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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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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little gem with stunning vies over the city .... Prices of drinks reflect the view but worth a visit .,.. Cocktails circa £12 each and a bottle of wine starts at £35.... On a lovely day ... Great atmosphere and amazing views across London

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was down to a groupon voucher that I ended up here , otherwise I probably would have thought twice . A couple of cocktails and a few pickie peckies came in at £28 pounds . The grub was alright , but nothing to write home about . Small amount of cheese , Cold meats , olives and thin pizza... More 

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Biarritz, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to Vista with my girlfriend for a cocktail and the view as we were in the hunt for a rooftop on this sunny Sunday. Hostess, waitress, and bartender were on point, smiling and professional, I went for a Pyrat Old Fashion, really well executed, nice texture and limited dilution thanks to the large block of ice. My girlfriend went... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Manu_GV, Thank you for taking the time to share your Vista experience on Trip Advisor. It delights me that you thought the team were 'on point' and you enjoyed the fantastic cocktails. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assitant Bars Manager More 

St Albans
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reserved some seating for a party of 9 of us for by wife's birthday. The views across London are truly great, with close-up of Nelson's column, and views of the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, and The Shard. The cocktails menu was excellent, with new creations and well as the classics. Service was impeccable - even when we mistakenly... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear jsmi, Thank you for taking the time to share your Vista experience on Trip Advisor. It delights me that you thought the team were 'on point' and you enjoyed the fantastic cocktails. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assitant Bars Manager More 

Croydon, Surrey
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited this bar twice and have been greeted as if we're old friends. The other clientele are also very friendly. The roof edge bar seats are the best if you want to enjoy the panorama but the comfy sofa benches and tables are great for a large group of friends. be sure to try the Jam Jar cocktail... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear 271blah, Thank you for taking the time to share your Vista experience on Trip Advisor. It delights me that you had another great Vista experience! We love seeing our friends so please come back soon! Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assitant Bars Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my birthday here with a group of friends, we had lots of space, wonderful service and the sharing cocktails were delicious. Watching the sunset made this a fantastic and memorable place to celebrate, I would definitely go back.

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Clare D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Vista on Trip Advisor. We agree there is no better place to watch the sunset and celebrate something special. See you again on the rooftop! Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assistant Bars Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely wouldn't go back or recommend this bar to any of my friends 1. Staff were very rude 2. Very unaccommodating 3. For our group size we had a minimum spend of £600 and had an area booked at 4pm - we had 2 hours to spend that amount and at 6pm they basically kicked us out, despite spending a... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear franceshurst, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am sorry that it seems you did not experience our usual high levels of service. I would like to discuss this matter further. Please email me directly at matthew.cardwell@thetraflagar.com We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assitant Bars Manager More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited Vista about 18months ago, which was very enjoyable. Somehow, at this visit it felt as if the sparkle had gone. It was a gloriously, hot sunny day. With a booking for 12.15 I had anticipated there would be parasols or some shade. When I asked about I this the kind waitress bought out a couple of rain... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Clare D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Vista on Trip Advisor. I am glad our team catered for your needs and as Vista is a rooftop bar we are exposed to all the elements. We do take reservations so the tables or seats you are referring were reserved. We hope to see you... More 

Zoetermeer, Nederland
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top service lunch with the classic view over Trafalgar Square. Service was nicely low key and efficient.

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Visenta, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Vista on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at Vista and you thought the service was top! We hope to see you again on the roof. Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assistant Bars Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are lovely the place is lovely the food an drinks all lovely, unfortunately though it doesn't feel lovely, hostile an rushed service. They hadnt got my reservations on the computer despite me showing him when i had called and showed my emails asking for a nice view as it was a special occasion and we had travelled 50miles... More 

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MattVista, Manager at Vista at The Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear amzz19, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am sorry that it seems you did not experience our usual high levels of service. I would like to discuss this matter further. Please email me directly at matthew.cardwell@thetraflagar.com We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Matt Cardwell Assitant Bars Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $93
Cuisine
European, Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
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
  • This restaurant is at The Trafalgar Hotel
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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