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Paramount Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.paramount.uk.net
  • Email: reservations@paramount.uk.net
  • Phone: 0207 420 2900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 10:15am

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:45pm

    Afternoon Tea: Monday- Sunday: 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Kyrstof Zachweija
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are able to offer afternoon high tea with either a specialised tea selection or for those with a little extra, a glass of bubbly.
    Sunday roast, seasonal a lá carte and lunch menus, bar menus and a banqueting menu for larger functions.
  • Private Party Facilities: Seating up to 30 guests, The Red Room is a unique, vibrant space, hued in deep scarlet and crimsons. It offers a spectacular view of the lights and landscape of London. Positioned in the heart of the club, the dining room is a truly impressive setting for professional or personal entertaining. The Red Room is available for exclusive private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 0207 420 2900
  • Entertainment: We have generic lounge background music played throughout the restaurant, bar and viewing gallery.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are able to offer private dining in our Red Room which holds upto 30people. Our main function space holds upto 350 people standing reception and 150 for a seated meal.
    The viewing gallery can also be reserved on a half exclusive basis. Please enquire at events@paramount.uk.net

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Above Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Public Transit:

    Paramount is located at the top of the Center Point building, which is above Tottenham Court road tube station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Whilst we do not have on-site car parking there is a nearby NCP car park in nearby Great Russel Street (Adeline Place cross street).
A word from Paramount
Paramount restaurant is perched on top of London’s iconic Centre Point tower - the grade II listed high rise building at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Before we start on the food, let's state the obvious – yes, the view is fabulous. Diners can admire a 360 degree view out across London and, in the champagne bar on the very top floor, enjoy the viewing gallery with floor to ceiling windows.

The restaurant specialises in sophisticated modern European cuisine and, although the members-only restriction was lifted in 2010, still has a dress code and a high society feel.

The food is a mix of classic British flavours and more adventurous twists; foie gras and duck terrine with apple and fig pastilla rubs shoulders with rib eye steak served with goose fat chips.

