For most Londoners Radio Rooftop Bar is a well-known place, famous with its view – one of the very best you can find from a rooftop bar. Situated on the 10th floor of the splendid ME London Hotel, Radio Rooftop has managed to maintain the nice rumors about its quality ever since the opening. As the bar’s visitors are such a colorful range of people, you should read more about it and decide whether you are one of those many types who seem to be liking it.
Firstly, about that view. The ME London Hotel is nestled just at the center of London and Radio Rooftop being on top of it benefits with a stunning view over each one of the capital’s key sights: Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Somerset House, Southbank, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and the theatre district of Covent Garden; in a nutshell – all there is to see of London.
Aside from the perfect location for which Radio Rooftop is famous, the bar has more to offer. Its interior resembles of a dark fairytale in which the act takes place during the night keeping its audience wary and intrigued while providing a cozy and warm vibe. Don’t worry, the ending is happy – we cannot deny that Radio Rooftop’s décor is very well selected just in tune with the hotel itself. Keep in mind that pretty much everyone on the terrace is well dressed; the bar attracts a mix of clientele – young ladies, curious tourists, business partners on unofficial meetings, loafing around youngsters or classy gentlemen, but everyone seems to value the bar and make an effort on their appearance.
Moving on to the menu, it is useful to know that the bar offers a list of cocktails and tapas. To be honest, Radio Rooftop bar does not conquer with its incredible menu – there isn’t anything particularly unforgettable in the list – but still the cocktails are very decent, as well as the appetizers. What is not very likeable is their price – you pay extra because of the great view provided and after all, ME Hotel is top location so in the end the price of a cocktail – around £14 – is not very appropriate for what you are drinking. Yet if you are just stopping by to grab a glass of wine and contemplate the city, it would cost you far from a fortune.
Check out Radio Rooftop Bar’s menu here: Menu
Another slightly unpleasant feature of Radio Rooftop Bar is that the service is not too adequate…It seems that the staff is improving with time but even now too many customers complain that their orders have too much of a delay even on a Monday night. Let’s hope that these complaints would be heard and the staff improvement will soon reach its peak.
When planning to visit Radio Rooftop Bar you should also consider the time of the week you’re going and when to make a reservation. It is after all not a giant club or an unknown street café so many Londoners have lost their patience waiting at the door of the bar or sometimes even being turned away – book your table ahead and keep in mind that a minimum spend is required.
As a whole, Radio Rooftop Bar can promise you a wonderful night out, breath-taking views of the sun setting over London’s most loved sights, chill music and cosy surroundings if you make the effort of deciding and booking early enough. The best way to find out whether Radio Rooftop Bar is your place for hanging out or taking your significant one for a nice treat is to simply head to ME Hotel, climb the stairs (joking, of course there is an elevator) and check it out!