Enjoy London’s restaurant scene and enjoy skyline views to order by booking a table at one of these six venues, where the food is as delicious as the view. From glamorous Art Deco dining rooms to buzzy 24-hour bistros, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants in London that offer views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
This trendy spot at the top of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building is a contemporary bistro offering views across London to the west. From the 37th floor you can see all sorts of London landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, the river Thames, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. And you can enjoy the view of the Sky Garden right below. Expect top-notch seafood and seafood sourced from British farms. Choose an alcoholic drink from the impressive cocktail menu to start things off right.
Right in the heart of the city in the iconic skyscraper, Tower 42, City Social serves modern British cuisine alongside stunning views, especially of the Gherkin and Chesegrater buildings nearby. The restaurant is one of many London venues owned by award-winning chef Jason Atherton and features a glamorous Art Deco interior. Main courses include Cornish sea bass, Lincolnshire rabbit with black garlic and Romney Marsh lamb with bacon crust. Nab one of the booths near the window for the best view.
Duck & Waffles
Between Liverpool Street and the skyscraper known as the Gherkin, Duck & Waffle is a 24-hour sky-high dining spot offering stunning views and delicious food. Take the glass elevator to the 40th floor and settle in on one of the leather beds or at a table near the floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows. Go with an empty stomach if you want to try the signature dish of waffles stacked with crispy duck legs served with a fried duck egg and maple syrup mustard.
Galvin on Windows
This Michelin-starred restaurant on the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane has been a fixture in London since 2003. It is located opposite Hyde Park and its 360-degree views stretch from the skyscrapers of the City to Wembley Stadium in north-west London. The menu focuses on French haute cuisine so you can expect dishes like foie gras, tarte tatin and an excellent cheese board. The 2- and 3-course set menus offer excellent value for money.
Ting at the Shard
At 35 floors, Ting is the highest restaurant in the Shard, London’s tallest building. As such, the views are stunning and include iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. The dining room is decorated like a luxurious Chinese living room and the kitchen serves European dishes with an Asian twist such as suckling pig and hoisin sauce and black cod with miso. This is a popular place for Chinese-inspired afternoon tea that brings together dim sum, cakes and pastries (served daily between 12 and 4pm) according to visit us.