Radio Rooftop

4.2
188 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most premier bars situated on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel with striking views across the River Thames and London’s enviable skyline, with views stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream to the London Eye and Big Ben in the west. The rooftop is accessible via a dedicated express lift from the ground floor of the hotel. Radio is the perfect place to sip champagne, celebrate with friends over one of the outstanding signature cocktails and take in the breathtaking views.

Groups of 5 and more must consist of an even mix of males & females.

Tables can be booked as follows:
Sun-Wed: no minimum spend
Thu- Sat 4pm - 8pm min spend of £50 per person or 9pm onwards min spend of £75 per person.

All bookings 4pm-8pm are subject to a turn time of 2 hours. Tables after 9pm are booked for the duration. ID is strictly required and please note that we only accept mixed groups.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Open daily for breakfast from 7am - 11am
Monday – Wednesday Open up 12pm – 10:00pm

Thursday Friday Open 12pm – 11pm

Saturday Open 11am – 11pm

Sunday 11am – 9pm



icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
020 7395 3440
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit

Temple underground station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Outdoor dining

Special Offers

Radio Afternoon Tea: £28

Treat yourself to afternoon tea with a view at Radio Rooftop. From the 10th floor of ME London hotel , enjoy the changing views of capital, stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben in the west. Guests must adhere to smart glamorous dress code to guarantee entry.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 7 September 2018

Ends: 7 December 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-17:00

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
Rating coming soon

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.

The Infatuation is an app and website which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. We are partnering with them to bring you their smart, helpful, trustworthy reviews of restaurants on OpenTable
What 188 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
WD
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent place , great ambience, service could be better

Report
Helpful
P
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Too noisy to hold a conversation. Good staff but not a pleasant experience

Report
Helpful
TP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by all food was delicious and we were blessed with the weather on Monday evening.

Report
Helpful
LS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I was given a poor table right in the doorway even though I’d made the reservation several days beforehand. I requested another table and despite most of the surrounding ones being empty (it was 5.30pm) with only 1 or 2 having “reserved” signs on, I was told they were all reserved and we had to stay where we were. I only required the table for one hour for drinks before going onto dinner elsewhere and although I pointed this out to the waiters & waitresses they insisted we couldn’t sit on another table.
The people on the next table then started smoking and I complained, only to be told the whole of the outside area is smoking after 5pm. I would never have made a reservation if I’d known this - I should have been made aware at the time of booking.
A disappointing experience for what was supposed to be the start of a wonderful evening for a very special occasion.
I won’t be returning!

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited here on Saturday, a lovey child bar with great service. The views were amazing and so was the food and drinks, would definitely recommend to others and will look forward to returning again.

Report
Helpful
AW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue but sadly the evening was marred by the waiting staff presenting my card too many times to the payment machine which resulted in it being declined and locked! The same happened to my companion !
Also my Oyster card was dropped under the table and not returned! Supposedly lost.

Report
Helpful
C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Bar/Restaurant. Brilliant service and good food, although my steak was undercooked. Food reasonably priced but drinks quite expensive. Lovely views of London and the Thames. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to hangout with friends , nice drinks, beautiful staff

Report
Helpful
E
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Overall good and I do like this venue but there was an issue with our food (waited additional 20 mins for one meal after all others and had eaten and had to send back two lots of fries as they were stone cold). It wasn’t overly busy at the time - especially for a Saturday, lots of spare tables but one of the hostesses was just plain rude. Spoke with manager and was sorted but it shouldnt of happened in the first place!

Report
Helpful
SA
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful brunch on a lovely sunny day!

Nice touch with the complimentary bubbles for the Royal Wedding. Atmosphere was perfect.. lots of happy faces.

Try the salmon waffley thing on the brunch menu- Delish!

Staff were friendly, attentive and full of smiles for everyone. What more do you want on a sunny day in London?

Report
Helpful
D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

To create more of ambience, I would play some music. Also I don't think there should be a service charge when purchasing from the bar. I ordered a jug which was made at the bar and given to me and charged service.

Report
Helpful
NW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I went two years ago on the same bank holiday weekend as it's my bday, it was fab the service was amazing they had a DJ. This year however was a little less attentive and vibey, our table wasnt cleaned before we got there, no complimentary fizz or anything for my bday. Service was good for the first half an hour then was very poor. The upside is the place and the views are amazing. Service and music needs to improve or just get back to the level it was two years ago...

Report
Helpful
D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant for go this place drink, food, view of the building..

I can’t believe it nothing happen birthday cake for my friend 30th nothing come.. really disappointment..

But will go there

Report
Helpful
PM
London
50 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing. I have been previously and enjoyed but this time the whole experience was very disappointing. The woman working at the door at street level does not give a good impression at all and seems wholly inappropriate for ME. Service, food, drinks and ambiance all poor quality and over priced. This used to be a favourite place in London but no longer.

