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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Go for the spectacular views alone”, “especially at night with the city lights twinkling below”, from the “unique perspective” of this all-day brasserie at the top of the Walkie-Talkie tower. “The menu is limited and fairly expensive”, but – on most accounts – “the food is surprisingly good” for the location.

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£73
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The view and experience of looking across London are second to none” when you visit this all-day operation at the top of the Walkie Talkie, where a wander amongst the Sky Garden’s tropical foliage is a talking point before or after either a business meal or a date. Prices are a sore subject here, though, with critics advising: “forget the food and just take in the view”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“That you can wander among tropical foliage in the Sky Garden all the while surrounded by the most breathtaking views of the capital…” is the big draw to this all-day operation at the top of the Walkie-Talkie. “Not as bad or overpriced as some restaurants with a view” is a fair, if slightly grudging summary of its culinary performance this year, with breakfast particularly recommended.

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£68
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can’t beat the views over London on a beautiful day” from this large all-day operation on the top of the Walkie Talkie and although “the food’s not outstanding” it’s “surprisingly good” given the location. Top Tip – its “value-for-money brunch” (“but additional drinks on top of the set price are expensive”).

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £0.00 £0.00
Lunch   £37.50
Brunch   £44.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £22.50 £4.50 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday7:30 am‑4:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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