The Best London Restaurants With a View

With the opening of The Shard and Heron Tower over the last couple of years, it seems a perfect time to give our recommendations of the best London restaurants with a view. Fine dining combined with views of the London’s skyline, here is our pick of the best sky high dining experiences.

Hutong at The Shard

At 33 floors up, Hutong at The Shard affords panoramic views across the London skyline. Hutong specialises in the cuisine of Northern China, with distinctive Peking, Shandong and Sichuan influences on its menu.

Hutong London at The Shard

The interior will transport to you Beijing’s hutongs, with its traditional use of dark woods, stone, beautifully carved furniture and subtle red lanterns. Click here for our review of Hutong.

Aqua Shard at The Shard

Take in views of Tower Bridge, the Gherkin and St. Paul’s at another of The Shard’s fine establishments, Aqua Shard.

Aqua Shard

On the 31st floor, Aqua Shard delights with a contemporary British menu and the accompanying vista over central London. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows and a three-storey atrium bar making it an enchanting place for an evening drink.

Aqua Shard has recently launched its afternoon tea menu.

Duck & Waffle at Heron Tower

Situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle offers stunning views over the city with a menu to match.

Brunch at Duck & Waffle

The restaurant serves inventive European and British influenced cuisine and its signature and namesake dish Duck & Waffle with fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup is a popular choice. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering some of the best brunch in London.

SUSHISAMBA at Heron Tower

SUSHISAMBA, located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, draws inspiration from Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, culture, design and music.

Sushisamba in The City

With a rooftop terrace with a gorgeous feature tree, Sushisamba offers a unique choice for sky high dining in London.

Galvin at Windows at The London Hilton

Enjoy impressive views of iconic London landmarks such as Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace from Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton.

The Balcony semi private dining room at Merchants Tavern

This Michelin-starred restaurant offers modern French haute cuisine and a very reasonably priced three-course lunch menu at £29 or £50 with wine, water and coffee, making it one of the best restaurants with a view in London.

Min Jiang at The Royal Garden Hotel

On the 10th floor of The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, Min Jiang boasts views across Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Min Jiang Restaurant

The restaurant offers traditional Chinese food in a contemporary setting. Highlights on the menu include wood fired Beijing duck and dim sum. Click here to read our review of Min Jiang.

Searcys at The Gherkin

Occupying the top three floors of this iconic London building, Searcys is an exclusive private members’ club offering a lounge, restaurant and bar with private dining rooms. Sit back and enjoy incredible views over London and beyond thanks to its great location in the heart of the city.

If you enjoyed this guide to London restaurants with a view, read some of our other guides including the best London hotel suites or the best venues for a champagne brunch.

Disclaimer: No venues paid to be featured here – this is purely our recommendation of where to dine with a sky high view in London. Correct at the time of writing.

You may also enjoy reading our guide to the best restaurants in The City.