Report
Helpful
I
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is worth a visit - that is if you can manage to find it. After much searching we eventually found the Radio Bar only to find the doors locked ( we had made an advanced booking)
My husband by chance went into the venue next door to enquire about entry and they took us through their bar area to the lift to take us to the Radio Bar, we were quite frustrated and disgruntled by this time. However once inside the bar we were pleasantly surprised, a lovely buzzy atmosphere and pleasant efficient staff. We opted for the light bite menu, I had crab cakes, my husband the smoked salmon and we shared a dish of superb triple cooked chips and a big glass of wine,all delicious.
We had planned to eat on their terrace but on the hottest day of the year, April 19th and no shade we decided against it. Eventually awnings were pulled out over the terrace probably after many requests from diners sitting there, I can never understand the reluctance of restaurants and bars to give their customers the shade they need.
We would recommend to our friends, the view from the terrace is magnificent and it is a rather special place.

Report
Helpful
SD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely drink in a super setting. Will go again. The weather was good so sitting outside was lovely

Report
Helpful
d
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked this for my wife's 40th birthday, for the view and because it is right across the road from the theatres. It didn't disappoint. We both had a lovely lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Report
Helpful
F
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful views, great cocktails and marvellous staff!

Report
Helpful
VS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from the moment we arrived, making it a great place to celebrate a birthday.
Delicious yet simple food, extensive cocktail list and impressive views from the rooftop - what more do you need for a perfect afternoon or evening in London?

Report
Helpful
ST
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Impromptu drink with friend - Tuesday lunchtime, pretty quiet. Great service and delicious cocktails

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a nice afternoon snack and wine in the Radio Rooftop Bar with an excellent view over London.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We booked for lunch, based on the advertised menu on here and their website but were told after we had ordered drinks that there was no lunch menu on Saturdays and we should order from the brunch menu. We ended up having a sharing plate of cold meat and went for lunch at Pret!

Report
Helpful
IO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All round great evening for me and my wife.
Music from the DJ was quality and the service topped it for me especially when my wife asked for a cocktail that was not on the cocktail menu and it was provided straight away!
The views were amazing also.
Only thing I would say could do with improving is the bouncers inside who although are there for your safety they do tend to hover around which could make you feel uneasy at times.

Report
Helpful
SC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

the staff asked us to have my credit card and lock it in the drawer. very strange offer and irritated us so much, have never heard of such thing before in my life.

Report
Helpful
J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful venue but its a shame they gave such strict policies on access to the different bars and restaurants. It seems very inconvenient to make it all so difficult. I bought my mum for her 50th and they made a big deal because we wanted to go to the rooftop from the restaurant and then because I didnt have ID... even though we had booked reservations. I am a regular at ME London for years, and it was a shame that they weren't more hospitable.

Report
Helpful
A
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We booked a table for 4, we had planned on ordering food as it’s adverised. We were placed on a table outside which was amazing. However, everywhere on the balcony is a smoking area. This is not suitable for food or for one of our pregnant guests. When we asked to be sat elsewhere the response “well this is a bar on a Saturday night”. We insisted that in line with their license, they are required by law to provide an area to eat that is smoke free. In fairness, the moved us inside, but were told that they were fully booked and would be placed by the DJ. Fine, as long as away from smoking. In fact, through our entire stay (2.5 hours) we saw at least 6 tables free. Not food friendly outside, very poor table service inside (slow). Food however was amazing! I would recommend they provide a smoke free area outside where people can enjoy the view and eat

Report
Helpful
OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited over 20 minutes to be served for drinks so we gave up and left.
Great view poor customer service

Report
Helpful
OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Took a friend to celebrate her 60th birthday. Stunning location and beautiful views. Food was excellent as well, and catered very well for gluten free. Only critism was I had asked for them to decorate my friends desert with a special birthday estate which they forgot to do. However they were very apologetic when I told them and offered us both a free drink. Certainly would return for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening at Radio, the host upstairs was the most helpful loveliest person I’ve ever met.
❤️

Report
Helpful
f
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food great service stunning views...great for a special event although a lttle pricey

Report
Helpful
S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was horrendous!!! The staff completely forgot an order and even forgot drinks! Brilliant place but waitresses are shocking.

Report
Helpful
C
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great venue. Booked a table for a business Christmas catch up. The first table we had wasn’t in a great location, but the team eventually agreed to move us. Cocktails great. Feel the service could be friendlier

Report
Helpful
CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! It was the highlight of my trip as the views were amazing and all the staff were so friendly. I will be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great venue and amazing views of London. We sat outside on a very cold day and made good use of blankets and heaters. One small point is that there didn’t seem to be enough waiting staff for the evening. Always got service but had to wave at them several tunes. It was still service with a smile. We’ll be back!

Report
Helpful
G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are amazing very eager to please , nothing to much trouble.
Perfect veiws of London.

Report
Helpful
WT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent venue, very sophisticated and classy, superb views across the city, a wide variety of cocktails on offer

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, proper drinks, nice range of cocktails.
Music with the DJ is one of the best in London

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

After requesting a smaller table which was far more suitable for 4 people , we experienced a lovely brunch with great views .

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good place. Great views and food. Ideal for business lunch and or evening drinks.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pretty average experience

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5