Restaurants With A View In The UK

Exploring a new city? Skip a sightseeing tour for a trip to one of the best restaurants with a view in the UK. What better way to see a new place than from the comfort of a heated terrace with a cocktail in hand. We've also got botanical rooftops, DJ nights in the sky and spots for a Sunday lunch by the water. 

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Last updated on 26th June 2024

Leeds: The Alchemist

Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival for £65!

Scientific sips may be the main reason why Leeds folk visit The Alchemist... but they stay for the views. As you drink cocktails that light up, bubble over and send smoke into the air, spare a moment to take in the city's sights from the heated terrace. There's also a winning pocket-friendly food menu inspired by worldwide cuisines. 

London: Vicinity

Riverfront dining doesn't get better than Vicinity. Marvel at Tower Bridge in all its glory as you huddle around a fire pit in the heated terrace. As one of the most affordable London restaurants with a view, it's got a menu championing stone-baked pizzas and hearty burgers to keep you full throughout your exploration of the extensive cocktail menu. 

Brighton: Palm Court Restaurant at Brighton Palace Pier

If you search 'UK restaurants with a view near me' and happen to be in the vicinity of Brighton Pier, Palm Court will probably be the first place to pop up. This place takes centre stage on the city's famous promenade, suspended above the water with wrap-around windows showcasing panoramic seaside views. The menu champions fish, from cod and chips to a scampi basket. 

Henley-on-Thames: The Lockdown Lodge

@ Hambleden Lock on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

The Lockdown Lodge is truly a treat for the tastebuds as well as the eyes, thanks to its picturesque, riverside location. It's celebrating five years of hosting dinner parties in 2024 with a seasonal menu featuring some of the most popular dishes from previous events. Snap up £65 tickets (and a £25 river taxi should you make an evening booking) and looking forward to tucking into three courses featuring the likes of charred peach with whipped goats curd, smoked salmon alongside sorrel mayonnaise and salt pig charcuterie. 

Bristol: Windmill

Just a short drive from Bristol lies a punter's paradise, with stunning ocean views to admire while drinking the perfect pint. Windmill in Portishead is also dishing out homemade food championing locally-sourced ingredients, from pies made with love to a belly-warming Sunday roast. 

Liverpool: Panoramic 34

One of the best restaurants with a view in Liverpool? We're lookin' at you, Panoramic 34. As you may have guessed by the name, this cocktail lounge and eatery boasts picture-worthy sights at every turn. Sit among the skyline and indulge in afternoon tea, top-quality wines and European plate's at the UK's highest fine dining restaurant. 

Edinburgh: The Lookout

Showcasing some of the finest local produce and best hilltop views Edinburgh has to offer, The Lookout is a gorgeous restaurant worth visiting for brunch, lunch or dinner. Surround yourself with beautiful scenery while tucking into their fine-tuned tasting menu, designed to blow you away.