Restaurants in City of London
Restaurants in the City have many roles to fill from meeting rooms to celebration halls and they do this in a variety of ways. Sauterelle is on the mezzanine level of the Royal Exchange, so diners can watch the action of the shopping centre from above. Or, for those who just want a quick lunch, there's City Càphê, one of the best bánh mì (basically a Vietnamese baguette) delis in the whole of London.
Restaurants in the City of London - The City of London, or Square Mile as it is often called, is the business & financial heart of London, but also hosts some of London's best and most exciting restaurants. Many of the top restaurants in The City of London offer great views, first-rate food and a range of interiors that are equally suited to business meetings or romantic meals for two, and contrary to popular belief, most City restaurants are extremely well priced. From the Michelin starred One Lombard Street restaurant to stunning rooftop restaurant Coq d'Argent, The City of London has choice restaurants that easily rival London's West End. Nearby attractions include St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Monument, The Bank of England, Leadenhall Market, Spitalfields and Liverpool Street Station.
This rooftop restaurant, bar and grill on top of James Stirling’s pink-and-terracotta striped No 1 Poultry (you can’t miss it; it looks like a Frazzle) does classic French food during the week, but relaxes with jazz and brunch at weekends. It’s a treat being up above the City with stonking views. Unusually for the City, it’s open for Saturday and Sunday lunch. It sometimes closes for private events.
The former Reuters building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens was converted into a restaurant, wine bar and members’ club by Sir Terence Conran five years ago. The light, airy restaurant serves modern European food with lots of fish (the chef is Swedish). The wine bar has a tiny terrace, views of Fleet Street and St Bride next door, small plates from £8 and superb wines. Opens 7.30am. Best value are the set menus: two course Business Lunches £23.50 and three-course City Suppers £30, including a glass of Champagne.
The Grand Café, plus The Gallery and Sauterelle restaurants are situated within the historic Royal Exchange. Enjoy all-day, brasserie-style fare in the Grand Café and Gallery or classic Mediterranean cuisine in Restaurant Sauterelle. Whether it’s an early morning breakfast meeting or a dinner with friends, The Royal Exchange offers timeless surroundings for those who like to dine among history and luxury.