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5th View Bar and Food Waterstones

203 - 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HA, England
+44 20 7851 2433
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, European, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
203 - 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I held my 40th birthday party recently at the 5th View Bar at Waterstones Piccadilly, and accommodated 120 people. The atmosphere and ambiance was perfect for my crowd. The staff were helpful, accommodating and extremely friendly, both during the planning and preparation for the event...More

Thank Bhav2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Top floor of a huge bookstore not far from Piccadilly. Good options for drinks and appetizers during happy hour. Reasonable. Nice view over the rooftops looking south. Not open late.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I came here for early evening cocktails and ended up ordering the sharing mezze menu as well. We were seated in the bar area so unfortunately no view across the rooftops, but the ambience was really good and the place was nearly...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the views, nice ambiance and had some good food here. Absolutely recommendable for people exploring and enjoying the city. Big shout out to the charming French waiter, Florian, who can advise you on the most beautiful wines on the menu!

Thank Ivanadenhollander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here during a pre Xmas shopping trip. It was a great place to escape the rush for some pre dinner drinks. The service was average , the view great and the food looked ok.

Thank mykonrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the second year in a row I have escaped the rush of shopping in London just 3 days before Christmas by spending a while relaxing at this simple, but very welcoming venue on the 5th floor of the Piccadilly Waterstones store. Simple fare but...More

Thank guru_ian
Reviewed December 11, 2017

If you want a quiet un-fussy place for lunch when in Picadilly/Regent Street area, then I would recommend this. It is light and airy with a roof top view. It is a the top of Waterstones, the cavernous bookshop where you can browse to your...More

Thank g12017
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Love coming here for a drink, snack and wander through the substantial collection of books and curiosities. Happy hour offers some good deals. Staff are friendly and helpful - in restaurant and throughout. Love coming here when I visit London - never disappoints

1  Thank Nick F
Reviewed December 1, 2017

We’ve hired out the whole of 5th View for a couple of evening events for our company. During the planning process the team are dedicated to finding out what our event needs are, working through options with us, and giving advice. They make the planning...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed November 29, 2017

That was how my friend described it. Actually most of the armchairs were worn. I hadn't been there for a few years, and it doesn't seem to have weathered well. It was ok, but there is now a lot of competition in the bar and...More

Thank Martin M
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
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Alison S
January 19, 2016|
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Response from elbrujo_ve | Reviewed this property |
No noisy at all. But, Seven of you trying to catch up? Wow, probably the other patrons would be the ones that need to be worried about the noise!! You have a great time and enjoy!
September 10, 2015|
Response from sbusit1hole | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, I never noticed, to be honest. Sorry I couldn't help.
Sylvia .
April 4, 2015|
Response from kshanahan | Property representative |
30th April
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 - 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7851 2433
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