Seeing London from above is always spectacular. Our recent visit to The Rooftop was no exception as it boasts a magnificent view of Trafalgar Square and surrounds. Watching the sky grow darker over the iconic Landon skyline and the lights turn on at the London eye, was a perfect way to enjoy an evening whilst sipping on great cocktails and amazing food.
The tapas style of sharing plates (3 for £32) was a great way to try fabulous dishes. The calamari was tender and perfectly cooked while the vegetable gyozas were light and crispy. The chicken bao buns were fluffy, though the sauce a touch on the sweet side.
For one main, we had the soy glazed beef brisket. The meat was fall-off the bone tender and oh so tasty. Our other main was the grilled salmon teriyaki. The teriyaki sauce was well balanced, not too sweet, and just perfect. We rounded out the mains with some sweet potato fries and chargrilled stemmed broccoli with sesame seeds.
For those who like darker cocktails, try the Collins (scotch blended whisky base) or the Tiki (Cuban dark rum based). Both were earthy, warming cocktails.
For those who like their drinks on the lighter side try the Punch or Daisy. The Punch comprised London dry gin infused with apricot marmalade, passion fruit juice, Aperol and carbonated water. It was a sweet, citrusy refreshing drink, suitable for a desert cocktail. The Daisy, made from tequila, mandarin liqueur, grapefruit and lime juice and soda, was the winner of the night as it wasn’t too sweet yet yet still bursting with flavour.
The Rooftop has a minimum spend per person: £35 for Monday to Thursday and £50 Friday to Sunday. The price is worth it when the cocktails start at £15, the mains from £22, sides from £6 and small plates from £12.
With undercover outdoor seating and heaters, The Rooftop is perfect to book in any season. We would highly recommend booking a spot, particularly for the outside area so you can soak in all those amazing views whilst enjoying good food, cocktails and company.
Address: The Trafalgar St James London, 2 Spring Gardens Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS
Written by Caitlin Neal