Yasmin hits London’s Soho in time for summertime fun

The rooftop restaurant has a wraparound terrace and a cracking cocktail list

Rooftop restaurants are less common in London than taller cities – even rarer on the Georgian streets of Soho. So Yasmin, the new haunt atop the members’ ‘house’ 1 Warwick, is one of Piccadilly’s hottest tables at the moment.

The cosy bar and restaurant, furnished by LA studio Fettle with plush upholsteries and Mediterranean accents, seats 30 in colder weather. But when the sun comes out, the wraparound terrace welcomes an additional 64 for sharing plates and cocktails at rattan seating. A deep yellow-striped awning unfurls during wet periods.

Executive chef Tom Cenci, who honed his craft in Istanbul, dishes out Middle Eastern favourites like Turkish islak sliders, sumac-smoked duck, whipped-feta dips and skewers dusted with za-atar. For dessert, there’s a baklava ice cream sandwich with chopped pistachio. The bar shakes up classic cocktails with Eastern liqueurs, herbs and juices.


Photography: DFRvisuals
Photography: DFRvisuals
Photography: David Robson

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