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London Restaurants With A View
While we may not command sights over our beautiful coastline, that doesn't mean you can't find somewhere to eat with something extra special to look at. From alfresco dining locations found right next to the river, to romantic rooftop spots with 360 degree views of the city, when it comes to a restaurant with that little something extra, check out our guide to London restaurants with a view.
Perfectly perched along the canals in Kings Cross, Rotunda is a sleek bar and restaurant that'll give you unparalleled views of river life. Soak up the sun in summer moths with light bites and glasses of wine or cosy up with a hearty roast from the comfort of the plush indoors.
Every table at Wagtail offers the best seat in the house, with unbeatable, panoramic views of London's most iconic landmarks. This rooftop restaurant in the City slings out upmarket fare, including dishes such as native lobster, hand-dived scallops and the like, with cocktails to match.
Few rooftop restaurants are serving it up in south London quite like Skylight. A Peckham restaurant with a view, you'll not only take in the city skyline from the comfort of your table inside or out, there's BBQing in the summer brunches and DJ nights galore.
Feel like you're on top of the world by popping over to Bōkan, one of the best roof restaurants in Canary Wharf. This snazzy space is renowned for its eclectic range of enticing eats, all of which take influence from Europe, as well as its lip-smacking choice of wine.
If you're looking for dinner with a view in London, Marsha is the Southbank bar and restaurant you need to visit. Located at Gabriel's Wharf, the eatery can sort your for delicious plates of chicken and handmade cocktails alongside pretty sights of the river and the city beyond.
Offering stunning views over the river Thames, this gorgeous restaurant inside the Royal Festival Hall is serving up a decadent selection of dishes to boot. Tuck into everything from sea bream ceviche and poached scallops, to beef fillet and grilled lobster.
Skylark Roof Garden really is a beauty, sitting proudly on the banks of Little Venice, it offers unparalleled views of Notting Hill, Hyde Park and beyond. To top it off, the menu reflects the best of Britain with fresh, seasonal flavours as vibrant as the decor.
If it's slick you're after, Smiths of Smithfield is bringing you something special in the city of London. Looking out over the rooftops with a menu of bistro and brunch, head over for cocktails, plates and a premium dining experience with a view.
The Docklands host some of London's coolest places to eat, with venues dating back to the early 19th Century. Well, that's the case with The Gun in Canary Wharf anyway. Restored to its former historic glory The Gun is a favourite among city folk looking for a waterside retreat.
With its stylish design, stunning views out to the city and both an inside and outside seating area, Aviary is one of the City's hottest spots. Sit back, sip an award-winning cocktail and watch the sun go down before ordering one of their utterly delicious British plates.
The Sipping Room proudly boasts a beautiful terrace which overlooks the water in Canary Wharf. But what's on the menu? Everything from breakfast and brunch through to lunch and dinner, with British favourites and international twists up for grabs.
While the interiors of The@51 Restaurant & Bar are a sight to behold themselves, this stunning spot also overlooks a gorgeous Victorian Courtyard where you can dine alfresco. Chomp on international fare, from bao buns and mini naans to a sumptuous Korean roast.
In need of Canary Wharf restaurants with a view? M is the gorgeous spot that's bringing a taste of the French Riviera to London. Expect everything from breakfast to lunch, dinner and weekend bottomless brunches inspired by St Tropez beach.
Overlooking the Thames and sitting in Greenwich, the Oystercatcher is a great find if you're looking for dinner and a view in London. With delicious seafood and juicy steaks, the restaurant also has stunning cocktails and extensive wine menu.
A Hackney Wick must-try where the burgers are just as gorgeous as the River Lea views alongside, Two More Years is a casual drinks and dining spot where you can grab a patty by the water, settle down for brunch in the summer, and enjoy biodynamic wines all night long.
Home to a beaut canal-side bar and an outdoor terrace, The Lighterman is a lovely restaurant with a view in Kings Cross. Soak up the sights of Regent's Canal and Granary Square, tucking into a modern menu of British bites from ocean trout to ribeye steak.
Nestled on the Southbank, the BFI Restaurant is one of the best spots to spy the River Thames while you dine, either from its terrace or Balcony Bar. Make yourself at home then fill your boots with stonebaked pizzas, burgers and fabulous fish dishes.
Perfectly perched in the prime location of The Shard, just off Regent Street, Aqua Kyoto is a stunning rooftop restaurant with a view of central London. Serving sublime Japanese dishes alongside carefully crafted cocktails, it's a must for any occasion.
A stunning London Bridge restaurant with a view, The Oyster Shed is all about lapping up great wine, fresh seafood plates and gastro-style dishes with an incredible view of both the Thames, and the Shard.
Pergola on The Wharf offers a stunning setting for your munching, boasting hanging foliage, lantern-style lampshades and gorgeous views of Canary Wharf. Settle in to chomp on small plates, salads and hearty comfort food bites.
Head up to the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane where you'll find one of the best restaurants with a view in London. Whether you're visiting for dinner, brunch or afternoon tea, you'll be treated to some seriously impressive plates, alongside fine wines and quality cocktails.
While this could be considered more of an 'experience' than a restaurant, London In The Sky is a pretty incredible way to dine with a view. Hanging over the O2 you'll get views unlike any other rooftop haunt in the city, with chefs whipping up food right before your eyes.
Found on the lower walkway by Camden's canal, Cafe Chula is a lovely spot to indulge in mouthwatering Mexican munch. Chow down on tantalising tacos, antojtos and quesadilla, accompanied by beautifully prepared cocktails and imported beer.
Not only is Swan At The Globe sitting right by London Bridge and Borough Market, its stunning waterside location, set across three floors, promises a incredible British menu alongside views of theRiver Thames, Shakespeare's Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral and The City.
On the hunt for a restaurant with a view in Angel? The Narrow Boat boasts a pretty plot along Regent's Canal, offering a gorgeous retreat away from the busy high street. To settle your rumbling stomach, scoff down elevated British classics, like smoked haddock, hake and prawn pie.
Toting a snazzy waterfront terrace, No.35 Mackenzie Walk is perfect for brunch or dinner with a view in London. In addition to its pretty plot, the Canary Wharf hotspot slings out sustainably sourced fare, from grilled seabass and chips to tasty rotisserie chicken.
If there's one thing that SUSHISAMBA nails it's good food with a bangin' view of the gorgeous city. Grab your nearest and dearest to watch the sunset from its gorgeous terrace or indoor space, all while enjoying Asian bites and sake galore. Yes, please.
Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck and Waffle really do offer some 'Gram-worthy sky-high views. Whether you're heading in for a mouthwatering weekend brunch, or for a few late-night cocktails with pals, this stunning restaurant is a top choice.