Please note, Pergola on the Roof has now closed. Time Out Food editors, May 2018.
Back for the second year in a row, Pergola on the Roof will be open from May 3 to October 1 2017, following a successful Winter on the Roof session last year.
This time around the set-up – on a rooftop in White City – is Hamptons themed, so sit back, pretend you’ve got a whitewashed beach house on Long Island beside the sea, and be momentarily transported from a concrete roof.
This year's pop-up eatery will feature food offerings from 8 Hoxton Square, Salt ’n’ Sauce from Bonnie Gull, Breddos Tacos and old faithfuls Patty & Bun. Two bars and 600 seats make this a great place to hang out, and if that wasn’t enough, Pergola on the Roof also have a second venue opening this summer in Paddington.
|Venue name:||Pergola on the Roof - CLOSED|
Television Centre - Multi-storey Car Park
|Transport:||Tube: Wood Lane/White City|
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Average User Rating
3.1 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:16
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:5
well what can I say. It is a glorified carpark. If you want to ruin nice shoes with dusty white chalky gravel, go there. If you want to look at boring painted white boarding with no view, go there. If you want to not hear yourself speak under the plastic corrugated pergola, go there. If you want to spend £25 for wine that tastes like arm pit ,go there. If you want to queue for over an hour before climbing 14 flights of stairs, then find you can't find a seat when you're in ,go there. The sofa's get booked up but are half empty and you can't use them ...'cause you haven't booked the seats? Eh? Does this make sense. You can go to a bar, but not sit on an empty comfy seat!. I'm sure the fairy lights look nice in the dark, but ambience it doesn't have. Don't waste you're time there are loads more fab places in London....even the shopping centre seemed to have more buzz. Sorry but I just can't see what the attraction is.
This place run out of alcohol by 3pm. No vodka, no beer, no pimms and no cider. We got there at 1pm and there wasn't many people there so not sure how that even happened!! Downstairs was like a green house! Unbearably hot and its soo packed you cant even get your table moved. Then there was the leaky roof. Dripping in 5 places so the massive greenhouse roof to protect you from the rain was erm pointless.
I thought drink prices were okay £7 glass prosecco £5.50 for cider and vodka and nicer between £7-8.
It's ticked off my list of places to go but i wont go again!
love this place, delighted to hear its back for the summer, somewhere that serves excellent food at a reasonable cost!
Without a doubt the best summer hangout in London - nothing like it anywhere else! Love that you can keep your table all evening and that you can book for large groups without leaving a deposit
This place is brilliant, great combination of an outdoor bar, restaurant and bar. Beautiful setting and great for a birthday party!
Don't waste your time coming here. We were unable to make a reservation and left standing outside queueing for an hour and s half. They don't tell you this on their website. Wasted an evening out on this. Stay away
Great venue, even if we were resigned to sitting on a log to eat as we were unable to make a reservation, and amazing food at Le Bab - great friendly service, but unfortunately security on the door are some of the rudest, and most arrogant I have ever encountered - anywhere. Reality check, guys - it's a pop up bar / restaurant on a roof, not a Ritzy club in Birmingham. Would have given more stars if it wasn't for these guys. They let the whole experience down,
no ambience, annoying dust from the gravel, drinks in plastic glasses, bar woman used her hands to put lime etc in drinks, patty & bun chef used his bare hands to make burgers, no view, huge queue..... why would you want to go there? classic pretentious 'in' place in London without real quality in service or anything else.
Tried to give this place one star but doesn't seem to allow it. Unnecessary long wait outside with the car fumes, eventually got upstairs. It was ok but not special but so much table space not used with people still waiting outside when we went down
Not worth the wait
Despite the queuing, which is unavoidable unless you book (for 6 people or more only), Pergola is a great place for after work or weekend drinks. It takes you right out of West London and into an oasis of flowers, foliage and pretty fairy lights... Ideal for a summer evening. The food offering is great as there are four options to choose from, Salt Yard, Rabbit, Patty & Bun and Lecoq... all London favourites! Drinks are a little dear but the barman are quite generous with the booze. Only problem I found was that the staff were quite uptight when it came to the end of the night and they were closing, the bouncers were quite rude and it seemed they couldn't get us out fast enough.
Very unpleasant treatment after 10:30 to get people out. Very
aggressive. Felt like I was being kicked out of a nightclub well after
they'd closed and that I was behaving like some kind of drunk teenager
(I'm 41 and not an aggressive sort, and wasn't being drunk and anti-social - just wanted to finish my wine and leave before 11pm). This is supposed to be a
foodie-type roof-top summer experience... No. It isn't I'm afraid. It's a car park experience in West London overlooking a building site with innadequate toilet facilities and very aggressive bouncers.
I'm sad that the Salt Yard is here. They should not be tainted by this as I've been treated to great food and service at their 'actual' restuarants. It was disappointing anyway, before we were talked to like petulant teenagers in such an aggressive way. And so that just ruined what would have been a mediocre experience and made it one to definitely forget.
After being quite disappointed with Storeys last year, Pergola on the Roof has restored all my faith in a rooftop in West London. The place is charmingly beautiful and idyllic and if you are after a proper before and after the sunset experience ( I mean imagine that you are in a place somewhere in the Mediterranean) this is the place to go. There is enough space for anyone to move around although it took us a while to find a place to seat (probably because it was after 8pm and with no reservation); the music was there but not loud as I expected enabling us to have a proper conversation and relax after after a busy week. As we only drank the free drink ( a mix of vodka, prosecco and strawberries, not bad!) no issues with the bar service. When it comes to food, I admit that we could have been more adventurous and I tried some dishes from the amazing restaurants there. However, we optioned for a old and safe Patty & Bun burger - it never disappoints - my veggie burger and my rosemary chips were utterly delicious and my tummy couldn't have been more pleased with the choice. Although I have queued for about 45 minutes, I easily forgot it as me and my friend watched the sun going down and the pretty lights going on. Just perfect.
Awful staff, awful service, awful venue. Long wait times, half the drinks were unavailable as they were out of stock, the staff treat you like dirt and they refused to go noir their signup promotion. AVOID
Lovely setting in what is otherwise a bit of a West London wasteland. Curiously, the organisers have built walls just high enough around the main bar to block any views of the city around. My friend and I went in the first week so perhaps these were only initial teething problems but our views were decidedly of the ‘mixed’ variety... We came without a reservation as it was only the two of us (reservations start from groups of six) and the website promised "plenty of spaces to sit". This is a bit of a lie when only two picnic tables (out of 40? 50?) are unreserved for walk-ins. We ended up having to shuffle about all evening which is not what you want, especially when you are planning to eat. Waiting times at the bar were painfully long at times, prompting us to buy two rounds at a time at least to avoid spending the whole night in a queue, and the bar also ran out of IPA about two hours into the night – not ideal. "Affordability plays a strong part" the website says once more... and I'm going to say 'yes but'. I chose to eat at LeCoq, an Islington staple, and asked what the 'coquelette' was (a baby rotisserie chicken), only to find myself being served half said chicken... more of a snack than anything resembling dinner, and at £7 that’s an expensive snack. Last but not least, while the chalky white gravel throughout looks rather summery and fabulous, it ruins shoes. They don’t warn you about this on the website. Only wear wipe-clean footwear, or something that can go in the washing machine. Any kind of nubuck or suede will have its last day here. All in all a lovely idea, rather beautifully executed, but with definite room for improvement!
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