Opinion is divided over whether the better view is to be had during the day or the evening - perhaps the best bet is to dine at sunset for the best of both.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The entrance is very dated and reminds me of a council estate. Upon reaching the restaurant, it was way too loud to dine. The service was slow. Tables and chairs didn't match, the whole place lacked class but prices were on par with 1 Michelin star restaurants. It was the only time we have been to this restaurant and will never return again."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Paramount is one of my favourite places to take visitors to London. Great views, great food and great service who could ask for more?"
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "Great start to the day - would recommend Paramount for a special breakfast to start your day"
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend here for a surprise Birthday meal. All the staff were very friendly and lovely. Great food, drinks and of course stunning views!! Stayed for a few cocktails afterwards in the gallery upstairs. Would definitely recommend, expensive but worth it for a special occasion : )"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "It does really take ages before they take your order and before the food arrives, but you can take the opportunity to go up to the viewing area. The 2 or 3 course lunch deal is great value compared to single main prices. Definitely worth trying at least once, maybe even just drinks, just for the view."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "Paramount is a fantastic cocktail bar and serves high-quality food but the service is so bad it real spoils what should be a special ocassion. From problems with the booking to a less than friendly welcome and then being hurried to finish and leave the table it wasn't great. Food is expensive so you really would hope you get the service to match the high price tag but unfortunately you really don't. Also- if you want to celebrate your birthday at Paramount- don't. They have a ban on any decorations and ask that you don't take pictures with flash so it does leave your event feeling a little bit sterile. Go for the views, have a cocktail but eat somewhere else- London as plenty of incredible restaurants where the service is up to scratch."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Amazing venue, best view in London. Service responsive and food incredibly well presented. Just not so sure it tasted that good. It was also v expensive for the quality of the food"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Recently visited Centrepoint and was really dissapointed with the experience. With such amazing views we really expected so much more. There was no atmosphrere, the decoration felt dated, the food was expensive and service was slow"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Great service! Affordable! Close to the tube station and the food was out of this world!! :)"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Fantastic views, excellent service and good atmosphere. Great for a special,occasion."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Everything was good, but i ask for birthday presentation on a dessert of my girlfriend, but unfortunatly none did it... Amazing view good music,super waiters, food ok!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "We arrived at Paramount for my wife's birthday and we treated like royalty from when we arrived to when we left. I had chosen the venue because I had used to work in the building many years ago and know the views on a good day can be spectacular and that having been for drinks in Paramount before I enjoyed the ambiance. We enjoyed our lunch which we decided to take from the smaller choice set menu, but we were not disappointed with any off it. The goat cheese starter was full of flavour without being over powering and the gnocchi main with which we added pumpkin to, is one of the best food experiences I have had. The cheesecake dessert was just light and delightful. I will definitely be going there again!!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "Went here for a girly dinner. View was amazig and staff were really nice. The food was well presented but was missing that extra something for the price you pay."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I have tried to like Paramount but its just not great. Food is decent but not really worth the price tag if ordering straight from the A La Carte menu. Service is average at best. Ambience is non existent during lunches and there has been a real mixed crowd for drinks on the couple of occasions I have been there on Thursday or Friday night in the bar. On this particular occasion the Monkfish main I had was very tasty but the expensive trio of Angus beef was just 'so so' according to my lunch companion."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Excellent service from start to finish with the restaurant checking beforehand by phone that our reservation was still valid. I had specifically asked for a window table and we got one with the most fabulous views, and an information map highlighting the main buildings and monuments. The service was excellent, plenty of waiters and waitresses, nothing was too much trouble. The afternoon tea menu was ample comprising miniature sandwiches on speciality bread, scones, cakes and chocolates, and a variety of different teas. A wonderful experience and a special treat for grandmother, mother, sister, friend, daughter."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Beware - don't book a table at 2.45pm hoping to have the afternoon tea at 3pm. They won't give it to you. The service was awful - waited over 45 minutes as two waiters forgot to give our order to the kitchen. That said the cocktails are delicious and the views are amazing."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Not to be missed. This is a top resto in more ways than one. Charming staff, great food, view, facilities. I will definitely call again. The champagne bar was closed, but open for a walk round. I will check it out fully next time."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "I was there for a business dinner and man what a meal it was. The food was excellent with unmatchable view of London. Totally different to Shard. These two places are the only dinning restaurants I would recommend for personal or business purposes. The views are totally cool especially now in March when you can witness the sunset too! Price is high but we are paying for such a view too. There's a panoramic view of London above the restaurant also doubles as a bar so check it our before and/or after your meal."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "I've been here for the second time. This time it was a bday dinner in the sunset: was fantastic! We were seated next to the window. The waiter guy was really helpful the service was good."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Vegetarian options need to offer better value/choice and more filling options. Having said that the staff and service was very good and the views are lovely especially at night time with great cocktails."