A Round-Up Of Our Favourite Rooftop Bars:
Willows On The Roof
The John Lewis & Partner‘s rooftop has never been better! Not only are their mixologists serving a mouthwatering cocktail selection but Giz ‘n’ Green‘s Pizza Pies, a collaboration between chef Gizzi Erskine and rapper Professor Green, have also taken up residence.
What To Eat: Pizza of course!
What To Drink: ‘Rum on the Roof’ Okay we know it’s wintery about, but that’s the exact reason you need to order this tropical cocktail sensation! So sit back, take a sip, and let the golden rays of rum warm you from within.
Top Tip: Why not treat yourself and your pals by booking one of their private cabins? Come rain or shine you can toast to the Christmas lights in style!
It doesn’t get much cooler, or better situated, than Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto and this winter they have celebrated the change of seasons by launching the Fuyu Rooftop Terrace and menu! Providing the ultimate winter escape his huge roof terrace is heated and covered, making it the perfect place for cocktails and bites as evening falls. They also have a covered area so this can be your go to no matter the weather!
What To Eat: Request the Spicy Edamame and share the Sushi Platter from their Terrace menu.
What To Drink: Now everyone loves an Old Fashioned, but Aqua Kyoto are taking it up a notch, and inviting you to personalise the classic Old Fashioned with a selection of whiskies from Aqua Spirit bar’s premium whisky portfolio!
Top Tip: Why not book their Free-Flowing Weekend Brunch? Try bottomless brunch like never before, swap the standard affair for premium japanese dishes and delightful sake cocktails. Available Saturday 12pm – 2.45pm & Sunday 12pm – 2.45pm.
Alto By San Carlo
Your Alto By San Carlo experience starts the moment you ride the exclusive lift up to the Selfridges rooftop and enter this festive Italian bower of a restaurant. Open till late 7 days a week this is the perfect place for a festive tipple with friends!
What To Eat: The Rock Oysters (it is Christmas after all!) followed by the Truffle and Pecorino Ravioli
What To Drink: A bottle (or two) of their Aneri Organic Leone Prosecco.
Top Tip: Get some festive pictures with friends and loved ones in their Winter D I S C O Wonderland of a walkway!
Aqua Nueva is the Spanish sister of Aqua Kyoto, serving contemporary Spanish tapas and small plates – perfect for sharing with friends, while you soak yourself in the festive atmosphere after a day shopping on Oxford Street.
What To Eat: Tapas – obviously! Try the Padron Peppers, Wild Mushroom Croquetas, and the Cured Iberian Meat.
What To Drink: The Negroni Royal.
Top Tip: Churros, need we say more?