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Silk & Grain (Bar, Restaurant)

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33 Cornhill, Bank, City of London, London, EC3V 3ND
Cuisine: British Average Price: £30
Tel: 020 7929 1378 | Email to Silk & Grain | | Transport: Bank | Write review

Silk & Grain Review

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1) As someone who spends probably too much time in new bars and restaurants, I’m not prone to return visits, whether I love a venue or loathe it. I prefer to continue exploring London’s never-ending supply. Silk & Grain, however, was my first exception.

2) I’d previously visited this City of London address when it was known as The Door, which I rightfully slammed. From what I’d read and seen of Silk & Grain, though, there was little in common. Thankfully, I chose to break my tradition.

3) The previous tenant’s frosty interior had been replaced with warmth, laughter, colour, and cosiness. A sanguine arrival. I even dared to call it a ‘buzz’. Premonitions of déjà vu instantly evaporated.

4) The music - severely lacking last time - hit a suspiciously poignant chord with me. Goldfrapp, Ting Tings, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem; had they raided my iTunes prior to our arrival?

5) The playful use of faux taxidermy; the church pew window seats; the dripping tap chandeliers; the abundance of aquamarine; these exhibitions of quirky behaviour had been absent in its erstwhile incarnation. I was glad I’d returned.

6) Gladness disappeared and was replaced by exuberance as I got down to a serious bit of Hanky Panky before dinner up on the balcony (steady now!). This powerful, robust cocktail was a man’s drink, as decreed by the lady who served it and the lady who sat at my table (girls, ask for something containing absinthe, tequila, sparkling wine and flakes of gold and you shall find nirvana).

7) The cocktails are mostly barrel, leather, or metallic aged, so don’t come here thinking you’ll get sparkles and bubbles. If you’ve been good and you ask the manager nicely, you might even be allowed to see the secret vault in the basement.

8)As well as panache, cordiality and stonkingly strong libations, Silk & Grain is also blessed with a meaty, Josper grilled menu.

9) The scallops and smoked bacon were a fitting support act to the main event: the soft, moist cushion of rib-eye; one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. The creamed spinach it had for companion was merely an excuse for a cheese lover like me to convince myself I was eating greens, which I was perfectly OK with. And note: four (!) different ways to serve chips; impressive as it is ridiculous.

10) The ignominy of its former self has been exorcised. Silk & Grain restaurant and bar is definitely worthy of return visits. more

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Silk & Grain Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Friday: 12:00pm - 11:45pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:45pm Sunday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:45pm    

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Silk & Grain Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: British
  • Average Price: £30

Silk & Grain Food Menu

Our steak has been carefully selected from St Boswells Livestock Market from farms only in the Tweed Valley. This makes them so much finer than just being Scottish beef. This beef falls into the top 1% of Scottish beef & has the care in its handling to be world class. We complete the journey to plate by cooking your steak in a specialist Josper oven. This is a charcoal burning oven that reaches temperatures of 900 degrees. this produces tender & smoky steaks that have not lost their moisture.

Updated 23/02/2017

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canape menu chose from our canape, bar snacking, or ask us for a bespoke menu for your event. £ 10.00

Silk & Grain Drinks Menu

Here at Silk & Grain we like to do things a little differently, and take a bit of extra time and care when it comes to our tasty beverages.
We've taken a selection of our fave classic cocktails, and had a little looksy at what happens if we give them some time in different ‘things’ such as oak barrels, metal, leather and glass. Cocktails, which have tasted the same for years such as a Negroni or a Hanky Panky have developed a new lease of life through the process. Also, craft beers and wines.

