Belonging to a small chain, find this this popular bar and eaterie in a pedestrian-only courtyard between Old Broad & Treadneedle Streets.
On the food front, they specialise in pizzas and Mediterranean-style dishes with modern, almost experimental, ingredient combinations - some that work well, some not! Apart from their pizza's which we recommend, their food has been described as decadent (Company Magazine) - and we think we agree!
Pizzas range from the traditional, to those holding the likes of 'Smoked Black Pudding, Butterflied King Prawns & Pancetta with Green Chilis'.
If you fancy a starters, dishes such as 'Feta Cheese, Cassava & Herb Fritters with Rocket & Spicy Mango Salsa'; 'Fried Baby Squid with Rocket, and Sweet Chili & Lemon Dressing' and ' Smoked Trout Mousse with Red Pepper & Herb Relish and Artisan Bread' set the style.
Some mains are listed as 'Signature Main Course Salads' and might include 'Chef's Salad with Saint Agur & Pears, Goats Cheese & Kalamata Olives, Bocconcini (mild cheese) & Pesto, Peas, Tomatoes, Avocado Salsa, Beetroot & Toasted Seeds - with Parmesan & Pine Nut Dressing'; 'Fish & Chip Salad on a Bed of Rocket, Gherkins, Red Onions, Pickled Vegetables & Fried Capers with a Light Herb Dressing' and 'Surf and Turf Salad with Fried Prawns & Baby Squid, Seared Rare Beef, Cucumber, Green Beans, Radishes, Tomatoes, Red Onions & Peppers - drizzled with a Spicy Lime, Tomato & Chili Salsa'.
Or you might be tempted by 'Moroccan Spiced Baby Aubergine, Chickpea & Butternut Squash in a Rich Tomato Sauce with a Quinoa, Cucumber, Mint, Pepper, Radish, Tomato, Green Bean & Red Onion Salad - topped with an Orange-Yoghurt Sauce' or 'Venison Marinated in Red Wine & Juniper Berries with Roasted Parsnip, Sweet Potato, Red Onion & Watercress Salad - drizzled with Sherry Vinegar & Redcurrant Vinaigette'.
Desserts return to normal ingredient quantities with perhaps 'Chocolate & Raspberry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream' and ''Sticky Toffee Pudding' on offer.
Considering the location, prices are modest - but you need an appetite to fully indulge.
Branches in the Canary Wharf & Mayfair.
- Food Style: Pizza & Pasta
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, (Bar L Menu Mon-Fri 12.00-18.00), Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 12.00-21.30; mains about £8 to £17
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.00-23.30, Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 12.00-21.30; mains about £8 to £17
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travels the world, kicking off at around the £17 mark, and offers an excellent selection by the glass
- Nearest station: Bank Underground & DLR
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: Check Christmas & Bank Holiday opening
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating