Home to world-renowned chefs, expert sommeliers, and cutting-edge Michelin star restaurants, London is the place to experience impeccable fine dining. And with the rise of the London skyscraper restaurants showing no sign of waning, there couldn’t be a better way to take in the city sights than by joining the mile high dining club.
Hutong, The Shard
Transport your taste buds to Northern China and sample dishes based on the traditional ‘Lu School’ of cuisine at Hutong. Head Chef Bing Luo has created an array of exciting and innovative dishes like fried prawns with salted egg yolk and crab roe sauce, alongside firm favourites such as sautéed crispy shredded beef. While you salivate over the menu, sit back and soak up at the expansive cityscape views, from all the way up on the 33rd floor of the Shard. Traditional Chinese red lanterns and hand carved wooden panelled ‘moon gates’ litter the space, creating a chic yet zen environment, ideal for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of London Bridge below.
Oblix, The Shard
If sophisticated modern dining is more your thing then Oblix, on The Shard’s 32nd floor, should be your culinary destination of choice. Upon entering, you’ll witness the pure theatrics of the setting. Guests can watch the masterful chefs hard at work in the open kitchen or saunter over to the impressive cocktail bar and sip on a mescal tinged cocktail like the Acapulco Gold or an indulgent Green Tea and Hibiscus Manhattan. If you’re something of a wine aficionado, you’ll love the interactive Sommelier station (the first of its kind), where guests can sample rare vintages and join a mini wine tasting masterclass.