A smart and comfortable restaurant, converted from a former banking hall - so rather high-ceilinged - but this is subtly softened by the use of clever lighting.
For obvious reasons, the menu and its pricing is geared to City high-flyers - and filled with luxurious ingredients. The now fashionable, but important, issue of provenance is taken to an almost annoying extreme here; with some menu descriptions almost becoming essays. We have cut out most of these in our listings, but it goes without saying, that ingredients used are the best available.
'Lobster Ravioli with a Lobster and Armagnac Bisque'; 'Velouté of Sweetcorn with Sweetcorn and Cep Tortellini with Truffle Oil'; 'Sauté of Foie Gras with Pain d'Epice' and 'Tian of Cornish Crab' set the style for starters.
Maybe 'Charolais Beef Bourguignon with Caramelised Parsnip and Potato Purée'; 'Roast Loin of Hare with Aragon Ham, Braised Endive, Beetroot Marmalade and Pomegranate Jus' or 'Roast Halibut with a Fricassée of Jerusalem Artichoke and Cep Mash with a Chicken Jus' to follow.
If you have wine to finish, their French cheeses are thoroughly recommended; while desserts seem to indulge the City's love of frozen desserts with the likes of 'Prune and Armagnac Soufflé with Prune and Armagnac Ice Cream'; Tart Tatin with Calvados Crème Fraiche' and 'Crème Brulée with Cassis Sorbet.
The dining room makes the perfect environment for Breakfast meetings (see below).
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30; set L £24 (2 courses) to £27; mains about £15 to £28 (also Breakfast Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30, Sat & Sun 7.30-11.00 – Full English £19.00)
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.00-22.00; set D from £24; mains about £15 to £28
- Seats: 80
- Wine: an interesting, but pricy, list has little below £25
- Children's portions: No
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Bank Underground
- Directions: See the map on this this page.
- Closed: Sat & Sun; Bank Holidays; 2 weeks Christmas
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available