10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In London, England - Updated 2021

rooftop restaurants in london

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. According to Global Power City Index 2017, London is thought of as the world’s leading global city. Over 300 languages are spoken here owing to the diversity amongst its people and cultures. This diversity leads to the availability of different types of cuisines to cater to its population in London’s various restaurants, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to gastropubs and traditional British restaurants. What better than the ambiance that comes with eating your favorite meal with a scenic view in the background! Enjoy scrumptious foods while taking in spectacular views of London’s skyline and landmarks from the best rooftop restaurants the city has to offer. Read on to know more about the top 10 best rooftop restaurants in London, England.

1. Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar

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Posted by Aviary on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The iconic Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar sits on the tenth floor of Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Finsbury Square. Presenting a bird art life theme, this luxurious restaurant is tastefully decorated, from the large ornate birdcages hanging above the stairway to the pair of peacocks at the venue’s entrance. Sip a drink and eat succulent, coal-oven cooked modern European and British cuisine while sitting at the restaurant with floor to ceiling windows or the spectacular terrace with the amazing and enviable view of the city as your backdrop.

Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar

Address: 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX, UK

Website: Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am-12.00am, Saturday 7.00am-12.00am, Sunday 7.00am-11.00pm (Terrace closes at 10.00pm)

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

2. Madison

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Perched on the sixth floor on the Penthouse of One New Change, Madison comprises a restaurant, a cocktail bar, and a rooftop terrace. The Manhattan-style restaurant menu features amazing grills from the wood-fired Josper oven, delicious salads, burgers and a selection of slow-cooked classics. Have a hearty meal with music from an in-house DJ and live acoustic trios playing in the background. The rooftop terrace and the floor to ceiling windows in the restaurant offer a breath-taking view of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the city. The terrace can be enjoyed year-round as it has umbrellas and heaters.


Address: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom

Website: Madison

Opening hours: Restaurant: Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-10.45pm, Sunday 12.00pm-7.30pm Bar: Monday-Thursday 11.00am-late, Friday-Saturday 11.00am-1.00am, Sunday 12.00pm-11.00pm

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

3. Coq d'Argent

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Posted by Coq d'Argent on Thursday, 19 April 2018

Have a French experience at Coq d'Argent, a restaurant found on the rooftop of No 1 Poultry. It features a terrace and a secret garden. Enjoy a luscious meal at this London restaurant that serves classic French cuisine and evening cocktails. The grill offers a less formal menu during lunchtime. The rooftop terrace is heated thus remains warm even during cold evenings. The spacious, lawned garden at the terrace opens up to panoramic views of London’s skyline and of landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.

Coq d'Argent

Address: 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ, UK

Website: Coq d'Argent

Opening hours: Restaurant: Monday-Friday 7.30 am-11.00 pm, Saturday 12.00 pm-11.00 pm, Sunday 12.00 pm-4.00 pm, Bar and Terrace: Monday-Thursday 11.30am-12.00am, Friday-Saturday 11.30am-1.00am, Sunday 12.00pm-4.00pm

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

4. The Rooftop St. James

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Rooftop St. James, located on the seventh floor of Trafalgar Hotel is a space for enjoying individually crafted cocktails. It creates a more than great experience when it comes to alfresco drinking and dining in the city of London. Outdoor heaters and blanket selections provide warmth during the cold season. Enjoy eating and sipping your drink under the sun or stars that creates a tranquil and dreamy atmosphere. Marvel at the view of Nelson’s Column and London’s iconic skyline. You can either sit at the gallery or the deck.

The Rooftop St. James

Address: 2 Spring Gardens The Trafalgar St. James, London SW1A 2TS England

Website: The Rooftop St. James

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 12.00pm-1.00am, Friday-Saturday 12.00pm-3.00am

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

5. Aqua Kyoto

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Posted by Aqua Kyoto on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Located on the fifth floor of the famous former Dickins & Jones building, Aqua Kyoto is a unique Japanese restaurant showcasing Chef Paul Greening’s innovative cuisine. The red and black color Japanese themed décor gives it a lavish and beautiful outlook that provides a unique ambience to its guests and a chance to have an exciting drinking and dining experience. It has two restaurants, a cocktail bar, and a stunning rooftop terrace. An extensive menu of beautifully-presented sushi and sashimi is complemented by creative hot dishes. There is also a central sushi bar and open a sumibiyaki charcoal grill. The spectacular roof terrace provides stunning views across the capital.

