The Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London, I’ve heard so much about it, recommended it to friends when they’ve asked for places to go and raved about it to others. I’ve just never quite made it there. So with the sun shining and thinking it would be the perfect time to experience the roof-top bar and see London in all its glory, I booked a table and then what happened? It rained.
Did that deter us? Of course it didn’t – we are true Brits after all, nor did it deter the rest of London since the bar was packed with a glamorous crowd, people were dancing between the tables – to a great playlist, working their way through the cocktail list and catching up after work. Determined to make the most the of roof terrace we sat outside – the large awning and heaters meant that we were perfectly snug even if we did have to move our table back a couple of times to stop the monsoon flooding our table or (our main concern) diluting our cocktails.
They’ve recently launched a new ‘Tapas Con Vistas’ menu – a traditional tapas menu with a few contemporary twists added in – which is perfect for grazing alongside your cocktails, or if you are like us and find it impossible to choose or suffer from food envy. Highlights included a generous helping of chorizo which arrived bathed in cider, and the creamiest deep fried courgette flower which just oozed goats curd and truffle honey. Grilled octopus was well cooked with the right amount of chew, although we could have done with a few more grilled figs.
Our only disappointment was pudding, the churros were 5 airy sticks smaller than my little finger, but as the prices prove, you’re not just paying for the food, you’re paying for the views, the music, the atmosphere, the company. And people certainly are paying in their droves, despite the rain, when we left the queue was snaking round the corner. ME London are definitely doing it right.