Japanese Rooftop Bar Leicester Square | 8 at The Londoner

8 at The Londoner

Welcome to 8 at The Londoner. A decadent izakaya rooftop bar that reimagines the traditions and informal style of Japanese drinking establishments. Three stunning spaces set the scene for a sophisticated rooftop experience above the capital’s most iconic neighbourhood. Join us on the eighth floor for an unforgettable evening of innovative cocktails, fine Japanese spirits and modern Japanese cuisine.


The Izakaya Tradition

Our contemporary interpretation expertly blends traditional and innovative techniques and ingredients to create extraordinary cocktails, alongside simple yet elegant eats.

The Sake Collection

The team behind 8 at The Londoner consulted a sake sommelier to shortlist the most exceptional sake expressions in London, including a very special Dassai Beyond.

The Whisky Collection

Complex, rare and exceptional. 8 at The Londoner presents one of Europe’s finest selections of Japanese whisky, featuring some of Suntory’s rarest age statements and two Kurizawa Pearl Geishas.

Unique experiences await atop The Londoner’s izakaya bar… Presenting this season’s edit of life on the eighth floor.

Glasses with whisky and ice cubes served at The Londoner

Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer the flickering embers of the Shima Garden, our cosy and dimly lit restaurant or the London skyline, bring your date up to the eighth floor for a unique omakase experience and Moët & Chandon Rosé this Valentine’s Day. 

View Omakase Menu

View Vegetarian Omakase Menu

Expressions of 8

Bar and dining area with a sitting space at The Londoner

The Bar

Designed in striking accents of chiaroscuro, our rooftop bar in London invites you to experience the izakaya style of drinking and dining with understated elegance and drama.

Dining table with a served lunch in a restaurant at The Londoner

Izakaya Lounge & Terrace

Entertain and be entertained in the Lounge and Japanese-inspired minimalist terrace, playfully blurring inside and outside with retractable skylights and splintered glimpses of the city’s silhouette. For group enquiries, please email: groupsdining@thelondoner.com

Interior of Rooftop bar with loungers at The Londoner

Shima Garden

Step into Japan’s changing seasons in the breathtaking Shima Garden, where a unique and sensory drinking experience awaits under the London sky, including a reduced dining menu for a taste of 8.  For Shima Garden Hire enquiries - email: groupsdining@thelondoner.com

Close-up of a DJ setup for an event held at The Londoner Hotel

Weekend DJs

Weekend DJs at 8 at The Londoner heighten Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm until midnight, with dynamic sounds to accompany drinks, dining and spectacular views.

Concept design of the Rooftop bar The Londoner Hotel

Hire the Shima Garden

Our chic, sleek and minimalist Shima Garden is available to hire for up to 45 guests. Whatever the occasion, drink, dine and socialise under the London sky, with a striking fireplace centrepiece and informal seating around the perimeter.

Close-up on a gift box with a white ribbon at Londoner Hotel

Gift Vouchers

An indulgent gift from above. Treat a loved one to a culinary experience on our rooftop with credit to spend on their favourite thing – whether that’s a Sashimi moriawase selection or the finest Japanese whisky.

8 at The Londoner

38 Leicester Square
United Kingdom

General Enquiries
T: +44 20 7451 0156
E: reservations@8atthelondoner.co.uk

Groups Enquiries
T: +44 20 7451 0156
E: groupsdining@thelondoner.com

Press Enquiries
E: press@thelondoner.com

Child Policy
We can accommodate children on our rooftop bar, up until 9pm.
After this time, regrettably they will have to leave.


Opening hours

Tuesday – Wednesday – 17:00 – midnight
*last orders at 11:30pm.

Thursday – Friday – 17:00 - 1:00
*last orders at 00:30am.

Saturday – 13:00 – 1:00
*last orders at 00:30am

Food service
*last food orders at 10:45pm

Private hire
Available everyday, for enquires please contact: events@thelondoner.com

Dress code
Fashionably elegant

Frequently Asked Questions

8 at The Londoner

Our Izakaya in London serves contemporary Japanese cuisine, sake, whisky and cocktails.

8 at The Londoner is one of the best rooftop bars in London, offering panoramic views of the city from the terrace.

To make or modify a reservation please contact: reservations@8atthelondoner.co.uk.

Tables must be returned within 2 hours.

Tuesday and Wednesday:
No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours will incur a cancellation fee of £50 per guest.

Thursday to Saturday:
No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours will incur a cancellation fee of £75 per guest.

No cancellation fee will be charged for reservations cancelled outside of 24 hours.

Reservations for 6 guests or more will be subject to a minimum spend.

For group reservations in the lounge, a 100% deposit of the minimum spend will be required upon confirmation of the reservation.
A pre-order for food and drinks will be required 7 days before the event for reservations of 14+, up to a maximum of 28 guests.