The Restaurant, 3rd floor, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR. Dramatic, sweeping vista of the Brighton seafront and the English Channel.
Massarella Rooftop Restaurant, 6th floor, Rackhams Department Store, Corporation Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5JS. +44 1212 339834
MPW Steakhouse, 25th floor, The Cube, 200 Wharfside Street, Birmingham. +44 121 634 3433 Dine after sunset to see the glittering cityscape at its best. 360-degree views. Book ahead.
Marhaba Cafe Sheesha Lounge, Swan House, Hospital St, Constitution Hill, Birmingham, B19 3PY. +44 77 3431 5762 Mon to Thurs: 5pm-12 midnight. Fri to Sun: 4pm-2am. q
Rooftop Restaurant, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead. +44 191 440 4948. The restaurant itself has fantastic views over the Newcastle cityscape and Milleniuim Bridge, etc. Allow time for a pre-dinner drink, because the best vistas are from the cocktail lounge, an area with full-length windows and views straight down the Tyne. Particularly beautiful as the sun goes down and the lights go on around the city. One of the best venues in Britain. Open for lunch seven days a week and for diner six days a week. Mon to Thurs Lunch 12 noon-2.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm. Fri & Sat Lunch 12 noon-2.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm-10pm. Sunday Lunch (only) 12 noon-4pm. Open for drinks and coffee every afternoon between 12 noon-5pm.
La Fregate Hotel Restaurant, Les Cotils, Guernsey GY1 1UT. + 44 1481 72 4624 Guernsey, The restaurant commands one of the finest views in Guernsey looking over St Peter Port harbour and beyond.
The Terrace, The Duke of Richmond Hotel, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1UY. +44 1481 72 6221 The restaurant has a magnificent conservatory and outdoor terrace, perfect for al fresco dining, with superb views over St. Peter Port harbour and the neighbouring islands.
Rooftop Suite, The Hillcarter Hotel, 31-32 Church Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7DH. +44 1429 85 5800. Seats up to 80 people and offers unrivalled panoramic views through its picture windows. Offers fantastic panoramic views including the Maritime Experience, the Marina, the historic Headland and the beaches of Seaton Carew.
Sky Lounge, 13th floor, DoubleTree by Hilton, (was Mint Hotel Leeds), 2 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4BR. +44 113 241 1000. Indoors and Outdoors. Overlooking the revitalised Leeds waterfront, the 333-room DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is part of the architecturally renowned Granary Wharf area. Nestled between the working Leeds Liverpool canal and Leeds Railway Station, the hotel is ideally placed in the centre of the city, close to many cultural hotspots such as Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre and the Victoria Quarter. Sat Nav Coordinates: 53.79331737118182, -1.5491178631782532
The Fourth Floor Café, Harvey Nichols Leeds, 107-111 Briggate, Leed,s LS1 6AZ. +44 113 204 8000 Spectacular view over the rooftops of Leeds. Mon to Fri 10am-12 noon. Sat: 9am-11.30am. Sun 10.30am-12 noon. LUNCH Mon to Sat 12 noon-3pm. Sun 12 noon-4pm. Mon to Sat 3pm-5pm. DINNER Tues to Fri 5.30pm-10pm. Sat 6pm-10pm. Sun & Mon Closed.
Fourth Floor Bar, Harvey Nichols Leeds, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6AZ. +44 113 204 8000 Mon 10am-6pm. Tues to Sat 10am-11pm. Sun 12 noon-5pm. email
Panoramic, 34th Floor, West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpoo,l L3 9PJ. +44 151 236 5534. Situated 300ft above ground, Panoramic is on the 34th floor of Beetham’s West Tower, and is the highest restaurant in the country. Superb Liverpool city panoramic views and with 360º views you can see to the Welsh hills and, on a clear day, Manchester's Hilton. email
The Roof Garden
The Roof Garden, Great John Street Hotel, Manchester. +44 161 831 3211.
City Cafe, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester, 1 Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St, Manchester, M1 3DG. +44 161 242 1000. Sat Nav Coordinates: 53.47877560071734, -2.233019471168518 Dine on the expansive terrace while enjoying stunning views over the city. Mon to Fri 6am-10.30pm. Sat & Sun 7am-10.30pm.
Second Floor Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, Hervey Nichols, Manchester. +44 161 828 8898 LUNCH Mon to Sat 12 noon-3pm. SUN 12 noon-4pm. AFTERNOON TEA Mon to Sat: 3pm-5pm. Sun: 3pm-5pm. DINNER Tue to Sat: 6pm-9:30pm. Sun & Mon Closed. Accessed via the Cateaton Street entrance.
Kaleido Restaurant and Bar, 5th and 6th floors, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG. +44 161 871 8160 Mon to Sat 12 noon-12midnight. Sun 12 noon-10pm. email
Midland Hotel, Marine Rd W, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4BU. +44 845 850 1240 Wonderful Art Deco hotel has been renovated, with a rooftop bar and spa. Lunch 12pm–2pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 6.30pm–10pm. Fri to Sat 6pm–10pm.
The Welbeck Hall, Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QW. +44 115 945 5626
Rooftop Garden Restaurant, Welbeck Hotel, 5th floor, Talbot Street, Nottingham. NG1 5GS. +44 115 841 1000. 65 seat Rooftop Garden Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views of the city.
Ashmolean Dining Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The view from the rooftop restaurant at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England sweeps the skyline.
Elliot's Restaurant, 11th floor, Holiday Inn Plymouth, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ. +44 1752 63 9988. 1 800 669 562. Centrally located and has views looking out over both Plymouth Hoe and Sound. Set in a superb location on the seafront. Breakfast and Dinner. Also Elliot's Bar is next door on this Penthouse floor.
View from RSC Rooftop
Rooftop Restaurant, 3rd floor, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Courtyard Theatre, Southern Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB. +44 1789 40 3449. Wrapping around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre it spans the top of this architecturally redesigned 1930s building. During the day floor-to-ceiling windows on all three sides bathes the dining room in glorious natural light and most tables enjoy views across the Bancroft Gardens or the River Avon.
1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, 5th floor, Holiday Inn Hotel, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6XG. Great views of the airport and surrounding countryside.
The Loft Restaurant and Terrace, Norway Lane, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LZ. +44 1736 794204
M & S Cafe, 9 The Pavement, York YO1 2NB. +44 28 9023 5235 The top floor café features a telescope for customers to use in exchange for a small donation which will be given to York Minster. The view from the café of the minster is stunning.
Garden Restaurant, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport, Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 5BP. +44 208 759 2535. Come rain or shine the glass roof at The Garden will allow people to dine in the warmth, within the surroundings of exotic plants and overlooking the hotel's swimming pool. Mon to Fri 6pm—10pm. Starwood.
1935, Holiday Inn Southend, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG. +44 845 092 1935 At London Southend Airport. Fully sound-proofed 1935 Rooftop Restaurant and Bar sits at the top of the five-storey Holiday Inn Southend. 1935 offers rewarding dining experience and views to match.
Langdale Lounge & Bar or the Café del Lago Bar and Bistro with sun terrace overlooking Lake Windermere. DWAV
The Waterhead hotel, with its prime position on the shores of Lake Windermere half a mile from Ambleside. DWAV
Dine with a Panoramic View