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London’s Top New Rooftop Restaurants

 Dine with spectacular views and discover these new rooftop destinations with stunning views of London's iconic skyline. 

Allegra at The Stratford


Former Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell's own venture on the seventh floor of Stratford's Manhattan Loft Gardens. The Irish-born chef has previously worked alongside Anthony Demetre at Wild Honey and took the helm at Demetre’s pop-up at Tower 42 - before working with Nuno Mendes at Chiltern Firehouse. The modern European restaurant (with huge expansive terrace and herb garden) produces much of their ingredients from their own farm as well as curing their own charcuterie to serve. The main room evokes the timeless grandeur of a Scandinavian farmhouse – featuring an open kitchen, sweeping stone bar and rich, stained oak furniture, illuminated by Allegra’s floor to ceiling windows and framed by a natural stone Montpelier floor. Retractive glass walls open out onto the terrace and large garden overlooking the London skyline. Outdoor seating areas are sheltered by the triple-height, cedar cantilevered roof and illuminated pergola. A separate terrace menu features dishes cooked from the outdoor wood-burning grill, which acts as a large fireplace during autumnal evenings.

Decimo at The Standard London


Chef patron of the one Michelin starred Casamia, in Bristol, has arrived in town to take the helm of the rooftop restaurant at The Standard London.  The Shawn Hausman-designed Decimo marks Sanchez-Iglesias’ first proper foray into London. Serving a fresh interpretation of live fire Spanish and Mexican dishes, Decimo is a strikingly designed restaurant; with sweeping, panoramic views of London from the floor to ceiling windows that encircle the entire space.  The dining concept brings Mexican influence and technique into Spanish cuisine, whilst showcasing fantastic British produce. The menu consists of para picar, seafood over ice, aguachile (Mexican ceviche), tacos, salads, and meat and seafood cooked over open fire. Individual dishes include jamon croquetas, caviar-topped tortilla, a table-side prepared Caesar salad, mushroom paella, suckling pig shoulder, XL langoustines and rib of beef. The drinks programme has been designed with strong influences from Spain and Mexico. Niki Nakazawa from Oaxaca and Mexico City (who previously collaborated with Noma Mexico) designed the agave program featuring some rare agaves. Wines come predominantly from Spain and Latin America with a focus on low intervention wines from new and emerging winemakers.

The Garden Room by Bourne & Hollingsworth

A sky-high restaurant and bar with panoramic views of London situated in the heart of the West End by the National Portrait Gallery, from the team behind Bourne & Hollingsworth.  Offering an informal charm in a stunning setting, Garden Room (perched atop the Assembly Hotel) mixes stunning interiors, seasonal cuisine and the brand’s signature cocktails, with the finest 180-degree views of London from the top floor. Expect pared back, classic yet eclectic interiors with Aztec-style prints, rattan furniture and a plethora of living, green, organic plants; from fully-grown trees, trailing creepers to leafy plants. The space also features vast floor to ceiling glass windows ensuring every seat has spectacular views across central London. Serving lunch and dinner, there's a varied brasserie style menu of seasonal food with European influences.

14 Hills

A modern British restaurant located on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street in the City of London.  14 Hills is positioned below the public roof garden and shares the same spectacular views of the London skyline. Inspired by English terraces, roof gardens and courtyards, the dining room has a canopy of evergreen plants and seasonal climbers and planted out with mature trees, shrubs and several large pergolas, creating a lush interior to complement the garden above. Expect an all-day modern British menu executed with French flair by Executive Chef Thomas Piat, previously at Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud & JOÍA par Hélène Darroze in Paris.

Seabird at The Hoxton, Southwark

A Mediterranean-inspired, seafood-focused rooftop restaurant located on the 14th floor of The Hoxton Southwark. Hoxton hotels have teamed with restaurateurs Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of acclaimed New York raw bar and hipster restaurant Maison Premiere - which serves up the largest selection of absinthe and oysters in Williamsburg - with Old World charm. This side of the pond, they are stocking this rooftop restaurant with the largest selection of oysters available in a London. There's also a wide ranging crudo menu and further seafood offering such as Cornish plaice a la plancha and a Basque-style bouillabaisse. The decor takes inspiration for the waterside theme with whitewashed floors paired with Mediterranean tiling. The space also features an outdoor terrace fitted with awnings and heaters for year-round dining - with extensive views across the city and the Thames.

Madera at Treehouse London

An upscale all-day rooftop cantina with 360-degree views of London’s skyline, serving healthy and organic Mexican fare. Madera hails from Toca Madera in West Hollywood and there are now several outposts in the US. Dine on traditional Mexican cuisine re-imagined with a small-plates menu including sustainable seafood, grass-fed beef and locally farm-sourced organic ingredients, along with vegan and gluten-free options. Farm fresh and seasonal ingredients also serve as the foundation for the extensive craft cocktail list, served alongside the finest tequilas and mezcals. Design-wise expect a swanky, sultry departure from the traditional Mexican restaurant complemented by sweeping London views. Or take your perch in The Nest at the rooftop bar (atop the restaurant) with unparalleled 360-degree views of London. Settle into the indoor lounge filled with green foliage and natural materials or cosy up on the outdoor wrap around terrace decked with loungers and even a tandem swing set.