The Berkeley has opened its rooftop (from 1 August) – usually reserved for staying guests – to all for the rest of the Summer, with a brand new bar. The Berkeley Rooftop Bar opens for evenings only, offering the ultimate alfresco destination for Londoners to soak up sweeping sunset views over Hyde Park, whilst sitting by the glistening pool. The unrivalled views of London’s skyline is complemented with a menu of refreshing spritz’ (inc. the ‘Pool Party’ is a blend of Campari, Chambord, rhubarb, strawberry bitters and Fever-Tree soda water) and Mediterranean small plates (think a watermelon, cherry tomato and feta salad and seared beef with truffle artichoke pesto and rocket). Guests can book a table or nab a striped lounger - drink in hand - which is fo walk ins only. Pictured.
A magical hideaway in the heart of Mayfair, the rootop garden commands stunning views of the park from its sunkissed terrace (complete with herb gardens, foliage-covered decking, flowerpots and fairy light), and serves up a British-led menu alongside spectacular, garden-inspired cocktails. Serving a brunch-style sharing menu of summer inspired dishes including grilled Cornish lobster fregola, côte de boeuf and truffle risotto. Open Thursday through to Saturday for lunch and dinner and lunch on Sunday, with a minimum spend requirement of £60 per person.
The Art’otel London Battersea Power Station has launched a rooftop bar. Found on the 16th floor, the terrace sits above Joia (the first London restaurant by award-winning two Michelin-starred Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa) - offering skyline views, cocktails and small plates. It draws inspiration from Lisbon’s lively rooftop scene, serving seasonal cocktails like the Aventurina, a gin-based tipple with mint, cucumber and lime, and the Pimenta, a mix of tequila, agave and chilli. Pair with sharing-style dishes from Joia such as octopus salad with red pepper and potato, alongside rooftop signatures including a steak sandwich and a green salad with tomatoes and figs.
Studio Frantzén is located at the very top of Harrods - serving the Swedish chef's critically acclaimed Nordic gastronomy with Asian influences - all set in a luxurious and contemporary interpretation of Scandinavian design - and comes complete with an incredible (weatherproofed) rooftop terrace. This is the first time Harrods has ever used the rooftop as a terrace - and where you can indulge in the sweeping views over the city’s skyline and signature cocktails served alongside the critically acclaimed cuisine from the world-renowned chef. Think dishes such as roasted scallops with scrambled duck eggs, black truffle, quail with dried spruce and bee pollen and lingonberry marshmallow sorbet with semi dried lingon and blueberries, blackcurrant syrup and liquorice meringue.
A relaxed terrace restaurant, nestled in the heart of Mayfair, where you can enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience by acclaimed chef Theo Randall. Specialising in authentic Italian aperitivo, expect a menu of seasonal antipasti and sharing plates, along with Sicilian-style pizza and pasta, plus plenty of Negronis and Aperol. Beautifully decorated, be transported to the island of Sicily at the intimate 26-cover terrace. Set underneath lemon trees, the space has been transformed with blue, white and red cushioned seating, marble-topped tables and splashes of foliage, all inspired by the Italian riviera and overlooking the Royal Parks and Wellington Arch.
With an uninterrupted view of one of London’s iconic Royal parks, the Hyde Park Garden is the undiscovered jewel of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Sit outside at one of the capital's most desirable tables and enjoy a dining experience brought to you from the team behind Dinner by Heston. The menu is inspired by British botanicals found in gardens all around the country, made with produce sourced from across the land and seas of the British Isles. Think pea and ham hock salad and lobster with pickled lemon. The drinks list features a celebration of English sparkling wines, alongside cocktails designed to be enjoyed whilst looking out across the most beautiful of the capital's parks.
A vast Mediterranean-inspired, open-plan restaurant and rooftop garden housed in the Outernet building on Tottenham Court Road. Taking over the fourth floor of the development, the space has room for 240 diners not including the extensive terraces and rooftop gardens. Open all day from brunch through to dinner, Cavo serves up Mediterranean dishes (expect the likes of chiperones with beetroot mayonnaise, artichoke hummus with fried artichoke leaf and goat yoghurt, and lasagna crocante with 36-month dry aged parmesan cream). There's also a wine list that spans the Mediterranean and classic cocktails. Head here for the unparalleled, picturesque views of the London skyline.
Until the end of August 2023, discover a vibrant summer pop-up lounge in partnership with celebrated florists Wild at Heart. It’s a floral rooftop lounge (housed in the elegant Crown Residence and spacious terrace) with floral displays and unparalleled views of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and The River Thames. There's floral cocktails and an a la carte menu including light bites such as a beef carpaccio and sesame crusted tuna with ponzu dressing & strawberries.
Alfresco dining, taking in the views