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Bussey Rooftop Bar

4.1
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168 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Perched atop the iconic Bussey Building, Bussey Rooftop Bar literally stands above the rest as the highest drinking hot spot in Peckham, offering delicious cocktails, seasonal bites and unrivalled 360-degree views of London’s dazzling skyline. Transforming into a colourful oasis for summer, Bussey Rooftop Bar offers a unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of South London.

We’re thrilled to be back in 2020 with a few new procedures in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff. This summer, we’re providing a fully seated and fully hosted Bussey Rooftop Bar experience, complete with cashless online ordering and food and drink delivery straight to your table. Head over to our website to find out more about the steps we’re taking to make sure the rooftop is a safe and fun destination this summer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 168 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Asha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza on the menu - what's not to like? Good quality, tasty and not too doughy. Great cider on tap here as well (Aspalls) and so good to be on a rooftop setting with great views.

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AirroB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, efficient service, friendly staff and lovely views. Just with there was a larger cocktail selection. Overall I enjoyed my visit and will be returning.

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely evening at Bussey Rooftop. A spectacular view over London. Highly recommend.

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GeorgiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Pizza took over an hour to come, would recommend for drinks but food isn’t worth it

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Imperial247
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great deal on a Sunday, with a Prosecco and pizza for £11.00!

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Bean
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t have any food but the beer, service and view was great. Recommend visiting just before sunset

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GeorgieP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table service so slow to get drinks, and all in plastic (understandably given it's a rooftop!) but still charging premium prices. But amazing view, such a lovely place to spend a sunny evening.

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Karen1
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon arrival we were put at a table which wasn’t as nice as others around us which were empty. Politely asked if we could move to one of the many empty tables and the waitress very rudely and sarcastically responded saying “no, thanks so much for asking though”. Over 2 hours later and these tables were still empty. Asked to move again and was told by another waiter we would be moved if another group didn’t show. Nobody turned up for the rest of the night and we were ignored by this waiter. Given the price we were paying for the drinks the service at this place was terrible. Wouldn’t recommend.

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almzopara
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Had birthday drinks with 4 tables assigned and the staff were so lovely and accommodating to me and my guests. Highly recommended Bussey rooftop and I will sure be back again soon :)

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Jasmine
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and the decor of the rooftop bar. It was very beautiful and the food and drinks were great! However I felt the staff were quite rude as they seemed quite agitated when we tried to enter and were also rude when they forced us out as we stayed for 10 minutes longer than the booking.

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AbbasS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing rooftop bar! Out the way and the view was amazing! Definitely recommend!

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AmyS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views of London, the terrace is a large area great for groups.

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PeckhamLocal
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Delayed entry, possibly due to a lack of staff. Staff not wearing PPE correctly. Overall it felt hectic and noisy. It did not have the same relaxed atmosphere as last year.

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IlianaM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I didn't eat but drank lovely sangria! Very nice atmosphere and lovely service.

GB
GioB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The rooftop bar is great. But the staff's behaviour on the door was rather disappointing.
Rude, Unhelpful with an attitude.
The pizzas were great but the drinks are tiny and the service VERY slow.

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JakeS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place, always a good choice to take people from the other side of the river!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came here for my birthday and had a really good time overall. Nice location

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RuthC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pizza with burrata on top was incredible! Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The app was really slick and the pizza is awesome. amazing views ...its covered so not so much sun but better if it's raining... Frank's I guess slightly more suitable if its really sunny but the ambience at bussey is better with the plants and music etc so really isnt much in it

Usual london prices £6 a pint not ideal but genuinely worth it for the incredible ambience and the insane views of London. perfect for dates or just getting drunk with your friends. Top class

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AnnaB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good option for lockdown. Lovely to be in a bar with a couple of friends and table service. I hate all the disposable everything and can't wait for real glasses again but that is of course a universal thing at the moment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very limited menu Pizza or Pizza .that was very average,service was ok once you got the hang of the app that you had to use ,a lot of hassle registering,and above average drink prices . the doorman downstairs not very friendly at all

