Wagtail is one of those rooftop restaurants in the City that you just have to visit. Boasting a sophisticated, alfresco terrace showcasing panoramic vistas, it's a gorgeous place to tuck into a stunning menu that champions the very best of seasonal, British produce.
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 we can't get enough. Add a delicious multi-course meal into the fold, and this is our list of the most stunning rooftop restaurants in London for you to sink your teeth into.
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.
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 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.
Serving up Asian-inspired bites and cocktails from its Dorsett City Hotel perch, Jin Bo Law promises a delicious meal alongside views of Tower Bridge, the Shard, the Walkie Talkie, the Gherkin and more. Our favourite? Butterfly punch: a traditional recipe with a Jasmine tea twist.
For Japanese small plates atop one of London's swankiest hotels, look no further than 8 at The Londoner. Settle down in their sleek space and tuck into the likes of sea bass carpaccio and beef tataki, all while sipping on signature cocktails whipped up from sake, whisky and more.
If you're looking for beautiful dining destinations in South London, Tooting's The Corin is a fine choice. Not only is its rooftop garden decked out with cosy throws and lush foliage, but its menu of pan-Asian bites is enough to make any mouth water.
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.
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.
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.
It might be best known as one of North London's most popular rooftop bars, but the food at Bubba Oasis isn't to be passed up either. Here, juicy wraps, salad bowls and fruity cocktails complement each other perfectly, with a house party vibe and DJs to entertain you once the sun sets.
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.
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.
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 Japan with a gorgeous cherry blossom setting.
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.
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.
Building on the Skylight Tobacco success story, this rooftop bar in Peckham has striking views and exceptional refreshments. Chow down on bottomless brunch or international tapas, with a menu of cocktails developed by award-winning mixologist Sebastian Hollingworth to accompany.
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.
A stone's throw from the station lies London's best-loved food hall, bar and event space, Market Hall Victoria. Better yet, the open-air rooftop terrace offers cosy booths to chow down in, with heaters in the winter and parasols come summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For dinner with a view, make your way over to LSQ rooftop in Central London. Not only does this restaurant boast incredible vistas of the city from above, including of the London Eye, Shard and Big Ben, but it also features a delicious menu of Italian-inspired fare.
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.