Vertigo 42 (champagne bar)

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1349 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Situated on the 42nd floor of Tower 42, Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar combines vintage fizz and fine food with one of the City’s most breathtaking views. The bar itself is understated but undeniably chic, complete with sleek furniture, ambient lighting and mirrored corridors. At night, it’s every inch the buzzing Champagne bar, while at lunchtime it’s ideal for business lunches and romantic tête-à-têtes. The extensive drinks menu features vintage and non-vintage bottles, which start at £15.00 for a glass of Baron de Marck and ascend to dizzying heights.
Dress Code: We operate a smart/casual dress code.
Minimum Spend: A minimum spend of £15 per person applies.
Duration: All tables will be booked for 1,5 hour, to extend to 2 hours please call 0207 877 7842.
TO BOOK AFTERNOON TEA OR SHARING PLATTER GROUPON VOUCHERS PLEASE USE GROUPON WEBSITE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
TO BOOK 2FOR1 COCKTAILS PLEASE CONTACT VERTIGO 42 ON 02078777842.

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4.1based on recent ratings
3.7
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4.1
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4.2
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3.7
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1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Views are spectacular
Staff could not be more helpful
Set menu was a tad restrictive if you have any dietary requirements, but the staff really tried to accommodate this
Otherwise, scenic bliss at level 42

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Great views obviously, and quite empty thanks to imaginary Coronovirus terror, but the actual cocktails were really poor. Not that expensive for where we were, but just a couple of drinks chucked in a glass. Service was good and helpful though.

D
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After reading the reviews i wondered if I had done the right thing booking Vertigo 42 ?
All I can say is the views Staff and food were amazing. . Drinks London prices but you could spend a little or as much as you wanted.
Food had the prawns charcuterie board humus and warm bread delicious 😋
Will definitely go back .

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to the staff at Vertigo! Lovely and very kind, also a lovely view and nice drinks!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Sadly a poor experience on this occasion. I have been before but this time I found the service to be lacking as it was busy. It was my partners birthday and we had asked for a view of the Thames. Whilst spaces cannot be guaranteed we were told they would note the request. Sadly on arrival, we were stood eating for some time before being taken to a table which wasn’t great. Table was not clean at all. People who had not booked and just walked-in had been given priority over the better seating. See little point pre-booking if this is the system. Won’t go back im afraid.

HW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

I would recommend but with a warning. There were 4 of us and given a window with 4 chairs but the next window had at least eight people so the noise level was awful so we left after one drink. On leaving we all said goodbye to the reception staff - and only as we were out of the door one staff member eventually said goodbye. It was a rather disappointing start to the evening.

WB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Nice views of the city. Overpriced and 12.5% service is added on regardless. I would like to choose whether to tip or not.
Had a pleasant time here but wouldn’t recommend or come back.

GW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

This was my wife and I's first visit in probably 3 years; unfortunately, Vertigo is now looking very dated and tired in comparison to similar venues in London, most notably the Shard. The experience of going through the main glass-doored entrance of the Nat West Tower, followed by the airport-like metal detector, which added a sense of exclusivity to the visit, has now gone - replaced by a side-street entrance tucked away around the side of the building. Upon exiting the lift at floor 42, the foyer décor which greets you is still the same as it was almost 9 years ago, and is now looking pretty tired and dated. Having waited around 5 at the reception to be seated, we were taken to a section which displayed the same sense of tiredness as the foyer, with sizable rips present in the seating. Service was prompt...as was the rapid removal of all menu's jus t after our bottle of champagne had been brought to us (good job we were only having drinks). Last orders were called at 22.06 hrs which kind of left a 'rushed' impression, almost as if the establishment wanted us to leave as soon as we'd sat down. The views remain fantastic, however the overall experience, coupled with a bizarre choice to play moderately loud 70's/80's music, was disappointing, which is a shame as this used to be a great addition to an evening out . It had been a long time since we last visited Vertigo 42 and based on this experience it will be an equally long time, if not longer, before we return. Desperately in need of a re-vamp to bring it up to date with the competition; until then we'll be giving this a miss.

PW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

4th time visiting but disappointing this time. Manager seemed stressed. We were seated just inside door, one of the seats was an uncomfortable stool. It was clear we were unhappy with this, but we were not reseated even though we saw later that there were quite a few spaces further in. It was far from warm where we were seated, although on walking around afterwards we realised the rest of the restaurant was warm.
Won't be returning.

AP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, we were blessed with a lovely clear sky. The service was very friendly. Many thanks.

T
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Very nice place to drink something. Amazing look out. The hosts where friendly. But I missed in the meantime or everything was satisfactory.

FD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Vertigo 42 was amazing. I booked it for my son’s 25th birthday and got everything I imagined and more.
The staff was really nice and professional, the ambience very calm and the view breathtaking.
I had some initial concerns about the given time and found out that it was more than enough. We had a great time at Vertigo 42 and would definitely recommend it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Tell them you have a groupon if you do, when you arrive. They short changed us on drinks. Said it was the first 6 cocktails. They agreed to take off the value of the vouchers £28 but that was for 4 cocktails, not two. The four cocktails still cost us about £37. On paying the bill, many others had this same issue. They know people visit with groupon vouchers so should made that clear from the beginning if it was a regular occurrence.

RR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, attentive staff, fine champagne and beautifully presented food. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening.

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

We have been a few times and the service has always been good. The music today tho really spoilt the ambience. It was loud and too varied. Didn’t create a nice atmosphere and was very annoying at times.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was very kind

UA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Not upto expectation
Bad service
Overpriced food
Quite disappointing

LF
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The view was Amazing, the cocktaits pretty good. The service too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family visiting from abroad

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice view, I liked the place

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing

CF
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Vertigo 42 is a tired asset that is living on a past reputation.ripped seats dirty carpets and de motivated staff.

RT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had an excellent view of London and managed to stay until sunset! Great selection of champagnes!

WD
1 review