The Rooftop at Trafalgar St. James

Bars, Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Rooftop at Trafalgar St. James

Silver Award

With its picture-postcard views of Trafalgar Square below and the city’s skyline beyond, The Rooftop is The Trafalgar St James Hotel’s crowning glory. The previous venue, Vista, has been swept away, replaced by a smart, all-weather, south-facing alfresco bar and kitchen – a rendezvous that deserves to attract Londoners and tourists. Cocktails are key here. Loll on cushion-strewn banquettes over classic sundowners Sidecar and Aviation, or any of a dozen signatures. Skyline (pink grapefruit, raspberry and lavender bitters and pisco) is a swell Sour, while a bourbon, apple and tea syrup Taittinger Champagne cocktail is certainly our idea of ‘Teatime’. There’s a useful selection of wines by the glass, plus Asian-style bar bites: grilled Korean beef brochettes, perhaps, or octopus, whipped cod roe and mushroom tempura. Yuzu and lime meringue tart is one of a trio of sweets at this much-improved skybar that also incorporates a 14-seater glass boardroom for hire.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Bars, Modern European
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

This venue also offers




2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

020 7870 2904 020 7870 2904


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-02:00
Sat 12:00-02:00
Sun 12:00-23:00


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