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Boundary Rooftop

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Shoreditch
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(17user reviews)
Boundary Rooftop

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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.

Boundary Rooftop says
Boundary’s Rooftop offers a seafood, skewers and sharing menu. Our Glass Orangery protects against the elements but retains the fantastic views, allowing you to drink and eat all year-round. The Robata grill dominates the open kitchen serving a menu reminiscent of a Mediterranean Summer BBQ.



Address: 2-4 Boundary Street
E2 7DD
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail
Price: Main courses £14.50-£36
Opening hours: Open 10am-11pm daily. Lunch served noon-3.30pm, dinner served 4-9.45pm daily
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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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.


I challenge you to find anyone who doesn't like a rooftop bar. When it's in Shoreditch, you know it's going to be popular with those in the know.

This alfresco retreat is perched about a boutique hotel and a restaurant. This means you get impressive views of the City, especially when night falls. 

Naturally, this little oasis is perfect for the warm summer months. But did you now that it's just as good in the winter? You can lounge about on wicker chairs surrounded by shrubbery, blankets, heaters and a wood-burning fire to keep you warm.

Keep the Boundary rooftop terrace in mind next time you're looking for drinks with your chums. It's a bit of a hidden gem that deserves your attention.


This is a lovely place on a sunny day, especially if you are there around sunset, terrace offers you a stunning view of Shoreditch. Keep in mind that when evenings get colder is worth finding a sit positioned next to the heater.

Quite like their selection of wine- bottles are reasonable priced, never tried the food but whenever I’m there, whatever the neighbour tables are eating, smells and looks amazing.
That being said, they are often closed for private events and I really dislike their staff position on ground floor, asking you where are you headed and giving you a head to toe look? Not sure what their purpose is?
Despite that, this will always be a chic spot for a date.

Rooftop sessions in summer are mandatory in London and Boundary has a great little area. They have a selection of nibble platters and french inspired food; however I wouldn’t really go here for the food. Their cocktails, however, are solid and the atmosphere, intimate. They have outdoor tables and lounge chairs which are very appropriately prepared with warm blankets if the weather turns. Definitely a great place for a few drinks on the weekends and watch the sun set over this great city that we’re lucky enough to call home.

Tip: book ahead if you can, they get extremely busy. They also have a small cigar selection for those who like to indulge.

Good For: cocktails, rooftop, nibbles, catch up with friends, dates, small groups


Tratra is the new restaurant in the basement of this hotel, and is also the place that everyone should flock to for what is probably the best lamb in London. The slab of meat was huge and this can definitely feed three or four (do NOT try this with two people...) The setting is date-worthy and the view straight into the kitchen really engages the diner perfectly. The bar area is also nice for a pre or post drink and for all the chocolate lovers out there, this is one of the richest chocolate desserts you will find.


Albion Café, the basement café of The Boundary, is a lovely place for brunch. Good ingredients, nice atmosphere but main drawback was that their brunch stops being served at 12:30. Luckily we were offered a few breakfast choices on the all-day menu but still quite disappointed that we missed on the extensive brunch menu. A bit pricey (£14 for a full English) but the quality of the food there highly justifies it.

we had a wrong bill which was 100 pound more than actual bill. I usually don't check as I think it looks rude . Luckily I checked and pointed to waitress who immediately brought another bill. This bill also was wrong with extra drink added. Again without any question she brought the correct bill. So it seems that this may be their usual practice! Please do check the bill at this restaurant.Also the food was average with high price.


We stumbled across this place almost by mistake, as Dishoom across the road had an hour waiting queue. I always assumed it was just a grocery store, so was pleasantly surprised to discover a spacious restaurant behind it.

The food was delicious, especially the fresh bread, but fairly pricy too.

The waiter had no clue what he was doing, had to run to the kitchen to fetch the answer to every question we asked, but was very sweet about it, so I'll let he off.

It's a nice place to have a drink and a bite in the area, but I wouldn't go there for anything more.


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.

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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. 

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.

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