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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

The 10 best restaurants for dinner with a view in London

Want to switch it up for dinner? Tired of the same old restaurants? You’re in the right place.

London’s beautiful skyline and views really are a foodie’s playground. There’s just so much to choose from – think rooftops, boats, skyscrapers, iconic buildings – all with something different to offer.

So when dinner alone just doesn’t cut it, we’ve got you covered with our list of London restaurants with beautiful views. Honestly, what could be better than a delicious meal and an amazing view to go with it?

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1. A London dinner with a view for any occasion: Aviary


Nestled on the 10th floor of Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square, Aviary is arguably one of the best places for dinner with a view in London. Aside from being home to one of the city's best views, Aviary knocks it out the park with their food and drinks menu.

From grilled red prawns to Welsh Lamb, this rooftop restaurant has something for everyone.

Alongside the stylish modern restaurant area, the Aviary also offers a luxurious bar lounge. If you want to treat yourself to delicious dishes and feast your eyes on some of London’s most iconic buildings, flock to the beautiful heated terrace at Aviary.

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2. A classically British dinner with a view in London: Darwin Brasserie


Set inside the largest sky dome in London, Darwin Brasserie is a beautiful all-day brasserie serving everyone’s favourite British classics, such as fish and chips and prawn cocktails. The Sky Garden is known to be London’s highest garden and is famous for their food and views. Darwin Brassiere doesn’t disappoint on that front.

The nature-inspired restaurant is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, amazing staff service and tasty all-time British favourites.

If you’re craving a good ol’ British meal fit for royalty and a view to match, Darwin Brassiere is the place to be. Find them on the 36th floor of the Sky Garden.

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3. A London dinner with a view for sushi in the sky: Aqua Kyoto


The perfect place to impress and relax, Aqua Kyoto is a timeless Japanese restaurant just off the bustling Regent Street. Treat yourself to sushi in the sky and stop by this stylish rooftop restaurant. Offering omakase sushi, tempura and signature platters, Aqua Kyoto is known for its signature dish (watering rock shrimp tempura) and stunning views.

Say Konnichiwa to the gorgeous London skyline from the fifth floor as you explore the delicious tastes of Japan and sip on some sake (or vintage champagne if you fancy it).

Aqua Kyoto should be on your checklist if you are looking to experience fine dining with a view.

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4. A fusion dinner with a view in London: Sushisamba Covent Garden


A beautiful blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, Sushisamba is the perfect place to be in seventh heaven with your tastebuds. If you want your dinner with a side of privacy, the restaurant offers a Japanese-style private dining room that seats 15 guests.

The private open balcony overlooking the Covent Garden Plaza is also the prime location for catching the sunset. Sunset dinner and drinks anyone?

A ‘tri-cultural coalition’, Sushisamba is the perfect spot to treat yourself and your close circle to a delicious meal overlooking one of the best spots in London. With an all-day menu inspired by all three countries, it’s the perfect place for your next dinner.

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5. The best place for an Italian dinner with a view in London: Forza Wine


Just like an extra e in the name of the French city Bitche can make a huge difference, an added e to Forza Win gave birth to a whole new location (even better than the original). Forza Wine is the latest addition to the famous pizza and pasta joint, Forza Win in Peckham.

The original Forza Win, styled as an old, rusty cash and carry, is home to delicious plates of pasta, sizzling pizzas and refreshing cocktails. While the former (yet popular) has a rustic vibe to it, the newly opened Forza Wine, has an uber-modern restaurant look with huge windows and of course, a beautiful outdoor terrace.

Treat yourself to dishes presented carefully by Masterchef, Michael Lavery (former chef at Michelin-starred Italian The River Café).

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6. A 24/7 London dinner spot with an amazing view: Duck & Waffle


Nestled on one of the highest points of London, Duck & Waffle is a must-visit restaurant with some of the best views of the city. Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate in London, Duck & Waffle stretches a whopping 230 m in the London skyline. That’s a lot of ground covered.

They offer a fun take on the traditional British spread with a touch of European culture. All the ingredients are local and sustainably sourced, making Duck & Waffle one of the most environmentally conscious London dinner spots.

Open all day and all night, Duck & Waffle are one of the very few spots in London to serve customers round the clock- from sunrise to sunset. A thrilling experience, take a lift to the 40th floor for a very quick ride then, treat yourself to the restaurant’s namesake dish, the iconic duck waffle.

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7. The best place for dinner and sky-high views: Galvin at Windows, London


One of London’s first rooftop restaurants, Galvin at Windows is on the 28th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane. Offering a combination of delicious tastes and exquisite views, Galvin at Windows is a great choice for a sunset dinner in the sky.

While the beautifully designed interiors will welcome you, the sky bar is where the real magic happens. Named after the degree at which the sun rests in the sky during the sunset hour, 10° Sky Bar is more than your average bar.

One of the most popular services Galvin has to offer is the Galvin at Windows Wine dinners. It’s pretty simple - pick a wine and then your entire dinner menu is designed around it. Cool, right?

If it's a luxurious dinner in the sky you're in search of, then you’ve come to the right place.

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8. A dinner with a view of The Thames: Bateaux London


Want something a little different? Enjoy unbeatable views of the city from The Thames and dine on a boat. Yes, really. Have lunch and dinner on a boat at Bateaux London. Choose from a range of dining experiences to take your dinner to the next level.

Bateaux London is ideal for corporate events and can host 260 people for a seated dinner so this is a great venue if you’re hosting a bigger event.

If you’re in the mood for private dining, The Glass Room may be more your speed. Created by Tom Dixon Design, The Glass Room has stunning views for both you and your guests.

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9. A London dinner with an iconic view: Searcys at The Gherkin


Located on the 38th floor of the iconic Gherkin building, Searcys brings a new meaning to sky-high dining.

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, you can’t help but stare at the stunning views of the City. Not to worry though, the food is just as good! Take your seat pick from the set menu, with stone bass, roast chicken or pork belly as mains.

If afternoon tea is more your speed, you’ll be pleased to know that Searcys offers a mix of savoury, sweet and glasses of bubbly to top it off.

For something a bit more special, book a private dining room and create memories you won’t forget any time soon.

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10. The best place for dinner and a waterside view: The Narrow, London


In what was once a dockmaster’s house, The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay is the perfect mix of comfort, classic and contemporary (think cosy wood furniture and exposed brick).

As expected, The Narrow has a range of classically British dishes to choose from. Fancy a roasted pepper and tomato soup with crème fraîche and chive? Or how about fish and chips, mushy peas and a tartare sauce?

It’s the perfect place for a Sunday roast or a quick stop after shopping. Thinking of hosting a private dinner of 70 guests or less? They’re ready when you are. Set sail, and visit The Narrow.

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