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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bird of Smithfield is a City spot based in a five-storey Georgian building in Farringdon. With two different bars, a stunning restaurant and an elegant roof terrace boasting views above the famous Smithfield market, it's become a favourite spot for foodies.
Buried deep in the heart of the City of London, you'll do well to find a more opulent space than Eight Moorgate. Perfect for when the sun comes out, the restaurant's terrace wraps around the building and offers great views of the bustling city below.
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.
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.
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.