The Rooftop St James

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS
Pan-Asian, Asian

Top offer

Drinks Bookings

We will hold your table for 15 minutes and the table will be allocated 2 hours from the time of the booking.

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Rooftop St James
(based on 174 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • large parties (16)
  • luxury (47)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • child friendly (4)
  • al fresco (70)
  • private dining (36)
  • trendy (81)
  • value (9)
  • breakfast (8)
  • views (139)
  • entertainment (29)
  • dinner (58)
  • lunch (49)
  • romantic (77)
  • business (16)
  • By Pacha M from York
    30 December 2018

    Unfortunately, it was not great. It somehow felt it did not match the standard,certainly the service level does not match the prices I found the Italian waiter, a young guy, being not too professional, just like a guy form the bistro next door, sorry if that sounds rude. Despite that I did not know till next day that he was rude to my girlfriend who was left for 10 min alone while I went for a smoke outside, it happened during my absence. The wine I have ordered with price tag above £30 was on taste more like a cheap bottle from Lidl shop. Overall, sadly I did not enjoyed it therefore I won't be coming back

  • By Danny W from London
    22 December 2018

    The cocktails were lovely!

  • By Linda M from Sydney
    22 December 2018

    Fabulous venue, great martinis, lovely staff! A must!

  • By Sian K from London
    21 December 2018

    We booked this for evening drinks before Christmas. The service and the drinks were brilliant and the view was spectacular. It was a lovely way to kick off Christmas and I will definitely go back.

  • By Darryl H from London
    20 December 2018

    Lovely rooftop bar, with a fabulous view across Trafalgar Square. Well designed to maximise the view without feeling overcrowded. The bar food was excellent as were the cocktails. I would say that the pricing is slightly high but worth it for the views offered. I would return without hesitation.

  • By Bill S from Essex
    19 December 2018

    Booked a table for 4 people on Wednesday 19th December to celebrate Christmas. We were looking forward to the experience but unfortunately found the waiting staff miserable & rude.They made us sit on a dark table in the corner with no heater while it was spitting with rain even though there were spare tables in the middle area with warm patio heaters and an awning covering. When we stood up near the heater to shelter from the rain & cold the staff said we were blocking the area and were not allowed to stand due to healthy and safety. We were charged £52 for a bottle of Prosecco but had to leave it half empty as we were made to feel unwelcome.

  • By Eline R from kontich
    15 December 2018

    I made reservation drinks and it was marvellous. There were original and very tasty cocktails that me and my family really enjoyed. The interior was also very cosy and the waiters were certainly friendly and good at what they do. I would recommend the St. James' Rooftop Bar to everyone looking for an original and memorable way to fill in their evening.

  • By Hristina S from weybridge
    8 December 2018


  • By Sue B from London
    7 December 2018

    Staff were very attentive, drinks were lovely (we didn’t eat) and the view was amazing. What a wonderful place to see London from.

  • By Anna G from Leeds
    17 November 2018

    We booked a table for drinks and were kindly given a great table on the terrace next to an outdoor heater. Service was excellent and perfect location for pre-dinner drinks. Will definitely return.

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The Rooftop St James
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS

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