It’s no secret that with summer, comes the almost unbearable heat wave. Which leads to the question why would anyone want to be stuck in a sweat box suffocated in somebody else’s armpit odour (and let’s be honest we’ve all been there before) when you can enjoy open space, great food, good vibes and beautiful scenery all from the comfort of an awesome rooftop terrace? They are cozy, casual and most importantly if not obviously, cool and convenient – literally. With so many incredible options to choose from across the UK, we’ve compiled six sublime rooftop venues to pick from across the UK that are a must for some al fresco action.
Chaophraya – Edinburgh: The modern glass castle
This impressive, sleek restaurant is a modern glass palace. Situated perfectly to give you a breathtaking George street and Edinburgh castle. If you love Thai food this restaurant offers you a menu of delicious authentic Thai cuisines and cocktails. Prepare to be left speechless from the stunning scenic view and luxurious restaurant decor.
Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol: The Enchanting lion of Bristol
The newly refurbished White Lion bar is located in the Avon Gorge hotel is perfect for anybody with a love for outdoor dining and authentic British comfort style menu. On the terrace you can enjoy the romantic view of the Clifton suspension bridge. Or relax and enjoy a Clifton teacake under the starry skies. This venue offers a unique magical experience anybody can appreciate.
Bohemia – Brighton: The European appeal
Bohemia is an Italian style rooftop bar/cafe with a swanky European style, all based a stones throw from Brighton’s seaside. Enjoy cocktails in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with jazz music. The serene and peaceful European style grand cafe is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the equally beautiful lake view. Their Veuve Cliquot glass roof top terrace is perfect for an intimate romantic experience.
Golden Bee – London: Shoreditch’s hidden gem
Golden Bee is a hidden gem is situated in the heart of hip East London and perfectly placed for a good night out for locals or City overspill. With plenty to offer including a dazzling skyline view, vibrant atmosphere and a banging soundtrack, if you don’t have Shoreditch House membership, its views certainly rival theirs.
Great John Street Hotel – Manchester: Elegant and old school
The Great John Street hotel in Manchester is suited to host any grand occasion. The wonderful classic vintage style decor is suitable for an afternoon gin and tea, viewing the city centre. The grand hotel offers an elegant roof top playground and attractive package. Including a hot tub, TV, lounge, fun informal seating space and a glass veranda. The only question left is, what are you waiting for?
Zerodegrees – Cardiff: Cardiff’s best kept secret
This industrial space turned chic restaurant, is a microbrewery with a difference. It is a lively venue with an exciting atmosphere. For beer and pale ale connoisseurs, this bar offers a tantalising craft beer selection worth sampling. Cardiff’s best kept secret. Zerodegrees provides a nice rooftop terrace with delicious pizza and great tasting beers. Definitely a fun and unforgettable experience for all.
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