Looking for places to eat in The City of London? This guide to the Best Restaurants in St Pauls, Farringdon, Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Bank and Chancery Lane should do the trick. Eating out and dining in the City of London at these hand-picked restaurants. With websites galore offering online booking it's now easier than ever to find restaurants in London for any dining occasion. But with the plethora of restaurants there are in the City of London, how do you know which are the best restaurants? Below is a comprehensive guide to what Fluid London believe are the best restaurants to experience fine dining, good eating and the best drinking, including French restaurants, Asian restaurants, Italian restaurants, British restaurants, alfresco restaurants, restaurants with a view, and restaurants on the river.
Tags: East London
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Global
Perched high above London, with enviable views out over The City, is London's hottest destination rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace, Aviary. Nestling on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, bordering the City and Shoreditch on Finsbury Square, this level of dining has been taken to heights. From the large ornate birdcage suspended above the stairway leading from the dedicated lift, to the proud pair of peacocks heralding the venue's entrance, Aviary is an ornithological paradise soaring above London's busy streets that will have cocktail connoisseurs, City lunchers and evening pleasure-seekers flocking.
Silk & Grain
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Silk & Grain is a destination restaurant and cocktail bar specialising in steak and barrel-aged cocktails. From the first floor restaurant, expect a selection of different dry-aged steak cuts cooked in a Josper grill, alongside British-inspired. A range of homemade sauces, infused butters and grain mustards is also be available. Bringing flare to the City of London with its unique, contemporary design, the ground floor bar gives cocktails extra complexity and depth by conditioning them in metal, glass and leather as well as using the more traditional barrel ageing process.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
A French, rooftop restaurant in Bank to impress, a leafy roof terrace with its immaculate lawns, and bistro-style tables - the perfect place to spend those balmy summer evenings in the City of London, with views out across St Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House, Monument and the Bank of England. The atmosphere is relaxed and although I was looking at some of London's most impressive views, the feeling was more continental than Cockney. Client entertaining, business meetings, and networking should always been done from up here.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Situated on the iconic Threadneedle Street near the Bank of England, M restaurant is located in a 15,000 square foot space in The City of London, M houses two 100-cover restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den. This means it is a one-stop shop for romantic lovers in The City, management staff looking for a venue to impress whilst client entertaining, but equally, for business dinners and lunches at which the world can be spun on its axis.
Club & Cellar Gascon
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
Michelin star French restaurant in Farringdon - A few words from our peers: Fay Maschler called this restaurant "an absolute gift". AA Gill said he "left the restaurant with that rare, soaring sense of having been given a truly memorable lunch." And Marina O'Loughlin exclaimed, "At last a restaurant that lives up to the hype." Clearly, the impressive wine cellar must claim some of these great plaudits, but spare a thought for the daily Dejeuner Club which sees 3 courses of this Michelin Star French cuisine available for only £25. Worth a golf clap alone.
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
Italian restaurant near St Pauls - This slim pocket of real estate is synonymous with banking and finance and general fiscal high brow stuff. Yet, if the summer sun is shining brightly and the skies above are painted blue, the pretty courtyard at this secret Italian restaurant, in the classic trattoria style, will be filled with romance and love and faces of glee (business lunches are also welcome too obviously). The short passage to the side of the restaurant leads to a secret courtyard where a timeless slice of Tuscany can be brought to you on plate in the form of simple, yet expertly crated Italian cuisine. Best place in the City of London to escape for an hour or two.
Boisdale of Bishopsgate
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Scottish
British restaurant near Liverpool Street - Boisdale of Bishopsgate is situated in the heart of the City, just opposite Broadgate and Liverpool Street Station. The ground floor is home to a traditional Oyster & Champagne Bar which provides an excellent watering hole for the local business community whilst the downstairs McGonagall Room, Restaurant and Piano Bar offer a more intimate space for relaxing, entertaining or formal dining.
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Steak House restaurant near Bank and Moorgate - Vegetarians look away now. This restaurant is for one type of person only: City of London workers who lust for flesh. This is the youngest in the famous Hawksmoor meat-and-cocktails restaurant 'chain' and due to the fiscal leanings of the clientele, provides an classic, old boys vibe. Leather booths and wood panelling provide a dining space akin to a private boarding school, whilst the menu is filled with locally sourced steaks in various cuts - Bone-in Prime Rib, Porterhouse, Chateaubriand, etc - as well as a beef tasting menu and plenty of meat-sweat breakfast options. This is where the real business in the City of London is done each day.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pan Asian
Pan Asian restaurant at Bank - Just off the Royal Exchange in The City of London, this Asian restaurant is in a vaulted cellar & as well as the impressive stone arches & brickwork, the fittings are suitably smart: black velveteen effect banquette seating lines the walls, scattered with sumptuous cushions. The impressive and authentic menu is inspired by Ken Hom, a world renowned authority on South-East Asian cuisine, who acts as a consultant chef. Clever flavouring and only the freshest ingredients are used to create dishes which are distinctive and satisfying for example Imperial style osso buco with Shanghai noodles and beef with lemon grass and cracked black pepper.
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
If you want the best food in London you need to go to the best restaurants in London; simple really. This restaurant has been one of the highest rated City of London restaurants in the UK's top 100 for a while, so the food is going to be fairly stunning. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner business meetings, this restaurant also provides and intimate space, the River Fleet Room, which holds up to 8 people for private dining. Chef Bruno's classic techniques produce an exciting combination of hearty regional food, contemporary dishes and reinterpreted classics.
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