Sweeping views and modern cooking combine at Mercer Roof Terrace.
Sick of staring deep into the eyes of your paramour at dinner? Gaze lovingly at the city you call home instead, as Mercer Roof Terrace is now open, offering gorgeous views of London whilst you tuck into a rather nice menu.
Newly opened in the City of London, Mercer Roof Terrace sits atop the Vintry & Mercer hotel – which also boasts slick cocktail spot Do Not Disturb. Amongst the landmarks to be glimpsed from the airy, glass-panelled restaurant are St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard, and the open terrace looks like a jolly nice place to be when the sun shines.
The menu has been created by Executive Chef Chris Golding, who cut his teeth at the likes of Nobu and Zuma, and hews closely to a “best of British” theme. That translates into dishes such as spiced beetroot cured trout, free range chicken glazed with honey and lavender, and Dover sole with cockles and chervil aioli. Dessert is equally enticing, with steamed treacle sponge and custard, and chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream & stout available.
Of course, those vistas are best enjoyed with a drink in hand, so it’s helpful to know that Mercer Roof Terrace will produce inventive creations using a range of house-infused spirits. Put a cocktail in my hand, a sunset on the horizon, and I’ll be quite happy here, thank you very much!
Location: 20 Garlick Hill, City of London, EC4V 2AU. Nearest station is Mansion House. See it on Google Maps.
Opening times: various sittings for lunch, dinner, and drinks – see them all here.
Price: starters from £8.50, mains from £15, desserts from £6.50.
More information: on their website.
Also published on Medium.