There are so many restaurants in London with a good view but which ones have the best view? Which ones are worthy of visiting because they combine excellent service, delicious food, a nice ambience of the venue, and a stunning view? Keep on reading because our team will share their favourite restaurants in London that indeed have a breathtaking views because why go out if you are going to look at your plate the entire visit?
The 10 Restaurants In London With The Best View
Skylon is a modern European restaurant with a luxurious interior, an amazing menu, and most importantly views of the river Thames and South Bank. With their floor-to-ceiling windows, you won’t miss the view no matter where you are seated.
Their menu is on the smaller side and consists of seafood and fish, a delicious Caesar salad, soups with seasonal vegetables, lamb chops, and a few other unique and tasty options.
Address: Belvedere Rd, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
Located on the 36th floor of The Walkie Talkie, Darwin is the highest rooftop brasserie in London and it offers a breathtaking view of London and the river Thames. We promise that this view will impress you and you probably won’t want to leave the restaurant once you are seated. Do keep in mind that this is a high-end restaurant so it’s both expensive and formal. And even though there isn’t a specific dress code, you should dress up for sure. Also, there is airport-style security as you enter the building. Another thing you should note is that you won’t be able to pay the bill with cash – only a card.
Address: Level 36, Sky Garden Walk, 1, London EC3M 8AF
Another restaurant on our list that is located high up – on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, with an excellent view that will blow your mind. They do have an outdoor dining terrace which is actually the highest outdoor dining area in Europe – and it offers 360-degree views of London.
Sushisamba’s menu is a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines so all dishes are very interesting and creative. They also offer great cocktails and premium sakes.
Address: Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Min Jiang is located on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel and it offers an excellent view of Kensington Gardens. As you can imagine, this restaurant is Chinese – and their food is just as impressive as the views so if you like Chinese food, you won’t regret visiting this place even if it is a bit pricey.
For example, the menu consists of wood-fired Beijing Duck, Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup, Stir-fried Corn-fed Chicken with Sweet Basil, noodles, Homemade Pancakes with Sweet Sauce and shredded Leek and Cucumber, Minced Duck with Lettuce wrap, and many other delicious options.
Address: 2, 24 Kensington High St, London W8 4PT
Another restaurant on our list that is located in the Walkie Talkie tower but on the 37th level is Fenchurch. This place is a seafood-focused restaurant with great views, excellent service, and delicious food – and although it is pricey, it’s worth visiting.
And just like Darwin Brasserie, Fenchurch is a cashless restaurant so you won’t be able to pay with cash. You should also note to dress up since this is definitely a high-end restaurant.
Address: Level 37, Sky Garden Walk, 1, London EC3M 8AF
The Oyster Shed
The Oyster Shed is an award-winning pub and one of our favourite restaurants in London due to the incredible view of the Thames and the Shard, the delicious food, their somewhat normal pricing, and their excellent service!
Their menu is filled with seafood prepared and plated in a unique and creative way. For example, they have a Whole dressed Cornish crab (with herby mayo, baby gem, seaweed butter), a Turbot fillet (with langoustine sauce, Jerusalem artichoke, caviar), a Cooked oyster platter (with herby butter, crispy bacon, golden breadcrumbs), etc.
Address: 1 Angel Ln, London EC4R 3AB
Wagtail is an excellent rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of London in a special 1920s building. Their tables are placed in such as way that no matter where you are seated, you will be able to enjoy the views which is something we really like about this place.
From lobster, hand-diver scallops, cherry ceviche, beef carpaccio, and a cauliflower steak to seasonal risotto, grilled steaks, and even a double cheeseburger, we are certain you will love their menu.
Address: 68 King William St, London EC4N 7HR
One of the best restaurants in London with amazing views is hands down Aviary – and we are certain you aren’t expecting what is waiting for you in this place. The interior is stylish and the views of the city are breathtaking – and, of course, the food is delicious too but the star of the show is definitely their outdoor igloos on the rooftop. Yes, igloos – some were created for guests that want to enjoy dinner or lunch, and the rest are for guests that prefer to only enjoy drinks and light snacks.
With its stylish design, stunning views out to the city and both an inside and outside seating area, Aviary is one of the City’s hottest spots. Sit back, sip an award-winning cocktail and watch the sun go down before ordering one of their utterly delicious British plates.
Address: Royal London House, 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
Aqua Shard Bar
On the 31st floor of The Shard – one of the most iconic buildings in London is hiding an amazing restaurant and bar – Aqua Shard, that offers Modern British food, great cocktails, and stunning views.
On their menu, you can find carpaccio, beef tartare, smoked duck, Angus fillet, halibut, wild sea bass, and a few other main dishes.
We really liked their desserts – especially their White Chocolate Parfait and the Apple Tart.
Address: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
And last but definitely not least on our list is Marsha Southbank – a restaurant and bar in Gabriel’s Wharf with great views of the city, delicious food, handmade cocktails, and excellent service.
When it comes to their food, you can find great burgers, chicken wings with kimchi slaw, heart and liver skewers, chicken souvlaki with tzatziki, flatbread, cheesy truffle fries, smoked cheddar mac and cheese, etc.
Address: 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP