8 at The Londoner

8 at The Londoner

8 at The Londoner

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If you've got a healthy overdraft in place, this decadent rooftop lounge is the place to put a dent in it

Feeling flash? Got a hot date to impress? A big lottery win burning a hole in your pocket? Get in the lift of The Londoner hotel and press that button for the rooftop lounge, where 8 at The Londoner is bringing some hella dramatic izakaya vibes to the top of Leicester Square's hottest opening of 2021.

This is the place for glam, not comfy, so leave your trainers at home and get ready to earn some airmiles. There's a sick trio of spaces up here, including a restaurant designed with striking dark and light contrasts; a Japanese-inspired lounge and garden with retractable skylights and uninterrupted views across Westminster that'll rack up the likes on Insta in no time; and the breathtaking Shima Garden, where expertly crafted cocktails like a fierce Vanilla Manhattan - made with a vanilla rum blend, Martini Elixir, sweet soy and cherry and umami bitters - can be sipped under the stars. Come New Year's Eve, this place will be the hottest ticket in town.

Arrive hungry and get stuck into their modern Japanese menu. The sliced ribeye with truffle & wasabi butter is so tender our teeth were almost rendered useless, while the black pepper vegetarian chicken tastes better than the real deal. And if the sound of cherry blossom tempura ice cream presented amongst the billows of dry ice smoke doesn't excite you, you're not our people. 

https://www.thelondoner.com/restaurants-bars/8-at-the-londoner

By Georgie Pursey
15/03/2022

ADDRESS

38 Leicester Square London WC2H 7DX Tel: +44 20 7451 0156

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday – Saturday 17:00 – 1:00
Sunday – Monday Closed

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