Another great discovery on the southern tip of Covent Garden, sitting on the corner of Aldwych Street. It’s where the popular Gaiety Theatre which suffered bomb damage during the Second World War sat. That building was torn down and turned into an office block in the 60s. Now it’s a stunning, contemporary hotel that sparkles and shimmers. And on top of it is a fabulous roof terrace bar with panoramic London views. The Shard, the Post Office Tower, Big Ben, St Pauls…you can see it all from on high.
The Radio Rooftop Bar is spacious and modern with plenty of seating and it serves contemporary tapas. Really good contemporary tapas! Just the perfect place to go on a summer’s evening to breathe in the Covent Garden air, tuck into a plate of something tasty and take in the London skyline. It’s well documented on this blog how much I love Spanish food so I was thrilled to taste their offering. The chorizo came in the form of small, juicy sausages and was served cooked in cider with sweet red peppers. Perfect.
I love stuffed courgette flowers so couldn’t resist ordering these. Stuffed with goat’s curd, battered, deep fried then drizzled with honey. A totally sensual food experience.
The salt cod fritters were beautifully soft and creamy inside with a lovely crust and the beautifully yellow mayo was silken and satisfying.
And here’s what the place looks like. Built around a v-shaped bar it offers views both ways and is striking and modern.
Anyone for drinks and a spot of tapas? You can meet me here…
Radio is in the ME Hotel at 336-337 The Strand.