Spectacular views are always a good accompaniment to a special meal, which is why London’s rooftop restaurants are popular. From sushi to gastropubs, fine dining to shorthorn cheeseburgers, there is something to suit every taste.
There are some really stunning ones to found. The Shard is definitely one of the most eye-catching of all rooftop restaurants with its 360 degree panoramic views across London’s skyline. At night it is positively magical, with the lights twinkling far below and occasional moving plane lights high above among the stars.
Perched on the fifteenth floor of the Crowne Plaza on the Albert Embankment, diners at Mezemio enjoy panoramic views over the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament while dining on Japanese – Lebanese fusion style meals. With dishes like Octopus Mezemiso and Salted fish, diners have unusual options available.
Book a stay at Best Western Palm Hotel and head to the Culpepper gastropub in Whitechapel. This is one of the most famous rooftop diners. It’s a bit unusual too since much of the food you eat is grown around the tables in containers. This is a roof which is dedicated to seasonal pickling and preservation, and even the menu concentrates on seasonal pickle themed ideas.
Equally popular is the Lyric Bar & Grill over in Hammersmith. Lot’s of pre-show diners make this their restaurant of choice, as do locals and visitors. Book a table on the terrace and enjoy the grill led menu with a wide range of gastro burgers, fish and salads- this is sure to be an awesome experience for guests staying at our hotels in Cricklewood London.
The Bird of Smithfield rooftop terrace is only open in the summer, but definitely worth a visit with its verdant living wall and glass fronted counter offering superb views across Smithfield Market and the city.
Canary Wharf’s Giant Robot has been described as a cross between an airport lounge and a nightclub, but its adjoining terraces are perfect for leisurely dining alfresco. Or you can opt for the ‘rooftopia’, a landscaped tropical garden with its own semi domed cover yet with translucent panels offering views around the Wharf.