Harden's survey result
“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”.
“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.
“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”).
Inevitably, “the magnificence of the view over the Thames and Tower of London isn’t matched by the food” at this new “barn of a place” at the top of the Walkie Talkie, plus it’s “absurdly overpriced”, and service “needs work”; even so, by the standards of such places “it’s fine”.
Darwin Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Darwin is solid and reliable and the views are, of course, what makes the price worth paying for many. The service is up to scratch and the cooking never really disappoints but it would, perhaps, not be so popular if it were 160m closer to the ground. It's just a bit uncreative."
"The main attraction of this restaurant is the view which is spectacular especially at night with the city lights twinkling many feet below. The food was also surprisingly good although the service was a little hit and miss. The menu is fairly limited and in fact relatively expensive for what is on offer. Still the view is great."
"You’d expect to pay a lot more with views like this, but it felt very reasonable at ~£20 each for breakfast"
|Wine per bottle||£29.50|
1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF
|Monday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|