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The Rooftop St James

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS

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  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
  • The Rooftop - London
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00

We enjoyed our drinks and food on the rooftop.
When booking it may be a good idea to request the gallery section as much of the rooftop whilst open to the sky does not have a view over London as such and that was our only disappointment.

Sally 08 June 2018
from London

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With London's iconic skyline as a backdrop, The Rooftop St James is one of the city's finest rooftop bars, offering visitors breathtaking views, luxurious style, and a menu of creative cocktails and international light bites.

The Rooftop St James menu is fronted by a celebrated cocktail list, expertly crafted by some of London's top mixologists, and taking inspiration from the city itself. Try the Soho Sunset made with bathtub Gin and Taittinger Champagne, or the Lords, Ladies and Commoners with pistachio-infused vodka. There is also a vast spirit menu, featuring single malt whiskies and premier tequilas, as well as spirits from small London producers.

To complement the eclectic drinks, The Rooftop St James in Trafalgar Square serves inventive Asian small plates. Seared beef tataki is matched with truffle, sweet daikon and shisho, while steamed buns come filled with pulled pork belly and shiitake mushrooms. From the grill there are lamb cutlets and black cod, while the dessert menu finishes things off with caramel miso ice cream, and yuzu and lime meringue tart.

Offering stunning views of Nelson's Column, The Rooftop St James is a luxurious restaurant in London that is just 2 minutes' walk from Charing Cross Tube Station.

The Rooftop St James

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS

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Customer reviews for The Rooftop St James

4.0 ((((* (based on 86 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Maria from London

    I just wanted a table with a view. So I booked online a specific time to make sure. We arrived and were taken to the side where there is no view! How disappointing, I asked nicely if we could be moved but the waitress didn’t get back to us about it, so I we left after one drink. Iir not possible to book on that side?
    Thank you

  • ((*** 13 June 2018 by Helen from London

    We were sat at the back with no view. I expected a restaurant but we were in a bar with loud music. Food ok, service mediocre, staff appeared tired.

  • ((*** 13 June 2018 by Sophia from London

    Hi there - I'm afraid I have some negative feedback on our experience here, and I've complained to them directly but not heard back (that was a week ago). Below is a copy of the email I sent them. Not good!

    Hi there,

    I had a booking at your Rooftop Bar last night, and I'm sorry to say the service fell really short of expectations. I wanted to bring it to your attention as my experience with you has always been really positive in the past. We waited over 40 minutes for our food, and had to chase it three times with waiting staff to get it. The woman next to us had to go before her food even arrived. One of your waitresses did offer to refresh our drinks while we waited by way of an apology, but then they appeared on the bill anyway. Unfortunately, as we had a theatre booking and were already late by that point, there was no time to query it. We also got brought two plates of chips we hadn't ordered - not a cause for complaint but I wanted to flag it with you as I'm sure it's not ideal to have your kitchen producing food in error that then gets wasted.

    As I said, just wanted to bring it to your attention as it seemed pretty chaotic and not like my previous experiences at all.

    Thanks,

    Sophia

  • ((((* 8 June 2018 by Sally from London

    We enjoyed our drinks and food on the rooftop.
    When booking it may be a good idea to request the gallery section as much of the rooftop whilst open to the sky does not have a view over London as such and that was our only disappointment.

  • (**** 6 June 2018 by Vicky from London

    Table was booked 5 females 50th Birthday for 9pm. £32 meal deal with glass of bubbly. Taken to enjoy outside view but had to ask twice for our drinks. Sat outside and after a considerable time asked if we could move inside for our meal. Had to ask twice and then was asked to follow a waiter to our table. Sat until 10pm and was not asked if we wanted any drinks. Finally served drinks. Waited again for orders to be taken which wasn’t until 11pm. Starter came and sat waiting for main. Finally very nice man asked if everything was ok. We finally said ‘actually no’ can we pay for what we’ve had and we shall go. This was 11:45pm. Went to pay and was told we don’t owe anything. Which was an ok result I guess. Not great.

  • ((((( 5 June 2018 by Latrice from London

    Elegant rooftop restaurant with amazing views of London and good food (I had only the fries, which were well-seasoned). The service staff was nice as well.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Susan from Chertsey

    Fabulous views, very comfortable and clean, reasonable prices and tasty tapas. My only criticism is that we were made to move tables after an hour, despite ordering a bottle of wine and food.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by Ore from London

    Lovely atmosphere....
    The view and ambience are spectacular.
    Will keep coming back.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Luisa from Albacete

    Amazing. It was my friend's birthday and we enjoyed a lot.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by Rachel from London

    Lovely cocktails on a sunny evening, fab view!

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