8 Japanese Rooftop Bar Leicester Square - Izakaya Terrace London

8 at The Londoner

Welcome to 8 at The Londoner. A decadent izakaya terrace and rooftop bar in London 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.

A dining table with food and beverages at The Londoner

The Izakaya Tradition

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

Bottle of frozen whiskey wall art at The Londoner

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.

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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.

Expressions of 8

Open Air Space

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

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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.

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

Shima Garden

Exclusive Hire

Step into our breathtaking Japanese garden, where the central firepit casts a glow beneath the London sky. Contact: groupsdining@thelondoner.com

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

Weekend DJs

Friday and Saturday from 7pm until midnight

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 23:30

Thursday to Saturday: 17:00 – 1:00
*last orders at 00:30

Food service
*last food orders at 22:45

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

Dress code
Fashionably elegant

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.

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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.