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Had drinks and snacks here recently, the drinks were quite good and the view of London was incredible. However, the place lacked atmosphere completely, the drinks were expensive for what they were and the food was shocking. Squid was chewy and cold and the chicken likewise. I wasn't offended by the Paramount but found absolutely nothing to return for."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Lovely ambience. I came here with 2 friends. The food was tasty and we enjoyed the viewing gallery. We will return."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "The Paramount has a unique 360 degree view of the city, which is breathtaking at night. The food is wonderful, although the vegetarian options are somewhat limited in variety. My one complaint is that the restaurant becomes very noisy in the evenings and it is difficult to hold a conversation. Otherwise, a fantastic place to dine and great value."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "The food was very nice and the staff were friendly. We went for dinner before the theater so didn't get to stay for too long which was a shame. Although the early bird dinner was very reasonably priced the drinks were very expensive. Two glasses of wine each doubled the cost of the bill! Still it was a very enjoyable dinner and the views were amazing."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Fanstastic breakfast experience, great food, great service, and wonderful views across London"
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Booked the three courses for 30£ excellent value.food was hot and tasty.asked for a window seat because it was a 21st celebration, and the staff were very accomadating. After reading some if the reviews I didn't have very high hopes but what a pleasant surprise.."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "We found the afternoon tea to be very average and the price quite expensive for the food and drinks served."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "We had a delightful Mother's Day gathering with a friend's family together. The whole experience was good and six of us ordered very taste hake. The only down side was my wife's roast lamb which was not very tasty."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "What an amazing experience! It was my 30th birthday, and I requested a window view which we got, and it was just perfect! The staff were very attentive, the food was amazing, the view was spectacular, just everything! A brilliant birthday, topped off with a brilliant night at paramount! The only thing I did think was a bit steep was being offered a glass of champagne as soon as we sat down, caught up in the moment cost us £26 for 2 glasses, we would have preferred to see the menu before realising we picked such an expensive drink! Although it complemented the whole experience! Thanks Paramount!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Went to Paramount restaurant for afternoon tea expecting a great experience with good food and great view. Received table not close to the window. As there was only one thing on the menu for afternoon tea it was strange to get a menu and wait 10 min for someone to take orders, after asking the second waiter for water we finally got water 20 min after arriving along with the tea that was not even hot and got cold before to food arrived 30 after arriving (sandwiches and cakes that must have already been ready) The atmosphere was strange, it was like we were invisible and took probably 10 min to find a waiter to get the bill and another 10 min to pay. Overall really expensive for poor quality of service."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "The wait staff was rude and the food was bland. I told the waiter that my glass smelled funny, he responded "well they were all washed in the same dishwasher so I don't think a new glass would be any different". I asked him what was better the cod or turbot, he said "I hate cod and I would never eat it". I probably should have tried the cod... None of the food we had was any good. We started dipping the food in salt to get any flavor. The best thing we ate was the butter that came with the bread."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Venue superb. Food adventurous in spirit but a failure on taste and portion size. Starters interesting ideas but no flavour. Main courses just accepable. The worse desserts I have eaten in a restaurant. Avoid the baked alaska and rhubard cobbler. Probably great for afternoon tea, and the bar is interesting, but only for the views offered."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Meet up with a friend for a long gossipy lunch, the food was fantastic, service great and the views were amazing. Will be going back very soon"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "O melhor ponto do restaurante é o atendimento, que foi perfeito."
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "We were the only people in the restaurant - I don't think people think of it as a place to go for breakfast - but it was very affordable and obviously a great view, and we got great service. And finished it off with checking out the viewing platform on the level above us."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "Had a meal for four people at lunch. The vegetarian options were tasteless. The chickpea lasagne was small and bland. The main course of gnocchi was bland and very small. Client and managers left unimpressed"
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "Love the ambience, the views, the service and the food. Have been here many times and will continue to visit...."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "This restaurant is brilliant for the view but The ambience wasn't great and neither was the service. We waited a long time to be served. The tea was teabags (which I don't expect from a premium afternoon tea) and they didn't have many of the choices. The food was very tasty although the scones we were served were dry and not great. However we complained and got another set which had just been cooked and much better. We also got a free bottle of wine when we complained about the long wait. I would recommend because of the great view but that it what you are paying for really."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "I booked a table online, and as it was for our anniversary I requested a window table. Upon arrival we were show to our table by the window with spectacular views and our waiter - who's name I cannot recall, wished us a happy anniversary and was very approachable&knowledgeable both about the view and the menu. The food was delicious, generous portions and timely-important as we were going to the theatre. And, as well as eating a delicious baked alaska - as recommended by our waiter, he also brought us a sorbet dish to share with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate, a lovely touch. We were so pleased with our experience that we gave our waiter an additional cash tip on top of the 12.5% service charge, which he was very happy to receive."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Paramount is set in a wonderful location with amazing views of London. Recommend requesting a window seat when booking as this isn't guaranteed. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was generally nice, however the portion sizes were on the small side especially given the price which was quite expensive. Great for a special occasion..."
    dined on 17/03/2014