grill design their menu incorperating meditteranian influences, featuring delicious grilled meats and fish, as well as some Southern French influences such as Tapenade and a Charcuterie. In the Winter season, The Boundary Rooftop Bar and take inspiration from the Alpine Regions, including a delicious Cheese Fondue and a melting raclette, served over certain dishes. The Cheese Fondue was divine, the taste of the Alpine Regions, accompanied with the perfect additions to dip into the fondue, dining in one of the Best rooftop Restaurants in London, what more could you want?

The Boundary Rooftop Bar and Grill is one of London's more relaxed rooftop bars. The orangery is decorated with fairy lights, and grey ‘tree-like’ decor, bringing a cosy ambience for diners The seating is covered with a very comfortable, white fur rug, perfect for long, lazy lunches, sipping cocktails and eating delicious food from the seasonal menu. Image source


Sky Garden - The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London


In 2015, 20 Fenchurch Street, one of London's Commercial Skyscrapers became home to The Sky Garden. The spectacular englassed dome of the Sky Pod Bar, with beautiful, west-facing views over the City of London is one of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in London, not only for its spectacular setting and views, but for the ambience, service and excellent dishes the restaurant provides.

The Sky Pod bar is an all day drinking and dining venue, with beautiful views, service and food. Below the Sky Pod bar is The Fenchurch Restaurant. The Fenchurch Restaurant is for London's most discerning diners, creating excellent courses from their British inspired menu, presented beautifully. The Fenchurch Restaurant, along with the Sky Pod Bar is one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London for the simple reason of the variety of choice that is offered to guests.

Providing diners with a British inspired menu, accompanied by the exceptional wine list The City Garden Bar, also found at the The Sky Garden has been awarded the Best Award of Excellence (2019) from the Wine Spectator Awards. Situated in one of the highest Gardens in London, once again giving diners excellent views of the London Skyline The Sky Garden has also gained two AA Rosettes.

The Sky Garden is also open as a ‘vibrant place of Leisure’, allowing members of the public to go to the top and enjoy the spectacular views, and cocktail creations. The Sky Garden is definitely one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London, the ambience, the food and the service is undeniably fantastic. In terms of fine dining and a beautiful experience, The Sky Pod bar and its exceptional features is certainly one of London's Best rooftop restaurants.


Mercer Roof Terrace


The City of London has many hidden gems, serving exceptional food and beverages to their guests, one of those is the Mercer Roof Terrace. Located on Garlick Hill, London, the Merecer Terrace has floor-to-ceiling Glass Doors which open up London's Skyline, where diners can dine from Modern British Cuisine, with the finest British ingredients, whilst looking across at London's Landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and The shard.

The Mercer Roof Terrace have three menus, each designed for different times of the day or different occasions. The first is their weekday menu. Their weekday lunch menu, with three starters, three mains and three deserts, their weekday menu highlights the excellence of British produce and British Cuisine. The second menu is their Lunch and Dinner Menu, a larger menu, showcasing the exceptional creations that are created from British Produce and British influence, that The Mercer Roof Terrace can give to diners. Even though the menu is larger, the quality is still the same, serving the highest standard of food to their guests. The highlight of the experience was certainly the Orkney Scallops, served with Smoked Celeriac, Braeburn Apple and Black Oil, the flavours of the Orkney Scallops combined with the accompaniments was exceptional.

The Mercer Roof Terrace have also introduced an Afternoon Tea, served in true British Style. The Afternoon Tea has been inspired by the Historic Guilds and Merchants that once used to line the banks of the River Thames, to honour these people The Mercer Rooftop Terrace have created pastries influenced by each theme, one of those is ‘The Great Fire of London’, Kirsch soaked chocolate bun, milk chocolate Ganache, cherries and white chocolate. This unique addition of having a British Themed afternoon Tea makes The Mercer Terrace one of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in London as their British Influence and exceptional food makes it an unforgettable visit.


Alto by San Carlo - The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London


On top of one of London's famous department stores lies Alto by San Carlo. Selfirdges, is home to a Chic, Italian Restaurant, serving delicious Italian Cuisine whilst overlooking the Rooftops of both Oxford Street and Regent Street. Found in countries across the world, Alto by San Carlo has been serving the finest Italian Cuisine since opening in 1992, when Carlo Distefano opened the first Alto by San Carlo in Birmingham.

Serving delicious Italian favourites to diners such as a wonderful Bruschetta and Antipasto boards, as well as unique street fried foods such as Scicillian Aranncini, each bursting with an exceptional combination of Italian flavours, Alto by San Carlo certainly knows how to do Italian delicacies. In regards to their pasta dishes, they’re just outstanding, with a variety of different flavours, meat and pasta styles used in each dish. The Tagliatelle Bolognese was most definitely one of the best Bolognese dishes I have ever tried, slow cooked for six hours, the rich tomato sauce was complimented the mince and pasta beautifully. If you're a pizza lover, this is the place to come. Fresh, light and full of flavours, a handful of different combinations of pizza toppings, each as delicious as each other.

Alto By San Carlo display their knowledge and excellent culinary skills in each dish, making it one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.


Roofftop At St James


The Rooftop St James' is a beautiful rooftop space in central London, serving alfresco drinks and dining. With beautiful views of Trafalgar Square, this lively, glamorous rooftop venue is one of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.

As well as their A La Carte menu which features delicious dishes, serving a combination of British and European flavours, The Rooftop St James’ has a bottomless brunch for £45 partnered with Veuve Clicquot. Throughout the brunch Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label will be free flowing, alongside the delicious brunch menu which features both sweet and savoury options aswell as sharing platters, this rooftop restaurant isn’t one to miss.

Cocktails are key aspect to the Rooftop St James’, there is a variety of different cocktails which display a unique blend of different flavours. These cocktails can be enjoyed on the terrace, with spectacular views across London. For guests requiring a private space, The Rooftop St James’ have their own private dining space which can seat up to 14 guests at one time, with unparalleled views of Trafalgar Square, this room is ideal for celebrating a special occasion in the heart of London.

Alto By San Carlo display their knowledge and excellent culinary skills in each dish, making it one of The Best Rooftop Restaurants in London.


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