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Bussey Rooftop Bar

4.1
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76 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 76 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mk22
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

not very safe in terms of entry and exit points!Security guard touched my bag which made me feel highly unsafe during the current condition !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience5

Nice venue with great customer service. Drinks options limited and overpriced.

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EddG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Uncomfortable seats and a choice of only a handful of expensive cocktails. Didnt try the pizza. The only positives are the view and decorations, but to get to the roof is a pain especially when you arnt told there is a lift. Also dont bother using the toilets that are severely needing of repair.

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Molly
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing views, delicious pizza and the whole place is decorated beautifully.

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JamieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and more than ready to help if needed. Lovely atmosphere and gorgeous view of sunset.

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Woody123
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and everyone enjoyed the scene!!

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DianaB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time there and absolutely loved the vibes. Beautiful rooftop bar, the staff was lovely, very relaxed atmosphere; adding to this your have incredible views of London skyline. Definitely recommend!

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AmyS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The system on arrival felt a little disorganised. Our booking was at 6 and we arrived 10 minutes early, but we weren’t actually at our table until 6.20. You have to go down the up staircase to get to the toilets so on our way up loads of people crossed paths with us which defeats the whole point of the social distancing layout. The ordering app said the wait time was 45 minutes, we later assumed this was just for food but we had no idea how long our drinks would actually be, luckily it was only 10 minutes or so. The whole experience was just generally a bit meh. We left after 45 minutes.

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CalumB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely rooftop bar except for the unnecessary queue at the bottom. Was ignored twice by the male bouncer until my girlfriend turned up and even then we had to wait 20 mins after our booking started to even get to the front.

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Denchy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All the staff were friendly and attentive. The pizza was very good despite taking ages. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Amyl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Not impressed at all with the wait for admittance. Very poorly managed and disorganised. Had to wait a long time to get in even though we turned up early

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jadet
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Arrived and the app to order food was down. They said it will be back up and running in half an hour. Half an hour later they said it’s still broke so wait 20 minutes. 2 hours later it’s still broken, apparently due to back log of orders. Then they say they’ve ran out of ingredients. We had to leave at 11pm with no dinner.

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HannahS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bit of a faff getting in and our table wasn't ready but staff were very friendly and we had a great night with the most beautiful sunset. Pizza was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Staff were super friendly, great drinks, great pizza, really quick and easy table service. Can’t recommend enough

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Keeks
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The service wasn’t attentive and proactive as it should’ve been.

The selection of food and drinks it’s fairly limited which has a negative impact on the whole experience, we were underwhelmed by pizza and drinks we ordered. The pizza was bland and the drink was flat.

The sitting area where we sat was crammed up and no leg room for us to really feel comfortable, we asked about the possibility of moving tables since the venue was fairly empty and one of the staff said that she would check and completely forgot about it (even though we didn’t).

When we arrived at the venue, they didn’t have our booking details and we had to show an email confirming our booking. Overall the experience was really underwhelming and unsatisfactory which was surprising since the venue provides a really nice and cute view of london.

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MaisG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely location! Great food and drink. Very busy on weekends! Take sun cream on a hot day!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Pizza and cocktails were lush
Went on a lovely sunny day, venue was perfect for the weather
Only downside the security guard checked I black girl’s bag who was in front of me but not mine! I’m a white girl who had a larger bag! She had a very small bag!
Unacceptable

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Kayy
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The attitude of the service was completely unacceptable. Never in my life have I experienced such rude, snarky, condescending and disrespectful treatment from staff. Their behaviour towards my partner and I was demeaning to the point that I had to step to off to the restroom to collect myself after tearing up. It is already a stressful and confusing time dining during the pandemic and the staff made this experience more uncomfortable. The food was delicious and the venue was very nice. I had been looking forward to going for a long while. I will never return.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had to wait for 40 minutes while we had a reservation and then all the food was sold out. We got our food at 9.30 while we had our reservation at 7.30.

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LauraB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Used to love this place but the new restrictions just aren’t really working for them. Queue for 20 minutes outside even if you have a reservation, then order online which you have to faff about registering for. Then a 20 minute wait for drinks and a 40 minute wait for food. Staff are obviously stressed and it’s all pretty hectic to be honest. They had taken way too many bookings for the number of staff they had working.

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Jill
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed the rooftop however the table service app was an absolute nightmare to use. They also shut it off well before the venue closed and when we asked a member of staff we were told to keep trying and then another member of staff said we were too slow?!

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RosaW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Good. Great view, not too busy, obeyed social distancing really well. Pretty Layout.

