SquareMeal Review of
5th View Champagne & Seafood Bar
The space devoted to food & beverages at Waterstone’s flagship premises has expanded over the years. Now, the entire top floor is one big all-day grazing opportunity. The actual ‘view’ may be
nothing to write home about, but the bar’s cocktails are: try Champagne gaiety girl, Moulin Rouge or Dusty Springfield – a ‘sultry, fruity, sour & tortured’ tribute to Britain’s late, great
soul singer made with her beloved vodka. The food served at a grand zinc bar reprises Anglo-Med classics & seafood, backed by a decent range of wines & beers including Black Sheep Ale &
Estrella Damm. Given the downloading excesses of ‘generation Kindle’, can we ultimately expect the whole building to end up as a food court, with only Richard & Judy’s recommendations on the
lone remaining bookshelf?