Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Rooftop Cafe

After 5 + City Pig’s Summary


Modern European
Average spend £40 per person (Three mains a glass of wine,cup of coffee and service charge.)
Healthy scale 3/5
3.5/5 – Food
3/5 – Service
4/5 – Comfort of dining in
3.5/5 – Overall rating
The Exchange, London SE1 9SG. Nearest tube: London Bridge
Opening times
Mon-Fri 8am-3pm; Thurs-Fri 6-10:30pm
Eat in/Takeaway:
Recommended dishes & drinks
Menu changes according to seasonal ingredients.
Vegetarian dishes
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A small boutique style restaurant that is hidden away up above the hustle and bustle of London Bridge.

After 5 + City Pig’s analysis

 Be prepared to have a bit of patience in searching this little hidden gem. Often, I have no problem with locations but here, it is on top of a commercial building and so you will have to search for a board on the pavement. Then you will have to press a button that reaches the Roof top café to let you in. Then you go into a lift taking you to the top floor and then you have to go through a few doors and a corridor that is quite narrow. At one point I wasn’t even sure if we were there yet.

It’s a small boutique style restaurant giving off a very unique, discreet and romantic setting with views over London despite being only six or seven floors up.

The restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients and therefore, the menu is limited to only a few items under the starter, mains and desserts.

To begin the evening I ate pan fried scallops with black pudding but asked this to be removed as I dislike black pudding. It came out slightly smaller than I expected but the taste was not bad. The main was grilled seabass with garlic and pesto sauce. This was much more substantial and very well cooked. For dessert, a very exploded portion of Eton berry mess worked a treat! A generous amount of very juicy strawberries was excellent.

The Rooftop Café is a very relaxing environment and I recommend for those wanting to escape the days stresses to come here to unwind. We had the window view which I recommend you to request so you can enjoy watching the sun go down!

A three course meal with a glass of wine and a coffee with service charge will set you back just under £40. There is no doubt that once the weather is warmer this place will be packed.


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