POSTED: August 3rd 2012
LONDON 2012: City restaurants with spectacular views
London Media Centre
August 3 - With its incredible atmosphere and diverse population, London is a popular choice for restaurateurs who enjoy catering to the city's sophisticated palette and appetite for invention.
The latest arrivals on London's buzzing foodie scene are two restaurants at the Heron Tower, a 230-metre skyscraper in the financial and historic centre of London. Acclaimed US restaurant chain Sushi Samba, which specialises in South American and Asian cuisine, has opened its first UK branch on the building's 38th and 39th floors. Diners can sample Brazilian churrasco, Peruvian anticuchos or fresh Japanese sushi while admiring the stunning views from the restaurant or its two outdoor terraces.
One floor above, Duck and Waffle offers modern European cuisine and is open 24 hours a day. The menu contains hearty delights such as the Foie Gras "All Day Breakfast". The restaurant's bar boasts the largest rum selection in London.
These two hotly-anticipated restaurants join a number of fine dining venues with spectacular views of the city. The nearby Tower 42 is the second tallest skyscraper in the City of London and hosts the Michelin-starred Rhodes Twenty Four. Run by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, the 24th floor restaurant serves his trademark British cuisine with a twist.
Also in the City is Coq D'Argent, where guests can feast on French cuisine whilst enjoying views of the Bank of England and St Paul's Cathedral.
In Shoreditch, the Boundary Rooftop is a perfect place for summer dining. Terrence Conran's restaurant is a relaxed venue with a garden and panoramic views of Canary Wharf, the Barbican and the Swiss Re building, more commonly known as the Gherkin.
A familiar sight to Oxford Street shoppers is the Centrepoint office building which is said to mark the very centre of the city. Perched 32 floors above the bustling streets, diners can enjoy central London views and fine cuisine at the Paramount restaurant.
The Park Lane Hilton near Hyde Park offers another Michelin-starred dining experience in the clouds. Galvin at Windows, situated on the 28th floor, serves French haute cuisine in a setting inspired by 1930s decor.
Those with a love of flight will delight in the Patrisey Restaurant at Battersea's Hotel Verta. Located next to the River Thames and close to the Battersea Heliport, this new venue's floor-to-ceiling windows give fantastic views of the river and incoming helicopters.
London also contains a number of restaurants with stunning views over the River Thames. Skylon is located on the third floor of Royal Festival Hall. Diners can gaze across the river at north London, which looks particularly impressive when lit up at night. Similarly, the Oxo Tower restaurant is just a short walk along the river from Skylon and is another excellent choice for a meal with a view.
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