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JoseO
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Amazing view and service. However, the wine is overpriced for the quality. Order beer to avoid the robbery.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fuimos para el cumpleaños de mi novio y la verdad tenía muchísimas expectativas. Todos los invitados salieron satisfechos, tanto con el lugar que era muy COOL, las pizzas riquísimas y las bebidas te las traían rápido. No se si será así todas las veces, pero este día en particular todo estuvo perfecto. ME ENCANTO. Volvería a ir!! Si el clima está medio gris y con viento mejor ir abrigados porque arriba hace mucho frío.. personalmente estoy muy contenta de haber elegido ese lugar.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails but overpriced (can expect this in this setting), lovely view, great vibe (chilled, no pressure to dress smartly, good ambience), pizza served looked great though I didn't have it. Would 100% recommend and go again. Quick service

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Giulio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing views. Chill place ..:). Definitely will be back.

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PaigeL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've been to Bussey before and it was great then and is still good today. My only gripe was that because it's table service and everything is different now, the poor staff looked so stressed out and the woman who showed us to our table looked like she had no idea what was going on. We'd booked for 7:30pm but after being greeted by the rude bouncer downstairs and then the delay once we got upstairs, we didn't get to order until gone 8pm. I realise it's difficult to deal with the new service but there must be a way so the staff aren't running around like headless chickens.

Other than that, the pizza was great and came really quickly. The drinks also came quickly. It was pretty busy which was fine but when it started to rain the people who were sat outside on the other side (where the cinema usually is) came running in so that kind of ruined the mood a bit as it was a bit rowdy.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Showed up on time for booking, kept waiting half an hour in the cold for social distancing (WE’d BOOKED for this reason). Finally upstairs and the whole cinema /outdoor side was completely empty. Thought I had requested the bar section- never mind. Drinks £7-9 ok for London. Just think the wait was way too long as they knew we were coming and I confirmed the day prior.

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pizza was good (much better than expected), and staff were quick with service.

I would say the toilet situation could be improved - it's not at all set up for social distancing.

Additionally, £9.50 seems quite a lot for a spritz in a plastic cup.

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ABran
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Despite having a reservation, we had to wait for 40 minutes to get our table and the security guard managing the queue was very unhelpful.

There also seemed to be little Covid secure measures in place - for example we had to squeeze past lots of people coming downstairs as we were going up. Waiting staff were not wearing masks and didn't make any effort to distance.

The views and space are great and the pizzas were nice.

But all in all I felt like it was geared to very young who weren't bothered by lack of Covid security or waiting around.

(I am in mid 30s so not ancient!)

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DollyR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening here - it's so pretty. The tables are well spaced, service is really easy, order on an app and it appears a few mins later, service is with a smile (even behind the masks!) - Drinks are chilled, and the pizza delicious. The only reason we didn't stay longer is it was a tad windy where we were sat, so got a bit chilly! But we'll be back on a sunnier evening!

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TabD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was fine, we didn't wait too long for the drinks and the pizza came quickly. The pizza was delicious and the venue was also lovely. Great for a big group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. A great, hidden gem

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JerulsahlahD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Overall experience was good but pizza took over an hour to come, despite 21 min time stated on email.

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vipTillytot
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

This place could be so much better, it’s such a shame that it’s poorly organised! The views are amazing and the place overall is a great venue however it is ruined by the terrible queuing system which meant even though I’d reserved and my friends were at a table upstairs I had to stand for 30mins at the door behind people who were still waiting for a table or hadn’t reserved at all! The service is not much better! - it took almost 1.5hr for my pizza arrive ☹️ The manager came to speak to us but didn’t apologie Instead we were told he had a lot to manage and pizza was bottom of the list 🤷🏽‍♀️! Overall I’d recommend going up to experience the wonderful views but I definitely won’t be going back, it’s not worth the hassle!

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RLianR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great view, super pretty rooftop. Can be pretty windy though so be prepared! Beers are expensive. Pizza was really good though and good value

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Indrh
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely rooftop bar with a view over london and nice staff!

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HungryBear
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We came on a Sunday night. Hence it was rather on the quiet side.
Service is almost non existent as you order via the web app which if fairly easy to use. And has his positive as you don’t wait at the bar to be served but instead can wait at the table for the drinks to arrive and spend time with your friends.
Pizza was delicious as close as it gets to be in Naples.
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Bit pricey but I just hope the service is included as there is no way to be able to tip the guys who work there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Despite having booked a table we had to queue for 45 minutes. The staff managing the queue were unprofessional and not a good representation of the venue.

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NatalieW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, the team were accommodating with 2 table next to each other. Service was pretty quick too with online ordering.

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Bussey Rooftop Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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