We booked at Vertigo42 for NY eve celebration. The view of the fireworks was fantastic and the bar/environment was really good. This is where the nice exprerience ends. The service was unbelievably slow (almost noone was served before midnight although we were there before 10:30pm!). The place is not even that big to explain the slow service. The worst part was the food that was included in the price of £150 per person. For the two of us we got the following: 2 plain prawn crackers 1 bowl of almonds (about 10-15 almonds) 2 breadsticks with prosciutto 2 small plates of a kind of potato mash and a red sauce (both were tasteless so didn't understand exactly what it was) 2 prawn crackers with avocado and crab (the crab is yet to be found...) The above was served in a period of 2 hours... I am not complaining for the price as we knew what we were paying but for that price they could have served something a lot better. In general, the food and slow service ruined the experience. Definitely not going there again.
Rob Greig / Time Out
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Situated on the 42nd floor of the former Natwest Tower, Vertigo 42 combines vintage fizz and fine food with one of the City’s most breathtaking views. The bar itself is understated but undeniably chic, complete with sleek furniture, ambient lighting and mirrored corridors. At night, it’s every inch the buzzing Champagne bar, while at lunchtime it’s ideal for business lunches and romantic tête-à-têtes. The extensive drinks menu features vintage and non-vintage bottles, which start at £11.50 for a glass of Veuve Delaroy and ascend to dizzying heights. The concise food menu features light and sophisticated dishes like seared peppered tuna and radish salad; seared scallops with slow-cooked bacon and pea veloute; and a deliciously creamy artichoke, truffle and herb risotto.