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BT Tower restaurant set to reopen for two weeks in homage to its past

For years now, the BT Tower has just been a part of the London skyline for me. An odd part I grant you, but not something I ever looked at with any sense of huge wonder and excitement. Now, though, BT are looking to celebrate the Tower’s 50th birthday by giving foodies the chance to enter a ballot that could see them win dinner in the revolving restaurant for one last (or first!) time.

With the restaurant only open for two weeks and the ballot taking place between the 22nd and 29th June, only a lucky few will get the chance to head up into the clouds (well nearly!) for a chance to relive the Tower’s glory days, when it used to feed thousands of diners daily and was regarded as one of the places to be seen in London.

For those of you who are truly concerned about the food rather than the potential experience, a sample menu has been released here, so you can get an idea of what you may end up eating if you go for lunch (a four course set menu) or dinner (a seven course set menu).

At nearly £70 per person (excluding drinks, the total is £67.95) this bit of nostalgia will not be a cheap option. Despite this, I can’t help but think that if Charlotte and I weren’t expecting our little one at around the time of the re-opening we would certainly be entering the ballot for a chance to see what made this venue so special for so long for so many people.

For those of you who think it sounds a bit pricey, BT are also opening another ballot which will let visitors simply head up to visit the viewing platform on the 34th floor free of charge. This may well prove slightly more tempting to people heading into London wanting to do something different.

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