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Vista at the Trafalgar

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2 Spring Gardens | Trafalgar Hotel, London SW1A 2TS , England
+44 20 7870 2900
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Description: Exceptional in style, iconic by nature – taking London to all new highs...
Exceptional in style, iconic by nature – taking London to all new highs. Vista at the trafalgar is a rooftop bar boasts an unrivalled backdrop of the London landscape. The Gallery has fantastic views of the city, perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views. The Bar and lounge is the ultimate alfresco dining spot, with a delicious Mediterranean menu, including our signature seafood specialities,the height of sophistication starts here.
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  • 42
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 20
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced and overrated

Good views on Trafalgar Square if you are lucky enough to have a table on the front and if you show that you have money for tips. A bar that wants to be posh but it's not with super expensive prices and a pretentious service. You don't feel comfortable and if you need to pay min £15 for a drink... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
dangiapedia
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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good views on Trafalgar Square if you are lucky enough to have a table on the front and if you show that you have money for tips. A bar that wants to be posh but it's not with super expensive prices and a pretentious service. You don't feel comfortable and if you need to pay min £15 for a drink... More 

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Ben D, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Dangiapedia, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our bar on TripAdvisor. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for what seems to have been a less than exceptional time with us. I have passed your feedback on to our team to ensure that they do not make any feel as though they are... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Love this place. Visited with friends for some nibbles and drinks - the views are amazing and the place has a good atmosphere. It isn't a pretentious place and is very relaxed - keep up the good work!

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Ben D, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Ross186356, Thank you for taking the time to review The Vista Bar and for such great feedback! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and hope to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Yes, you read that correctly... I visited Vista with a friend for lunch and the waiter asked if we would like a jug of Lemonade, so we said yes, sunny day, why not. He then looked a bit confused and left. 5 Minutes later he comes back with a pitcher full of standard lemonade (out of a bottle, not fresh,... More 

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Ben D, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Painci, Thank you for taking the time to review our bar on TripAdvisor. I am disappointed to hear your comments and have already passed your feedback onto our team at The Vista Bar. Please rest assured that this would not happen again and I really hope that you will return. Kind regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

Chester, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Perched with a commanding panoramic overview Trafalgar Square one can enjoy the bustling city spreading out before you. We enjoyed afternoon cocktails and light refreshments upon first arriving, giving us a chance to orient ourselves to our surrounds — first time visit to London. Transforms itself into a VERY popular gathering scene as the sunsets and the nightlife comes alive.

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Ben D, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear HCrowder, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our bar on TripAdvisor! I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself and hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind regards, Ben Deane More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Yesterday three close friends and I went for a drink in the Vista Bar. The views are spectacular and even though it was a bit chilly they provide very effective outdoor heaters. Although the drinks are slightly pricey, the staff were charming and I would recommend a visit.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This bar offers great roof terrace views over the bustle of Trafalgar Sq and the London skyline (Big Ben, London Eye, The Shard) together with a specialist cocktail list. Cool ambience and friendly service, its a great spot to take in the vibe of the heart of the city. Slightly pricey but well worth a visit.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Vista and had a great time. We meant to just have one drink but ended up staying most of the afternoon, checking out the cocktail list. We received excellent service. The drinks were fabulous and the view is amazing. We will certainly return.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place has a great view over looking a good proportion of London. Almost hidden away, you'd miss the entrance if you weren't looking out for it. We enjoyed a bottle of bubbly and even though it was chilly, you wouldn't have known it because the heaters provided are excellent. Whilst a little pricey, it's pretty much what you'd expect... More 

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Tom M, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback about your recent visit to the Vista Bar @ The Trafalgar Hotel. We are pleased you managed to find us tucked away in the corner of Trafalgar Sq. We do hope you choose to return to see us before the end of the season, we will keep a heater ready... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent views from the top of the Trafalgar. Service very good and great choice of cocktails. Not cheap, understandably, but great for a one off experience or special occasion .

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Tom M, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback about your recent visit to the Vista Bar. We do hope you choose to return again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Tom McCarthy Vista Bar Manager More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Best views over London, expensive but worth it. Great cocktails and roof top heaters. Need to book a seat/table to be sure.

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Tom M, Manager at Vista at the Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback about your recent Visit. We do hope you choose to reutrn before the end of the season, which will be october 31st. We take resevrations through our online website. We hope to see you soon, Kindest Regards, Tom McCarthy Vista Bar Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Spring Gardens | Trafalgar Hotel, London SW1A 2TS , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7870 2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 93

Description

Exceptional in style, iconic by nature – taking London to all new highs. Vista at the trafalgar is a rooftop bar boasts an unrivalled backdrop of the London landscape. The Gallery has fantastic views of the city, perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views. The Bar and lounge is the ultimate alfresco dining spot, with a delicious Mediterranean menu, including our signature seafood specialities,the height of sophistication starts here.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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