The Rooftop

The Rooftop is the perfect spot to take in the city’s finest view and enjoy alfresco drinking and dining against the backdrop of London’s iconic skyline. With a heavy Asian influence, our tapas-style menu of small plates is perfect for sharing, whilst our mixologists have crafted a list of delightfully delicious signature cocktails served alongside breathtaking views. Should you make a request for the outside area of The Rooftop, please be advised that while our team will always do their best to grant requests, this may not always be possible. We are operating in accordance with the latest guidance from the UK government. Please note that this includes bookings of only up to 6 people indoors. In addition we do not currently accept cash as a form of payment. The outdoor space with the view of Trafalgar Square are limited, so please ensure you book your reservation in advance.

See eye to eye with Nelson (well, almost), high up on his column, at what must be London’s most central rooftop bar. The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St James is open to non-residents of the hotel, although opening hours are restricted, particularly in winter, so do check before you go. It offers both covered and open-air seating areas, and we’d recommend braving the elements for the best view of the masses snapping selfies in Trafalgar Square below — fear not, blankets and heaters are provided in the chillier months.

The menu includes classic and signature cocktails — with some warmer ones in the winter — plus spirits, wine, beer and an impressive tea list. Bar nibbles take the form of edamame beans, breads, baby ribs, chicken skewers and the like, although the menu is liable to change seasonally. We’re all for being sociable, but can someone just reserve us a front row seat, hand us a bottle of wine and a plateful of snacks and leave us alone to people-watch for hours on end?

Dress Code

Smart casual (this includes no caps, hoodies or athletic wear)

Minimum Spend Policy

  • Monday to Thursday – £35 minimum spend per person (from 5pm onwards)
  • Friday to Sunday – £50 minimum spend per person (including bank holidays )
  • Please note that Thursday to Saturday we have an age policy of 21+ after 5pm. Book your table for either brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks today. For bookings for business/meeting purposes, please email us



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