Mercer Roof Terrace

4.4
79 reviews
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British
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  • Outdoor Eating
Mercer Roof Terrace, takes in the sweep of London’s skyline, from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass tip of The Shard. Here guests can dine al fresco above the city lights. Inside, the atmosphere is warm and convivial, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening wide to the night’s sky

Starters include British asparagus, Cornish crab, and hay-smoked beef tartare. Mains include charcoal grilled steaks such as our signature 1.2kg Tomahawk, Suffolk free-range chicken glazed with honey and lavender as well as Whole Dover sole, Seaweed butter, Jersey Royals & asparagus.

Cocktails include inventive recipes using house-infused spirits displayed in colourful glass carafes on the bar.

Our weekday set lunch menu showcases quality British produce, including farm-to-table meat, fresh fish and seasonal vegetables. This menu is priced at £29.50 for two courses and £33.50 for three courses.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 13 June 2019

Ends: 30 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30

What 79 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful roof terrace, with lovely furnishings and plants, nice views but fairly small in size so felt exclusive not busy or crowded. Great to have option to eat inside on roof but still have the lovely views and light while staying warm. Service was brilliant, food was all good though disappointed with the number of items on the menu that were not available (oysters, scallops, halibut all not available). Steak was lovely though nothing served with it except half an onion so became expensive main when needed sides too. Octopus was also a little on the small side as a main for my partner - just one octopus tentacle on mash.
Overall, a pricey evening but felt a special place for a special occasion, so definitely recommend.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great outdoor seating, great service, and terrific food.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice setting and food presented very attractively. With deal was good value. Only issue was the conservatory does get very hot with the sun

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good and well presented for the starter and desserts, but the mains were not to the same standard. Fish was full of bones and this was explained that rather than fillet it, they preferred to leave it to the customer to remove the bones. We also had a rack of lamb for 2 and another fish dish which was fine, but nothing fantastic. Would return but would think about different main courses. Service and ambience are very nice. Price is OK for London. We had a few drinks and a bottle of wine and cake to £360 for 4 people.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinning at the roof terrace, overlooking the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Terrible, a real disappointment considering the location and the service. £200 for a really bad meal. The fillet stakes did not taste great and were cooked terrible - very dry, like if they were deep fried. The chocolate mouse with stout was one of the weirdest things I've tried in a long time. Maybe the head chef was off that night, but for that kind of money you would expect a really good dinning experience.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Stumbled upon this lovely restaurant and tried it out with my wife on her birthday. Loved the ambience and the friendly service. Food was excellent as well.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

On arrival to the restaurant, we were greeted by very friendly staff. The (what appeared to be) manager, took my coat and bags, to put in the cupboard (I had a lot of stuff) and me and my friend felt somewhat awkward standing and not knowing where to wait or whether to wait, whilst other staff also stood there (suggest that whilst one staff puts the coats away, the other shows guests to the table).

The ambience was lovely - beautiful setting with super comfortable chairs. We quickly got our menus and ordered our drinks. I ordered a cocktail which had a unique yet lovely taste (the Ocho). The Asparagus and crab mayonnaise were both lovely for starters - I would recommend them.

The mains took a while to arrive to our table. I had the cod fillet for mains and my friend had the halibut. The halibut was lovely however, the cod fillet was salty (granted I did not notify the waiter).

We didn't hesitate to order dessert and went for the chocolate mousse and burnt cream - this took a bit too long to come but we weren't disappointed with our choices and the presentation of both were lovely

Overall, we had a great experience however, do think that service could be improved in terms of speed.

I would (and already have) recommend this place to friends/family.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing location, food sublime. Service was excellent.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a brilliant birthday lunch here. As it is in the heart of the 'City' it tends to be quieter at weekends than during the week. We had a great view and the service was excellent.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect but especially octopus and deserts were so incredibly good. It was such a pleasure and I’m sure I will revisit this marvellous place again.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The baked beetroot was amazing and the service was great. I had a well done fillet as I am pregnant however it came out burnt which spoilt it a bit.

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DS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited on a Monday so the ambience was pretty chilled. The views are great of St.Paul's and the shard but as it is not very high rise building the views are not as good as some of the other high rise rooftops in London.
I feel like it would be a great weekend spot if the music was more lively and current or maybe house music was played. The music was very chilled but understandable for a Monday night.
The staff were extremely friendly and although the roof terrace has heaters covering from above it was still chilly with the wind and we were offered blankets which we excepted, so that was a nice touch.
Great wine and cocktail menu. The decor and interior is beautiful loved the toilets.
I will definitely go back to Mercer Roof Terrace and the Vintry & Mercer hotel.

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IM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really enjoyable for a spring - almost sunny - lunch. Staff perhaps tried to add too much value with a lengthy debate. Looking forward to going back.

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food & fabulous staff. Would definitely recommend.