Aqua Kyoto

Address: 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street) London, UK W1B 3BR

Website: Aqua Kyoto

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 12.00pm-10.30pm, Thursday-Saturday 12.00pm-11.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm-6.15pm

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

6. Bird of Smithfield

Posted by Bird of Smithfield on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Bird of Smithfield is housed in a five-story Georgian townhouse that has two chic bars, two elegant dining rooms (one of which is private) and an amazing summer roof terrace. It features a modern British menu with French cooking influences. Tommy Boland, the chef at this restaurant is highly talented and creative with a lot of experience gained from working at Michelin-star restaurants. The orange themed colorful terrace not only gives a warm outlook but also presents a spectacular view over the iconic Smithfield Market.

Bird of Smithfield

Address: 26 Smithfield St London EC1A 9LB

Website: Bird of Smithfield

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.00am-12.00am, Saturday 5.00pm-1.00am (Roof 10.00pm)

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

7. OXO Tower Brasserie

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Posted by Oxo Tower Restaurant on Saturday, 15 December 2018

On the eighth floor of the OXO Tower is the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie joined together on a 250 foot (76 meters) terrace. The restaurant features dishes made from seasonal British produce, the bar offers hearty snacks and an extensive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink list while the brasserie features daily live music and an open kitchen that makes dishes from local and seasonal produce over charcoal on the Josper grill. On the terrace or through the floor to ceiling windows, enjoy panoramic views across the city and River Thames.

OXO Tower Brasserie

Address: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH, UK

Website: OXO Tower Brasserie

Opening hours: Restaurant: Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-11.00pm, Sunday 12pm-10.00pm, Bar: Monday-Thursday 11.00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11.00am-12.00am, Sunday 12.00pm-10.30pm

Average price for two: 64-116 USD

8. Orrery

Elegantly styled, Orrery is a London restaurant that features a restaurant, bar, and a roof terrace in a converted stable block. The space is brightened by the floor to ceiling arched windows. The restaurant offers sumptuous classic French food and wine list. The bar has a selection of seasonal cocktails, spirits, wines, champagnes and a selection of cigars. Sit at the terrace which is elegantly lined with delicate lavender and olive trees whilst enjoying a drink and a meal. The terrace and huge windows offer a spectacular view of St Marylebone church.


Address: 55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5RB, UK

Website: Orrery

Opening hours:Monday-Thursday, Sunday 12.00pm-10.00pm, Friday-Saturday 12.00pm-10.30pm

Average price for two: from 118 USD


Posted by SUSHISAMBA on Friday, 5 January 2018

Located on the 38th and 39th floors of Heron Tower, SUSHISAMBA City features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe that offer unparalleled, 360-degree views of the London. It blends Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine. The selection of colors used and the light fixtures on the ceiling brighten up the room. The structural orange tree sculpture on the west terrace not only adds to the beauty of the room but also reinforces the earth-to-sky motif. Relish dining at this unique restaurant while taking in the amazing scenery of the city’s skyline from a vantage point.


Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, UK

Website: SUSHISAMBA City

Opening hours: Monday 12.00pm-12.00am, Tuesday-Thursday 12.00pm-1.00am, Friday 12.00pm-2.00 am, Saturday 11.30 pm-2.00am, Sunday 11.30pm-1.00am.

Average price for two: from 118 USD

10. The Castle

Posted by The Castle Islington on Saturday, 28 May 2016

Located in Angel, the Castle boasts of having the best roof terrace in the area. It is a light-filled gastropub with colorful fabrics and vintage trimmings. It serves real ales, great beers and wine chosen by their own master of wine. The menu varies daily depending on the foods cooked on a specific day. Sit on the decked roof terrace and enjoy your food and drink while taking in the surrounding views of the ever busy Pentonville Road. You can also watch a football game at this best place in Islington.

The Castle

Address: 54 Pentonville Road, Islington, North London N1 9HF | 0207 713 1858

Website: The Castle

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11.00am-12.00am, Friday-Saturday 11.00am-1.00am, Sunday 12.00pm-10.30pm

Average price for two: 28-64 USD

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Enjoy the ambience and tranquility that comes with eating luscious meals and viewing spectacular scenery in these 10 best rooftop restaurants in London, England.

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