High dining in the city


A Second Serving reviews Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill Restaurant in The Sky Garden...

As a treat my boyfriend took me to what we call 'the posh restaurant' at the top of The Sky Garden - the famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch street. After an airport style examination of our bags we headed up in the lift to the 35th floor. There, in the bright and airy City Garden Bar, we enjoyed a snazzy cocktail while snapping photos of the 360 degree views of the city... an experience in itself.

Check. Out. That. View.

Why go?

One level higher, and reached via a beautiful sub-tropical garden, is Fenchurch Restaurant. From the moment we stepped inside it felt like a little oasis of luxury and calm. On the recommendation of the chef I skipped a starter and jumped straight into the Iberico pork, peas, potato terrine and wild mushrooms, and what a delight that was. The dish was beautifully presented and I wanted to eat it really slowly so I could relish every mouthful. Afterwards, I tucked into the delicious dark chocolate and passionfruit ganache, while my boyfriend opted for the selection of Neal's Yard cheeses which came with house chutney and oatcakes. It cost £14 for 5 cheeses but was well worth it - and I have to admit I was a little jealous! The waiter made a real charade of wheeling the cheese table over and describing each of the different flavours to us.

About to tuck in!

Value for money?

I'm not going to lie, it's on the pricey side. The pork main was £33.50 but for a special occasion it's worth the money as you really do get a five-star experience. Have a few cocktails in the main bar first as they're much cheaper!

View from inside The Sky Garden - to the upper left of the photo you can see Fenchurch Restaurant


While Fenchurch Restaurant was warm enough, the main Sky Garden bar can get a little chilly in winter so take an extra layer!


Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF.

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