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful location in the heart of the city - from the terrace you can see the spire of St Paul’s, Tate Modern and the Shard. Lovely in the setting sun. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was well cooked although slightly on the expensive side. But worth the treat for my son’s birthday. I would recommend and go again.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We selected the Mercer Roof Terrace knowing nothing about it and it was a real surprise. The roof terrace has great views without being too open. It is also non-smoking (as all places serving food outside should be) - although there is a small standing area where smoking is allowed.

The food was delicious, the staff were happy, friendly and attentive without being over-familiar and service was timely and accurate without feeling rushed.

Given the location and quality of the food and service, the prices are reasonable.

I will definitely be back.

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HG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Beautiful setting ruined by appalling service. Waited 20 mins for a glass, 40 minutes for the starter having been pressured to order before the lunch service closed. Main course under cooked and returned . Disappointing.

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent and service good. A great everyday venue for that part of town.

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab venue..amazing food and staff. I will definitely be going back

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Bonne nourriture et jolie terrasse sur le toi. Une adresse a conserver !

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IT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a lovely time. The food and cocktails are amazing. My wife is gluten free and they looked after her so well without any prompting! We felt so welcome. Would highly recommend! Thank you for making her birthday very special.

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A
London
192 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing views and good service but the food fell short. The omelet starter was very good but the spring vegetables "en papillote" were bland and the salt baked kohlrabi had too much salt. Perhaps the meat and fish dishes are better but we didn't try them.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Food awful main meal and dessert too. Need to be here only for the view and terrace to have drink.

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JR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had one of the best dinning experiences, food was amazing and will definitely travel from Birmingham again. Great service and made to feel welcome. Will be back soon..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have had the privilege to have eaten in some of the best hotels and restaurants globally and the V&M ranks very highly towards the top.
The food was well prepared and amazing. It wasn't to over complicated as you find nowadays but full of flavour. We had the fish and the steak both of which were cooked to perfection. The service was great and not to stuffy or overpowering and the ambience in the Roof top Terrace was comfortable. Due to the weather we were inside and with the number of covers the space was not over crammed together. The veiws across London are great and will be even better on a summers day.
Also try the DND bar in the basement, again being new it is undiscoverd and a great find for London. If you like comfortable discreet places ( based ona Prohibition theme) where you can talk without overbearing music in the background then go here. I'd recommend the Whiskey Sours!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and would highly recommended the food with lovely views of London. Will be back again soon.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Roof Terrace restaurant with great service, very good wine pairing suggestions and overall the service was great. Food was good, but no OMG effect. I would recommend to go for fish courses rather than meat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent value.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Great terrace for a sunny evening like the one we had.
Service was very slow as they were very busy for a Tuesday night and presumably understaffed with four people front of house run ragged.
Food was good, not excellent.
Bread was very good.
Their Croquette was very good - nice flavour and crispy.
Fish for main course had been sitting on the parse under heater lamps for far too long to be very good. Asparagus was nothing to write home about.

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HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food and service

Lots on the menu to choose from would have given it a 5 if it wasn’t for the triple cooked chips which needs some attention.
Shared rack of lamb was delicious and beautifully cooked/presented.
Thank you for a nice evening

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DH
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a very good experience. Waiters were very friendly, Cod cheeks were great, ribeye fantastic, pork cutlet a bit dry and flavourless. We received 25% off, I don't think I would return and pay full price.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been twice now and love the food and cocktails. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is great!

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We weren’t sure what to expect but everything about this restaurant was excellent- warm and welcoming staff. The food was fantastic- an absolute delight! Even though outdoor roof terrace was closed due to weather the views still great and ambiance lovely- we’d definitely come back and recommend to family and friends!!

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RH
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We visited on a busy night with a full restaurant and bar. The atmosphere was vibrant and the staff were very pleasant and helpful however, the service a little slow on the night.
The prices are substantial and we expected high quality food. Unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations and was pretty ordinary ‘pub grub standard’. The food looked better than it tasted and I expected much more for the price paid.
A 12.5% service charge was automatically added to the bill, even though we were only a party of 2. This seems to be standard these days in london but I don't approve of this method and it is embarrassing to ask for it to be removed. I certainly don't object to paying for good service but I believe it should be a choice, and I prefer to give it directly to the server.
I would go here again for a drink in the bar for the atmosphere, but definitely not for food.

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Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and attentive service. Bit pricy but with those views, worth every penny.

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IM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a terrific evening, the restaurant is really amazing. The food came beautifully presented, simple, colourful and interesting dishes that were very well executed. I could eat those scallops all day long. We really enjoyed the food. The service was helpful, unobtrusive and at just the right pace, not rushing us when we were talking and food came out promptly. Simply great.

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l
London
36 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The roof terrace is a superb setting looking in one direction to St Paul’s and the other to the Shard. The service was very good and the food was a higher quality than we expected Go for the beef Tartare, the lobster and the halibut you will not be disappointed. With the 25% discount on the food and drink this is very good value for a top quality City restaurant

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W
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely views from the roof top terrace. We watched the sun go down, wrapped in cozy blankets, and then when it got chilly we moved in to the main restaurant for dinner. Very nice cocktails and food (including Dorset snails!)
I can imagine this being very busy in summer

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great new place in the City - lovely terrace

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