- Great View
- Great food
May 11, 2018
Located up on the 5th floor of the flagship branch of Waterstones, itself housed in the historic former Simpsons building on Piccadilly, this smart contemporary cocktail lounge and cafe serves an all-day menu of modern European dishes and a range of excellent cocktails to a crowd of shoppers and Londoners looking to enjoy the panoramic 5th-floor views of the city’s beating heart. It’s an elegant space, bright, light and convivial, with white banquettes and plenty of places to perch and peruse your purchases. The drinks list includes a range of classic and contemporary cocktails, including the Raspberry Bella, a blend of gin, Raspberry Puree and lemon juice topped up with a splash of Prosecco, while the Brazilian Cosmopolitan features Cachaca, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and lime. There’s a good range of wine and fizz available and a generous happy hour offer too. The food menu features tasty things like cod with chorizo and sautéed potatoes, burgers, salads and small bites. They do a decent afternoon tea too.
Main photo credits: 5th view official Facebook page