Vertigo 42 (champagne bar)

4.2
1163 reviews
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Situated on the 42nd floor of Tower 42, Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar combines vintage fizz and fine food with one of the City’s most breathtaking views. The bar itself is understated but undeniably chic, complete with sleek furniture, ambient lighting and mirrored corridors. At night, it’s every inch the buzzing Champagne bar, while at lunchtime it’s ideal for business lunches and romantic tête-à-têtes. The extensive drinks menu features vintage and non-vintage bottles, which start at £14.00 for a glass of Gallimard Brut and ascend to dizzying heights. The concise food menu features dishes like, pan roasted tiger prawns skewers with a sweet chilli sauce and sharing platters.

Dress Code: We operate a smart/casual dress code.

Minimum Spend: A minimum spend of £15 per person applies.
Duration: All tables will be booked for 1 hour, to extend to 2 hours please call 0207 877 7842

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AG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good bar, memorable experience. We loved it !

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced, dated, no atmosphere and rude staff would not recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely afternoon, the drinks are a bit pricey, went for my friends 50th treat, would love to come back, got to save first.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and view were second to none. The fixtures and fittings could do with being updated.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The carpet, chairs and counter are worn with scratches, holes and dirt embedded in. The pop music was an odd choice for somewhere which is trying to be sophisticated and completely not in the right tone. The drinks were underwhelming and overpriced for what they were. The obvious redeeming feature and point of the place was the view but overall it could be so much better with some minor changes.

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H
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience and we had an excellent table

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DB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Views are unbeatable.

The inside needs a major refurb. Best views in London, interior and bathroom a major letdown.

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J
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional views and quiet atmosphere, can’t wait to go again

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Champagne cocktails are made with prosecco... Not acceptable, two different products.

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R
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The interior was a little worn off and for the price I would expect more.

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TH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was rushed. As soon as we sat down the food was out straight away. We didn’t have time to enjoy the view or the food. We felt like we was being rushed. The guy serving was letting to menu people in so it was very crowded and noisy and was like he wanted us out to sit the next group. We was in and out within 45 minutes. We couldn’t enjoy ourselves for the price

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g
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The views are amazing and the staff are great. But the place feels like it’s in desperate need of a renovation to a good standard. It feels fairly cheap, but the drinks don’t reflect that. Could be amazing, was just ‘ok’

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Superbe vu de Londre le soir ,belle ambiance,à faire absolument mais pensez à réserver car les places sont limitées.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent ambience....amazing views of our beautiful city...

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TW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

View was amazing could see most of London from 42 floors up. Only downside was cost for food and drinks didnt get much value champagne cocktails was small and wasnt much food for a 2 sharing platter.

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IM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered humus with bread to go with our champagne, never arrived. Couldn’t grap waiters attention to ask about it.
Very squashed seating arrangements. No room as you feel people sitting beside you are falling on top of you.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect, food service view. Drinks location

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff were friendly and pleasant. View was great. Good for one drink or a first meeting / date

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I’m sorry to say but this was the worst Afternoon Tea I’ve had, sandwiches were very plain and unexciting and the worst thing my husband went to the toilet and saw an employee come out of without washing his hands!!! And then went back to the kitchen!!! Mmmmm!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

For the location and price, the bar is average and dated. No comparison to The Shard. The facilities need care and attention and the “cocktail” menu was limited. Nothing available off menu. Rather pathetic.

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EW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great views. Would definitely recommend

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YR
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Good food and drinks. I love this place. Will return, for sure

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SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice bar. Slow service. Waited 15 minites to be seated.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The best part of the experience was the view and the service. The food leaves much to be desired and is way over priced.

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very good view but cocktails were awful on the whole and unfortunately overpriced at £15. Service was OK.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place to drink with breathtaking views of the city of London.

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KR
Bergisches Land
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cold atmosphere, no Ambiente, absolut disappointing not to recommend!!!!!!!!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was really good and we were offered by lovely staff to move places once it was quieter for a new view.
They were really attentive

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RS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

I wouldn’t recommend.... glass was sticky, cocktail syrupy and overpriced. There was no atmosphere, toilet facilities very basic and it was obvious they are catering for a one time only tourist clientele!

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but the guys did a fantastic job! Not as busy as it used to be but still great views!

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RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice and had a great time on both occasions . Good music, comfortable and relaxing. Amazing views and great service. We didn’t have food so I the score I gave for food isn’t realistic as I had to put something. The food we did see looked very good though. Would thoroughly recommend.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a Groupon voucher which made it reasonable. Amazing views. We had the prawns which were good

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view from SkyGarden, TheShard, St.Paul to SouthWest and West London with easy atmosphere. Sunset is the most fittest time. Perfect for appetiser.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service could be more prompt. Food ok. Drinks excellent. View outstanding.

Thanks.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing views of the great city. The decor isnt that overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be as you cannot help but spend all the time looking at the view! Highly recommended

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D
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The bar has clearly seen it better times already. Dirty windows. So-so cocktails. Not worth even for the view.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor service from the security at entrance to the concierge at the bar, below par for what is deemed to be a classy champagne bar.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Needs immediate renovation looks very shabby
Paint peeling off doors dirty walls. Only I cubical for ladies and very much I need of a make over too.
Service very slow but friendly staff.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience at vertigo 42..went for afternoon tea with my friend..can see over the whole of london ..i recommend anyone to go as we really enjoyed .

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Outdated interior and service was very rushed. Cocktails a bit overpriced. Sushi samba, Duck and Waffle, City Social, Sky Garden, Oblix are a lot more value for price.

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