Revolving Restaurant to Re-open in London

by Ella FAIRCHILD on November 4, 2009

Brits who were around in the 1960’s may remember the revolving restaurant at the top of the British Telecom building as one of the trendiest spots in Central London.  Modern people will soon be able to enjoy the restaurant after a recent announcement that after thirty years of being closed the restaurant will now re-open.  The restaurant, which is located in Central London, is expected to quickly become one of the hotspots of London and the search is already underway to find a high profile chef to help draw additional customers to the revolving eatery.

The restaurant is on the thirty fourth floor of the British Telecom building and is already drawing the attention of some of the country’s top chefs.  Jamie Oliver, known as the Naked Chef, Heston Blumenthal, and Gary Rhodes are all being considered as possible chefs for the new restaurant.   The building, which was formerly known as the Post Office Tower, has been an important landmark in London since the early 1960’s.  However, there has not been a restaurant in the building since the 1980’s, when the revolving restaurant officially closed its doors, partially because of fears over a potential IRA bombing.

The restaurant will be completely remodeled and refurbished before it opens with most of the interior being overhauled.  One thing that will remain is the revolving floor which affords customers a spectacular 360 degree view of London.  The floor makes a full revolution every twenty two minutes.  The original revolving restaurant was run by the Butlins and opened in 1966.

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michael klincke January 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Is the BT revolving restaurant open to the public and if it is , do you have a reservation contact number
Many thanks
Michael Klincke 07836747191

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