Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 2, 2009.
I've been up here a couple of times and it's *ace*.
I'd be more interested if it wasn't 'fine dining' with a celebrity chef.
Unless you can go up without a reservation, just to look around.
Fucking sweet! Wry and I had Sunday lunch at Windows yesterday and the fixed views were awesome, so the revolving business would be
What's windows, kyser?
I'd love to go but it's going to be pricey isn't it.
That reminds me, I really must buy that episode of Dr Who with the post office tower in when it has just opened. Loads of 60s london in it apparently.
Worth going for a treat...or persuading my boss we have to go there
I'd recommend Rhodes 24 in Tower 42 if you've never been. Really nice place alebit kinda pricey.
It's now called 'Galvin At Windows', but it used to be called 'Windows on the World' - it's the restaurant on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton:
We had a really lovely lunch, 3 courses, bottle of wine and coffee for £39+12% service each...the views are amazing...
I was going to ask about this the other day. The last few days (or maybe a week), we've seen the lights on which isn't normal.
I figured maybe they were hiring it out for Christmas parties or something
They shouldn't get a celebrity chef, don't they know there is a recession on? It should be the worlds highest fish and chip cafe or something similarly down market for the likes of me to go to. I think you should be allowed to just have a cup of filter coffee and a pastry while you look out through the windows.
Can't wait - only 65 seats, and not open until end 2011. Will still revolve.
Was in Fitzrovia on Saturday - saw the fireworks launched off the top to mark 1000 days until London Olympics - great stuff, if very brief.
I have surreal memories of eating in the POST OFFICE TOWER in about 1972 when I was about 5
I had the revolving Post Office lunch when I was about 11. It was brilliant - not just the views outside, but watching the join in the floor, and the waiters stepping over it.
God not those three for choice of chefs please Ace that it's reopening again though!
*drops birthday hints*
That Windows place sounds worthy of a visit and not extortionate taking into account the view etc etc.....will definitely be checking out the revolving tower when the time comes. too...
They did a Masterchef challenge up in the restaurant this year didn't they?
I remember at the time thinking that the head chef there must have had the cushiest job in London. Not any more.
Anyway, not many covers+expensve refurb+inevitable high demand=big, big prices I'm afraid, although I don't see why they need a 'name' chef.
I hope they do afternoon tea or some such. ShiftyJunior would LOVE to eat there.
Bet you'll have to book months in advance.
Gotta do it though.
Fantastic!! I have always wanted to go up there, especially having worked more or less in the shadow of it for nearly 20 years now
Funnily enough I was looking at the top of it this morning from the bus and thinking what a great structure it is
I've been jammy enough to get up their twice. I love it.
Great photos editor. I am going to wander to the window here at work now and have a look up at the tower
I was looking at it yesterday and thinking how cool it was in a retro way. My dad was telling me about business dinners and getting really pissed and the revolving being a bit disconcerting so I am looking forward to that (not that I will go for business dinners )
I'd do a trip to London just for this!
Maybe the whole restaurant could revolve around one of those gyro kebab things.
My b/f did some work up there. Didn't take any photos though
Is the revolving bit still in working order?
I've been in a revolving restaurant in New York and they are pretty cool.
The 1000 days was why it was lit up too. I tried pointing it out to my friend but she didn't seem to care
Bad news - the plans have been scrapped.
I would have loved to have taken my Mum to the restaurant
Bums, that's disappointing
That is really sad
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