We’ve all written the same story: finished work late in the City of London; meeting overran; had to get that report in before the end of the day. You could get the train home to a sloppy takeaway from your local Chinese restaurant or you could stop a while longer and spend the evening with friends and colleagues at one of the great Liverpool Street restaurants. Alternatively, you might be considering a working lunch, the business lunch, with clients or associates. There are loads of pizza, burger, steak, Asian, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, French, and seafood restaurants in and around the Bishopsgate, Moorgate, Spitalfields, and London Wall areas of Liverpool Street Station. Trouble deciding which restaurant to book? Don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you.
Silk & Grain
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
At Silk & Grain they believe things get better with age. Located right in the the City, next to Bank station and only 5 minutes from Liverpool Street, this is an unforgettable dining experience. Whether it?s the finest cuts of dry-aged steak cooked to perfection on the Josper grill or classic cocktails aged in charred oak barrels. Open Monday to Friday for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or drinks at the bar, or private hire at the weekend, this venue is perfect for all types of occasion.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Hey city slickers, are you feeling bored of beef, pensive about pork, cursed with yet more chicken. Never fear, the Cinnamon Kitchen restaurant - CK to the cool cats in the know - offers you the opportunity to rip your teeth into red deer and guinea fowl instead. It's a sophisticated Indian restaurant in the City of London with a bit of North and South African fusion added to the mix. Yes, you also can order beef, pork and chicken if you like, but it's nice to have a more adventurous option open to you.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
For many London dwellers, a food-driven lifestyle starts and ends with meat. We're all descendants of the T-Rex, and Hawksmoor restaurant in Commercial Street is the perfect carnivorous feeding ground. If asked, most people will describe it as being the best meat restaurant in London, but seeing as they have outposts in Seven Dials, Guildhall and Piccadilly, it is its own competition for the title. With delights like pork belly ribs and whopping steaks on offer, what are you waiting for? To top it off, the cocktail drinks menu is, by itself, contender for best cocktail bar in London. A Bloody Mary and a steak is the ticket to a mind blowing dinner. What a winning combination!
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Dim Sum
Yauatcha City restaurant in Broadgate Circle bext to Liverpool Street Station presents authentic Cantonese dishes with a modern influence, offering a wide range of steamed, baked, grilled and fried dim sum such as scallop shui mai, prawn and beancurd cheung fun and venison puffs. The drinks menu comprises 38 types of tea, as well as cocktails and a broad wine and Champagne list. Yauatcha City also has a standalone Yauatcha Patisserie on the level below the main restaurant, where customers can purchase from an array of macarons, petits gateaux and chocolates.
Shoryu Liverpool Street
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
This Japanese restaurant in Broadgate Circle, close to Liverpool Street Station specialises in Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and royal warrant sake, but with the addition of a traditional Hakata yakitori and specialist sushi bar for a more luxurious dining experience. Elaborating on the stone, wood and earth design concept, the restaurant has a well stocked sake and cocktail bar with Gekkeikan imperial warrant sake.
Mac & Wild City
City of London / Restaurant /
Tucked away in the corner of Devonshire Square beneath the all-weather roof you'll discover this hidden gem of a restaurant that offers a range of hearty Scottish cuisine, whiskies, beers, cocktails, wines and playtime. Expect haggis, venison, steak, salmon, pork, mackerel and cod, alongside more than 100 whiskies and some potent ales. It's dark, it's rowdy, and it's fun (keep an eye out for the ping pong, fussball, and Gun Room where you can shoot grouse whilst wearing a tweed jacket. Top tip: make sure you order the sticky toffee pudding with recommended whisky.
Le Restaurant de Paul
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
Old Broad Street is not the sort of thoroughfare where you dawdle along contemplating the puzzle of existence or looking at cleverly designed window displays. Especially inauspicious is the pavement space abutting the steel-and-glass frontage of mammoth Tower 42 -- so all the more vital to find an escape and a little piece of France in Le Restaurant De Paul's on the ground floor. Drinks and food from breakfast to dinner and if you've already tasted goodies from Paul's bakeries then all the more promising is the restaurant menu of cocktails, gourmet burgers and regional Gallic specials like côtelettes d'Agneau and salade Aveyronnaise.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
HotBox, alumni of countless festivals and pop-ups, bring their American-style 'cue joint to Liverpool Street, where the order of the day is slow-cooked smoky, saucy meats (pictured above) wolfed down in an almost pitch-black room on hard wooden benches, accompanied by super-strong bourbon cocktails or craft ales and thunderous 'background' music. If that sounds critical it isn't, but there's no denying these places follow a type. All the classics can be found here - brisket, ribs, hot links, plus their not-to-be-missed deep fried mac 'n' cheese balls and blisteringly tasty chilli sauce.
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
Taking a leaf out of Yo Sushi's book and providing a conveyor belt of sushi delights, this modern Japanese restaurant tucked behind Liverpool Street Station provides time-pressed City workers with a salubrious range of tasty seafood and rice dishes, as well as a decent array of non-salubrious sake and Japanese beers. Unlike Yo Sushi, there are no noodles or unnecessary menu fillers. We loved the duck, the chicken gyoza, and the calamari popcorn bites the most. Grab a stool and get stuck in to the finest and freshest Japanese cuisine. No chance of getting too full as each plate is small and you'll know when enough is enough. Leave some room for the desserts circling the room though.
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
From a menu created by chef Saurav Nath, who has worked in Michelin star restaurants, Inito brings you a range of flavoursome urban Indian street food. Choose from design-your-own rotis to delicious curry bowls. All of the produce is ethically-sourced and British wherever possible, plus the coffee is fair-trade, and, if you're in a mood for culture, try India's most traditionally well-known drinks.
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