Alto by San Carlo

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Take the exclusive lift on ground and escape the city to discover a hidden Italy, high in the sky. Alto by San Carlo is a chic all day to evening Italian rooftop restaurant, alfresco terrace & bar with incredible views of the city sky scape.
Open from 1130am to 11pm daily for lunch dinner and drinks and from 930am for breakfast through to 11pm Thursday to Sunday (closes 1030pm Sundays), Alto by San Carlo is a rooftop restaurant with true wow factor.
A retractable roof in the main restaurant allows the sun to shine any time of day and a delightful all-year-round alfresco dining terrace with bar, table service, lounge seating allows guests to lounge in splendour, in a hidden Italian garden, high in the sky.
Breakfast with a view is a must - decadent choices include pancakes with fresh fruit and maple syrup with a range of breakfast bellini's to healthy power food bowls and smoothies, alongside an all day menu of superb Italian dishes made from the finest seasonal ingredients.

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1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019

They forced us to order from the lunch menu although it was only 11:30

1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019

Amazing and a lovely brunch. The weather was beautiful. The girl at the lift downstairs a little rude however.

1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019

Very good food, lovely for a nice lunch on a day out. Servings are very big although service is very slow in there. Would definitely go there again and recommend it to friends and family.

Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019

Muy mal manejado... en una ubicación excelente, mucha gente para atender pero mal manejado. Pedimos 4 platos y los trajeron con diferencia de 10 minutos... o sea que el último que fueron unos fideos para mi nieta de 3 años tuvo que esperar 40 minutos... y en todas las metas era igual...

4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019

Spontaneous early lunch on Saturday. Very relaxed atmosphere and happy Italian food. Portion size was perfect. Have a few small plates and enjoy.

1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019

Beautiful setting, however, we were disappointed with the service and quality of the brunch. I had to ask 3 different waiters for water until someone finally came to top up our glasses (we had almost finished our food). Eggs and Avocado was lovely, however, the eggs benedict was small, cold and one of the poached eggs wasn't runny.

That being said, I would still recommend Alto by San Carlo but would consider coming for lunch / dinner / drinks instead.

2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019

Went for brunch with a friend we had a nice time

1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019

Overall the service and ambiance was very pleasant. But where Alto lacked was unfortunately in the food: very presentable but the flavours were dull. The poached eggs were cold as if they had been cooked long before we placed the order even though the restaurant was not busy; this seemed a little strange. Additionally the hollandaise sauce was under seasoned. Some may find this review very opinionated but having eating at the Ivy Cafe in Marlyebone the day after, I was reassured how a hollandaise sauce should taste. All in all, the staff were very welcoming and the setting/decor was very appealing, but I would only return for drinks as the food was questionable. Very reasonably priced though!

3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019

Delicious breakfast with lovely plants&lemon decor. Staff are friendly and courteous. Fantastic first impression. Price is reasonable. Will definitely come here again!

2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019

Location and overall design is lovely but the service lacks professionalism and it takes forever for someone to take your order

Each time we’ve asked for the waiter to take our order we were told an excuse and then had to wait more

We’ve mentioned this when we’ve paid our bill but they didn’t seem to be interested or care

Also the girl downstairs at the lift was quite unwelcome and rude as she couldn’t find our name on the list and the fault was theirs cause they’ve misspelled my name

Overall I would not recommend this place for food, maybe for drinks and snacks only on a really sunny day or for your instagram story lol

There’s far better places In London with a roof terrace, delicious Italian food and great service

Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019

Everything was perfect. I will try for dinner next time.