Offering views out over some of the city's most iconic landmarks, the Mercer Roof Terrace is the Garlick Hill spot that you need on your radar. Think after-work drinks, date night feasting and alfresco vibes when the weather's warm.
Restaurants With A View in London
We may not command sights over our beautiful coast line, but that doesn't mean you can't find a restaurant with a view, and a cracking one at that. From alfresco spots found right next to the river, to romantic rooftop restaurants with 360 degree views of the city, when it comes to a restaurant with that little something extra, you need look any further than London.
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Taking over the rooftop of the new Montcalm in Finsbury Square, Aviary is another hit by the ETM group. With stylish design, stunning views out to the city and both an inside and outside seating area, the restaurant 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.
Fancy dosing up on dinner next to London's canals? You can, and that's thanks to Shane's on Canalside. Not only a prime London restaurant with a view, head on down for steak, venison, wood pigeon, cocktails and more.
Head over to Limehouse where this gorgeous pub, just a short walk from the station, offers some of the finest eats in the area and the views to match. Tuck into gastropub grub with a luxury feel while you enjoy stunning views over the river and the city.
28 West Bar and Grill gets its outfit from the style of a New York sports bar where you can mess about on foosball tables, lounge on sofas and scoff down some big Americana inspired foods. Set in the beautiful Canary Wharf you can make the most of this restaurant with riverside views in London thanks to their extensive outside seating area.
Enjoy everything from breakfast to dinner at Dokke and you can feast on their delicious Asian fusion sharing and tapas plates – all of which are made from seasonal, British ingredients – with a view of St Katharine Docks.
London is heralded for its infamous water-side skyline, and there's one restaurant cum pub in the city that's providing top edible fare alongside it. Join Founders Arms for casual British meals alongside the Thames with British drinks to boot.
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.
Not only does this cute café sitting on the ground floor of a 150-year-old Victorian farm house offer a delicious selection of tasty British dishes and local craft beers, they are surrounded by 170 of beautiful grasslands, trees and wildflowers.
Sip on delicious cocktails and tuck into modern British cuisine whilst enjoying the view of narrowboats floating down Regent's Canal at King's Cross restaurant The Lighterman. Boasting views of the newly designed Granary Square, this is the perfect spot for a quick scenic bite to eat.
Found in one of the most iconic buildings in the city, head on up to Aqua Shard as you not only dine on some of the best food in the business, there's stunning cocktails and panoramic London views to boot.
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.
The Docklands host some of London's coolest places to eat not only next to the Thames but also 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 riverside restaurant in London that serves up delicious nosh with lashings of beer and wine.
Having dinner with a view in London just got a whole lot easier at Northbank restaurant. Lap up views of Southbank and the Millennium bridge from their stunning terrace and dine on Cornish-inspired fare whilst enjoying some cocktails straight from the Big Apple. It's contemporary and finished with sleek detail, making for one lovely place to eat in London.
Sat in the shadow of Tower Bridge this gorgeous restaurant offers one of the best views in London. Overlooking the river, it's a perfect spot for a lazy weekend lunch or atmospheric dinner.
Offering some truly gorgeous views over the London skyline, this pretty rooftop restaurant near the Albert Embankment is serving up some equally stunning food. Head over for a unique mix of Japanese and Lebanese cuisine served on high.
From fish pie through to British steaks, Scoff and Banter Canary Wharf is a quintessential London restaurant that has gorgeous views over the O2 and Thames.
Sitting pretty in Paddington, Kupp is a restaurant with canal views in London where you can drink or dine in their Scandinavian style inside/outside space. With this alfresco sensibility you can still stay sheltered whilst peeking onto the views and enjoy the minimalist interiors that only compliment the menu of simple, wholesome foods.
One of Canary Wharf's slinkiest rooftop bars and restaurants, Mthr should be on your list. From breakfast to dinner, the menu leans towards dishes like salads, ceviche and coq au vin with desserts and cocktails to round it all off.