Updated 23/02/2017

Item Description Price
Ochagavia Sauvignon Blanc Chile £ 26.00
Moon Harvest Chardonnay Australia £ 28.00
Leather Penicillin This New York classic combines Scotch, ginger, honeyand lemon. Add a dose of our leather-infused single malt and it’ll whip you into shape. £ 9.00
Bottled Conditioned Cosmo Letting the usual combination of vodka, Cointreau,lime and cranberry juice rest in a glass bottle for a period of time gave us a silky smoothness that’s an undeniable improvement on this 80s classic. £ 8.50
Barrel Aged Moscow Mule The drink that kick-started the vodka boom is given a kick from our house made ginger syrup. We give the vodka a fighting chance with time in a barrel, and add a dash of aged bitters for good measure. £ 8.50
Barrel Aged Negroni The cocktail that re-lit the barrel ageing phenomenon. We’ve taken the edge off this perfecttrilogy of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari with a bout in a heavily charred barrel. £ 9.00
Metal Martini A serious Martini for vodka lovers that we’ve sentenced to hard time in steel. This one has paid its dues. Ketel One, dry vermouth, Dr. Elmegirab’s Spanish Bitters - rested in steel. £ 8.50
Barrel Aged Elle Presidente With a spot of barrel ageing this Cuban classic is given a soft touch. It’s beautiful. Bacardi Superior, dry vermouth, Cointreau, pomegranate syrup - aged in a barrel £ 8.50
Barrel Aged Manhattan This old school classic is perfectly suited to the effects of barrel ageing, giving it great depth and character like a proper old boy. Rye whisky, Martini Rosso, Angostura bitters - aged in a barrel £ 9.00
City Orchard One thing the City lacks is green, so we thoughtwe’d grow our own orchard in the form of this long fruity refresher. Our barrel-aged Bacardi cocktail is shaken up with pear liqueur, lime and apple. £ 9.00
Carney's Brew Mr. Carney might like this solid Whisky Sour,to which we have given a gingery kick, a lick of lemon and a float of Innis & Gunn Oak Aged beer. Cheers mate! £ 8.50
Silk Street Sparkler The ancient silk industry helped to shape modern day London and Spitalfields was known as ‘weaver’s town’. We’ve carefully weaved flavours of pomegranate, ginger and rhubarb together into something £ 5.25
Baby Brew The baby brother to our Carney’s Brew, this frothy non-alcoholic version tastes intriguingly like a fruit beer. Knock this one back and stay sharp. Pineapple, raspberry, lemon, honey & malt £ 5.25
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer Innis & Gunn beer oak aged in a whisky barrel to add sweetness and depth £ 6.50
Yakima Red Ale From the Meantime brewery this ale uses British and German malts to give deep ruby colour and medium to full body taste £ 6.50
Samual Adams Boston Lager £ 5.00
Noble Lager English craft lager. Crisp, light,aromatic and refreshing £ 5.50
Aspall Suffolk Cyder Suffolk cider. Aroma of sweet spices with cinnamon, clove and ginger notes and a long spicy aftertaste £ 5.50
Prosecco Spumante Don Gallo £ 35.00
Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand £ 33.50

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Drinks Menu
Drinks menu including our conditioned cocktail list

Special offers, discounts and deals at Silk & Grain

Whether it is choosing between a steak or burger with a bottle of wine for only £20 pp on a Monday, or simply taking advantage of 25% off your food bill on a Friday we have something for you.

Updated 23/02/2017

25% discount Friday

Type: Dinner, Food & Drink, Up to 30% off Special Offer
Date: 23 Feb, 2017 - 24 Nov, 2017
Day(s): Friday
Time: 17:00 - 22:00

Steak vs Burger

Type: Dinner, Lunch Special Offer
Date: 23 Feb, 2017 - 20 Nov, 2017
Day(s): Monday
Time: 12:00 - 22:00

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Events and other great things going on at Silk & Grain

Available for all events whether that be leaving drinks, out with mates or even weddings or bespoke menus for your event Silk & Grain is the ideal venue for you. Very competitive weekend hire rates

Updated 23/02/2017

Silk & Grain Hire Details

Whether you are looking to hire our mezzanine level, our bar area or the whole venue for parties, leaving drinks or weddings we can cater. Very competitive rates for weekend hire.

Updated 23/02/2017

Name: Mezzanine
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 250 / Min Bar Spend: £ 1500
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: None
Capacity: 65
Notes: from £1500 depending on day and requirements. Beautiful space that is flexible for either 45 sit down or 65 standing overlooking the busling bar area

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