If you are planning a slightly more special dinner, either to celebrate an occasion or simply because you would like to surprise someone, choosing one of the best restaurants with a view in London will always be a good option.
Most of the restaurants with a view in London are located on the highest floors of the modern skyscrapers of the British capital, and they are high-class restaurants, and generally high prices. Here is a list of the most famous for the views and cuisine they offer, as well as a list of cheaper restaurants that also offer good views of London.
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Restaurants with a view in London
I recommend that you take a look at the website of each restaurant before deciding on one and that you book in advance, especially if you want to go on a weekend.
Bar and Brasserie located on the 8th floor of the famous OXO tower on the south bank of the Thames. British and pan-Asian cuisine, with a giant terrace and fantastic views over the Thames with St Paul’s in the background. More information: Oxo Restaurant
Duck and Waffle
Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, next to Liverpool Street Station. This restaurant offers us an Anglo-French menu with unbeatable views over the British capital. Being one of the most famous restaurants with a view in London, it is necessary to book well in advance. Further information: Duck and waffle
French restaurant located on the roof of one of the buildings in the Bank area, which is accessed by a private elevator. On the roof there is also a covered terrace where you can eat all year round. More information: Coq d’argent
Restaurant located on floors 38 and 39 of Heron Tower, next to Liverpool Street Station. This fantastic restaurant offers a fusion menu of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, and fantastic views over the British capital. It is also possible to go for a cocktail in the evening, without the need to make a reservation. More information: Sushisamba
The Shard Building
The Shard is the tallest building in the British capital, and therefore offers the best views of London. It has several restaurants on its highest floors:
- Oblix: Located on the 32nd floor. More information: Oblix
- Aqua: British cuisine on the 31st floor. More information: Aqua
- Hutong: Chinese cuisine restaurant on the 33rd floor. More information: Hutong
The building known as the Walkie-Talkie, in addition to a garden with views on its 35th floor, offers us two British cuisine restaurants with views, Darwin Brasserie and Fenchurch Restaurant. In addition, there is also the Sky Pod Bar, a bar where they serve everything from coffees to cocktails and champagne. More information: Sky Garden .
Galvin at Windows
Restaurant located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton building on Park Lane, with incredible views over Hyde Park. Michelin star chef. More information: Galvin at windows
Cheapest restaurants with a view in London
In addition to the high-end restaurants on the top floors of the most modern buildings in the British capital, with the best chefs and the best cuisine that we have named above, I have to mention that there are some cheaper restaurants, some chain ones, that also offer beautiful views. These restaurants are simply well located, and have good views, but are somewhat more casual.
Located on the terrace of the One New Change shopping center, this restaurant offers a modern European menu and becomes the perfect place to go for a cocktail in the afternoon / evening, with great views of St Paul’s cathedral and the London skyline. . If you are in the area, I would encourage you to go up even if it is to have a coke and see the views from the terrace! As a note, it is not necessary to go to the restaurant, it is possible to go up to the terrace without taking anything! More information: Madison
Argentinian restaurant located next to Tower Bridge, with views over Tower Bridge and the Thames. A bit high in price, but they offer a Sunday lunch for just over £20. More information: Gaucho
Blue Print Cafe
Located on the south bank of the Thames, above the Design Museum in London, this European cuisine restaurant offers us fantastic views of Tower Bridge. More information: Blue Print Cafe
The restaurant located on the 6th floor of the Tate Modern museum, has fabulous views over the Thames and St Paul’s. For lunch it offers a menu that is very well priced. More information: Tate
Next to Shakespeare’s globe we find a traditional British pub with views over the millenium bridge and St Paul’s. More information: Swan