Sky Pod at Sky Garden 1

Level 35, 20 Fenchurch Street , London, EC3M 3BY

  • Sky Pod at Sky Garden 20 Fenchurch Street City of London restaurant bar Walkie Talkie
  • Bar 35 at Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street

SquareMeal Review of Sky Pod at Sky Garden

The upper reaches of London airspace have become a merry-go-round of epicurean fantasies, so it’s no surprise the ‘Walkie Talkie’ has unveiled a bar on the top floor. The Sky Pod is the focal point of the Sky Garden, a three-storey open-plan atrium (complete with garden)  showcasing the building’s curved crown. The view is an awe-inspiring widescreen but the bar itself is dwarfed and lacks intimacy due to the amount of surrounding empty space. Signature cocktails include a tangy Fresh Mary, combining gin with notes of cherry tomato and basil (£11.50), alongside reasonably priced classics, a range of wines and spirits, and sharing platters for snacking. As part of its green credentials, the space has no climate control and on our visit the staff wore woolly hats and coats. No evening reservations make Sky Pod great for heady stargazing, just remember to dress for the temperature.


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8.0

Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 4.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Luncheon Vulture platinum reviewer 26 August 2015

Given the abundance of high rise bars/restaurants in the City nowadays, it would be easy to become somewhat jaded at the prospect of a drink with a view...not so at Sky Pod. The three storey glass walled area that comprises the bar and garden area is truly spectacular, but when you add the panoramic 360-degree views afforded, it is utterly breathtaking. We were fortunate to be there on one of the very rare sunny and clear evenings this summer has offered and spent most of our time trying to recognise some of less familiar buildings, 35 floors above the ground. Be prepared for sky-high prices to match the surroundings and the somewhat frosty waiting staff (must be the thinness of the air that high up!), but for an impressive location for a cocktail or two, it is hard to beat. Just ensure you pre-book to avoid the queue to get in...............

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