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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not only does Kew favourite One Over The Ait sit a mere stone's throw away from the botanical gardens, it's a Fuller's must thanks to its views of the bridge along with craft beers, British dishes and delicious Sunday roasts.