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The Penthouse

#15,098 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
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No. 1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA, England
+44 20 3588 1100
17:00 - 03:00
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Mon 22:00 - 03:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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225 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The main reason to visit is the views - you can see over Leicester Square & beyond, so it's very pretty, particularly around Christmas time. The drinks, atmosphere etc. are all as you would expect for the area. I did attend a Valentine's evening party here once however, which was exceptional - we were served delicious hors d'oeuvre & champagne... More 

Thank LondonDebbieN
Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Lovely views, terrible drinks that take forever to make. Toilets were very smelly and needed attention. Poorly patched up paintwork around bar. Horrible entrance to the rooftop area, not very glamorous. Far nicer places around.

Thank Emma2804
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This place has always been hit or miss on my trips to London, but for the most part a great time. I go with locals so we usually have no problems with the line (que). Also we usually get some type of hook up for the door, but I know the prices aren't too bad. A little something for everyone... More 

1 Thank WrigleyGuY
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

There are promoters everywhere so finding a deal shouldn't be too hard. The place is nice with enough dance floor and a good view of the square. Drinks were good. The prices were ok but on the high side. The music was good. We ended our night here and had a lot of interesting encounters on the way out of... More 

2 Thank Desiree M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Very heart throbbing expensive drinks served 20 min late prior to the time. I don't hve a clue where they get those I'll mannered partiality bouncers. Atleast doing the job like a good gateman wud be appreciated but In return favour their people and does not have a sense of differentation between drunk and sober and sTill manages to kick... More 

2 Thank pramodlimbu
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Came in to celebrate my birthday party which turned into a horrible nightmare , all thanks to that short and inconsiderate bouncer . Firstly the entry fee was not fixed .We were group of 13 . Groups were meant to be charged £10 per person , but the guy decided to charge £10 for female and £15 for male.never heard... More 

4 Thank Helen s
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Been going Penthouse for years. Have had so many great nights with friends. Its not as good as it use to be. The managers need to be bit stricter on who they let it. Staff are friendly. They need to lower the drinks price though.

Thank JayH2011
Perth, Australia
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

I went here with my partner and his brother on a Thursday night after a show. We didn't have plans on going here but were persuaded with free entry and shot. We thought if it was bad we would just leave but as we didn't know the area we thought it was worth a look in. We ended up partying... More 

Thank Zoey W
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

My friend and I visited The Penthouse, Saturday 30th August and we arrived at around 5pm as we wanted to take advantage of the 2-4-1 cocktails. We eventually found it (its on the side of The Rise building) and went up to the top floor, you have to walk up two flights of stairs then get a lift, no problem... More 

1 Thank Clodagh G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

I decided to organise my best friend henparty in penthouse. The manager Mustapha was so helpful from the beginning he managed a pretty VIP table with table service for us. Everything was just perfect, We felt we are so special. We had amazing hen night, everyone enjoyed it a lot! We definitely coming back!! Thanks a lot!!!

1 Thank Tímea G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
22:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3588 1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

Neighbourhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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