No boundaries for the Boundary Rooftop bar! In the good sense of course. This romantic venue overlooking the best parts of London managing to be open, warm and dry all year round for its visitors is one of the town’s most loved places to spend the evening.
Open for lunch and dinner, as well as for a casual drink, Boundary Rooftop Bar & Grill has the advantage of having a weatherproof space where the experiences in the bar and dining area are undisturbed. Thanks to the glass which isolates the bar from the elements, you could still pass the night contemplating London’s hustle and bustle from up high.
Boundary’s menu is not something you’ve particularly heard of, although the food is nice. The rooftop bar offers Mediterranean fare, whatever you want for the occasion – bar food to grab with your fingers, fish, vegetarian meals, chargrilled steaks, oysters, seafood and so on. The menu’s signature which most visitors remember well after leaving is the Boundary Pan Bagnat – a sandwich with a flame-grilled beef patty, goat’s cheese, roast vegetables and green salad.
As for the drinks – the brands of beer, champagne and wine are good, priced at around £13 for a glass of champagne, £5+ for a glass of wine and around £5 for a beer. The bar also offers cocktails which are also not that memorable but quite satisfying – you could order and get a well-executed classic cocktail for about £8, not a bad price in comparison to other places also not famous exactly for their drinks.
As a whole, the prices in Boundary Rooftop bar are not low but also aren’t something excessive. In combination with the interior, a part of the custom project for the hotel and therefore carefully created, and with the overall atmosphere Boundary’s price for a night is worth it. Especially keeping in mind that the bar can brag about its attentive staff which does not allow a client to be overlooked, poorly served or unadvised if in need.
The Rooftop bar is also available for private events and rumour has it that the staff really manages to put up a great evening for your special occasion, but keep in mind that these reservations go with a minimum of money spent in order for the bar to host your event.
What visitors don’t like about it though is that after all those years the bar does not take bookings for small tables – if you want to visit it with a group smaller than 9 people, you aren’t entitled to a reservation so entrance is completely by chance (in case you’re not planning on starting the night at 5pm…).Moreover the reservations, even if for 10 or more people, can be made only on the phone and not online. You can see how queues are an issue here…
But even with this flaw, Boundary rooftop is still a popular venue in Shoreditch and Londoners indisputably consider it as a great place to spend a night with your significant one or grab a bite over cocktails with a couple of friends. If it seems like your kind of place – be sure to go early enough and enjoy your night.