Vista at the Trafalgar Hotel

Vista rooftop bar at the Trafalgar

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This glamorous rooftop cocktail bar/belvedere recently underwent a lavish upgrade, which may explain why baseline prices have also rocketed skywards – up to nearly 30 per cent, year-on-year. Still, with great sunsets over picture-postcard London to admire and designer patio furniture to loll on, there are plenty of takers for £14 cocktails (plus £5 cover charge for entry after 4pm). Consider a Leila lavender martini, hot chilli woman (chilli and truffle vodkas, elderflower, lemon and vanilla syrup) or umami – a sake-jito with plum vodka and lychees added for good measure. Alternatively, choose from a dozen wines by the glass, Champagne from £75 per bottle or Peroni Gran Riserva – the current beer to name-drop. Food includes brochettes, salads, blinis, ices and ‘popcakes'. Heaters, throws and canvas-covered boltholes act as an insurance policy against the English weather.

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Vista at the Trafalgar Hotel

Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens ,London SW1A 2TS

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Sep 2011

My wife and I went here for a romantic dinner and the service was so poor it ruined the evening. We started off having a drink which I had to remind them of twice before they got it wrong and came back with a compleltely wrong order. G&T at £10 and a tiny warm at £6 seemed a bit steep. The view was obscured by scaffodling, we could see Nelson, however there are better views in London. Our rmeal was hopeless, we were shown to our seats and had to remind a waiter 3 times that we wanted to order....

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 1

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Vista at the Trafalgar Hotel

Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens ,London SW1A 2TS

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Jun 2011

The only reason to go to the Vista is the view over Trafalgar Square. Reasons not to include £5 per person entry charge, amateur and intrusive service, pushiness on ordering more drinks, unbelievable prices and small portions. I have been twice, first time had a seat near the edge of the seating area so could see Trafalgar Square, second time the area with a view was closed, but no-one said so when they took our £5. Thus had to sit looking at the kitchen wall. A glass of average chablis costs £11...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 4

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Vista at the Trafalgar Hotel

Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens ,London SW1A 2TS

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Jun 2011

Having had one or two sunny and warm days this June, at the next opportunity and with a friend in town we decided to have a quick ‘lunch break’ lunch at Vista. Id popped up to the bar/lounge/brasserie once before and had rather liked the atmosphere and music so thought id try it again since it is only a stones throw from the office. Plus i wanted to show my out of town friend that London can be quite cool in the summer. However, now i realise that it was a mistake. We arrived at 1:30, took the...

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Laypy's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 3

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