Here’s A Look At London’s Most Amazing Rooftop Restaurants
Sipping cocktails and gazing across London’s skyline from a roof top restaurant is an irresistible proposition to anyone. These London rooftop hangouts are a gourmet’s delight and hangouts for unforgettable city views. Perfect for al fresco eating and drinking these top restaurants are unique and different.
As London’s skyline is expanding rooftop restaurants are also going up in terms of numbers. For food lovers these venues are spectacular settings. As the high-rise buildings in the London city keeps growing rooftop restaurants are going up in numbers. The latest in roof tops are City Social and Ting at Shangri-La Shard.
Here is a list for those who want to enjoy a special night out and watch the exceptional panoramas of London for a memorable experience
Galvin at Windows, Hyde Park
Galvin at Windows is a blend of long experience and excellent service. Its Michelin-starred menu presents the most creative French dishes. As a reminder of the brand diners can take home Galvin at Windows postcards.
From the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane hotel, the restaurant overlooks Hyde Park and the cityscape. To catch a wider view of central London, go to their bar and enjoy your drink.
Located on the 31st storey Aqua Shard is known for its contemporary British menu. So, you will relish Cornish crab ravioli with fresh peas and chilli. Or else grilled beef with potatoes followed by egg custard tart with Scottish shortbread or British cheeses.
Views: London may look tiny from the top-floor of the Shard. The restaurants in the middle of the skyscraper are best to admire the city’s details. In a single word the view from Aqua Shard can be called ‘mesmerizing’.
That slice of London city stretching from the Tower of London with rows of skyscrapers; glowing St Paul’s; London Eye and the meandering Thames will keep you in trance. Such is the magical delight of the unimpeded vista before you.
The Oxo Tower: The OXO Tower restaurant is a signature restaurant in the South Bank area. As a landmark it is enduringly popular.
Aqua Spirit: Aqua Spirit is a gorgeous rooftop terrace on Regent Street. It can be described as a destination for the Soho skyline and killer cocktails. If Carrabbas is the bar’s best seller then Santa Teresa rum fresh orange juice and cinnamon syrup are the runner ups.
The Boundary: Nice interiors with its sturdy steel, timber and glad pergola railings makes this attractive rooftop bar of great views irrespective of the weather. Open all days in a week The Boundary offers grilled steaks, salads, fish tapas and the very popular Pan Bagnat –the sandwich of beet patty, goat cheese and salad.
Kensington Roof Gardens: Celebrating its 75th birthday the Roof Gardens in Kensington comprises three beautifully themed gardens – the Spanish, Tudor and England Woodland – in 1.5 acres and at a height of 100ft above Kensington High Street.
Paramount Restaurant, West End: Near to Oxford Street there is Centre Point looming with a glamorous bar and restaurant named. Paramount is a completely modern European smart restaurant to enjoy crab tortellini , coddled hen’s egg , hake with chorizo, sirloin of Scottish beef. Even watching the sun set from the bar’s spectacular gallery can be intoxicating.
Madison at One New Change: Overlooking the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, it offers glorious views of the London skyline with a formal restaurant setting.
Radio: The roof top block oozes glamour with the candles and Ibiza-esque sofas set winding down at the end of the working day. Stunning south facing views include Big Ben and the Oxo Tower.
Sanctum Soho: It is London’s first rock ‘n’ roll hotel” and was founded by Mark Fuller. Diamond door handles, glittering mirrors and plush 45 seater cinemas make this 24 hour rooftop bar a great flow of champagne and mega attraction.
Shoreditch House: Shoreditch House’s roof garden with its new poolside and pantry bar has volcanic blue tiling.
Soho Sky Terrace: The Soho Sky Terrace is smart and is an escape onto the CourtHouse Hotel. With refreshing cocktails, light bites and mellow grooves its backdrop of the Soho skyline makes for a spectacular experience.
SushiSamba: SushiSamba is literally making waves in London. The views offered are fantastic–St Paul’s Cathedral and the Thames. Certainly SushiSamba is a great destination bar.
Frank’s Cafe, Peckham: Trek to Frank’s cafe in Peckham, that is open from July to September and see London’s major landmarks in a neat line with good tunes and Campari cocktails making for superb summer nights.
Vista Trafalgar: This roof top bar at the Trafalgar Square Hotel is centrally located with the decor evoking the desire for classy cocktails. For the unrivalled views of Nelson’s Column, London Eye and Big Ben it is a great roof top experience. It will be an exceptional delight for those London visitors who stay at near by Trafalgar Square Short Stay Apartments.
About The Author: Henry Will works for Short Let Apartments and loves to write about travel and Real Estate. He has wide knowledge of London Travel and Property Market. You can find him on Google+ .
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