Boundary Rooftop

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This unsurprisingly popular spot is perched atop the Terence Conran-designed Boundary Project, which also contains a boutique hotel, a restaurant (Boundary), a café (Albion) and a deli.

The alfresco rooftop retreat in the heart of Shoreditch offers impressive panoramic views of London, with the City skyline at its most dramatic after dark.

There’s restaurant seating for 48, with diners choosing from grills and lighter snacks from the deli downstairs.

However, you can also lounge about on wicker chairs and summer seats surrounded by shrubbery, heaters, the smoky scent of cigars and a wood-burning fire.

The range of bottled beers includes Meantime Wheat and Meteor pilsner from France; pitchers of house-designed cocktails and jugs of sangria; and more than a dozen wines offered by the glass, half-bottle and bottle.

Boundary Rooftop bar was remodelled in 2013, with a weatherproof pergola allowing the bar and dining area to stay open in all weathers.

Venue name: Boundary Rooftop
Address: 2-4 Boundary Street
E2 7DD
Opening hours: Open 10am-11pm daily. Lunch served noon-3.30pm, dinner served 4-9.45pm daily
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail
Price: Main courses £14.50-£36
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Average User Rating

2.6 / 5

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  • 1 star:2
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We booked at the rooftop for 20 people for our friends birthday. We paid the deposit and everything. When we got there they put us down at the restaurant and told us that they moved us downstairs without telling us. They also broke the cake that I got which was very delicate and I warned them about it. In addition the staff were very rude especially the manger Nicolas. This isn't the first time they mix up reservations. A few months ago they booked us in for lunch and when we got there they told us the restaurant was closed for a private event! I will never ever go there again or recommend this place to anyone. They ruined my friend's birthday and I was very embarrassed!

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2 stars, but only for the view! Terrible disorganised staff, shockingly expensive drinks that were less than average, wine served in tumblers....and our food never came. Terrible place. Complained and had no response, do not waste your money.


Sad to see bad reviews for this place. However, I do tend to go there a bit earlier- when it's calmer. If you want a table on the rooftop, I suggest you get there at around 5:30pm latest, otherwise you will end up waiting in a queue for some time. I love to come here for the oysters and a nice bottle of rose on Fridays. Oysters and other seafood is always fresh and the wine is cold. Only thing is I wish they served the wine and champagne in proper glasses, otherwise, service is great and attentive, food is delicious and the views are amazing for sunsets.

PS: Sundays from 8-9:30pm, enjoy all the seafood half price! ;)


 The boundary has a pretty decent rooftop, especially with it's greenhouse section where you can still enjoy the view but in the warmth. Unfortunately you can't book for the roof but i've never had to queue for more than 30 mins providing I arrive by 6/6:30. The food on offer was massively overpriced. The jug of pimms we ordered was equally expensive and was pretty average as far as pimms goes. This place does have a great atmosphere and beautiful view  and for that reason it does make for a great drinking spot.

Esther J
Staff Writer

Like anywhere sky high in London on a warm and sunny day, you need patience for this one.

Once in a settled it has that nice holiday feel of a plush hotel bar vibe. You pay for the panoramic views here, the view, beer food is pretty average.


I tried to book the rooftop for my partner's birthday and was told that for a group of 10 on a saturday night there would be a minimum spend of £2000. This minimum spend was not changed whether the group size was 30 or 10 as I asked. This was even when their own set menu prices were at £45 for a three course meal which apparently is justifiable for the view when the fixed price menu downstairs is between £21.50 and £25.50 for 2 or 3 courses respectively. ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING. 

natalia s

the view was alright, can't say i was impressed. the staff was rude, didn't speak english properly(i realise my english is not perfect but it's a restaurant, come on!) and we had to wait about 10 minutes to be served. then another couple of minutes for the bill. sorry, but i don't recommend it. oh and expensive!


Went here with a colleague for drinks and dinner. The view was fantastic, the setting lovely... but the service a bit average and the food mediocre. The waiter didn't know a lot about wine (but was honest about it and let us sample a couple before we made our selection). Disappointing, especially given the prices. (That said, I've heard the downstairs restaurant is out of this world. maybe try that instead for food if you really want to come here.)

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Wonderful views, lovely service and comfy chairs with blankets. Feels like being on holiday. Not cheap, so stick to beers.