There is no better way to experience London than looking at it from the top!!!! Here are the best rooftop restaurants in the city.
Book your table today at one of the culinary landmarks of the Britain.
1. Aqua Kyoto
Set in the landmark former Dickins & Jones building, aqua kyoto offers sublime Japanese cuisine. As well as offering breathtaking views over London from the expansive roof terrace, a lowered kitchen indoors gives guests a view of the expert sushi chefs.
Crafted with absolute precision and sumptuously fresh ingredients, the aqua kyoto menu offers innovative flavour combinations bursting with colour and freshness. Contemporary creations at aqua kyoto restaurant include tempura prawn roll topped with grilled eel, or soft-shell crab with avocado. Served sizzling from the charcoal grill, guests can enjoy tender meat cuts of slow-cooked pork belly with red miso and crackling, or chicken thighs with teriyaki.
For Japanese-style indulgence, aqua kyoto in London offers classic European desserts with a twist. Try a smooth sake prune crème brulee, or white sesame parfait with poached cherries, as well as cleansing Japanese teas and native wines.
Blending traditional oriental features and ultra-slick design, aqua kyoto near Oxford Circus sits just 2 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.
2. Madison Restaurant
Boasting some of the most coveted panoramic views in London from its roof terrace, Madison Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto St Paul’s Cathedral. Housed on the top floor of One New Change, the Manhattan-style restaurant serves an amalgamation of British and Mediterranean flavours.
Aside from magnificently indulgent burgers including lobster with avocado mayonnaise and duck with foie gras, the Madison Restaurant menu features a hearty selection of salads, pots and dishes from the Josper grill.
Starters such as mackerel and tuna tartar with quails eggs and wasabi crème fraiche are not to be missed, nor are desserts like bitter chocolate and praline fondant. Unusual light bites such as goat’s cheese or gin popcorn can be enjoyed in the restaurant, bar or on the trendy rooftop terrace.
Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, Madison Restaurant in London regularly hosts DJs and live music. The all-encompassing drinks menu is a highlight, especially the hot cocktails, as are the hand-blown glass chandeliers. St Pauls Tube Station is a 3-minute walk away.
3. Vista at The Trafalgar
Boasting 360-degree views of the city from its serene rooftop setting, Vista at The Trafalgar offers ultra-fashionable drinks and internationally-themed grazing dishes. Look down onto neighbouring Trafalgar Square from the plush outdoor lounge.
Arguably the city’s chicest al fresco destination, Vista bar in Trafalgar Square serves an eclectic and luxurious bar stock. Enjoy the smooth bubbles of vintage champagne, fine wines and sought-after malt whisky blends, as well as fun cocktails like Movista, or a refreshing Vista Boulevard.
Vista bar pairs up with BLOOM for summer 2015: a luxury gin company focusing on floral-infused gins. Guests can also enjoy al fresco cocktail masterclasses when the sun shines.
Offering rare tranquillity in one of London’s most popular areas, Vista bar in London is found within the exclusive Trafalgar hotel. Charing Cross stations are a 3-minute walk away.
4. Coq d’Argent
With a magnificent rooftop setting, Coq d’Argent has striking panoramic views across The Square Mile from the stunning roof gardens. Showcasing fine regional French cuisine and bistro-style classics, Coq d’Argent is a fine dining hotspot, just a 2-minute walk from Bank Tube Station.
Classically French, yet with a contemporary edge, the Coq d’Argent menu features sublime creations like roasted duck breast with foie gras and kumquat compote or handpicked Devon crab with avocado and wasabi purée. Innovative desserts at Coq d’Argent restaurant include pear and salted caramel mousse with chocolate sorbet or pink peppercorn poached apricots with lavender yoghurt and London honey ice cream.
The head sommelier at Coq d’Argent London will guide you through an accomplished list of fine wines, and there is a sumptuous caviar list with premium options.
Perched atop the roof of No.1 Poultry, Coq d’Argent Bank also hosts a popular jazz lunch at the weekends.
5. Afternoon Tea at Radio Rooftop
Overlooking the Capital’s iconic sights, afternoon tea at Radio Rooftop Bar offers guests the chance to while away an afternoon viewing London’s historic and modern attractions from The Shard to The London Eye, Big Ben, and St Pauls Cathedral, whilst savouring traditional delights with a contemporary international twist.
The Skyline Afternoon Tea, a modern day interpretation of afternoon tea offers sandwiches such as croque-monsieur, compressed watermelon with feta and black olive tapenade and cucumber buffalo ricotta with black sesame seeds. To cleanse the palate between savoury and sweet, guests experience a liquid nitrogen frozen fruit sorbet with earl grey mousse and popping candy.
The final course of cakes and pastries includes a blend of traditional dishes such as lemon meringue pie, hazelnut opera, and passion fruit tart, with modern flavours such as lemongrass with apricot and pistachio cake, and a raspberry and lychee sandwich.