Rooftop Restaurants in London
Whatever new pop-up or craze is taking over, deep down we know that nothing's going to end London's love affair with rooftops. A blanket of golden sunshine and unbelievable views across the capital; you don't have to be a genius to understand why the city's revellers can't get enough. And how better to sweeten the deal than by adding a delicious multi-course meal into the fold. Count your lucky stars, there are loads of stunning rooftop restaurants in London for you to sink your teeth into.
Coqbull Soho is one of the best places to eat outdoors in Central London, providing guests with plenty of options from the ground floor area to the rooftop terrace. Sink in a couple of hours here with gourmet burgers, rotisserie chicken and handcrafted cocktails making up the menu.
Madison is a rooftop restaurant that serves dazzling views of London's skyline alongside seasonal European fare. Armed with a terrace for when the sun appears from behind the clouds, the menu features hearty like grilled steak, lobster salad and Devonshire monkfish.
Found on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon Bar and Restaurant boasts incredible views of the city and River Thames. Take a seat at their stunning terrace bar, tuck into delicious brunch plates or dinner then relax with a cocktail.
Just a short walk from Fenchurch Street Station, this pretty rooftop bar and terrace offers a menu of delicious eats and great cocktails to match the view. Head up for the chance to grab some snaps of the city from on high while tucking into tasty plates and sublime sips.
Hidden among the high-rises and landmarks, London Bridge Rooftop is providing you with the ultimate backdrop for your sunshine drinks. As well as offering a selection of mouthwatering burgers, suited for meat-eaters and vegans alike, it's got a weekend bottomless brunch which promises to be raucous.
With a jaw-dropping menu of omakase sushi and sashimi, alongside signature dishes including the mouth-watering rock shrimp tempura and specials from the robata grill, Aqua Kyoto is a top rooftop restaurant in London. Perched off Regent Street, it's a must for all occasions.
Aviary serves up a range of fresh seafood and grilled meat dishes that are just as inspiring as its sleek and stylish interiors. Nestled in the heart of the City, this place is perfect for dining while watching the sun sink behind the skyscrapers.
The Sky Garden is second to none when it comes to coupling delicious dinner with stunning views. Whether you're tucking into fish dishes at The Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill or enjoying a roast at the Darwin Brasserie, there are few rooftop restaurants in London with more charm.
The Gate is one of the best rooftop restauarnts in London, with a menu of organic dishes, top-quality tipples and amazing views all adding to the experience. Whatever the occasion may be, this Brick Lane spot is sure to cater to all of your needs.
The Queen of Hoxton is a top choice for a night out, a cocktail date, and even a bite to eat. The rooftop changes themes regularly, with past themes including a Moroccan medina and Peter Pan's lost world; this season, they're heading to the Emerald City with a Wizard of Oz theme.
Looking for the perfect rooftop in South London? Head to Vagabond's SW11 outpost where you'll find a cosy space boasting comfy throws, plush pillows and fairy lights alongside tapas dishes, seasonal small plates and an impressive selection of wines.
Perfectly perched in a rooftop in Little Venice, Skylark provides unparalleled picturesque views of Notting Hill, Hyde Park and beyond. To accompany? A vibrant menu of fresh, seasonal British dishes and hand-crafted frozen cocktails.
The Chapel Bar is the ideal spot for sunset drinks or a bottomless lunch complete with free-flowing Aperol Spritz and two-courses of mouthwatering Italian cuisine. Home to one of Islington's few roof terraces, the charming venue also offers plenty of private hire options, suitable for groups of all shapes and sizes.
With a weather-proof terrace and secret courtyard, Gaucho in Mayfair is a great spot to head to if you're looking for a fancy rooftop restaurant. Eat up on delicious Spanish plates and Argentinian steaks while sipping on red wine or a bit of bubbly.
The Hoxton have ventured south of the river and, boy, are we glad. The smart mini chain has opened one of 2019's hottest rooftops, Seabird, a gorgeous floral space, with views over the city. Add in some of their delicious seafood, and you're onto a winner.
Brought to you by the team that unleashed popular Peckham Italian restaurant Forza Win unto South London, this cosy bar and restaurants specialises in drinking and snacking, with a rooftop terrace that's perfect for lounging through balmy days.
Madera at Treehouse London boasts some seriously impressive views of the city below. Fuelled with tequila-based cocktails, Mexican plates and bottomless brunches, it's an undeniably chic place to eat and drink on date nights, family dinners and group celebrations.
Looking for dinner with a view in the City? Check out Coq D'Argent for drinks and snacks on the rooftop bar or a moreish neal in the restaurant. Perched on No.1 Poultry, this swanky spot offers views of landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, the Walkie Talkie, Monument and beyond.