5th View Bar & Food

(150 Reviews)
Waterstone's Piccadilly 203-205 Piccadilly, London, London, W1J 9HA
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £9
Food spend: £22

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 11:00 12:00 - 17:00 & 17:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

Restaurant description

Featuring awe-inspiring views of the city, 5th View Bar & Food sits upon the 5th floor of Waterstones in Piccadilly. Europe's largest bookshop is housed within a stunning, period-style Art Deco building.

Serving classic European dishes, with all meat sourced from a local London butcher, the 5th View menu includes burgers such as the 5th View double cheese, along with Texan barbeque chicken, with a smokey glaze. Sizzling steaks topped with homemade lemon and parsley butter are also served, and for lighter bites, try the mini duck spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce.

Sip on a cocktail whilst looking out over Haymarket, or dine in the brasserie-style Waterstones restaurant featuring artwork of London’s most popular landmarks. 5th View Bar & Food's cocktail menu ranges from the sweet and sour French 75, with gin, lemon juice and champagne, to mint julep with buffalo trace bourbon.

5th View in London is just a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for 5th View Bar & Food
(based on 150 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (68)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (31)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (44)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (8)
  • lunch (86)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (12)
  • romantic (20)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (50)
  • views (84)
  • By Susan A from London
    14 January 2020

    Food was average, my friend seemed to like his but I really disliked both my courses. 5 different wait staff served us at different times, food came out in wrong order and one overcooked item had to be sent back. Tatty environment and view not as good as I expected from the reviews. Won't be going back.

  • By Elizabeth S from Market Harborough
    15 December 2019

    Visited for lunch on Sunday, Cob salad was very nice and the fish cakes too. I had chocolate panna cotta for pudding, it was pleasant but not chocolaty. Waiter was a bit miserable when he took our order but had cheered up by pudding! Service was very quick and food nicely presented. A good find for busy Piccadily, would definately recomend. Very reasonable price for central London.

  • By Ronaldo V from London
    29 October 2019

    5th floor serves very good food with good service and good prices

  • By ARL L from London
    18 August 2019

    Lovely. Fantastic staff, kind, warm, and helpful.

  • By Pippa H from London
    4 March 2019

    Unfriendly service, salads had ingredients missing, place desperately needs updating

  • By Sri A A from London
    26 January 2019


  • By Susan E from Kent
    5 January 2019

    Lovely afternoon tea, and great cocktails in bar later in eve. All in a fab location with great service.

  • By Mark H from London
    13 December 2018

    Good value and great environment. Food consistently high quality.

  • By Bekki J from London
    3 December 2018

    Lovely food. Great service!

  • By Rose G from St. Albans
    3 December 2018

    Relaxed with great food and service

Restaurant Location Map
5th View Bar & Food
Waterstone's Piccadilly 203-205 Piccadilly, London, London, W1J 9HA

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