Rooftop at The Light Brigade

3.9
72 reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Discover Brigade Bistro for a relaxed dining experience, with fabulous sunsets and city views down iconic Oxford Street. We offer private and semi-private function spaces, and everything from casual share platters and cocktail party canapés, to sit-down celebrations. Let us find a celebration solution that works for your event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 72 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.9
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a 2 person table for a date. Would not recommend. Was placed at a tiny unsuitable table with poor view. Left to go elsewhere.

Would be fine for drinks with friends. Would not recommend planning to eat a meal on the roof

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 26 June 2021

We are sorry to read this Joshua. If ever there is an issue, please let a Duty Manager know, so that we can make changes for you. Your happiness is important to us.

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AlmudenaC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place and great views. Maybe need a little more light... Excellent service. Didn’t try the food but they have pizza offers on Monday!

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 May 2021

Thank you for your five star review of The Light Brigade! We hope to see you again soon for a meal.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The rooftop set up was really nice, not overcrowded and great view. There was no background music which was a bit odd, it was nice that you could hear each other and converse but background music would have helped the ambience. Cocktails were okay but definitely need improvements.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi Casey. Thanks for your valued feedback and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed the Brigade rooftop. Unfortunately our license doesn't allow for background music.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The listing says Gastro Pub. It is hardly Gastro. I had gnocchi and it was barely edible. The lamb ragout was just ok so I shared my girlfriends.

There was one salad and one green option only and the salad was cucumber. The wine list was very small too.

The menu’s were old and in plastic so clearly the menu never changes. Not an indicator of a Gastro pub.

I expect table service at a Gastro pub but had to order at the bar.


The view from the roof was lovely. If only you could see it sitting down.

I shan’t be going back soon.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon thanks, We've rebooked again for June! See you soon

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 11 May 2021

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Light Brigade! We look forward to seeing you in June.

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MelanieY
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I came here for birthday celebrations and it was a shame that there was no music or vibe. I felt like people could hear our conversations and it felt awkward so probably wouldn’t go back unfortunately as the views and seating arrangement was nice

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hi Melanie. Thank you for your valued feedback. Unfortunately our license doesn't allow for music to be played on the Rooftop. We do hope that you had a great birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great feed! Honestly was surprised with how good the food was. Will defs go again

Only problem with the rooftop where we were seated in a corner was like pitch black no light, so couldn’t even see the food we were eating so we had to use our phone lights.

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KatherineN
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Bartenders looked lost and confused with our cocktail orders. Took about 20mins to have a cocktail made and served each time someone from my table ordered. We had to go up a few times to remind staff to make our drinks. Often they were just standing chatting until reminded that drinks needed to be made.

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The rooftop was closed. Very embarrassing as we were looking forward to the view to celebrate my birthday. I booked the rooftop, got a confirmation message the next day, rang the pub before going to confirm but got no reply. I will never use this booking method ever again.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Can there please be music on the rooftop the ambiance was a bit dull and very quiet for a Saturday night.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 13 April 2021

Hi Sarah. We'd love to but unfortunately our license doesn't allow for music on the the rooftop.

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Paris
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even when it’s raining
Bar staff great sense of humour
Thanx

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

Thank you Paris for your great feedback regarding our team! We hope to see you again soon for a laugh.

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Roxy
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite the BOM’s as ever misforecast of rain, it was glorious on the roof eating a delicious Master Stock chicken salad.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

Thank you Roxy for your great feedback regarding our Master Stock Chicken Salad at Brigade Rooftop!

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous views from the rooftop bar (you’ll need to book it gets busy). We had great service, staff were friendly. Max in the lounge bar makes delicious cocktails. Definitely will go back.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Brigade Rooftop Wendy!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Great alcohol selection, Great Friendly staff and security staff, The rooftop has a great view.

:)

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SophieG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cancelled our booking without informing us. Did not help to find a food table. Severely disappointed

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SaskiaB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really great food and drinks! Loved the setting and views but there was no music at all which definitely killed the vibe a little. Music would have made the overall experience a lot better.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

Thanks for your great feedback Saskia! We agree regarding music but unfortunately our license doesn't allow for it.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous view & good pub food. Too bad they ran out of mint! 😩

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

Thanks for your great feedback Linda! Mojitos must of been very popular that day! We'll be sure to increase our orders to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Experience was not very good as we booked a table on the rooftop but some tables are directly in the sun with zero percent shade. We had to drink our drinks as quickly as possible and left after five mins. Customers should be notified in advance of this or be offered an option to book a table with cover when booking, if all tables aren’t provided with some sort of cover.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback re shaded areas. It helps us to continue improve and we will be sure to discuss with our management team.

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JillR
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous small bar ..ideal for meeting a friend for an after work sundowner...pizzas are good ...best to book !

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Thank you for choosing the Brigade Rooftop Jill! We hope to see you again soon!

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LeonaK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Some of the staff were lovely but the more senior staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful speaking to all of our group in an incredibly condescending tone of voice.

Further to that, my friend and I both ordered a rare steak. We were given well done steak. We kindly asked for this to be redone and the waiter sorted this quickly however the second steak we were given was also well done. Not even medium, it was well done.

I appreciate the mistake the first time but how can the mistake be made a second time? We ate it so as not to waste more food but I was not impressed with this and the service over all which is a shame as it is a lovely venue which I had been looking forward to going to for a long time.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Hi Leona. We are upset to read about your experience. It is important to us to to deliver you a wonderful experience and it disappoints us that we have let you down. We will be sure to address with our management team and revisit our customer service training.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

First of all there was an error with our booking and the staff did not try to accommodate us and got our backs up straight away as they did not deal with myself and my friends in the best way. I understand there was an error with the booking but there was no middle ground or they weren’t that bothered about helping us out. We then ordered food and the steak was over cooked and after waiting nearly an hour for some food, the gnocchi was burnt. The staff did assist and refunded this meal but it’s not what you want when you go out for a meal with friends.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

We are so disappointed to read about your experience Nicola and that we have let you down. We will be sure to discuss with our management team and revisit our customer service training to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice spot, lack of music is noticeable.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback. Unfortunately our license doesn't allow for music on the rooftop.

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Lack of music gave bit of a weird vibe. But good service

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Hi Max. Thanks for your valued feedback. Unfortunately, our license doesn't allow for music to be played on the Brigade Rooftop.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience on sunset. Beautiful fresh salads. When it got a little cold they turned on portable heaters

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 19 January 2021

Thanks Rebecca for your great feedback regarding your visit to the Brigade Rooptop!

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GilbertR
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I'm always opting for well ventilated venues during Covid and the rooftop was perfect. The staff were friendly and Covid Safe aware. Overall a good choice

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 18 January 2021

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Brigade Rooftop!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great on the rooftop! food was delicious!

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 8 January 2021

We are so happy to hear that you love the Brigade Rooftop! Thanks from all of the team for your great feedback.

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JforJocelyn
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For a group of 12 people to be eating dinner around a very small coffee table which would have only just accommodated 4 people, it was quite an intimate affair and included a lot of lap eating = awkward. The view from the rooftop is/was spectacular but not viewable from where we sat on low chairs. The different seating options were insane actually - we had a combination of super tall bar stools, low couches, very low metal chairs, medium height stools. It was all very mad hatter Alice in Wonderland. Overall it was an enjoyable night but next time I'd prefer a dinner table with normal chairs and out of the way of big noisy groups. The chicken snitty was excellent. The happy hour drinks were great value but having to go down to the ground floor each time was a bit much for many in our elderly group.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 8 January 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback which we will be sure to discuss with our management team. It helps us to continually improve.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were looking forward to an evening out at the pub yet when we arrived were told our table had been given up. Which left us without a booking for the evening.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 8 January 2021

We are very sorry that this was your experience and apologise profusely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a catch up with amazing views and delicious food and drinks!

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 16 March 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed the views, food and drink at the Brigade Rooftop!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I loved the look and service of this bar, but no music was played which made it very awkward.
I highly suggest that some background music should be played.
It was awkward hearing other groups conversations

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 8 January 2021

Hi Alyssa. Thanks for your valued feedback. We wish that we could be unfortunately our license prohibits playing music at the rooftop.

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JenL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the rooftop, good value and a very nice venue

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 2 December 2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Brigade Rooftop Jen!

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Solerpower
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing view and ambience up there. Food was so delicious too!

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 2 December 2020

We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the view and experience at Brigade Rooftop!

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Sagar
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop at The Light Brigade hotel is spectacular.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 2 December 2020

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We will be sure to pass a well done onto our team who we are very proud of.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent and the service was wonderful to

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 8 November 2020

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and service at the Light Brigade Sharon!

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HannahR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop was a wonderful location to celebrate, with lovely views, great food and wonderful service! Will be returning!

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 13 October 2020

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brigade Rooftop Hannah!

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BillS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for a sunny evening, 1.5 hrs is too short to enjoy yourselves properly

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thank you for your great feedback Bill. We hope that Covid restrictions ease soon so that you can enjoy more time at the Brigade Rooftop.

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Annabel
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was not fulfilled. We were turned away as there is a “flaw” in the system that overbooks the space...so the booking system is pointless. I could book a table for 2 weeks time and show up for this to happen again. Hope you resolve this

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Jeremy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great rooftop area and good value for money food.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thank you for your great feedback Jeremy! We appreciate it.

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KarinaB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I know that you’re probably not allowed music on the roof top but it would make a nice addition if you were allowed to have it.

I also love that you’re open on Monday’s!!! So thank you

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Karina. Yes, unfortunately music is not permissable on the rooftop. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There was No background music Playing which made it feel ever more empty and not as great ambience.

Rooftop at The Light Brigade
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Leah. Thank you for your feedback. Our liquor license has strict rules regarding noise levels on the rooftop which we must adhere to.

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Rooftop at The Light Brigade is rated 3.9 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.