Soho Sky Terrace
The Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton, 19 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7HL
020 7297 5555
Tube: Oxford Circus
The scene: Escape to a roof-top oasis as the world hustles by on Oxford and Carnaby Streets below you. Low, white seating, faux grass and wooden lattice screens give the sky bar an exotic, retro feel. If the sun’s shining it’s a winner, otherwise there are canopies to shelter under.
The grub: Grab a plate of nachos, a salad or olives if you just feel like nibbling. For something heartier, the BBQ prawns or Haloumi are great.
Behind the bar: You’re here for a decadent drink so go for a peach and elderflower Bellini or a Mojito. There’s also wine and bottled beer.
Bill please: Cocktails from £9.30, beer £4.90, wine £5. BBQ dishes from £9.95.
Verdict: You can’t afford to booze here all night but pop in mid-shopping trip for some elegance and alcoholic fortitude.
– Frankie Mullin