Depending on how much you enjoy porn star martinis, you’ll either love or hate Radio, the rooftop bar and lounge in the ME London hotel on the Strand. It’s basically a huge scene, and it’s packed with TOWIE-a-likes and the Real Housewives of Cheshire on any given night - it’s both a misanthrope’s worst nightmare and extremely compelling people-watching. The drinks are decent (and inevitably pricey), and the view from the terrace is nice, though it looks way better in the pictures. You need to book a sofa outside in order to have a shot at lounging at peak times, and yes, there is a minimum spend.
More spots in Covent GardenSee more
Frog by Adam Handling
This restaurant in Covent Garden is the second location of The Frog, and the food is excellent.
Barrafina Drury Lane
Barrafina is a legendary tapas restaurant that’s crowded but always worth the wait. The Drury Lane outpost in Covent Garden has a pretty terrace.
More Wine Bar spotsSee more
Top Cuvée is a wine bar and restaurant in Highbury that gets busy on match days but is an otherwise great spot for a drink or a low key date night.
Not only is Noble Rot one of London’s best wine bars, it’s one of London’s best restaurants. Hit it for drinks and dinner, or just drinks and drinks.
P Franco is a Clapton wine shop that hosts guest chefs who serve stunning small plates to neighbourhood regulars. You want to be a regular.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more