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MoiraRose
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming place in the heart of Peckham, with amazing sourdough pizza 😍

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Panda
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Didn’t have food so don’t know. Had a 32 min wait for drinks which was not good. Otherwise .... good place, great views.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a nice time while we were there, but unbeknown to me my booking was only for 2 hours and we got kicked off our table! This was not clear on any emails I received, and if it was on an email it should have been clearer. Drinks, service and food all good, toilets a bit of a mess to be honest - I know it’s all grimy and ‘part of the charm’ of Bussey but in these Covid times would appreciate a bit more consideration to current health and safety guidance...

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambient was good and even had a wedding party next to us. It was fun

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tamsinj
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and his team were fantastic hosts to my friends ‘wedding’ celebration. In the midst of all the constraints of Covid - Bussey Rooftop Bar created an amazing atmosphere of celebration. We had a London sunset, champagne and even a small influence on the playlist. Thank you for working with us on this - we are all local to Peckham and we love this place!

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Speedy table service when using the app. Reasonable prices. Average atmosphere, but to be expected in these time.

Will definitely return again!

KH
KatieH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend! Lovely view and cocktails were fab! Bathrooms were very run down!

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chazmil
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and drinks service was good. Service wasn't great, we asked to move tables as we were sat on the cinema side and this wasn't able to be actioned as it would "ruin the whole system for that day" which i thought was dramatic and unnecessary, clearly a better system needs to be used to adjust this. Servers kept saying the bar was at capacity even though it wasn't even half full at it's fullest, even with "social distancing" in place. Covid-19 measures and system organisation could, and should, be improved.

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Caroline
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with lovely welcoming staff. Really tasty pizza.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Rubbish payment system and food and customer service

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LatoyaP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Over priced drinks, bar staff were extremely rude. Nice view but not worth the hassle, waiting 25 mins for drinks to arrive, won’t be returning:

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely venue, with amazing super friendly and helpful staff. Friends and so loved it. The convenient ordering method also makes your lives super easy! I will definitely revisit!

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Terje
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Drinks are a tad expensive for what you get. Pizza is nice though. Also, as we went in a cold evening, it would be good to have either heaters or blankets.

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Irene
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Extremely windy (we thought the sides would be covered but only the roof was covered). Service was ok, but to be expected as you couldn't order drinks in the most easiest way (because of COVID). Overall, would recommend.

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CameronC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was the biggest issue! After speaking on the phone and asking if we could have two parties close together, we were met with a stressed tone and our request was declined. However, when we got to the venue it was half empty and we were placed in the secondary event space.

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GEEC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The staff do it not help accommodate my friend and I. As it was our first experience going to this place. They did not help us feel comfortable. The staff was not professional. One of the staff in particular was on their phone while I was trying to ask them to resolve an issue.

We book an outdoor area with was miscommunicated on the website. Where we were sitted had the worse view and it started rain they did not attempt to move us into the protected area. I suggest to the staff can wait there until out food arrives. They rudely told my friends and I to wait in the corridor.

I would NOT book this place or suggest to other people to come to this place.

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CiaraN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good vibes, lovely staff, great drinks and amazing views!

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AbbyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were ushered to our table right away, the decor and vibe of the place was really lush, drinks came in mo time at all which we were impressed with, you had an amazing view of the City from your seat, we had our reservation for 2 hours, and then we were give. a warning to leave which we were upset a out as we wanted to stay longer, but we had delightful news from the lady to say the booking at your table have just cancelled so enjoy the rest of your evening here which was amazing! They lady was very attentive and lovely. I would definitely come back with another group of friends on a weekend night for more of an atmosphere.

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Simone
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Some heaters would be great! Food was nice and fast. Lots of oil on the pizza!

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Bussey Rooftop Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

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