With the weather giving us a bit more summer, why not aim to eat outdoors (or indoors) with a great view to go with some sumptuous food? Here are some great choices.
Sabine Rooftop Bar, City
Sabine offers a sophisticated sharing menu, a fresh fayre of light bites well suited to the British Summer. To start with, the British and Continental Charcuterie provides an array of flavours with Pickles and sundried tomato, mustard, cultured butter, and sourdough bread.
There are also the ‘Tostados with pulled lamb’, chipotle, guacamole, pico de gallo or for a vegan twist with BBQ jackfruit instead. ‘The Tandoori Prawn Skewer’ is a natural eruption of flavours with an Asian slaw and mint chutney.
Another crowd pleaser is the ‘Mac N Cheese Bon Bons’ served with truffle mayo and the perfect canapes-esque dish to enjoy while entertaining guests. For those looking for plant-based offerings, to enjoy are the ‘Shitake Mushroom Gyoza’ with mushroom tea and picked radish and refreshing ‘Apple and fennel salad’.
Hotel AMANO Rooftop in Covent Garden
The new chef-curated tapas menu features some of the best summery dishes from Israel and Spain. Enjoy a starter of Pan y Aioli & olives before moving on to Piquillo Pepper, hummus & crispy pitta.
The fresh Boquerones (white anchovies), romesco & crystal bread are also enjoyable when paired with a glass of cold white wine.
Tiradito Salmon, Passionfruit Tigermilk & Avocado is also a standout on the menu for those looking for a cold dish. The Black Challah Calamari with Coriander Aioli & chilli is also a recommended dish to try and is great when accompanied by The Croquetas De Jamón and Baharat Patatas bravas.
SUSHISAMBA in Covent Garden and SUSHISAMBA, Heron Tower both have outdoor terraces, with the Heron Tower site, offering some of the highest views of London.
The chef-curated Taste of Samba tasting menu, features a multi-course selection of the restaurant’s most beloved dishes, perfect when paired with the extensive wine and cocktail menu. Enjoy signature dishes such as Crispy Lobster Taquitos and Wagyu Gyoza, to begin with, before moving on to the Churrasco Rio Grande ribeye, with chorizo, fillet mignon served with black beans, sautéed greens, farofa and SUSHISAMBA dipping sauces.
For those looking for a lighter main, there is the Robata Black Cod with Peruvian asparagus, and miso. To finish, the Welcome to the Rainforest dessert is a medley of flavours asháninka chocolate, asháninka coffee, vanilla, pistachio, macadamia nut, and sugarcane. There is also an entirely vegan Taste of Samba version of the menu.
Towering over the city skyline, Oblix West is a premium dining destination offering sprawling views over iconic London landmarks including Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Highlights of Oblix West’s new lunch menu, served straight out of the open kitchen, include starters such as Seared tuna, spicy avocado, heritage radish and smoked olive oil as well as Beef carpaccio with mustard dressing, parmesan and watercress.
Meanwhile the main courses feature standout dishes including wild mushroom orzo, cashew cheese & black truffle as well as half rotisserie chicken, lemon, rosemary & garlic mashed potatoes. As for dessert, Oblix offers up sweet delights including a New York cheesecake with macadamia and caramelised banana sorbet as well as pecan nut & chocolate bar with crunchy bourbon ice cream.
After dinner, head to the bar at Oblix East for cocktails with views of The City skyline, Canary Wharf, and Tower Bridge.
Glasshouse on the Roof at NYX Hotel London Holborn.
10 floors up in central London, the perfect viewing platform for London’s spectacular skyline sits in the form of the recently launched Glasshouse on the Roof.
Standing 125 feet high, Glasshouse’s panoramic views of central London and beyond are made possible by the retracting glass walls surrounding the venue. |
Open from 4 pm, Wednesday to Saturday, the new venue also features a retracting roof, allowing guests to soak up the late summer sun amidst a soundtrack of laidback electronica beats. Once the sun sets, Glasshouse transforms into a relaxed nighttime ambiance allowing guests to enjoy an evening under the stars with an unparalleled view of the capital.