Summer Has Arrived
6 of the best London rooftop restaurants/bars
SKYLARK ROOF GARDEN, LITTLE VENICE
Skylark Roof Garden is the perfect destination to dream you are in Venice itself, not Little Venice. This rooftop restaurant has luxurious day beds and lots of weekend events hosted by some really cool DJ’s pumping out Ibiza vibes, this place comes alive in summer!
The Skylark Roof Garden is situated 10 floors up and overlooks Hyde Park and Notting Hill from brunch until late this place ticks all boxes. It boasts creative cocktails and a Pan Asian inspired menu, we love the Pop Shrimp in mint and Kalamanski Cucumber Raita, whether you’re a fish lover, vegetarian or carnivore the menu satisfies all. With such an array of seafood and various skewers, the vibe was beach, but the only thing that was missing is the ocean!
Mains from: £10.00
Location: 10th Floor, Kingdom Street London W2 6BD
This is literally a garden in the sky, who would believe you could find such a space in the centre of London?
The Culpeper is unique they grow their own herbs and vegetables so that you have the finest and freshest ingredients used throughout their menu and the best part of all is it’s very affordable with a set 3 course lunch menu at £35 per head, all cooked with their own produce, we love the green asparagus, pistachio pesto, soft boiled egg, but there is a choice for everyone a fish dish and a meat main. The “puddings” are mouth watering particularly the Lemon Verbena Posset.
The perfect venue for a friends catch up or a quirky date and a true haven for sun worshippers who enjoy basking in the summers sun!
Rooftop Menu: £35.00
Location: 40 Commercial Street London E1 6LP
SUSHISAMBA is one of the highest rooftop restaurants and bars in all of Europe on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower. The panoramic glass elevator ride up to the restaurant is in itself worth the visit.
Once you’ve made it to the top you’ll be amazed by the stylish interior and floor to ceiling windows giving a full 360 degree panoramic view. It has two outdoor terraces offering a fusion menu of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Indulge yourself with small sharer platters, raw food, samba rolls and sashimi omakase in a surrounding this is heavenly.
This is definitely a place to go for a special treat as the mains are cheap starting from £45.00, but the sharer small plates are great value for money even for those of us on a tight budget!
Mains from: £45 Small Plates from £15
Location: 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AY
Roof Garden at Pantechnicon
Pantechnicon is situated in a beautiful 19th-century building in London’s posh Belgravia, the decor is a mix of Nordic and Japanese influences and has several floors all beautifully designed.
Within the building there are shops, cafes and restaurants, but the third floor right at the top you’ll find the Roof Garden at Pantechnicon with its stunning botanical restaurant and bar with a glass covered interior. This roof garden is perfect for a summer’s day with a cheeky glass of wine or two, or a stylish hideaway in autumn and winter.
The rooftop restaurant serves delicious menu influenced by Japanese and Nordic cooking and prepared with seasonal ingredients.
They serve lunch and dinner, but there are also weekday breakfast and weekend brunch menus, including ‘Whipped berry porridge’ and ‘Shokupan French toast’. They are currently holding midsummer specials until June 25th.
The food is beautifully served make it the perfect destination to Foodsnapp a dish or two. the Roof Garden bar offers amazing cocktails and spritzes created by the expert head mixologist, along with Danish and Japanese beer on tap, and a carefully sourced international wine list.
Mains from: £26
Location: 19 Motcomb Street, 3rd floor, Belgravia SW1X 8LB
QUEEN OF HOXTON
We couldn’t finish our blog without mentioning the legendary Queen of Hoxton located in the hip and quirky area of Shoreditch, this rooftop restaurant in London is a popular summer hangout. The rooftop bar is split across 3 floors and even has a basement; you can spend the whole day here and rock the night away with live music and DJ events all night long!
The roof is unique and quirky, reminiscent of a music festival with rainbow colours, fake grass and glimmering fairy lights, which look very pretty at night. It also has a great BBQ pit which serves authentic, delicious food alongside cocktails and beer.
What more could you want from a cheap rooftop restaurant and bar than affordable cocktails from £7.50 to £12, beer and cider from £6.50 amazing food, beautiful views and the option to party downstairs. There really is something for everyone at the Queen of Hoxton!
Their menu has sharer options but for a good main try the prime beef & Chorizo burger, packed with Manchego cheese, or vegetarian options. Menu basic but tasty.
Mains from: £11
Location: 1 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX