Radio Rooftop

4.1
317 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline. From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben.

The perfect setting for a casual lunch with family and friends or to impress business clients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Experience our seasonal, locally sourced menu curated by our Chef. End the day by sipping Champagne or one of our inspired cocktails whilst admiring the sunset.

All bookings are subject to a turn time of 1.5 hours.

We operate a strict Over 21 age policy after 5pm everyday and photographic proof of identity is required for all guests.

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Depending on how much you enjoy porn star martinis, you’ll either love or hate Radio, the rooftop bar and lounge in the ME London hotel on the Strand.

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GC
London
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

The view is the thing that saves this place...it is really good! Having seen it on a good night and got the piccies, I won’t be going back. For a start the music is deafeningly loud you can barely have a conversation (we went on a Friday night....other times may be different). Staff are disinterested in service, the food is OK but don’t go if you like it piping hot and the prices are bananas. The menu reflects that this is really a bar (uptrend pages of drinks and only three mock tails) not a restaurant. Disappointing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The waiter was so rude, we were all 17 and the waiter kept on huffing and puffing when we we ordered. Of course we are under 18 and were not ordering and alcohol but he looked at us and gave us the most uncomfortable service !!!!! We have been to the shard before as a group of 5 and they have never treated us this way there service and waiters manners are 100 x better then radio rooftop !! On top of this some waiter dropped glass besides us everything was just a mess. Never felt so uncomfortable at a restaurant Mc Donalds and Nando’s gives you better service then this !!! Will not recommend to any young groups as you would be looked down on by the own staff !

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GH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice breakfast with lovely views of the city. It was very expensive for a breakfast but for a special occasion it was a lovely place to go. I would love to go for drinks on an evening as I’m sure the city lit up would be spectacular.

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F
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

I would recommend it only for drinks. Food is overvalued and simple not something special.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute booking me and a friend, as we ate in STK. nice atmosphere, dj playing good tunes but not so loud that you couldn’t speak. Nice table with great view and waitress was super friendly.

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Z
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The staff was very confused in giving important information we were told to have a tab after we ordered our food very unprofessional another member of staff then advised us that he didn't take our order and that it wasn't his fault found the service terrible and very unprofessional I wouldn't recommend this to nobody the waiter then brought out my food on one plate for me to share with someone who ordered the same food my point is mine was medium-rare he's one was well done the weight of thought it was ok just to put the meat all on one plate and said it would be easier very disgusted with the service I would never go back again and I will be writing another review to let others know not to go there disgusting awful service very judgemental not because the colour of my skin is why we should get that kind of treatment I am disgusted and felt like I was racially profiled I will be making a higher complaint little do you know I own two business this is why it's not good to judge a book by its cover I will be taking this a lot further nothing but trashnothing but trash

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V
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

nice view, OK place for drinks and chat, food disappointing at best

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AL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had to wait 30 minutes before ordering, then to order dessert, same difficulty to catch the waitress.
Food was fine but not enough for a main menu (avocado on toast).
We were sitting in the terrace with low table, I didn't expect that. We had asking to be sitted on the lunch terrace.
Sad for a birthday brunch with friends.

The cool thing is the view and the sunny day on that day.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Definitely visit again! Cocktails were really nice and worth the money!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, good food!

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NJ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I booked this for brunch with a friend. Given that i have been to the bar a few times in the evening I had fairly high expectations. It's a real shame as this is a great location but the service is just not up to scratch. When you work into the restaurant the ambiance is great, they have music playing and the set up of the restaurant is beautiful. I would expect a restaurant of this calibre to have a cloakroom but they did not take our coats- this may sound overly picky but this is what you would expect from a place like this.

The waitresses in general looked very unhappy and a little bit lost, they didn't seem to know what they were doing. I ordered eggs royale and my friend had poached eggs with avocado. The eggs were not runny and both were cooked through. The dishes were tasty but slightly cold/luke warm. When the waitress came over to hand us our food she couldn't seem to find our table despite standing right next to us, it was pretty farcical to the point of almost funny.

When we wanted to order more drinks, the waiting staff would often make eye contact but then ignore you, they seemed allergic to actually coming over. The churros were also very disappointing, tasted slightly stale and the chocolate sauce was just hot tasteless liquid.

Overall, the food was ok but the service was all over the place. As I said above, it's a real shame as this could be a go to destination, the bar certainly is in the evenings.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good
The view is gorgeous!!
Not value for money.... but for one time it's nice

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CH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff not very welcoming. Over priced to be stuck on a tiny little table

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe expérience

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, perfect food and breathtaking views. Xx

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit . I usually love to go to restaurants with view in london and I visited most of them . I was there only for a drink and nibbles as I had already booked another restaurant for dinner that night . Staff were very friendly and helpful . Starters were great as well my partner ordered “ porbstar “ she loves that drink and she said that was probably the best one she had ever !
Would love to come for a dinner and even breakfast fairly soon

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place, shame you can’t do longer durations.

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IB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time for my partner and he loved it! Will definitely be back when the weather warms up.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and me was so happy in our breakfast. Thank you so much!

