Panoramic photo app? Check.
Two hours to kill? Check.
Rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral?
Welcome to Madison, a cocktail bar and eatery situated on one of Europe’s largest public roof terraces which not only offers unique views of London’s skyline, but also – by a remarkable stroke of good fortune – overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral.
Perched atop One New Change (also home to Bread St Kitchen), you can head up to Madison to take in the view and enjoy a few cocktails like their Clarified Margarita or White Coconut Negroni, with a little Josper-grilled bar snackery to whet your appetite, like the triple duck burger.
Alternatively you can – and should – ascend for dinner.
With mostly outdoor seating, and serving gastrotub-style fare, Madison is very much a fair weather option. But if you’re in the City in search of a showy view; if the sun’s shining; and if you fancy a cocktail with a Josper grilled fillet steak; confit fillet of salmon; autumnal risotto or a kilo double rib of Hereford beef to share….
… then this is the place to go.
NOTE: Madison’s bar is open daily from 11am (12pm Sundays), and the restaurant from noon – you can find out more on their website HERE. Please note the terrace is walk-in only for groups under 10.
Madison Terrace Bar & Restaurant | Rooftop Terrace, One New Change, St. Paul’s, London EC4M 9AF
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