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8 at The Londoner

4.4
4.4
149 reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
The Londoner's decadent rooftop izakaya bar reimagines the traditions and informal style of Japanese drinking establishments. Set across three stunning spaces on the eighth floor, 8 at The Londoner invites you to join us in our elegant bar, on the terrace or under the night sky of the Shima Garden.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Soho

  • Cross Street

    38 Leicester Square

  • Parking Details

    Q-Park - 39-41 Whitcomb St, London WC2H 7DT

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus - (Piccadilly,Northern and Bakerloo lines).

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Izakaya Lounge Experience

    £100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Izakaya Lounge Experience Playfully blurring inside and outside with retractable skylights and splintered views of the stunning skyline, the Izakaya Lounge captures the informal style of Japanese dining and drinking with sofas and lounge seating. Please note that our kitchen closes at 11pm. Reservations for drinks only are accepted from 11pm to 00.15am. (A minimum spend of £100 per guest is required when booking which will then be deducted from the final bill and also refundable for all cancellations requested within 72 hours prior to your reservation)
  • Blanc Rooftop New Year’s Eve

    £300.00 per person

    Prepaid

    31 Dec 2022 only
    There’s nothing quite like New Year’s Eve on a London rooftop. End 2022 in our atmospheric izakaya bar and book a signature experience, including Two signature cocktails - A bottle of Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage - Signature small plates - Still and sparkling water. Please note, a discretionary service charge of 15% will be added to your bill during your visit. Cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to your reservation time. Please ensure your email and phone number are up to date, as we will contact you for your group’s pre-orders; you will be required to choose one course per section for each diner at least 72 hours prior to your reservation time, unless your booking was made within this time frame.
  • Rosé Rooftop New Year’s Eve

    £400.00 per person

    Prepaid

    31 Dec 2022 only
    There’s nothing quite like New Year’s Eve on a London rooftop. End 2022 in our atmospheric izakaya bar and book a signature experience, including Two signature cocktails - A bottle Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Vintage - Signature small plates - Still and sparkling water. Please note, a discretionary service charge of 15% will be added to your bill during your visit. Cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to your reservation time. Please ensure your email and phone number are up to date, as we will contact you for your group’s pre-orders; you will be required to choose one course per section for each diner at least 72 hours prior to your reservation time, unless your booking was made within this time frame.

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • West End London

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  1. v

    vkurutza

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Stunning setting and lovely drinks. But was not busy and did have a hard time flagging down staff for service, they were very nice but perhaps understaffed?
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word . Amazing.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 18 September 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for these kind words. Looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  3. ZB

    ZachB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Lovely staff Very expensive and cocktails were not good

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 18 September 2022Dear ZachB, We are delighted to hear these kind words about our staff. We will make sure to pass the comments to the team. It is a shame cocktails were not to your liking this time. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  4. Z

    Zachary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambience of the restaurant was excellent, with many food / drink options available.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 18 September 2022Dear Zachary, We are very happy to read such a positive review. We hope to see you here again! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  5. JP

    JPat

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great DJ and cocktails. Perfect for a date night and nibbles

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 18 September 2022Dear JPat, It is great to read such comments about our cocktails and DJ! Hopefully you visit us soon again! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  6. L

    Lemonsandwater

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is stellar as always. Pay attention to Maria’s drink recommendations, she knows what she is talking about. Every drink she chose for us, hit the spot.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 18 September 2022Dear Lemonsandwater, We are always extremely happy to hear positive feedback about our team members and we will make sure to pass them to Maria. We hope you get to try some other cocktails she and the team can suggest. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  7. O

    Organizer

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Firstly, not clear which lift bank to use to get to rooftop bar without asking front desk. The bar reception were able to arrange for 2 others to join us with little notice so great service! The views over London weren't as good as hoped though being on the terrace would've been better - cooler & music inside was far too loud for a conversation 😔 Even with the DJ in the Shima Lounge, it would've been a better fit........despite what the booking system said, there looked to be plenty of space for us 🤔 It's well worth a look around if you get the chance! My jasmine margarita was fine but a bit too acidic like a gimlet can be whereas the "lychee rosé martini" or the "matcha" were spot on if a touch watery 😋

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Organizer, First of all, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sad to hear that table you were seated at was not to your liking, but we can assure we always try to accommodate any seating requests given the availability. We are hoping to welcome you again for more of our signature cocktails. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  8. S

