Radio Rooftop

Afternoon tea, Bars, Mediterranean·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of Radio Rooftop

Bronze Award

Impossibly glamorous (and sometimes impossible to get into if you haven't booked) the exclusive rooftop bar at ME London piles on the wow factor with its minimalist monochrome decor and views over the City skyline. On warm days, the prime spots are the white leather sofas by the rooftop edge: perfect for alfresco posing. House cocktails run from the Mexican (a refreshing blend of El Jimador Tequila, cucumber, mint and agave) to South Pacific (Leblon cachaça, kiwi, elderflower and apple juice), while the Champagne list is reassuringly extensive (and expensive), with bottles of Bolly for £100 and jeroboams of Cristal 1999 weighing in at a cool £5,000. Meanwhile, aficionados can pair Cognac or whisky with a Montecristo No.4 from the cigar menu. Daytime eats include risottos, salads and burgers, with dainty tapas on offer when the lights go down.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, Bars, Mediterranean
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop
Special Features
Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About

Rooftop bars in London might not be as rare as they once were, but the popularity of Covent Garden’s Radio Rooftop shows no sign of waning.

Found on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel, Radio Rooftop boasts enviable views of London’s skyline and across the River Thames, as well as taking in iconic landmarks such as the London Eye and Big Ben. We’d always recommend booking in advance here too, as it can sometimes be nigh on impossible to secure a table, especially on sunnier days.

While many rooftop spaces rely on the twinkling seduction of London’s night-time skyline to draw people in, Radio Rooftop is actually open from breakfast. Stop by from 7am to start your day with the virtuous likes of smashed avocado on sourdough toast, or treat yourself with something a little more indulgent – perhaps buttermilk waffles topped with chopped banana, maple syrup and whipped cream.

Later in the day, the menu evolves into a series of sharing boards, small plates and larger dishes which all have a touch of Mediterranean inspiration. You can begin with snacks such as crispy calamari with red pepper marmalade or sweet potato and Manchego croquettes dipped in smoked paprika aioli, while mains see ribeye steak served alongside Parmesan-topped chip, as well as pan-fried seabass paired with pumpkin, spinach and chickpeas.

When it comes to desserts, indulgence is the order of the day. Pick from tempting puddings such as churros served with pots of chocolate sauce, a coconut and vanilla rice pudding, or chocolate ice cream sprinkled with a chocolate crumble. If you are more partial to liquid desserts, there is always the option to choose from Radio Rooftop’s vast wine list, which features a range of European leaning bottles. There’s Champagne too, by the glass or bottle, if you’re looking to celebrate.

Location

ME London Hotel, 336-337 The Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1HA

020 7395 3400 020 7395 3400

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-01:00
Tue 07:00-01:00
Wed 07:00-01:00
Thu 07:00-02:00
Fri 07:00-02:00
Sat 07:00-02:00
Sun 07:00-00:00

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26 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

SMRITI S

21 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Nichola H

18 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1

jeffrey G

16 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1

Vidhi V

14 July 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Sue W

28 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 1
Atmosphere 3
Value 2

jonathan philip V

20 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
Nice meal with family

Had some lovely drinks & a nice meal for Mother's Day. Great view across London, would happily visit again.

Anon

11 January 2023  
Food & Drink 1
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
The shittiest service

Absolutely horrible. Not usually one that reviews but I payed 250 pounds on a night and wasn't served 9-12 am alongside tables next to me and when we walked out we weren't reimbursed ("said to have delays in kitchen")- 

Nigel tindeal is responsible 

Caren M

01 October 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Fabulous location!

Had a fabulous time here Saturday lunchtime. Food was lovely, service was amazing and location was brilliant.  Would definitely recommend this venue as it was everything we were expecting and more!   

Egnatia T

04 September 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Best food and drinks! The view was amazing as well! Sotiris is so polite and helpful with everything will come back for sure?

Anon

03 September 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
A bit boring

Breakfast selection was limited. Breakfast cocktails were advertised at the time of booking but these were not available. Rather basic affair 

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