Two of London’s most renowned restaurateurs will open the City’s first-ever dining room at the Pinnacle Tower.

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, Wolseley’s and St Alban’s owners, are set to take control of a 13,000 sqft area on the PS1.2billion tall tower. This site is nicknamed “Helter Skelter” due to its unique shape.

With 63 floors, Kohn Pederson Fox Architects, an international architectural firm, designed the Bishopsgate building. It is expected to be completed in 2012.

The restaurant will be 100m higher than the 39th-floor record holder at the Gherkin.

Corbin and King, the former owners of Le Caprice, The Ivy, and J Sheekey restaurants, will lease the top five floors through their company Rex Restaurants Associates. It will offer 360-degree views of London and space for a bar and dining room.

Pinnacle will be one of many towers that are planned for London. It will have 2,000 sq.m of solar panels, which can generate up to 200 kilowatts, more than any other building in the UK. The double-layered skin will be able to respond to weather changes to reduce energy consumption.


Rhodes 24, a Michelin-starred restaurant on the 24th Floor of Tower 42, offers views of the London Eye or St Paul’s Cathedral.

Galvin at Windows: Galvins is located on the 28th Floor of the London Hilton in Park Lane. It offers diners a 360-degree view from Buckingham Palace to London’s West End.

30: At 180 meters above London on top of 30 St Mary Axe, the Gherkin 40/30 is London’s highest dining room, with a private restaurant under the building’s glass dome.

Restaurant Oxo Tower: Located on the eighth floor of one of South Bank’s most iconic buildings, the restaurant is blue neon-lit and offers stunning views over the River to Charing Cross and the City.

Coq d’Argent: This City stalwart can be seen from the top of Stirling & Wilford’s No 1 Poultry.