The restaurants scene of the England’s capital city has gone (literally) sky high – some of these places can be found on high floors of some buildings, which means that they have stunning views of one of the world’s most famous cities. Eating in London has never been more interesting than this – while one enjoys a fine meal combined with a wine or a cocktail, he can see the bustling streets of the city, with some very famous landmarks everywhere around – like the London Eye, the Big Ben, or one of the newest attractions – the Shard, the tallest skyscraper in the European Union. The view, of course, isn’t the only thing that these eateries offer – they have a fine selection of food and drinks, good service, and a lovely atmosphere, that would be very pleasant even without the amazing view. Our list of Top 10 Top 10 Sky or Roof Top Restaurants In London presents you the restaurants that, in our opinion, very successfully combine the view of the city with all the other already mentioned commodities. A word of advice – if you’re afraid of heights, don’t sit too close to the windows. The Top 10 Top 10 Sky or Roof Top Restaurants In London are:
This artistic venue is located on the 10th floor of the multi-storey car park in the district of Peckham (Only Fools and Horses, anyone?). Frank’s offers some simple salads and grills, and the list of drinks consists of various negronis and americanos. Unfortunately, this restaurant is opened only in summer, giving a beautiful view of the city that combines red and white buildings with green trees. Frank’s, as the artistic place, also organizes various drama and music events, making it even more attractive.
Visit Address: Rye Lane 95A, SE15 4ST London
As you can guess from the name, this is a Chinese restaurant, located at the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, which can be found on the Kensington High Street. It has a very pleasant atmosphere, and the guests can enjoy eating the famous Beijing duck that is cooked in the old oven, and in a great number of other traditional Chinese dishes. The Min Jiang overlooks the Kensington Gardens, which are a part of the Hyde Park and look beautiful.
Visit Address: Kensington High Street 2, W8 4PT London
The City Social is located on the 24th floor of the Tower 42 (formerly known as the NatWest Tower), which is one of the highest buildings in the City of London (which is the central part of the Greater London). The decorations are designed in the Art Deco style, and, as you can expect from something that’s on the 24th floor – the view is amazing. The food selection is also pretty good – the cooks use the season ingredients to make some fine British dishes.
Visit Address: Old Broad Street 25, EC2N 1HQ London
This is the first of few restaurants on our Top 10 London Sky or Roof Top Restaurants that are situated in the tallest building in the city – in the Shard. The Aqua can be found at the 31st floor of the building, and it focuses on the best English meals – the guests can have a taste of sausages with piccalilli, various grilled fish meals, roasted meat, and some of the best cocktails in the city. The view is, as expected, spectacular.
Visit Address: St. Thomas Street 31, SE1 9RY (The Shard)
The Galvin at Windows can be found on the famous Park Lane, a street that runs on the eastern side of the Hyde Park – and this means that Galvin at Windows overlooks the park, offering a breathtaking view. It specializes in the Modern French cuisine, served by the very professional staff. The meals just might be a bit too expensive for our taste, but the atmosphere of the place is enough for us to think about coming back there a few more times.
Visit Address: Park Lane 22, W1K 1BE London
The Oblix is yet another restaurant situated in the Shard, offering a spectacular panoramic view of the city. The style of this eatery is inspired by New York, having a really cosmopolitan, American design and atmosphere. There is a load of things to try here – like the various steaks, the Japanese black cod, or the smoked salmon. For £58, you can get a large brunch menu with the addition of Champagne, and this is a nice way to see how good is the food here.
Visit Address: St. Thomas Street 31, SE1 9RY London (The Shard)
We’re still in the Shard – the Ting restaurant, located on the 35th floor of the building, is the main eatery of the famous Shangri-La hotel, one of the best hotels in London. “Ting” means “a living room” in Chinese, and this restaurant serves a nice mix of various European and Asian meals, with the addition of their signature afternoon tea. The interior of Ting is absolutely great – it is very glamorous, combining the gold and turquoise colors with some minimalistic decorations.
Visit Address: St. Thomas Street 31, SE1 9QU London (The Shard)
The Darwin Brasserie is the main restaurant of the Sky Garden, located on the Fenchurch Street. It is situated on the 36th floor and looks at the Shard and the Thames River, having one of the best views of the city in London. The restaurant serves the meals of the classical British cuisine, which are reasonably priced and certainly worth tasting. The dish to try at the Darwin Brasserie is the venison pie, in the combination with some of the cocktails from the menu.
Visit Address: Fenchurch Street 20, EC3M 3BY London
Hutong, as some of the restaurants on our Top 10 Roof Top or Sky Restaurants In London, located in the Shard, more precisely on the 33rd floor of this grand building. It is a Chinese restaurant, offering classic Chinese food, like the Beijing duck. The interior has that Far East feeling and atmosphere, complete with red lanterns and some beautiful ornaments in the wood. The view of the city is great – that is certainly something to expect when you come to the Shard.
Visit Address: St. Thomas Street 31, SE1 London
This particular restaurant advertises itself as the highest restaurant of the United Kingdom, and whether this is true or not – the view of London is absolutely spectacular, as the Duck & Waffle can be found on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower. It serves the dishes of the European and British cuisines, and we would recommend you to try the signature meal – the duck leg that is topped with some fried duck eggs with the addition of a waffle – it’s very good.
Visit Address: Bishopsgate 110, EC2N 4AY (Heron Tower)