Whether it’s due to the views, the hint of sunshine or the novelty of being sky-high, we never get tired of a good roof terrace.
As the saying (sort of) goes, all roof terraces are equal but some roof terraces are more equal than others. You might be happy to sit back anywhere that advertises itself as such, but we felt it was our duty at Secret London to personally handpick three of the city’s finest offerings for you. So next time you want to lounge back when there’s not a cloud in the sky, here’s where you should be visiting!
Marylebone’s Orrery is the perfect spot to visit for a truly belle afternoon in London. This French-themed restaurant and bar has come together with Moët & Chandon and L’Artisan Parfumeur to launch its summer rooftop terrace. This alfresco space comes complete with greenery, dimmed lighting and even blankets – the perfect lesser-known spot for relaxation.
Sit back on the terrace and pretend you’re surrounded by sunny gardens in Provence while enjoying a cocktail and a curated selected of small plates. Each dish is inspired by the southern European region and is created with attention to detail by Head Chef Igor Tymchyshyn. Come along for lunch and a cocktail, or head over later in the day to watch the sunset with a glass of Moët & Chandon in hand for a classy evening. 55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5RB
More of a seaside than a city break person? Come down to Liverpool Street’s Fish Market restaurant where you’ll swear you’re able to feel the sea breeze in your hair. Fish Market pulls together some of London’s freshest fish with a daily changing ‘fish of the day’ and a stylish backdrop. This summer, they’ve partnered with Moët & Chandon to offer Londoners an unmissable combination: oysters and champagne. Visit until the end of July 2019 to dig into oysters and a glass of Moët for £15.
The oysters come courtesy of Wright Brothers LTD and are best enjoyed out on Fish Market’s beautiful terrace. Chill out on the al fresco area for a tranquil spot in the sunshine. 16 New St, London EC2M 4TR
You might think rooftops are reserved for warm weather but Coq d’Argent has the advantage of being heated. Which means there’s no need to don your thickest coat if the UK’s notorious weather decides not to play ball. With beautiful views spanning the city of London as far as the eye can see, sit back and relax on the grass with a glass of Moët in hand for a chilled out evening.
Coq d’Argent is also playing host to a Vive le Grand weekend this summer, bringing together everything you need for a fabulously French-themed afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays. There’ll be much-loved signature French dishes, including Escargots de Bourgogne, Coq au vin and Chateaubriand, which we recommend pairing with a Moët to go all out for a classy way to spend your weekend. 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
This article was sponsored by Moët & Chandon. 18+ only. Please drink responsibly. For more information, head to Moët & Chandon’s website.
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