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Dion (Bar, Restaurant)

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52-56 Leadenhall Street, City of London, London, EC3A 2BJ
Cuisine: Bar
Tel: 020 7702 9111 | Email to Dion | Transport: Liverpool Street | Write review

Dion Description

The City bar is in the heart of the City’s insurance market and is located in a converted bank with stunning high ceilings and marble floors. It has a capacity of 180 on ground floor level and a great selection of Champagne.

Private hire and Parties: Dion can reserve areas for you within the main restaurant and bar or alternatively offer a more private space or exclusive hire as required.

Customer Reviews for Dion

Average (based on 5 votes): 5 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“The interior decor at Bank's Dion, Leadenhall Street, has a flawless and fresh appeal with a corridor stretching deep to the rear and lined with lighted booths for pin-stripped managers and mergers to swill, gargle and spit exorbitant wines. Wine carries the weight on the menu and there is an abundant selection of French and Italian varieties, yet an inadequate picking from Spain. The "cru classe" of Beaujolais is Fleurie - Millesime Cave de Fleurie 2006 -(£29), and is gamy beginnings, tasting tenderly of strawberries. Following France was one of only three Spanish varieties and a Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza, 2004 (£29.50) packing more punch with rich and toasted spices in the backdrop of winter nightfall. The evening menu is a tasting menu and is overall uninspiring. There's nothing of substance to absorb the wine and - being The City - all is fabulously over-priced. The mini salmon & dill fishcakes at £6.50 arrived looking like four infinitesimal Scotch eggs with cocktail sticks poking out. They tasted dry and sapless and ghastly plain. Red onion & gorgonzola tartlet at £5.95 was flavoursome and a little better, yet the sliced Cumberland sausages with English mustard (also £5.95) was truly horrifying in texture and presentation, and made Canapés look like a jollification banquet. A glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne to wrap up carries effervescent bubbles of cheer, and we toast to the hullabaloo of a birthday soiree and withdrew into the winter night in searc”
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David Constable, London (8 years 9 months 20 days ago)

“Superb! Dion is so great.”
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jacky, london (12 years 2 months 12 days ago)

“One BIG reason to go here is try the cocktails of Danny Smith, legendary bartender of 20+ years experience who will make you laugh and feel totally at home.”
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Cocktail Jam, London (12 years 3 months 27 days ago)

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“WOW, great night out, waitresses were outstanding and the cocktails were to say the least amazing. Just make sure you leave enough room for the sticky sausages, chorizo and my favourite garlic prawns in white wine!”
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Gerry, London (12 years 11 months 4 days ago)

“Just like my mum... brilliant! Not too sure about the chickens with notepads watching you, all the time. Bit weird but good night out.”
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Tom van Gera, enfield (13 years 5 months 10 days ago)

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Food

We serve a selection of hot and cold food all day.

Updated 13/06/2005

Drinks

We serve fine champagne, wine, beers and spirits. Our cocktail manager will also be happy to mix you one of dion's finest cocktails!

Updated 13/06/2005

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Dion Hire Details

We take bookings for private parties. Please call the bar for booking information.

Updated 13/06/2005

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