    Sio44

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I wouldn’t recommend if you want to have a proper dinner they don’t have too much variety in the food and it’s very expensive, it’s a place to have a drink and chill

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Sio44, Thank you for your feedback about our lounge bar. We are definitely a place to have a drink and enjoy the views or our Shima garden area. We do have a selection of sharing style dishes to compliment your experience too. We hope to see you in our bar again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  9. L

    Luisa

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Trendy bar with very nice live music. Cocktails are not outstanding but are fun and have a nice presentation. Great for a quick drink with friends, however not recommended for large groups

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Luisa, We are happy to hear that music was to your liking on your visit to our bar. We are very proud of our signature cocktail list and we hope we will find a better cocktail to your taste next time! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  10. J

    Jealous

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening on the terrace with beautiful views across towards the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Jealous, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear that you had great time on our terrace while enjoying the views! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  11. AH

    AliceH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very stylish venue with Japanese themed cocktails and food. Delicious! Have been recommending to friends.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear AliceH, Thank you for such kind words about our bar. We are delighted to hear that you were recommending it to your friends! Looking forward to welcoming them and you. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t eat here but they were exceptionally accommodating given we just booked 2mins ago and our group last minute added 2 people, drinks were good too, interesting and margarita was yum!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for leaving us a review. We hope to welcome you back for more of our signature cocktails in the future. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  13. TB

    TimB

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great staff and drinks with a good view, if you can get to see it, but you pay for the privilege. :)

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear TimB, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very proud of our drinks selection as well as the view from our bar and are very happy to hear you enjoyed them. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  14. PM

    PriteshM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place that I happened to stumble across whilst searching for another bar to drink at. First time at the bar but we will be coming back for sure. Great atmosphere, staff and music Well done guys

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear PriteshM, Thank you for leaving us such a positive review! We will pass your kind words to our team and we hope you visit our bar again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  15. MM

    MadisonM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!! Such friendly staff, amazing vibe and drinks with a to die for view. Must go!!!!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear MadisonM, We are delighted to hear such great feedback about our staff and drinks. Hopefully we will see you soon again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  16. R

    Rozz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I hardly write reviews but this was the most lacklustre experience out I've had in a while, with staff who are very, very uninterested in doing anything for you so my friend and I left after a single drink each.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear Rozz, We are very sorry to hear about your experience in our bar. We can assure that our staff are trained to make sure everyone receives great service and personalised suggestions. We hope that this visit was just an exception and we hope to welcome you here soon again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  17. L

    Louise

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely tranquil space in the open air right in the heart of Leicester Square, a lovely find.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 17 July 2022Dear Louise, Thank you for a kind review. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    We went here to celebrate a birthday and they were unacommadating as well as rushed us to order food and drinks and then were slow when we asked for condiments and the bill. Did nothing to celebrate our friends birthday and it was her 18th birthday

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 17 July 2022Dear Anonymous, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy 8 at the Londoner. Closer to the end of the night, food orders are taken earlier in order to honour kitchen closure times and food in our sharing style dining comes as when it is ready. We always try to acknowledge birthdays if we have the information and are sorry to hear that it was not done. We hope to rectify this next time you visit. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  19. AS

    AssilS

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply perfect experience!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 17 July 2022Dear Assils, Thank you for your positive feedback. Looking forward to having you here again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  20. JL

    JamesL

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    One of the best waitress ever. Would love her to work for me

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 17 July 2022Dear JamesL, We will pass your comments to the team, thank you for sharing your experience with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing 🤩

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking time to leave us this 5 star review. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  22. L

    Lrae

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    There are two menus, you get asked how much you are going to eat before you sit down, this determines which side you get seated (in the garden or bar/terrace). We had our food order taken before our drinks and the food came out within 2 mins. Wasn’t good at all. We were in and out within 30mins. We were guests at the hotel and I have to say, it wasn’t a great experience. Will not return nor would I recommend,

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear Lrae, I am sorry to hear about your experience. We definitely strive to provide excellent service to every guest who comes through the door. We do have separate menu for our Shim garden area which has smaller tables and is drinks driven space, but we always try to accommodate any request, but due to limited amount of tables available in the terrace it works on availability basis. We hope to welcome you in the terrace next time you visit. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  23. W

    William

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time !

