Eating at altitude


The highest restaurant in Europe is scheduled to be built in the City of London following this week’s granting of planning permission for the 73-storey skyscraper 1 Undershaft.

Already nicknamed the Trellis, the 309-metre tower will be 7 metres shorter than the Shard, currently the tallest building in Europe, and will look down on its immediate neighbours the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin.

The planned tower will have a free public viewing gallery at the top and a restaurant just one storey down, significantly higher than any venue in the Shard.

The building is designed by London architect Eric Parry for Singapore developer Aroland Holdings. High-rise gourmands itching to make the first booking will have to be patient: the building process will take at least six years to complete, and there’s no sign of a start date yet.



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