Next Level London: The Panoramic Restaurant Guide

Everybody loves a dinner and a spectacular view and in London you won't be disappointed. With an array to choose from, here are our top picks.

Galvin at Windows

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If you are looking to enjoy a 360 degree view of the city whilst dining on Michelin star cooking, Galvin at Windows is THE place to choose. Inspired by French haute cuisine, Chris Galvin had created an experience that many strive to imitate. If you are booking for a special occasion we would highly recommend choosing the tasting menu. Available with or without wine, the seasonally changing menu includes delights such as raw Orkney scallops and marinated Iberico pork pluma. The views are absolutely spectacular, you can spot all of London’s major sights; it is definitely where you come to dress to impress and to be impressed.

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Coppa Club

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Sitting outside to dine and drink in the middle of a London December is totally normal, right? At Coppa Club it is, thanks to their outdoor and out of this world seating section. A strictly drop in only booking service, arrive to bag a seat with friends in one of their special pods. You’ll be kept cosy and toasty while you take in the views of the city. Their food is wholesome, no fuss and European. From breakfast through to brunch and dinner, there is nothing you won’t want to indulge in at Coppa Club.

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City Social

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Another triumph for esteemed chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton, City Social sets the scene as soon as you step out of the lift. Straight away you will see the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and all of London’s iconic structures right there in front of you.
Indulge in the Cornish sea bass, Romney Marsh lamb fillet or the seafood linguine and the sommelier will be happy to pair the finest wine to your dinner choice. If you are feeling extra special, request to sit at the chef’s table. Seating up to ten people, you’ll have a window into the kitchen and a full view of the London city skyline outside. It is a truly magical experience and one not to miss out on.

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Aqua Shard

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Located on the 31st level of The Shard, Aqua succeeds in serving the best in British cuisine and the finest cocktails you will ever sample. If that wasn’t enough the views are so stunning, they will take your breath away. This is definitely a restaurant loved by Londoners and internationals alike. Don’t be afraid to dress up and have a night of glamour and opulence at Aqua Shard. Toast to a wonderful evening with a bottle of bubbly and enjoy the city sunset.

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Sky Garden

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155 metres up in the air, the Sky Garden offers guests unprecedented views of the city from all angles. Before dinner at the Fenchurch Rooftop, wander around the beautifully landscaped gardens, observation deck and open-air terrace. With so many opportune capture to take a beautiful memory with your loved one, the Sky Gardens are buzzing with an electric atmosphere all year round. Though access to the Sky Gardens is free, it would be advisable to book online in advance, as there are only a limited number of tickets available daily.

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