It’s hard to define whether the Radio Rooftop Bar should be a restaurant/bar review or maybe we should class it as a London attraction because the view is absolutely magnificent.
Gracefully placed on top of the ME (Melia) hotel in the heart of Strand, the bar offers Panoramic views over London. From here you catch a birds eye view over Somerset House and stunning peaks at Big Ben, London Eye, and the River Themes. If you like people watching and don’t mind heights, look down on the busy streets.
The bar is not much of sit down and dine type of environment. The Spanish-influenced menu offers a modern twist on traditional tapas such as deep fried courgette flowers, although there are a few main meals selections for lunch and dinner.
The Radio Rooftop Bar has different ambience depending on the day of the week and time of the day you visit. During a quiet midweek day, you might even be alone, free to take as many pictures and Facebook Live your views.
However, weekend evenings are busy and loud, and often you’ll struggle to get a table unless you book a few weeks in advance.
The Radio Rooftop Bar is located in the heart of Strand, just across the street from Somerset House and a short stroll from Covent Garden tube station. It’s ideal if you’re a guest at the ME hotel, but even if you’re walking around the city centre, you are in a prime location.
Tapas prices range around £4-£13 per plate and the signature cocktails cost £10. (Prices last check on March 2017)
Although their website is still under construction, keep an eye on it here for the latest news and hopefully PDF menus.