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear William, Thank you for your review and happy to hear that you had great time! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  24. RE

    RachelE

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good view on the terrace

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear RachelE, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the view in our terrace overlooking London skyline. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  25. EM

    EdwinM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent,service superb and the ambience simpy great!!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear EdwinM, It is great to hear such positive feedback from our guests and we are already looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  26. BF

    BitaF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place to go as a group or couples date. Outstanding views, even a bit of N.Y vibe and the service was flawless by most of the staff. The food is great if you like Japanese and the cocktails very contemporary and consistent with Japanese style. The only disappointing thing was the fact we were seated in an area without views and I would have liked to have known that beforehand, i.e given the option of possibly paying for a desired seating. A great place I would go back to nonetheless

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear BitaF, We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere and service in our bar. You kind words will be shared with the team. We hope to welcome you again in our lounge area with the views, which is bookable online with a minimum spend. But on a day to day basis we try to accommodate everyone to their preferred seating given the availability there. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  27. LP

    LauraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place with lovely food and very kind staff. The view is also an added value even if the skyline is interrupted by the facade cladding. Great building though.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear LauraP, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. Our team will be made aware of your positive feedback and we hope you come back to enjoy more of our cocktails and dishes. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  28. TG

    TheGastronaut

    London

    115 reviews

    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mouth-watering food. Especially the Seabass Carpaccio. We were seated at the Shima garden which had a fantastic ambience and has been beautifully designed with upright heaters allocated to each table area. Our waitress was lovely and the manager very helpful in showing us around the venue. Highly recommended.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear TheGastronaut, We are delighted to read such positive feedback about our food and atmosphere! Your words will be passed to the team and we are looking forward to having you here again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location great drinks great hospitality great food

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for such kind words! We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  30. HT

    HanaT

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    We arrived at 11 o’clock, unfortunately kitchen closed so unable to order food. Drinks were delicious. Ambience pretty quiet. Helpful staff. Bar downstairs more to our liking.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 8 June 2022Dear HanaT, We are sorry to hear that you could not try our delicious sharing plates. We hoped to welcome you again in order to showcase our signatures. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  31. D

    Dazzle2k

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience4
    Just way too expensive for what it was

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 25 June 2022Dear Dazzle2k, We are very sorry to hear that our place was not to your expectations. We would like to assure that only highest quality ingredients are served in our bar in both our cocktails and dishes. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  32. PS

    PayalS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, service and unique drinks. Will definitely be back!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 8 June 2022Dear PayaIS, We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed the atmosphere in our bar and will pass your positive feedback to the team. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flawless. Great service and attentive staff

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 8 June 2022Dear Anonymous, Thank you for reviewing our bar and we are happy you have enjoyed our service. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  34. RS

    RachelS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    I can't really review it as we were unable to stay. We'll be back though.
  35. RM

    RachelM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we felt so under-dressed because some people outside were in ball gowns but the staff made us feel so special and appreciated!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 8 June 2022Dear RachelM, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We strive to make sure that every guest is looked after and glad to hear that it was the case. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  36. WJ

    WayneJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our evening and the DJ was a good touch. Will definitely return.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 May 2022Dear WayneJ, We are extremely happy to hear that your evening went well and you enjoyed our live DJ! Definitely looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  37. k

    koko

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous rooftop. Great service. DELICIOUS (but pricey) food :) Right in Leicester Square.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 May 2022Dear koko, We are very pleased to read your comments about our service and food. Looking forward to your next visit to our bar! Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  38. CC

    ConanC

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our server was great and the view is beautiful!

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 August 2022Dear ConanC, We are happy to hear that your server on the night was great. We will pass these kind words to the team and the chefs. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

  39. KK

    KubraK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We enjoyed our evening so much.

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 24 May 2022Dear KubraK, Thank you for such a positive review! Hopefully we get a chance to host you here again. Warm regards Bar Manager

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was nice seating at the bar watching drinks be made

    8 at The LondonerResponded on 3 May 2022Dear Anonymous, We are pleased to read such comments and will definitely pass them to our bar team. Have a lovely week. Warm regards, Andrej Purkevic Bar Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

8 at The Londoner is rated 4.4 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 8 at The Londoner

38 Leicester Square, London, ENG WC2H 7DX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    38 Leicester Square

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Q-Park - 39-41 Whitcomb St, London WC2H 7DT

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus - (Piccadilly,Northern and Bakerloo lines).

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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