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Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar (Bar, Restaurant)

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The Royal Exchange, Bank, City of London, London, EC3V 3LR
Cuisine: European Average Price: £40.00
Tel: 020 7618 2480 | Email to Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar | Transport: Bank | Write review

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Review

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Top 10 things you need to know about The Grand Cafe:

1) If you’re looking to impress, you can do no wrong with afternoon tea in the handsome surroundings of the Royal Exchange at The Grand Cafe at the very centre of the City of London. Enter the grand building to find the original courtyard of this impressive former bank, with a chic oval bar surrounded by magnificent deco.

2) Afternoon tea is served 3-5pm with Japanese flavours cleverly woven into the DNA of Britain’s favourite afternoon pastime. Prepare your cameras, the food is Instagrammable AF!

3) But first, cocktails. The perfect start: the matcha martini - refreshing, light, innovative and creative.

4) For the food, forget dainty finger sandwiches because sumptuous buns are where it’s at. Don’t be tempted by the chicken teriyaki bun (bite-sized and bursting with flavour) alone. It’s the cream cheese, sesame, and pickled ginger wrapped in nori seaweed that’ll have you wanting more. For the sweet tooth, the matcha green tea and strawberry trifle with blueberry Chantilly cream hits the spot.

5) The only gripe: the traditional three-tier English afternoon tea stand could make an appearance to jazz things up a little, and portions may not be enough for those with bellies more accustomed to a feast.

6) When you’re done, sink back into your chair and admire the facade of this grand old building. It would be criminal not to.

7) Service is first in its class: welcoming, hospitable and oh-so charming. The staff have great chat and are very knowledgeable about this handsome old building. Everyone's a VIP.

8) The seating in the Grand Cafe courtyard is rather limited, and walk-in only. But don’t fret! You can still claim your seat at sister restaurant, The Gallery, situated on the sophisticated mezzanine overlooking the Grand Cafe.

9) Looking to secure that important business deal? Private rooms are available to hire and can accommodate 20-40 people. In charge of organising the office party? You can reserve the entire space for the evening!

10) Perhaps it’s a date night, or just lunch with colleagues; maybe you’re thinking about popping the question (actually happened when we were there - the lucky man thankfully received a resounding "Yes!"); whatever the occasion, the impressive Grand Cafe is a very, very good choice.
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Customer Reviews for Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar

Average (based on 2 votes): 2 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar.

“Really enjoyed the food, can't say the atmosphere was great.”
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Michael, london (7 years 17 days ago)

“I had a great night in the Royal Exchange. A quirky atmosphere, good food, as well as the opportunity to gawap at the surrounding boutique diamond specialists certainly makes for an intriguing dining experience.”
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Jake Orange, London (7 years 1 months 12 days ago)

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Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 11:15am
11:45am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 11:15am
11:45am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 11:15am
11:45am - 10:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:00am - 11:15am
11:45am - 10:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00am - 11:15am
11:45am - 10:00pm
   

Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: European
  • Average Price: £40.00
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
  • Group: D&D London

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: European
  • Average Price: £40.00

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Food Menu

Whether you are looking for a classic full English breakfast, a Caesar salad, a quick bite of a tasty lobster sandwich, tea and cakes or a three-course meal, our menu caters for everyone.

Updated 19/09/2012

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Drinks Menu

The Royal Exchange Grand Café offers a superb selection of new and vintage wines, spirits and champagnes, as well as an extensive menu of perfectly poured cocktails.

Every month we offer our cocktail of the month using the finest seasonal ingredients to create a special blend to tempt you away from your desk at the end of the day!

Updated 19/09/2012

Events and other great things going on at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar

Every last Friday of the month, you are invited to join the REX club on the Threadneedle mezzanine. From 6pm, we will be hosting one on one sessions with our mixologist, Zoran Peric, while our resident DJ will be playing laid back beats. Bring your friends along and treat yourself to a bit of fun after a long hard week.

Updated 06/10/2008

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe & Bar Hire Details

This grand City venue with an imposing entrance hosts groups of up to 300 seated, 800 standing. The Threadneedle bar caters for events of 30 to 200 guests. A private dining room called Salon Privé is perfect for parties of 8 to 26 wanting a seated breakfast meeting, lunch and dinner, or groups of 20 to 50 standing reception-style. Facilities include Wi-Fi, a projection screen and sound system. Audio, lighting, entertainment and flowers can also be arranged. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Updated 06/10/2008

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