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Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    I've been up here a couple of times and it's *ace*.
     
  2. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    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.
     
  3. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Fucking sweet! Wry and I had Sunday lunch at Windows yesterday and the fixed views were awesome, so the revolving business would be :cool:
     
  4. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Sounds great!

    What's windows, kyser?
     
  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    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.
     
  6. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Worth going for a treat...or persuading my boss we have to go there ;)
     
  7. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    I'd recommend Rhodes 24 in Tower 42 if you've never been. Really nice place alebit kinda pricey.
     
  8. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    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:

    http://www.galvinatwindows.com/

    We had a really lovely lunch, 3 courses, bottle of wine and coffee for £39+12% service each...the views are amazing...
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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
     
  10. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    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.
     
  11. grimble

    grimble 50/34 12/27

    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.
     
  12. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I have surreal memories of eating in the POST OFFICE TOWER in about 1972 when I was about 5
     
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  13. nick h.

    nick h. Eat

    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.
     
  14. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    God not those three for choice of chefs please :( Ace that it's reopening again though! :cool:

    *drops birthday hints* :D
     
  15. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    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...
     
  16. Orangesanlemons

    Orangesanlemons Inamorati Anonymous

    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. :facepalm:

    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.
     
  17. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Hurrah!
    I hope they do afternoon tea or some such. ShiftyJunior would LOVE to eat there.
     
  18. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Bet you'll have to book months in advance.

    Gotta do it though.
     
  19. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    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 :)
     
  20. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  21. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Great photos editor. I am going to wander to the window here at work now and have a look up at the tower :cool:
     
  22. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    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 :D)
     
  23. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    I'd do a trip to London just for this!
     
  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Maybe the whole restaurant could revolve around one of those gyro kebab things.
     
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  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    My b/f did some work up there. Didn't take any photos though :(
     
  26. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Is the revolving bit still in working order?

    I've been in a revolving restaurant in New York and they are pretty cool.
     
  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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 :(
     
  28. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  29. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    That is really sad :(
     

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