View from the Coq D’Argent 's rooftop garden (coqdargent.co.uk)
Coq D’Argent's rooftop garden, where a 29-year-old man fell to his deathReuters

A 29-year-old man has died after falling 80ft from the viewing platform at popular London restaurant Coq d'Argent – the sixth such death since 2007 at the exclusive venue.

The man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene on 17 January, and is believed to have fallen from the restaurant's rooftop garden shortly before 4pm, when police were called to Queen Victoria Street.

His is the second fatality at the restaurant in less than 12 months, following the death of food blogger Wilkes McDermid, who fell from the roof garden in February 2015.

Since 2007, there have been a string of deaths at the venue, with the aftermath of one such incident leading the venue to propose putting a barrier in front of the roof garden's edge.

The first death at the venue was 33-year-old Richard Ford, who died after falling from the roof on to the roof of a bus, and two years later, Anjool Malde, 24, fell to his death at the restaurant shortly after being investigated for playing pranks at his job at Deutsche Bank.

City of London police said in a statement: "We were called at 4.09pm on Sunday, January 17, to reports of a man fallen from a building in Poultry EC2. London Ambulance Service attended and pronounced the 29-year old-man deceased.

"'The death is being treated as non-suspicious at this time. Next of kin have yet to be informed."

Coq d'Argent declined IBTimes' request for a comment.