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Vista at the Trafalgar

#5,935 of 17,565 Restaurants in London
#6,359 of 18,489 Places to Eat in London
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St. James's
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2 Spring Gardens | Trafalgar Hotel, London SW1A 2TS , England
+44 20 7870 2900
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing if can get a table on the edge

Went for cocktails and sharing platter with a Groupon voucher. Didn't realise had to book but luckily service was great and let us have a table. Lovely food and drink but unfortunately couldn't see much of the view from our table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Robyn C
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Walton, United Kingdom
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Walton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went for cocktails and sharing platter with a Groupon voucher. Didn't realise had to book but luckily service was great and let us have a table. Lovely food and drink but unfortunately couldn't see much of the view from our table.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to having lunch with a friend at Vista before going to an exhibition. I was a little disappointed. I purchased from Amazon Local a sharing platter for 2 with a Margarita which was basically an alcoholic slush puppy. The sharing platter was not really large enough for 2. This was £29 per person so was not... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is now my favourite place to visit on a sunny day in London. Amazing views, great service and the best cocktails.

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

Dear Lui2004, Thank you for taking the time to review The Vista Bar on TripAdvisor! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was given to me by my daughter as a present for my birthday and it was ok. Wine was good with a good range and prices are not to bad to be honest. Tapas selection took a long time though and was very small for 2 people. Waiters were cool but downstairs in the hotel the bar manager was... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Bought this as a groupon deal 2 cocktails and a sharing platter should have been around £50 ish pounds - cocktails were just slush puppies - sharing platter whilst nice was certainly not worth paying more than £10 for it was a limited selection of parma ham etc - the roof bar is nice - very chilled -not the best... More 

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

Dear Lisa G, Thank you for taking the time to review our bar on TripAdvisor. I was disappointed to read your comments and hope that you return in the near future so that we can deliver a better experience for you. Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a birthday surprise for my wife and our three kids joined us. The cocktails are excellent with a great range available. The roof top has a great view , especially of Nelson's Column. We had a variety of food and these were all excellent and not very expensive. This can be found at the Trafalgar hotel on Trafalgar... More 

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

Dear Pieris A, Thank you for your very kind review or The Vista Bar. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

NORTHUMBERLAND
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited here after being recommended by a friend as I was travelling alone I was a bit worried about booking a table but a quick email & that was arranged. I had two cocktails & they were lovely the view was very nice & the breeze that you got stopped it from being to hot & meant that you... More 

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

Dear NorthHumberlandTigger, Thank you for taking the time to review The Vista Bar on TripAdvisor! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great view of Trafalgar Sq and the London skyline - if you are in one of the seats facing the 'right' way. Staff pleasant enough and service pleasantly swift. That said, it is looking a bit tired - cigarette burns in seat covers, average, plasticky, rattan-effect seating, not as gleamingly clean as you might hope with pigeons crawling under the... More 

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

Dear Helen S, Thank you for your review of The Vista Bar on TripAdvisor. I was disappointed to read your comments regarding the look of the bar and have ensure that our maintenance team look into all issues. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

By FAR the best bar i have been to in London, amazing views with very high quality drinks at very decent prices! The service was impeccable and the manager (called Nikos I think) was very quick to attend to all of our needs. Recommend this 1000% for a TOP experience in London!!

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

Dear Master666_10, Thank you for your very kind review or The Vista Bar. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My office arranged my table and they usually only allow tables of 6+. The staff were brilliant and views stunning, Stefan in particular was a delight and very engaging and he made the visit worthwhile alone he will definitely go far in the hotel industry if he wishes to. The food plates are mainly snack size but are very good,... More 

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

Dear G S, Thank you for taking the time to review The Vista Bar on TripAdvisor! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to welcome you back very soon! Best regards, Ben Deane Food and Beverage Manager More 

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Additional Information about Vista at the Trafalgar

Address: 2 Spring Gardens | Trafalgar Hotel, London SW1A 2TS, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7870 2900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
Average Prices: USD 23 - 93

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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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