Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10
This restaurant from Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney is on the 32nd floor of The Shard, and focuses on food from a rotisserie and grill (with a lounge bar also attached). It has British and European ingredients and influences, but is mainly be inspired by New York grills, as well as serving slow roasting joints and wood-fired breads and pizzas. And it has a damned fine view.
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Sushisamba is a Japanese/Brazilian/Peruvian fusion restaurant previously seen in various glitzy US destinations. As one of the destination restaurants in the new Heron Tower near Liverpool Street, it has taken over the Sky Bar and restaurant at the top of the skyscraper with outside terraces on either side of the restaurant - so expect an impressive view.
Fifth floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR Critic reviews - total score 5 out of 10
The spanish restaurant at London's high-profile Aqua restaurant offers both a tapas and a-la-carte menus. Head chef here is Salamancan Alberto Hernandez trained at El Bulli. The selling point here though is the restaurant's two terraces offering fantastic views over central London.
Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT
Fine Chinese dining with a fabulous view over Kensington Palace Gardens. You can't knock the attention to detail - Beijing Duck ovens and woks able to withstand very high temperatures were made in Singapore and brought over to ensure authenticity, which seems to have worked.