Tuesday, 22 September 2015

London Rooftop - Vista at the Trafalgar

Last week we had some good news so we had reason to celebrate and two things that always make me smile are London and couple time. Life gets pretty hectic so some time away from being Mum from time to time is needed. We both deserved a bit of luxury and after hearing some good things we knew just where to go. It's been a while since I've written a lifestyle post and this is a place I just had to share with you.

So last weekend Sam and I headed to Trafalgar Square to visit the stunning Vista open air rooftop bar located at the top of the Trafalgar hotel.


After taking the the lift up to the 6th floor we were met by a gorgeous rooftop and lovely bright sunshine. We certainly were lucky with the weather, it was a gloriously sunny day! At one point the zip on the back of  my dress was actually getting so hot it was burning my back and I had to swap seats with Sam! I didn't complain, it was a nice change to the dreary days we've been having recently.


We were quickly seated and given our menus. After much deliberation and a bit of help from the waitress we treated ourselves to a cocktail each. Mine was a delicious Coco Vista (£13) which was a tropical mix of mango juice, plain yogurt, coconut cream and vanilla syrup served over ice with Appleton VX. I don't drink often so I stuck to the one alcoholic drink but it was incredible! The crushed ice was particularly welcome on the hot day!


We took in the amazing view of Nelson's Column and watched the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square below us. You could see for miles as it was such a clear day, it was really wonderful. That blue sky really does make London look even more beautiful.

After taking a lot of pictures and chatting away we almost forgot about our food we ordered from the 'light bites' menu. We ordered four dishes which was more than enough for us to share as a lunch time nibble. 


To be honest everything on the menu sounded great but the Soy and Sesame Ribs with Kentucky Bourbon Glaze (£8) was a no-brainer, and they were as tasty as they sound!

The Harissa Marinated Beef Skewers finished with Lemon Aioli (£9) was incredible too. 


We also ordered the Lamb Kofta Kebabs with a Minted Yogurt Dressing (£9.50and the Chicken and Pepper Skewers with Stem Ginger Rub (£8.50) which were were particularly lovely when dipped in the left over sauces from the other dishes. 


We felt very welcome and not at all rushed so we could really relax and take it all in.  Admittedly, it was a tad indulgent as it isn't cheap but it's a really nice treat and a welcome change from being at home for sure! 
It was a really wonderful day and just what we needed. We've made a promise to return again so we're just waiting for a good excuse and another sunny day and we'll be there!



  1. well don't you look particularly glamourous Mrs! It's so nice to have alone time (& I say that only having a dog! Haha!)
    Your cocktail sounds delicious - I've just treated myself to some coconut rum so I think I might try something similar.
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

    1. Thank you! :) Any cocktail with rum in it is gorgeous in my opinion!

  2. The cocktails sound diviiiine! Glad you had such a nice day :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

    1. They really were! Made even better by the gorgeous sunshine!