68 London Restaurants next to Bank of England and Museumview bookable view recommended
|Continental / Mediterranean | French|
|1 Lombard Street, Bank|
Phone: 02079296611 Fax: 02087687492
Set in an elegant Grade II-listed building, 1 Lombard Street is the address to remember for high-end dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 5 days a week, the bustling 200 seater Brasserie is suited to all tastes, budgets and occasions. Casually elegant, warm and inviting, it features the building's stunning glass cupola - a centrepiece dome designed by Italian architect Pietro Agostini. The food here is comforting and classic - Lombard's Shepherd's Pie and coq au vin 'Bourgignon' made with black leg chicken and served with buttery mash are genuine City favourites. There's a formidable choice of steaks and many delicious desserts, including trifle and caramelised spiced pineapple.
|Pub / Bar|
Perfectly positioned in the vibrant heart of the City, next to the Royal Exchange, Abacus is a stylish hive of activity for wining and dining. Whether you are seeking a relaxed yet fun ambience or high energy, Abacus has somewhere to suit your mood. A light, bright and relaxing bar, the Upstairs Lounge is decked with chandeliers, leather and marble, making it the perfect place to chill after work. It also incorporates the Abacus Cafe. With its cosy wood and leather details, it is perfect for lunches and after-work nibbles and platters. Alternatively, the Lower Lounge is an upbeat and lively bar with tall tables and low leather sofas, whilst the Abacus Club is truly decadent, featuring funky lights, black leather furnishings and a spacious dance floor. With plenty to enjoy, Abacus is a hip and enticing place to let loose after a hard day's work.
|Pub / Bar | Continental / Mediterranean|
|34 Threadneedle Street|
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|Indian / Balti / Tandoori|
|1 Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street|
Following a successful opening in Waterloo, the latest Bangalore can be found in the City, opposite Leadenhall Market. It epitomises the fresh and funky attitude of the South Indian city after which it is named, offering a range of light and delicious fare that's wonderfully wholesome. Contemporary and exciting, this smart, open-plan venue spreads over two floors yet maintains a feeling of intimacy throughout. The ground floor has a lively bar perfect for after-work drinks and bites, whilst the downstairs restaurant is a personal setting suitable for friends, couples or business people. Stretch out in the intimacy of the booths and take time to appreciate the modern sheen of the decor; it's a look that sets this restaurant apart from many of its Indian contemporaries. The menu is innovative, informal and flexible; whether you're part of a large group or just enjoying your own company, there will be something to suit. Why not try the lamb meatballs in tempered mint yoghurt, or chicken tikka supreme marinated in sweet red chillies and roasted in the tandoor? All the dishes at Bangalore are aesthetically stunning and, needless to say, delicious. Prices are very reasonable, the service faultless and the facilities fantastic. While the menu is prepared by award winning chef Yogesh Datta, usually synonymous with upmarket and fine-dining Indian cuisine, it offers good value and has a strong following from a young, trendy clientele.
|1 Angel Court|
Nestled in the heart of London's Square Mile, The Tokenhouse in Moorgate serves up an eclectic array of modern gastro pub cuisine. Guests can watch sumptuous dishes like langoustine risotto or sesame-crusted salmon being prepared in the private viewing area. The vibrant atmosphere of The Tokenhouse is enhanced by the spacious bar, where freshly shaken cocktails are available.