8 at The Londoner | Japanese Restaurant London | Rooftop Bar

8 at The Londoner

Welcome to 8 at The Londoner. A decadent rooftop izakaya lounge that reimagines the informal and traditional Japanese style of dining and drinking.


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 modern Japanese cuisine, innovative cocktails and a collection of fine Japanese spirits.


The Izakaya Tradition

Our contemporary interpretation of the casual Japanese izakaya uses expert traditional techniques to create simple yet elegant small eats, moriawase and dishes from the robata.

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.

Expressions of 8

The Restaurant

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

The 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.

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.

8 at The Londoner

38 Leicester Square
United Kingdom

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

Press Enquiries
E: press@thelondoner.com

Opening hours
Tuesday – Saturday – 17:00 – 1:00
*Kitchen closes at 11:15pm.

Sunday – Monday – Closed


Dress code
Fashionably elegant

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve at 8

A decadent izakaya lounge befitting a decadent New Year’s Eve celebration. Choose between our exclusive table/booth experiences with a carefully handpicked drinks and small plates selection.

New Year’s Eve in Shima Garden

The spectacular way to see out the end of the year. Hire our Shima Garden for a private party under the London sky, with drinks and small plates for you and 35 of your guests.
For booking enquiries please email: reservations@8atthelondoner.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

8 at The Londoner

8 at The Londoner serves contemporary Japanese cuisine, sake, whisky and cocktails.

8 at The Londoner is one of the best rooftop bars in London, with great skyline views 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.