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Jersey
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Appalling in every sense. Drinks had bits floating in them, a chicken dish was served with pork despite no mention of this on the menu, a hair was found baked into the parmesan chips. Took 20 minutes to get a drink from arriving at our table and we had to ask to be served. We then had to stop another waiter to be able to order our food. Service was rude, slow and haphazard. No order or management going on. Will not go back or recommend this place. Ruined a Night out with friends.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I tried to add a person to my 3 person reservation and they said they were full. Upon arrival, we were sat at a 4 person table...a bit silly really, my reason Radio didn't get 4 stars. Service was brilliant, super friendly and professional Italian staff... great people watching too. As the evening went in the music was far too loud...cant really hear each other..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service extremely slow bottle of wine took 45 mins to arrive food even longer

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Fifth time visiting your bar with friends who have never been before and looking forward to it after our recommendation. Service was unbelievably slow and the new menu only average at best and over priced. Can think of several alternative places where we could have spent £450 and been satisfied.
Really disappointed and totally unexpected after our previous visits.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went for dinner for my partners birthday
. Unfortunately we were placed in a very drafty table on a covered terrace. The lighting was extremely harsh, the tables & chairs looked basic & the atmosphere was flat - it was a vast contrast to the vibe inside the bar. The food was nothing special. We sent the chicken back because it came out pink & bloody & we got another plate with the same problem. I was promised a celebration plate for my partner, but we got asked to move from our table after the main course as that section was closing - we were seated at 7.45 so not late dining. We didn’t even get asked if we wanted a dessert, let alone receive a celebration plate. This set up completely goes against the feel of the rest of the hotel & the radio rooftop bar as advertised. It wasn’t cheap either, but a complete waste of money & left me disappointed & embarrassed as this was supposed to be a birthday treat.

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, polite door staff & nice greeting upon arrival.
My request to have a river view table was granted & overall the staff were
attentive without being overbearing. Quality of the food & service is excellent.
All in all a very pleasant experience.

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JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great table with great view. Lovely staff who went the extra mile even though we were only having a cocktail. They brought a nice happy birthday message plate with churros and chocolate sauce which was a bit weird before eating dinner but we did appreciate the gesture.
The cocktails were ok but expensive.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for an afternoon tea. It was amazing and sunny and the views were great. Service was amazing and the hospitality was great and child friendly my 3 year old daughter had lots of fun and was entertained by colours and drawings and music would do it agin for sure Inshalla 🙏🏻

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation for 8pm . Didnt even get a chance to go up to the rooftop was told to wait till 8.30 which was not satisfactory .as had reservations somewhere else at 9 this was a anniversary treat . Staff were rude an obnoxiois and was looked down on by staff an customers an security . I suugest if your looking for somewhere full of wannabes an stuck up uptight people this is the place to go . If you are a normal down to earth couple looking for somewhere nice to go avouf this place like the plague . Pretentious an stuck up

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G
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

the place was very uncountable to seat and it wasn't good that the waitress said that the time for the table was almost over when we still have half bottle of wine and was the 2 bottle and the bill was over £200 ... so it wasnt very nice ..

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you, especially for my special request. The moment was very enjoyable in this place and the mocktails were super good.
I'll be happy to go back there.

Thank you again :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

They need ID from the person who make a resarvation . They don’t let me to enter and meet my guest by the time I made a reservation .

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The terrace is cool in spring summer time.
Service was really nice as usual.
Nothing special in general due to the terrace being covered.

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Popped in for a cocktail - friendly welcome but quiet although it was a Sunday evening! Decor was lovely and the view was ok. I felt the prices were a little high for what we got. Had a good time.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a birthday. From entry to departure fully enjoyed. Staff very polite/helpful and friendly. My Seabass was wonderful as was my partners Risotto. Even the terrible weather did not spoil our evening. Highly recommend and will be returning as soon as possible

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night, great food and the service was decent

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l
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food fab views very attentive service without being intrusive perfect for special occasion

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KR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the atmos & the tapas here! been quite a few times & would recommend for a good night out with friends or work do!

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

View was wonderful, the food great and the tea couldn’t do enough for us

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The front of house staff provided me with 5-star service. However, once seated it was terrible from then on. One of the shorter male waiters was incredibly disrespectful on multiple intervals of my date; I decided to move on for the night when he leaned his entire body over me, to collect the drinks menu, without saying excuse me or prior warning! He was profusely sweating, and I felt extremely uncomfortable. All could have been avoided If he asked me to just handed it over myself! Considering your spending vast amounts of money the entirety of staff could at least have some manners instead of behaving like you're ordering in a fast food establishment. If you’re seeking an elegant date night get drinks at Aqua Spirit cocktail bar in regents street. Because this place is lacking the basics.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food at this restaurant is un fault-able, the flavors were out of this world!

I was very disappointed with the fact that I read the dress code was smart/Glamorous, but yet their were people their in jeans and trainers.
We were put outside in what felt like a garden chair/ slouchy sofa where my partners knees were higher than the table you expected us to eat from, this was ridiculous. it then took us half an hour to get our drinks even though about 6 of your staff came and asked if we wanted drink after us repeatedly telling them we have already ordered.

I also called up a few days before our dinner sitting and asked for a Happy Birthday celebration plate which never came out!!

so overall, the food = EXCELLENT! But service & everything else was appalling considering how much it is you would think the staff would be attentive.

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